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The Lucky Monk

105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL 60010-7121
+1 847-898-0500
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (107 reviews)
“cheese curds” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL 60010-7121
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food here is good especially if you like burgers, and it is a popular place, but for my aging ears, the background noise is way too high, to the point where I can't hear the person sitting next to me.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family was traveling home from the hubby's Iron Man Wisconsin event....and we were HUNGRY. We happened upon the Lucky Monk on the Toll Road, and were more than thrilled with the food, the service, just everything. The party included me, my husband, and our...More

1  Thank jeffsgal212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic burguers and beer selections. The kids is awesome. Its really a great place to have a perfect lunch or dinner.

Thank Evandro M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I shared three different appetizers when we were there for lunch. The calamari was excellent, crispy and cooked just right, not at all chewy. The Sassed Shrimp had a great flavor and came with a very yummy sauce. Our favorite was the...More

Thank Amielinda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our first, and last, visit to the unlucky monk. Very limited menu unless you're there for the seemingly endless choices of beer. We had the Patty Melt and BBQ Pull Pork. Neither sandwich was hot...more like luke warm. Would have asked for it to be...More

Thank illini33
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Having been here many times previous, my daughter decided she wanted to have her baby shower here.... The accommodations as far the room size was on the small end... they told us fifty could fit comfortably, we had 40 and it was tight...The service was...More

Thank elainebF7456WB
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Good selection of house brewed and other beers. The food selection was adequate. We arrived early and were seated promptly and wanted to catch up with relatives we hadn't seen in a while. The waitress was polite but on several occasions tried to hurry us...More

Thank 42kRun
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Nice decor, good variety on menu. Wait staff new menu & beer selection well; very accommodating with advice on beer flight. Moved to bar after dinner, never felt rushed to leave. Big parking lot, easy to find, not far off the highway. Fish tacos were...More

Thank KarenRCB
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Best service I've had anywhere! This is a good sized, pub-type place across from the movie theater and right off I-90. Lots of choices of beer, burgers, and pizza - their specialties. All solid, good portions, quickly served. Yet... for me, the service is what...More

Thank Dfcameron
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Stopped for lunch enroute from WI to IN and what a burger. There were other items on the menu; but, once you read the numerous creative burger concoctions you will probably head in that direction as I did. Gluten-free options are available. My enormous burger...More

Thank irishkilt71
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL 60010-7121
    (Barrington Road and Route 90)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  South Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-898-0500
  • E-mail
The Lucky Monk Restaurant and Brewery will celebrate its 8th Anniversary this December. Located at the intersection of 90 and Barrington Road, this family owned establishment serves up Prime Beef Burgers with Hand Cut Fries as its signature dish. Along with the juiciest burgers, you can find hand stretched pizzas and brew house favorites like street style taco and fish n’ chips for lunch and dinner!

When you name your restaurant after Trappist monks who spent centuries perfecting the craft of beer making, you’re serious about your beer. Our Brew Master and Certified Cicerone, Anthony Carollo, constantly experiments with new seasonal beers in addition to brewing our classic ales and lagers in our 10-barrel brew house. You can also find local craft brews from Chicagoland favorite breweries on tap and an extensive bottled beer list that is full of handpicked favorites from the Brew Master himself.
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