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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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American, Bar, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Delivery
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All reviews ribs bass chicken bar area great place to eat sat at the bar excellent food and service o hare chicago brian bone servers
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Reviewed March 20, 2020 via mobile

We should all patronize family run businesses like Great Escape. Brian and his family depend on us in the community to provide us with the usual excellent food and service during this serious problem. Thank you Brian and crew for keeping life real. Your food...was awesome and Kristin ran our food out to our car with pleasure. You guys really are GREAT!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Returned here last night. Sat at the bar. Service was attentive as ever. Had the potato skins starter which were nice, and a full slab of ribs which were fall of the bone perfect. Took half home with me. You can easily split a starter...and main and go home full. Will call in again when in the area next.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

I had a rib and shrimp combo. Everything was perfect. The best ribs I think, I have ever eaten. Shrimp were very good also. Service was also excellent, there when you needed them, away when you didn't. There is a reason this place has survived...this many years. It is a great place to eat. Will go back if ever in area again. Would give 6 stars if they were available.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

Unfortunately we believed the reviews. We waited forever for someone/anyone to take our order in this almost vacant restaurant. Our food finally arrived and it was cold in the middle. The plate was hot but the inside of the food was cold. How do you...manage that? We were finally able to flag down a very disinterested employee. She took our plates and the food came back - still cold inside. My husbands's meatloaf had an odd taste - like some spice that we had not tasted before - but why why you do that to such a standard American dish like meatloaf? My lasagna had lots of sauce and lots of cheese but almost no pasta. We had high hopes of an interesting and enjoyable meal. It wasn't - the interior is tacky and the food and service terrible. Would NEVER go back an would NEVER recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

Recently a member of our family had an important birthday party here and everyone seemed to have a good time. The room was nicely appointed and the bar area that we walked thru looked very nice too. The service was very good as was the...food. The coffee was very strong and no decaf was offered. Other than that some of the food wasn't as warm as it should have been but probably because of the size of the group that was had to control. The food was tasty and the staff good so I would come back again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

We found this local gem on a quick trip to Chicago before flying out of O’Hare. We always search for quality, local places and this did not disappoint! The service was outstanding and the owner visited our table several times which was great. The atmosphere...was very cool with the historic decor in the bar area. The food was amazing- highly recommend the blackened catfish and the “most popular bass”. We also had the “breasted chicken” and the rigatoni with vodka sauce. Everything was outstanding! We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago! I love the food and the menu is very unique and most excellent! Brian, the owner always goes out of his way to say hello and all the employees are great! It is where I go to eat...almost every nite when I am in the area!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. This is our go to place when staying in Chicago during business travel.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

Been coming here for many years, especially for the great ribs, but the food used to be so much better. Filet medallions are always on the "specials" menu, but the meat tastes a little "old" and they are all dried out, broccoli looks stale and...way undercooked. Wait staff and bartenders are very friendly, just need better cooks.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

I have been dining here several years now*The newest gluten free addition was this delicious quinoa artichokes red pepper and shrimp plus chiken🐥 . Servers are always pleasant!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from rockanroll4u | Reviewed this property |
Not to sure would suggest to give them a call?
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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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yes, it is kid friendly
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