Carol Stream, Illinois
Carol Stream is located in DuPage County, and interestingly the village was named after the daughter of the developer. It's one of the larger villages surrounding Chicago, with over forty thousand residents and many visitors each day. There are many great schools in the area, as well as beautiful parks, an annual Independence Day parade, and many places to eat and drink when you are in town. If you're heading into Carol Stream for any reason, take note of our favorite choices for dining and drinking in the 60116, 60122, 60125, 60128, 60132, 60188, 60197, and 60199 zip codes.
AUGUSTINO'S ROCK & ROLL DELI
If you're from Carol Stream or the surrounding Chicagoland area, you will know Augustino's Rock & Roll Deli as simply Auggie's! There's a rich history to this place that the owners or the staff will be happy to tell you about, but most people nowadays are too caught up on those delicious submarine sandwiches and thirst quenching milkshakes to look past the deliciousness of today! A taste of the past that you won't be able to get enough of!
Address: 246 South Schmale Road
MANHATTAN'S AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
We could wrap this review up in two words: "Saganaki Burger." Enough said. Of course the rest of the menu is equally delicious, but that famous burgers is what always gets us in the door. So good. It's a little bit of a tight squeeze in here and the service can be a bit hit or miss, but we say it's worth it for the food. Great steak fries, onion rings, BLTs... all those classic favorites that we love!
Address: 300 South Schmale Road
CK PAD THAI RESTAURANT
CK Pad Thai Restaurant is your source for the freshest and most authentic Thai food in Carol Sream. We love stopping in for a classy business lunch, for dinner with that special date, or just anytime for drinks. We're big fans of their "Crazy Noodle" dish which consists of stir fried rice noodles with basil, tomatoes, string beans, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, and onions, and it's served in a delicious garlic pepper sauce. Spicy and delicious!
Address: 950 West Army Trail Road
Pita Paradise is all about healthy Mediterranean food that will please your tastebuds and make you feel wonderful. The menu has hints of Lebanese, Greek, and Turkish cuisine, which is a really excellent fusion of tastes if you ask us. The owners are very focused on health, so not only are the dishes flavorful, they're also in line with the Mediterranean diet. We recommend the Arabic coffee and the Jerusalem Salad! So delicious!
Address: 161 South Schmale Road
LOU MALNATI'S PIZZERIA
Everybody knows Lou Malnati's. With all their locations in the Chicagoland area, how could you not? But it's not just about their constant presence, it's about how delicious their pizza is! That flaky buttery crust is completely irresistible. If you need pizza for a private party, Lou's catering is the best. And definitely a cut above all the usual pizzerias that people hire for their parties! Such a great place, we recommend it time and time again.
Address: 1276 Kuhn Road
FLIP FLOPS TIKI BAR & GRILL
Flip Flops Tiki Bar & Grill has that island atmosphere that you crave, and you can get it without having to hop on a plane and really visit one of those islands! Of course they've got all the fruit flavored cocktails to go with the theme, plus lots of grill favorites that feel very beachy to us. Gotta love that free popcorn machine too. Can't think of a better place to get together with friends and have a few drinks!
Address: 1022 Fountain View Drive
SPECTATOR SPORTS BAR & GRILL
Spectator Sports Bar & Grill has that great "Cheers" feel that we're always searching for, plus that sports bar vibe that makes you feel right at home. The staff is incredibly friendly and fast getting your drinks. You can't beat the atmosphere, and the prices are just right too! Great neighborhood place to kick back and relax away the stress of your hard working day.
Address: 552 North Gary Avenue
KINTA SUSHI BAR & STEAKHOUSE
Kinta Sushi Bar & Steakhouse is one of those Japanese restaurants that's hidden away in a strip mall location, but don't be tempted to drive past... it's excellent! All of their rolls are fresh and delicious, but the King Kong Roll is the one that everybody recommends the most. Truly fresh, as good as it gets. Sushi aficiandos will be very pleased with this little Carol Stream gem.
Address: 135 Hiawatha Drive
QUIGYLES IRISH PUB
If you're seeking a comfortable and cozy Irish pub in Carol Stream, Quigyles is your place. The decor feels very authentic, with lots of dark woods and rich furnishings. The service is akin to the type of attention you'd get at an actual pub in Ireland, very warm and friendly. Of course they've got all your favorites from that corned beef and cabbage to a nice generous pint of Guinness. What more can we say? Quigyles has captured our hearts.
Address: 840 Forest Lane
JADE ASIAN INFUSED RESTAURANT, BAR, & LOUNGE
Jade Asian Infused Restaurant, Bar, & Lounge is nothing short of irresistible. You've got all your Asian favorites, from raw fish sushi to vegetarian entrees, and everything in between. The sake flights are really great, and a wonderful way to get to know some new tastes while sparking great conversation with your guests. We love the modern atmosphere here, and the lounge has a live DJ spinning sounds too.
Address: 1021 Fountain View Drive