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Great Escape

9540 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176-1924
+1 847-671-7171
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9540 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176-1924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at the nearby Hampton Inn, tried the Great Escape for dinner because they offered a free shuttle to & from their restaurant. I appreciated the historic, original part of the building so chose to eat near the bar. It definitely had a "goose...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank laurel k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was cold waiter rude my husband sent his food back two times. His food was cold both times. Waiter told my husband hey bud it’s not my fault your food is cold

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ambassador522263
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a conference at one of the airport hotels and this restaurant was nearby. It had an extensive menu and the prices were reasonable. There was a large group of us and the restaurant wasn't busy. The service was fairly slow. The food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ShaunaS636
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Decided to give this a try since it was close to our hotel and had an interesting history. It did not disappoint! We had a group of 10 and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. I thought...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MarySe2678
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been many different businesses in the past, and it’s very interesting. The bar has an old-fashioned copper ceiling, and the parking lot has a huge wind turbine in the back. You can eat indoors or outside (weather permitting). The food and service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BonnieT159
Reviewed October 7, 2018

For a break from cooking, it was good to go out & enjoy the night out on the town. Since it was early, we received great service & delicious food. The presentation on both of our entrees was very appealing & there was enough for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Colinette M
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. One of my new favorites. All you can eat fish fry was really good. Not greasy like a lot of places. My better half had halibut that was awesome she says. Prices are good for food and beverage. Will definitely go back....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank buddybelleplaine
Reviewed October 4, 2018

There were many things that impressed me about this restaurant. We were staying in an area hotel, and the restaurant sent a shuttle to pick us up. The shuttle driver was friendly and pleasant. Our waitress at the restaurant treated us like long lost friends...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank musiclovingmom
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Parking was tight. If you don't know the area getting into the parking lot is not abundantly clear. The restaurant was clean and decorated nicely. Perhaps a little dark inside. There was a decent menu to choose from. The wife and I both had the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lance Y
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The history is a drawing card, the menu demands you linger a while. The history is in its famous hundred-year-plus bar, an original. Also, the folklore that Al Capone sold the then-owner his bootlegged liquor. The server confided that Capone actually distributed booze from the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephen A
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May 24, 2017|
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Response from rockanroll4u | Reviewed this property |
Not to sure would suggest to give them a call?
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Karen N | Reviewed this property |
Great Escape in Schiller Park is open 7 days a week from 11 AM to 11 PM
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Response from HollyGoLightly046 | Reviewed this property |
yes, it is kid friendly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9540 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176-1924
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schiller Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-671-7171
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