Mount Prospect, Illinois

Mount Prospect is one of the more upscale neighborhoods adjacent to Chicago, and as such it is also home to many great restaurants and bars. It's one of the inner suburbs, located in Cook County, and just 22 miles northwest of the downtown area. The Mount Prospect Historical Society is always holding events throughout the year, and perhaps you're coming to town to attend one of them. Whether that's your reason, or whether the great food is your reason, these are our top choices for the very best restaurants and bars in the 60056 zip code.


You'll of course recognize Blues Bar by the familiar Blues Brothers logo with the hats and the sunglasses... They're known for their incredible dining and drinks, and all those flat screen TVs that let you catch the big game... They've always got the best live entertainment in the area, with blues BBQ night every Saturday night, private banquet area for parties, an limousine service available too.

Address: 2 West Busse Avenue
Phone: 847.788.9977


This multi-level bar and restaurant is known as the "legendary barn" for a reason! You'll really feel that you've stepped into an old fashioned barn while you're there, and yet it's got all the modern amenities like plenty of TVs so you can catch your favorite games, live DJs, and mouth watering pizzas including the Broccoli and Spinach Piza, and the Four Cheese & Pesto!

Address: 303 East Kensington Road
Phone: 847.670.6257


Pap's Ultimate Bar & Grill is such a great spot for hanging out with friends, throwing a private party, or even just stopping in for a business lunch and drinks. They've got plasma HDTV sets so you don't have to miss the game while you're out, and the newly remodeled restaurant side is something you've got to see. Different specials every night... half price wings, one buck tacos, half price burgers, half price quesadillas, fish fries and half price popcorn... and more than a dozen beers on tap!

Address: 1904 South Elmhurst Road
Phone: 847.806.7733


Buffalo Wild Wings is always great for a good time with friends. The full bar will quench your thirst (we recommend The Zoo if you want a lot of bang for your buck, and of course you can't go wrong with one of their tall beers!). Grab a large round table and gather your friends around it to share some of the hottest wings in the world! Always a good time at B. Dub's.

Address: 301 East Euclid Avenue
Phone: 847.255.5000


Jake's Pizza is named for its President and CEO, John "Jake" Flowers. It's a family business handed down from generation to generation, and they make sure that each restaurant operates with the same high quality standards as the original. Serving the Chicago area since 1961!

Address: 302 West Northwest Highway
Phone: 847.392.3070


Conveniently located near the train station, this is a great little bar that you can stop in to when you're on your way into or out of town. Great daily specials and an outdoor area to enjoy in the warmer months. Everything's affordable and delicious. Great service too!

Address: 15 West Prospect Avenue
Phone: 847.870.7371


Sushi at its best. This is the most authentic Japanese restaurant in the Chicago area according to many repeat customers, and it's tough not to agree once you've sampled some of their delicious sushi, sashimi, and nigirl sushi! Plenty of sake to quench your thirst too!

Address: 105 South Main Street
Phone: 847.577.0444


This is the premiere steakhouse in the Chicago area. Open for lunch and dinner! You can stop in for perfectly grilled steaks and fish, and while you're there you'll also want to take advantage of their sophisticated bar and lounge, or perhaps their private dining area if you're having a party. Wonderful place for fine dining, seafood, and steaks.

Address: 1702 West Algonquin Road
Phone: 847.956.1500


This is a great buffet and restaurant where you can enjoy an incredible array of Indian dishes at a very low price. All your favorite Punjabi tastes are here. We recommend the Karahi Paneer, and the Karhi with Pakora is also excellent. Good service and outstanding food!

Address: 2348 South Elmhurst Road
Phone: 847.718.1522


Let's let the words of the local newspapers speak for this restaurant instead of our own... The Daily Herald raved about "Mexican food in a relaxing atmosphere." The Chicago SunTimes voted them "#1 Margaritas in the suburbs." The New York Times said that the food is "consistently good." And of course The Daily Herald Reader voted them "Best Mexican Food in Cook County" in 1999, 2000, and 2001. Enough said? We think so. We recommend the Guadalajara combination, which is one beef taco, one poultry enchilada, and one Mexican pepper stuffed with beef.

Address: 1100 South Elmhurst Road
Phone: 847.364.0030

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