Mokena, Illinois

Mokena is a village in the suburbs of Chicago that had just about twenty thousand residents the last time they took a count in 2009. It's located alongside Hickory Creek, in Will County. The city is rapidly growing thanks to all the great schools in the area. One of the best reasons to travel into the area is to visit some of the great bars and restaurants that call Mokena home. These are our favorite places to drink and dine in the 60448 zip code.


Mr. Benny's Steak and Lobster House is just about the only steakhouse in the Mokena area, and it also happens to have the very best steaks that we've ever had! We love the bone-in rib eye steak, and all of the seafood is of course excellent too. The ambiance here is very classy and elegant, so of course it's a great place for dates and special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Very highly recommended!

Address: 19200 Everett Lane
Phone: 708.478.5800


Aurelio's Pizza seems to have a location in just about every city surrounding Chicago, and we are NOT complaining! We just love this place. The pizza is of course the star of the show, and it is true Chicago style pizza at is very best. We LOVE the deep dish pizza, and the thin crust is also really excellent. If you're tired of all the pizza overload in Chicago, why not give the salads and sandwiches a try? And the pasta is perfect too!

Address: 19836 Wolf Road
Phone: 708.479.4666


Paul E's Place is yet another place to get some of the best pizza in Chicago. We've said it a million times, but hey, there really are a ton of great pizza joints around here! We're big fans of the thin crust which has just the right amount of sauce and cheese. Wonderful place for lunch or dinner with a group of friends or perhaps with that special one. Try the bruschetta too! Very highly recommended.

Address: 11116 Front Street
Phone: 708.479.2333


Tequila Express Mexican Restaurant not only has all your favorite Mexican dishes, but the place also doubles as a wonderful cocktail bar! You can catch all the best sports on tv while you're noshing on delicious Miguel specials and Margaritas! Here's a tip: Order their nachos, but request real cheese instead of nacho cheese. Now that is really delicious! Great food, great drinks, and affordable prices. We love this place.

Address: 19137 South Wolf Road
Phone: 708.479.1639


Fox's On Wolf is our go-to place for delicious wings and chicken dishes! This wonderful establishment has plenty of entertainment for you, from the live music on the weekends to the warm cozy fireplace... and did we mention that outdoor dining area with the beautiful view of the river? Wow. It's family friendly and still perfect for romantic dates, and you can even enjoy a little dancing or watch some sports on the tv while you're there. Great bar scene too. Very highly recommended.

Address: 11247 West 187th Street
Phone: 708.478.8888


We continue to recommend Giordano's to our friends time after time because we have continued to be served the very best pizza here. This kind of consistency is a rare find even in Chicago, and when you're talking about a suburban gem like this one, it's even more of a find. They've got NFL Sunday Ticket here so you can watch all teh hot games. Of course we recommend the deep dish pizza highest of all, but you can't go wrong with any item on the menu here. Wonderful place to dine with friends, colleagues, or that special someone!

Address: 11400 Lincoln Highway
Phone: 815.806.8282


We've been hearing about Rising Sun for so many years and finally decided to give it a try. It is fantastic just like everyone told us it would be! Many people say this is the best Chinese food they have ever had, and we'd definitely put it on our top three list, no questions asked. The chow fun and the mongolian beef are our two favorite dishes, and the egg rolls are also really amazing. You'll be surprised by the low prices here! One of the best!

Address: 19215 La Grange Road
Phone: 708.479.9938


Morgan's is an all American bowling joint that we just can't seem to get enough of. Dining here is a blast. They've got all of our favorites, including chicken and seafood, burgers and pizza, and salad and soups. They've also got some pretty impressive desserts that make a perfect complement to all of the above!

Address: 18700 Old La Grange Road
Phone: 708.478.3610


Murphy's has some of the very best Irish food we have ever tasted. They've got steaks, seafood, you name it, all cooked just perfectly to order and delivered to your table with class. They are known for their fabulous staff, and it's true. Their warm friendly approach really helps to set the tone for a wonderful meal. The decor is very nice too, kind of rustic and relaxed yet classy. Great for first dates or just a nice lunch and a beer with your buddies!

Address: 10160 191st Street
Phone: 708.479.6873


Mindy's Restaurant is a family friendly restaurant with a lot of barbecue type items that will really tickle your tastebuds. They've got a wonderful ambiance here, very cozy and comfortable, and a nice outdoor dining area too so you can enjoy that warmer weather in Mokena. There are TVs so you can catch the big game or whatever's hot on TV at the moment, and they've got ice cream for the kids too!

Address: 9610 191st Street
Phone: 708.479.4700

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