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“Easy to get to from convention center”

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Easy to get to from convention center”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Simply pass through parking structure and it is on the left. Great staff here and good food. Pricing is fair - for a touristy restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great for friends & libations; stay away from the food !!!”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a great venue for drinks and wide-open spaces to meet friends and work colleagues. But stay away from the food! The Chicken Fried Chicken was the only meal in our party that got finished; steaks doused in salt & pepper ruined a natural beef taste. Neither of the two wraps ordered in our party were savored.

Same reviews from other friends who visited this same location. There are plenty of better options just a few steps from this location, including German, Irish and Mexican fare.

  • Visited May 2014
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Barrington, Illinois
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and family are country music fans (and do like several of Toby Keith's songs). They really wanted to visit the place. Though is was late afternoon on a snowy weekend, we had an hour wait for a table. Despite the huge bar, there wasn't a whole lot of seating. Bartender was friendly. Just as we were deciding to try out another place that would be less crowded, they sat us. The food was just okay and both the food and drinks were overpriced. Even my husband was ready to move on and said we won't be back. To be fair, it sounds like it's better late at night when the band plays.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Kimberly0
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Quezon City, Philippines
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Another must try Bar and Grill.”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Toby's Keith is a place anyone can enjoy, and should experience. The location in Rosemont, ILL is very large, and overwhelming, and a little intimidating. Once I was able to focus on the décor and not the size of the building, I was no longer overwhelmed.

From the Jack Daniels barrels, photos of Toby, to the large hanging guitar above the bar, you feel this can be a very rowdy place on the weekends.

We were there for lunch, and a few beers. The lovely ladies serving your drinks and food, are not only sexy, pretty but they offered very good service. They did not over power you with sexy appeal like the over rated owl place. They gave you enough time to get a feel of what you waned, took your order and checked on you when they felt you may need some attention.

The food was very good, I had the pulled pork, and fries. If you leave there hungry after eating that, you are a bottomless pit. The pulled pork was not only a very large meal, but was very good in taste. The beer like all grills and bars, was good and cold, nothing special in that area. But what can you say about beer, as long as it is cold.

I would go to Toby's again, and hope to go on a concert night, and or any weekend. Yes there is a large stage for bands, a large dance floor if your into dancing. And oh so much floor space to move around in and around the bar, and tables, you will not feel crowded at all.

  • Visited April 2014
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Naperville
1 review
“When rehiring is a problem”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

The health inspector would have a field day with your muscle bound Hawaiian bartender. For an hour we watched him walk around doing nothing. After hugging, kissing and high-fiving he loved to play with all the bar ice in his bare hands. Then he'd throw his pour mistakes back in the ice along with red bull cans and tequila bottles that laid in the rails for 20 min. I'm telling you it was hysterical to watch him do nothing. I think we counted 6 mix (2 he had to read from menu and still screwed up!) , 4 drafts and 3 whiskey side shots for the employees that came up with $5 tips. They said he was just hired back. Yeah welcome back! Shame too, because so many of those bartenders are good and work very hard.

  • Visited March 2014
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