Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Hoffman Estates is a suburb of Chicago, located northwest of the city with just a little over fifty thousand residents at the time of this writing. It's perhaps best known as the headquarters of Sears and AT&T. Those who lived here back in the eighties will remember the ballot that was proposed to change the name of our city to East Barrington, which fortunately did not happen! Nowadays Hoffman Estates is a very popular spot for dining and nightlife, and on this page you will enjoy reading about some of our favorite spots in the 60010, 60067, 60169, 60173, 60192, 60194, and 60195 zip codes!
If you're in search of truly wonderful seafood in the Hoffman Estates area, look no further. You cannot do any better than Dover Straits as far as we're concerned. Though they have some of the highest quality seafood that we've ever had in the entire Chicago area, the prices have remained reasonable over the years and the service has only continued to get better and better. Their bar and lounge area is perfect for those weekend nights when you need to step away from the grind of the work week and just relax with a few drinks and the company of some good friends. Very romantic atmosphere for dates too!
Address: 1149 West Golf Road
INCHIN'S BAMBOO GARDEN
Inchin's Bamboo Garden is a wonderful Asian fusion restaurant where you'll enjoy the tastes of Chinese and Indian food. They've got a great lunch buffet where you can enjoy a sampling of all their unique flavors, and since the price is right, it makes it the perfect weekday stop. Some of our favorites here include the Ku-Chow Chicken and the Double Fried Tofu. The flavors are very authentic. If you have visited India and Asia, you will reocgnize that authenticity and you'll really appreciate it. Though this is a chain restaurant, they do an amazing job of feeling more like a family owned place. Great service, and did we mention that fabulous dessert? Highly recommended!
Address: 1004 West Golf Road
WOK N ROLLS
Wok N Rolls is one of our favorite places for dim sum and it also happens to be your only source for it in the Hoffman Estates area! Everything here is wonderful, and we mean everything! You can't go wrong with any item on the menu. The food is authentic Cantonese, so you will enjoy those flavors without any of the Americanized flair that so often ruins delicious dishes. It's wonderful to know that you can visit this little slice of Asia without ever leaving our cozy suburbs. The service is excellent and the price is right!
Address: 1017 North Roselle Road
America's Bar has a mascot of sorts that will forever be emblazoned in your mind once you've visited... you'll see her on top of the bar when you arrive. It's the Statue of Liberty, Marilyn Monroe style! You can't get any more American than that! The menu is equally American, with all your favorite from burgers to fish sandwiches to delicious fries! When you're not noshing on those delicious menu offerings or chugging your favorite beers and sipping your favorite cocktails, you'll be enjoying the dance floor with your friends. There's always great music playing, so it's hard to resist shaking a tailfeather when you're here. They've got dueling pianos on the first Saturday of each month, so don't miss that! Also a great place to rent out for those big events like bachelorette parties and birthdays!
Address: 2308 West Higgins Road
CHILI'S GRILL & BAR
What can we tell you about Chili's that you don't already know? The service is fast and friendly, the food is hot and delicious! They've got an excellent bar area where you can relax with your friends before or after dinner. As a matter of fact, one of our favorite things to do is come in for a drink, stay for dinner, and then wrap up the evening with one of their great desserts! If you are dining in, you'll enjoy their famous hamburgers, fresh crisp salads, and of course those baby back ribs with their unique barbecue sauce! That's what they're best known for and once you've tasted them you'll understand why! We love the Hoffman Estates Chili's location!
Address: 2220 Barrington Road
NEIGHBORHOOD INN BAR & GRILL
Neighborhood Inn Bar & Grill is tucked away in a little strip mall, and it's very easy to overlook, but that's what makes it such a great hidden gem. There's nothing fancy here... the big draw is just those delicious hamburgers, zesty sandwiches, and fresh crisp salads that will really make your mouth water. The selection of beers and spirits is great, and the bartenders and waitstaff are always so friendly and helpful. They've got karaoke some nights (call for details), so if you're the type who loves to show off those vocal skills while enjoying some really great cocktails, you will definitely want to check this place out!
Address: 2322 Hassell Road
FIRST PLACE SPORTS BAR & GRILL
Seeking a really great sports bar in the Hoffman Estates area? There is no better place than First Place Sports Bar & Grill, hence the name! If you just love to relax the weekends away playing pool, darts, and watching that big game on the television, this is your spot. Another plus for the guys is that the waitresses are very attractive and they definitely play it up with sexy outfits! This is one of the cheapest places in town to play pool, at just a buck fifty per game. That frees up a little more cash for your drinking budget! First Place Sports Bar & Grill definitely gives you a really affordable good time, and that's what we love about it.
Address: 1736 West Algonquin Road
ROMANO'S MACARONI GRILL
Romano's Macaroni Grill is of course famous for their delicious pizza, pasta, chicken, and veal dishes, and we find ourselves coming back at least once a week for those wonderful entrees. If you love Italian food, you cannot go wrong with any item on the menu. We would most highly recommend the Veal Marasala, but if you're not a veal eater the Chicken Marsala is a close second. Truly delicious cuisine without breaking the bank! The waitresses are always very attentive and they make it their business to esure that you are having a great time. We can't recommend this place any higher than we do--it's always a great time any night of the week!
Address: 2575 West Higgins Road
TASTE OF THAI
Taste of Thai has been pleasing our tastebuds since 1990! You simply won't find any better Pad Thai than this. We've searched all over the Chicago area and this is the clear winner. Of course there's no reason to stick to the basics though. Their specialty is so good it will knock your socks off. It's called Soldiers in the Red Sea, and it consists of seafood in red curry sauce... oh it's to die for! If you haven't tried that yet, we really recommend that you head on town and order it right now. Wonderful restaurant for dates thanks to the clean cozy and romantic atmosphere. We love this place any night of the week.
Address: 1029 West Golf Road
JERSEYS PIZZA & GRILL
Jersey's Pizza & Grill has been voted Best Sports Bar, Best Wings, and Best Pizza many times over. We cannot think of a better place in the Chicago area to chill with friends. Rather than being a sports bar, they call this a sports restaurant, and of course everybody loves that! They've got two giant HD televisions that measure 10' by 6', so if you claim that you don't have a great view of the game here, we'll know that you're lying! You will not find a better view than those flatscreens provide unless you're at the game in person! Far from just sports, they also cover all the hot shows of the moment like Survivor and American Idol. Great place to enjoy those favorite shows!
Address: 2360 Lakewood Boulevard