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The Shanty

38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-336-0262
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“whiskey shrimp” (22 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed yesterday

Someone had recommended this restaurant as a good seafood place. We stopped for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon, and it was pretty crowded, but we did not have to wait more than a couple of minutes for a table. First, the waitress was...More

Thank IFalcon2011
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here on a Saturday night. The place is pretty large (I heard they’ve expanded). We sat in the old section so it wasn’t as noisy as the main dining room and huge bar. The food was mostly good. Not excellent, but good. One...More

Thank Matt_from_Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife ordered the Reuben, and I ordered the bison burger. Hers was great, mine was a little over cooked, but still good. Make sure you order it rare or medium rare. I love their steak fries. We will be back.

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We had burgers which were fine but the whole menu is pricey. My complaint was how loud it is. Tables are very close together with narrow walkways. We don't enjoy loud places so just not for us.

Thank LauriHoward
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Come here on a week night during non-busy hours. Even after stressing to my server I wished to slow down and I was in NO hurry, everything was rushed out. My entry was served before my salad which I then refused. They were obviously more...More

Thank Delphinus101
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Without a local residents help, we never would have found this treasure. Pork shank glazed meal was the most amazing thing I could dream of eating. Friendly folks , decor cute, must do!!

Thank tbgmom
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

I’m going to start this review by saying The Shanty is one of my favorite places to eat. Having said that, my husband and I were so excited to finally check out their new renovation and I can honestly say we were so very disappointed....More

Thank KCKenosha
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Good evening, Im replying to this review at 1:41am after work, so Ill do my best to respond thouroughly. Like you, Im also a big fan of The Shanty. Ive spent the past 12 years of my life creating the atmosphere in The Shanty alongside...More

Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Got rained out at our Illinois Beach State Park campground and The Shanty was recommended. We loved it! Super friendly people and exceptional service. The food was delicious. My husband had redfish and he even ate the grilled vegetables! I had shrimp and scallops that...More

Thank Mari K
Reviewed June 12, 2018

I can remember when this place was a dive in the middle of nowhere. That was 40 years ago. Now you'd be a goof to miss it. Remodeled in a tastefully rustic way, it is still small, tight, loud rooms. But the food and service...More

Thank pochen9
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Been coming here for years and never had had service before. Party of 6 and had reservations, 4 of us were seated and waitress did come by and told us about special honey chipotle meatloaf,but didn't offer to take drink order. Yes they were busy...More

Thank lesyukon
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janice c
January 21, 2015|
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Response from CherylCrownRoyal | Reviewed this property |
Hi -The website is listed on the page, however it does not list desserts. I know they waitress said they change often. I had hot apple pie with ice cream and caramel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 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: 38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wadsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-0262
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