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The Shanty

38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-336-0262
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (17 reviews)
“burger” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of those places you probably wouldn't walk into because of its looks, but as they say...don't judge a book by its cover. The place is old, but the food is great...Locals know it and love it.

Thank Jodi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way back from summer camp drop off in Wisconsin, my wife and I stopped at The Shanty for lunch. We loved the look right away. The menu was quite strong so we ordered Alligator and then the Ahi Tuna and grilled buffalo chicken....More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was awesome. I had the breaded shrimp and yummy!! The atmosphere and decor are wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Also got a 15% discount since my companion is a patient at the Cancer Treatment Center. The waitress, Darla, was really...More

Thank romansacres
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Daughter graduated from Naval Recruit Training Command, As our celebration dinner was at the Shanty. The food was outstanding. they were able to accommodate our party. we all enjoyed our food as well the service was outstanding.

1  Thank wmbreeze7
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Would have given it an excellent but---- We ordered crab cakes appetizer and the cod fish fry. My wife ordered the garlic mashed potatoes and I ordered fries and cream of chicken soup. Everything was very good and we will return. The problem was-- the...More

2  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My wife & I had eaten several meals at the same restaurant in Zion & we wanted a change. Some friends recommended The Shanty so we made reservations for Friday night. It turned out to be a great choice. The Shanty turned out to be...More

Thank DrPsychorat
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I love this restaurant. I eat here at least once every two weeks! The Shanty salad is my favorite as well as the Caribbean Grilled Chicken

Thank debbiel0615
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Excellent taste and a bit surprised as far as freshness is concerned.was told that they buy veg locally.the salmon and the veggies was excellent so is my mojito..what a rare find!!!def going back!!

Thank irene3551
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We go to the Shanty on a regular basis so I guess we've become 'regulars'. The food is great and the bar is nice, just fairly small and VERY busy almost every evening. They are in the process of expanding which will be great.

Thank artistsmss
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We went on the recommendation of the front desk person at The Lotus Suite's Hotel nearby where we were staying. They offer a 10% discount with your room key so we thought we'd try it as they had been on the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives...More

1  Thank PeterCuinmaui
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 38995 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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