Villa Park, Illinois
Villa Park, Illinois is home to many familiar faces, including Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's, Bobby Wawak of NASCAR, and Matt Roth of the Cleveland Browns. But when you come to town, you don't have to be a famous face to get served some of the best food in the area. All you need is your wallet and a hearty appetite. We took the time to list ten of our top favorites for bars and restaurants in the 60181 zip code, and we hope you get a chance to try them all!
CHURRASCO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
Churrasco (pronounced "shoo-rhas-ko") Brazilian Steakhouse is a complete sensory experience. It begins at the side bar with appetizers, vegetables, salads, fruits, and Brazilian specialties. The meats are skewered and cooked over and open flame, and brought directly to your table for you to enjoy. They give you a special stop/go card to signify whether you want them to continue bringing meats to your table. Of course you'll choose the cut of meat as well as the doneness from rare to well-done. Don't forget to try their Brazilian flan and homemade papaya cream! (Coffees and desserts are extra.)
Address:541 West North Avenue
Outback Steakhouse, though a chain restaurant, gets a mention here because we love their private booths and delicious meats and entrees. Their prime rib and chops are absolutely out of this world, and of course a group outing isn't complete if you don't share a bloomin' onion! A taste of Australia right in your own backyard!
Address: 100-28 East Roosevelt Road
VILLA NOVA RESTAURANT
You already know how elegant and beautiful Villa Nova Restaurant is, so let us just take a moment to tell you about their delicious dishes. They've got specialty pizzas and deep pan pizzas, wonderful steak and shrimp, Philadelphia steak sandwiches, Villa Nova burgers topped with cheese and peppers, broiled salmon, and center cut pork chops. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Address: 237 West Saint Charles Road
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL
If you've never tried Chipotle, it's basically the Mexican food version of Subway. You tell them exactly what you want in your burrito, taco, or bowl, and go on down the line instructing them until you've got your dream entree customized! Very healthy food, top quality, and delicious!
Address: 18 West 22nd Street
Simon's is a great Greek restaurant with all the Greek and American favorites that you love. Wonderful breakfasts, pastries, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. The cream of chicken soup with rice seems to be the house specialty, and it's delicious and highly recommended.
Address: 2 West Roosevelt Road
LUNAR BREWING CO
Excellent corner bar where you can enjoy the finest microbrews (there are six of them!) plus a bunch of guest taps too. The food here consists of pizza, popcorn, pretzels, and nuts, but they also allow you to order takeout from the restaurants in the vicinity. Live bands play on Saturday nights, and there's no cover charge! Seeking a great open mic night? First Tuesday of every month.
Address: 54 East Saint Charles Road # 11
CAPS SPORTS BAR & GRILL
This small sports bar really packs a punch. The burgers are delicious, the drinks are cheap and always ice cold, and you can always catch the big game on TV while you're there. Really good music, wifi, and darts too! Golden Tee fan? Get your swing on here.
Address: 347 West Saint Charles Road
DEMITO TIME BAR
Demito Time Bar is a great neighborhood bar located in Villa Park! Great bartenders are happy to serve you your favorite drinks, and they've got pool tables to keep you entertained too. We love to order the cheese fries here. They're addictive. Great lunch buffet!
Address: 335 East Kenilworth Avenue
PALACE SPORTS BAR & BILLIARDS
You'll recognize Palace Sports Bar & Billiards by the familiar glowing orange sign on the building, and of course those neon beer signs in the windows. This place is HUGE at 12,000 sq ft, and with more than two dozen pool tables, you never have to worry about waiting too long for a table. Lots of video games and dart boards too.
Address: 160 West Roosevelt Road
FITZ'S PUB II
The drink prices at Fitz's Pub are pretty low, just seven bucks for a pitcher of domestic beer. They've got all your Irish favorites on the menu, and the crowds and staff are always friendly and in a good mood. Great atmosphere, delicious food, and perfectly poured pints!
Address: 314 West Saint Charles Road