Palos Park, Illinois
Between Palos Hills, Palos Heights, and Palos Park, Palos is the smallest of the three. With less than five thousand people calling it home, this village is tiny but well populated with incredible restaurants and bars. There are several attractions that may pull you into the area, including the Plush Horse Ice Cream Parlor, the McCord House Cultural Center, Mill Creek, or The Children's Farm. If that's the case, you'll want to stop at some of these great bars and restaurants too while you're there. All of these wonderful establishments are located within the 60464 zip code.
Hackney's has been family owned and operated for over five decades! They've got many locations in the Chicagoland area, but the Palos Park one has a special place in our lists. We're a big fan of the juicy burgers served on flavorful pumpernickel bread, and the grilled chicken and asparagus pasta is truly a taste sensation!
Address: 9550 West 123rd Street
Francesca's Vicinato opened in 2003, and they have been bringing the delicious flavors of Italy to Palos Park ever since. The menu has its heart in Rome, Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. Their extensive wine list is a big draw for us, as are the fabulous appetizers, salads, and entrees. Lunch is served Monday thru Friday and dinner is served seven days a week.
Address: 12960 South La Grange Road
TONY'S ITALIAN BEEF
There are two Tony's Italian Beef locations in the Chicago area, one being in Chicago itself, and the other being right here in Palos Park. They've got everything from Polish sausage to gyros, from tamales to pizza puffs, from chili tamale boats to hot dogs... And of course don't forget about the star of the menu, those Italian beef sandwiches. The menu is much more extensive than you'd think. And everything is top notch!
Address: 9664 131st Street
El Gallo is always serving up excellent Mexican food. We'd recommend the Pastor Tacos and the Pastor Torta. You may easily miss this one if you're not looking for it, but don't judge this book by its cover. Simple surroundings, but excellent food, and even better service! You can't beat El Gallo.
Address: 13006 South La Grange Road
What can we say about Baskin Robbins that you don't already know? They've introduced over one thousand flavors since they first opened in the 1940s, and they've always got great monthly additions or seasonal specials to tantalize your tastebuds. If you're craving ice cream in Palos Park, this is our top choice.
Address: 11901 South 80th Avenue
Home of the Dalkenator! Cardalone's Pizza always serves up the freshest and most delicious pizza pies in Palos Park! The crust is just the perfect thickness, with just the right amount of sauce and cheese. The staff here is always very friendly too. They use Mullens Cheese from Northern Wisconsin--the absolute best in quality and taste. And they've got a great multigrain thin crust pizza for those who are health conscious or just appreciate a great tasting thin crust!
Address: 12908 South La Grange Road
MCDIVOT'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL
McDivot's has been around since at least 2004, or at least that's when we became aware of it. It's just a great place to kick back with some beer and great bar food and catch the big games on TV. Great crowds, friendly servers, and knowledgeable bartenders!
Address: 12900 South La Grange Road
Subway is known for their healthy choices, but submarine sandwich lovers who want something a little more rich and meaty aren't left out here either. You can pile up any sub with your choices of toppings, and choose from a great variety of drinks and sides. Perfect for large orders for group outings!
Address: 11901 South 80th Avenue
BERTUCCI'S BRICK OVEN RESTAURANT
Bertucci's is an honorable mention in Palos Hills. It's perhaps best known for their pizzas, but their delightfully sophisticated Italian dishes are really our favorite things on the menu. We love the seafood and steaks, and the thin crust wheat pizza is really fantastic. Highly recommended.
Address: 10331 South Roberts Road (located in Palos Hills)
Trio is an honorable mention in Palos Heights, which is the perfect combo of restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue. You can come in for lunch and nosh on great sandwiches and salads, or head in after 10pm to join the bar crowd with their delicious martinis and margaritas. Great selections of beer and wine too!
Address: 11845 Southwest Highway (located in Palos Heights)