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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” (23 reviews)
“burger” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was amazed by the beautiful surrounds and delicious food. The place has changed so much with the new add o space. Very open bright and inviting, we were seated in the party area. Right away you are given warm bread, olive oil and parmesan...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank V298ECpatriciar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent dinner with their Friday Fish Fry. Great Clam Chowder and Navy Bean Soup. Excellent Fried Walleye and Cajun "rubbed" Redfish in their new addition room.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jeffrey N. H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here as I was traveling for work, I had seen it several times and just looked like a great place (ALWAYS BUSY). It didn’t disappoint staff was super helpful and the food was delicious!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank toddk608
Reviewed 10 November 2018

My fiancee had wanted to try The Shanty for some time, ever since she saw it featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". So, for an early birthday gift, I took her this evening. It was, as she told me, the greatest meal she ever ate......More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Great food with a new bar area that offers live music I recommend going early to enjoy the bar and then stay late to enjoy a drink with some good music.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rick C
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Went there for dinner. The place is quite nice, but the dining room was so cold we all had to wear our coats during dinner. Was not impressed with the food. The shrimp dejohngue (sp) was loaded with tomato sauce and that,s all you could...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Ursa2
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

So we happened upon this when in town for soccer. What a cute place - rustic - great eclectic menu (heavy on burger options). I had the Kobe burger with potato wedges and hubby had the broiled walleye with mashed potatoes. Shared some clam chowder....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Januarybride01
Reviewed 9 October 2018

First time here, went during the week for lunch and it was very good! Hubby and I shared an appetizer of pork shanks, very tender and tasty (one which was on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) and then we split a Kobe burger which was done...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank panielsen
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I got the Kobe medium rare with chedar. It was well done and very dry no taste. Plus they forgot the chedar cheese the waitress brought a slice afterwords. Another friend ordered the farmhouse burger is was also dry tasteless and overcooked egg. She also...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Martin M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I took a client to lunch there today and everything seems to be hitting on all cylinders! the service was great (we had Nancy) and the food was hot and delicious. I strongly recommend the Barn Burger though the Buffalo Burger looked good also. There...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RickD774
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19 September 2018|
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Response from camperstan | Reviewed this property |
Have to agree with others, little if any vegan choices on the menu. You may want to phone and see if they can do something for you.
Debbie K
19 August 2018|
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Response from KCKenosha | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are now serving their full menu
janice c
21 January 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 Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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