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Charcoal Oven Restaurant

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Sun, 7/21
8:00 PM

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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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Menu

Scampi
Leg O' Lamb
White Fish
Lamb Chops
Brook Trout
Pork Chops
Salmon
Chicken Livers
Shiskebab
Roast Chicken
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have never been to a place less welcoming than this overrated shack. The owner/bartender was rude and offensive. Don't go there unless you live in the neighborhood because they don't know how to be slightly civil.

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank Connie D
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I relocated to the Skokie/Evanston area about a month ago and had driven past Charcoal Oven a few times. The first time I drove by and saw their amazingly retro signage and exterior décor I knew I wanted to check it out, but wasn’t sure...More

Date of visit: October 2013
2  Thank Robert T
Reviewed October 15, 2013

I am 49 years old and I grew up near this restaurant as a little boy and passed by it for years. It was for "old people when I was a child" and I could not afford it when I was a teen. I think...More

Date of visit: October 2013
2  Thank Scott S
Reviewed September 18, 2013

I was here a few days ago with a friend on a Tuesday night. It was not very crowded and we were seated immediately. We started off with drinks; I had a Cosmo and she had a drink on the rocks. Both were nice portions....More

Date of visit: September 2013
1  Thank phaera
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Other reviews seemed polarized, so we all went into this experience assuming the poorer reviews "just didn't get it." Sadly, they were on the mark. Not wholly unfriendly, but glacial and inattentive service, unhelpful menu, and the food was all overcooked. This seems like a...More

Date of visit: August 2013
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Early dinner before a play at nearby Northlight theater brought a pleasant surprise. The daughter of the owner shared the history of the restaurant and offered up several delicious suggestions during the meal. This relatively small place was nearly empty and may have influenced the...More

Date of visit: December 2012
1  Thank 44JE44
Reviewed January 4, 2013

My husband and I fell in love with this old "speakeasy" on the north shore -- it has wonderful history of Capone era, and retains the atmosphere of a dark supper club with booths and honest drinks (fantastic gin martinis!) and is only missing a...More

Date of visit: November 2012
1  Thank Drunkenhausfrau
Reviewed December 10, 2012

This super supper club has become our favorite restaurants on the north shore. They have the best walleye of anywhere we have ever been-- and we travel a lot. It is lightly dusted with seasonings and panko, sauteed and then broiled to perfection - crispy...More

Date of visit: December 2012
1  Thank mary pat b
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The first time was with my husband. Took forever to get a drink, longer to order food, longer STILL to actually eat the food and then the bill never came. We had to get up and go into the bar to find someone (not our...More

Date of visit: August 2012
2  Thank Marfrank
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Charcoal Oven has quite a history--including mob ownership--and decor to match. You're flash-backed to the days of soft-lit supper clubs with cushy leather-lined booths. Unfortunately, the menu--mainly Greek--does not meet this promise. The house salad dressing, for example, tastes like simply mayonnaise and minced garlic....More

Date of visit: August 2012
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Mikeztak
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Response from jaybug7 | Reviewed this property |
While I didn't see any main entrees for as little as $15, most hovered around $25-30. The special rack of lamb I had was $50..very high, but it was the most delicious lamb I have had in a restaurant.
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