Palos Heights, Illinois

Palos Heights is not a large city, with just over 12,000 residents, but as an offshoot of Chicago it has many excellent restaurants and bars. If you feel like you've tried it all in the Chicagoland area, it's a great idea to head into the 60463 zip code and discover what you've been missing. We've gathered a top ten list of our favorite places to eat and drink in the area. Check 'em out:


Trio is a fun bar where you can listen to the latest tunes on the jukebox, hear the greatest live bands, or let the DJ do the spinning, depending on what night you're there. They've got a great outdoor seating for nights when the weather is warm, and we're big fans of all the great Italian food here. The food is a cut above the typical bar. Great place to relax and have a good time with friends.

Address: 11845 Southwest Highway
Phone: 708.448.1900


Home of Elmo the Elk! Seeing that massive deer head mounted above the bar will leave a lasting first impression, and you'll always remember Joe Daniel's. Of course it's the food that you'll really remember here! It's said that they have the best pub food on the south side, and their drinks are great too. Rustic and relaxing. We love this place!

Address: 12218 South Harlem Avenue
Phone: 708.923.9902


Gametime Sports Bar & Grill is just a great place to catch the game and have a few drinks. Lots of TVs so you can catch a few games at the same time. No need to play favorites when it comes to sports. Great service, fun crowds, and good times!

Address: 6405 West 127th Street
Phone: 708.385.5380


Sam Buca's is half restaurant, half bar! It's our favorite spot to catch all the big sports games, whether it's the Blackhawks, Bears, White Sox, Bulls, or even the Cubs. Great selection of wine, beer, and spirits, and very friendly staff and bartenders. DJs on Friday nights, and trivia on Thursdays!

Address: 12231 South Harlem Avenue
Phone: 708.361.1226


The Bootsma Bookstore Cafe at Navajo Creek is a blend of restaurant, cafe, and espresso bar. We love the fireplace, the cozy leather seating, and the huge windows that overlook the beautiful woods. Going to Bootsma is like taking a mini vacation in the middle of the day. Can't recommend this one highly enough!

Address: 6513 West 123rd Street
Phone: 708.239.3978


We're big fans of Capri Restaurant for banquets and events, with their beautifully ornate decor, round tables with white linens, and cozy corner fireplace. But of course they're also great for an ordinary night on the town too! Our favorites on the menu are the Fettucini Primavera and the Rigatoni Basilico.

Address: 12307 South Harlem Avenue
Phone: 708.671.1657


The cuisine at Limestone City Grill & Lounge is described by the management as eclectic American, and you can grab lunch here Monday thru Friday from 11:30am to 3pm. Dinner is served Monday thru Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm, Thursdays from 5pm to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 10:30pm, and Sundays from 4pm to 9pm. For dinner we recommend Salmon Napoleon, Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna, and Lmestone's Mixed Grill.

Address: 13415 South Ridgeland Avenue
Phone: 708.371.9000


Toby's is a great place to rent out for private events, and we love to go there for dinner as well. As soon as you walk through those ornate doors you know you're in for a fabulous meal. The stars of the menu are the filet mignon and the Toby burger. Highly recommended!

Address: 13248 South 76th Avenue
Phone: 708.671.1909


If you love Thai food and you're in the Palos Heights area, Thai Smile is an essential. The Chicken Satay is our favorite thing on the menu, with that rich peanut sauce that you just can't get enough of. Pad Thai is of course a great choice for anyone. Large portions, and delicious curries!

Address: 12241 South Harlem Avenue
Phone: 708.448.9888


Your mouth will water from the moment you walk into Mama Vesuvio East and smell that incredible pizza baking... And they've got thin, double decker, stuffed, and bruschetta! The Veal Marsala is also an excellent choice, as is the Veal Pizzaiola! We absolutely cannot get enough of this place!

Address: 6361 West College Drive
Phone: 708.371.2500

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