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Ditka's - Arlington Heights
Ditka's - Arlington Heights
  • Address:
    2000 W. Euclid Avenue
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    Neighborhood:
    Arlington Heights
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Ditka's - Arlington Heights Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ditkasrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (847) 496-3800
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-2pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm;Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jordan Beverung
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Ditka's - Arlington Heights
Ditka's is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, private parties, and special occasions. The hospitality is what makes Ditka's the place to be! We offer a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, fresh fish, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and desserts that accommodate a broad spectrum of tastes and prices.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "DITKS'S PORK CHOP WAS VERY DRY. I'M DISAPPOINTED AS I HAD THIS IN CHICAGO AND IT WAS GREAT. SURROUNDINGS PRETTY BLAND. HIGHLIGHT WAS THE PICTURE OF CHICAGO'D SPORTS STARS, LOWLIGHT WAS DESSERT TOOK TWENTY MINUTES TO GET. SALAD SAID TO HAVE NO ONIOS AND DID"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I think this restaurant still has a little ways to go, as it is new. But, our experience was decent. We went without any service for about the first 20 minutes, but once the manager was made aware, he easily made up for it by comping drinks and appetizers. The service and attention picked up well from there. Seems like a miscommunication. Food was alright, we all ordered "fancier" meals like steak and fish. However, next time I would probably stick with simpler things like burgers or tacos. The nacho appetizer was great, calamari was very fresh. I would go back for the nachos alone. Great drink menu too. Nice ambiance. If you're in the area, it's worth a trip. Hope to see this restaurant be successful in the future."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was great had the pot roast nachos, and the meat ball sandwich, with French onion soup. All of the food was awesome. The service was very bad, first they brought me the soup of the day Shrimp bisque instead of what I ordered French Onion, then they brought me a half order of the nachos, which I didn’t even know they had. If it wasn’t for the food this would have been a terrible lunch."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "After having eaten at the Ditka's in the city I expected the feel of the restaurant to be a little different. The AH location felt as if they took the previous restaurant and slapped a coat of paint on the walls and hung some Ditka memorabilia then called it a day. It was missing something. We were there on a Thursday night with a decent size group. The restaurant was pretty busy but not swamped. The service, particularly getting drinks from the bar, was extremely slow. The food was excellent which helped to make up for the lack of prompt service. Seeing as the cost of the food was right there with any other steak house I would think about going elsewhere before I came back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "This restaurant had great food and great service. Oh and the music playlist was terrific. But it was pretty depressing, mainly because of the atmosphere. We won't be going back (at least not to sit inside) unless it gets an extreme makeover. The interior is a mix of gray walls, gray carpet, a gray drop ceiling and horrible fluorescent lighting. I get that it's DITKA'S at the track - steaks, cigars, Iron Mike beer, etc., but (according to my kids) the environment seemed like a not-so-great hotel restaurant. It really needs an investment in the interior and some windows and all new lighting. That said, the food, across the board (but especially the nachos, salads and pork chop), was really terrific and our service was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Best I have ever had. Not sure why it was called twin filets and crab cakes, it was definitely more like filet oscar. Loved it. Some things seemed over price like the shrimp cocktail, stopped me from ordering it. Overall great food and loved the outdoor space"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • " Steak was only warm and needed some sauce or au jus. Came alone on a dry plate. Caesar salad was great. Mashed sweet potatoes delicious. Service was top notch."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We remember going to the old Ditka's in Arlington Heights back in the 1990s and we loved it. So we are thrilled that this fun, delicious restaurant is back in the 'burbs. The food was outstanding but the service, especially from the bar, was slow. They are still working out the kinks but I know that it is once again going to become a favorite of ours."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a party of 8 for dinner on a Friday night. We made reservations prior to arrival and was promptly seated at the designated time. The staff seated us in a separate room which was great so we were all able to hear each other talk. There wasn't any push to order our food or to leave immediately. Everyone enjoyed the food they ordered except for one. She was disappointed with her fried perch. I would recommend this restaurant and we will more than likely return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Ditka's at the Arlington Park location to celebrate his birthday last week. We ordered some drinks before dinner and were talking at our table when another waiter (not ours) accidentally bumbled into our table sending all of drinks spilling over onto us. We were drenched. We totally understand that accidents happen; however, it was the way in which the manager and other employees at Ditka's handled the situation that has made our decision to never return very easy. The manager came over and apologized and said they did not have other tables available to move us to. They left napkins at the table and we cleaned up the mess ourselves!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Best dish by far - the Berkshire chop, otherwise known as "DA Chop" Worth the cost. Our waiter, KOKO was absolutely wonderful. I would ask for his table again and again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "SINGER AT 80 DECIBELS COULDN,T HEAR YOURSELF THINK LET ALONE TALK. PUT US IN WORST TABLE IN THE RESTAURANT HAD TO FIGHT OUR WAY TO TABLE IN BACK. ASKED FOR TABLE OUTSIDE TO FLEE THE NOISE..TOLD RESERVED FOR DITKA (WHO NEVER SHOWED). ORDERED THEN TOLD THEY HAD RUN OUT OF OUR ENTREE...BUT WAIT FOR IT...WENT TO LEAVE AND GET OUR CAR FROM VALET....NO VALET...NO KEYS...NOBODY KNOWS WHERE , WHEN, OR HOW. GIRL AT FRONT DESK SAYS "HE WAS JUST HERE TALKING WITH ME 5 MIN'S AGO...MANAGER SAYS WELL NOT OUR PROBLEM OUTSIDE AGENCY WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE....REALLY ,REALLY, BADLY RUN!!!! I WONDER HOW MIKE DITKA FEELS ABOUT HAVING HIS NAME AND REPUTATION ASSOCIATED WITH AN OPERATION THIS BADLY RUN?"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I have been at Ditka's in Oak Brook and had great food and service. Went to the place in Arlington Heights to replicate the experience but was disappointed. Although the food was good, the ambience was not. The place is dark and dingy for a restaurant of Ditka's caliber."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I were in town from NC and took our parents out for dinner. We asked to be seated in a quiet area away from the bar/main room so we could have some quiet conversation. This was great for 10 minutes, until some loud, live entertainment comes blasting into the room over the speakers. We ask the waitress to turn it down, no luck...finally went to hostess station and the took care of it. The service was very slow, but that was ok as we were all catching up with good conversation. Waitress says there was mishap, when our entrees finally arrives my filet was as dry and lukewarm, could tell it had been under a heat lamp for some time. Waitress drops off desert menus, shows up 10 minutes later with the check, no chance to order."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We brought my son here for his birthday with a group. The service was excellent--very friendly and attentive waitress. All of our food was delicious, too. We had the Ditka's signature pork chop---outstanding---two of us had the ribs and really enjoyed them---and two of us had the salmon--excellent. The chocolate cake treat for b-day was also delicious. I like the variety of foods and pricing on the menu. There is something for everyone and every budget-you can either go high end with the steaks or more affordable, very interesting items with other choices. Very cool bar and sports decor. This was my 3rd time to Ditka's this summer. I'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Lets begin on a high note. Food was very good. All six of us had a great meal.... Now, the service was very bad and slow, and the restaurant was not very crowded. Took awhile to get the water and bread. Our waitress seemed to be somehow very distracted. Forgot to bring and order of fries with one of he meals, and by the time she remembered to ask about them, we were just about done with dinner. My wife asked for another drink,which never came nor was it acknowledged. Did offer a free dessert, but by the time that it would have been considered it was late in the evening..."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The outdoor patio is a comfortable atmosphere with great servers by the highlight was a one man show singing easy listening like Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neal Diamond. Frank was dedicatedly in the room. John Vincent was the entertainers name."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a great lunch prior to the races. The service was super and the food good. It is a nice place to eat."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Good pre-race lunch spot...Convenient to beautiful Arlington Park racetrack..."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was great as was the service, but there was something missing in the atmosphere. It felt a little more banquet hall than restaurant. We will be back, nonetheless."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We checked out the new location a week before our 35th anniversary enjoying a great Bloody Mary with a skewer of shrimp and olives. Dave the bartender was friendly and pointed out the various amenities. We booked table 524 - a corner baguette and celebrated with great steaks. We skipped dessert but enjoyed the champaign offered by our server to toast the occasion."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food Was Just Ok For A Bit High Priced place. At This Time I Would Not Go Back And Not Recommend It To Anyone.Maybe Once They Are There For A While I'll Go Back. Food Was Cold And They Never Even Brought Us Our Potato They Kept Telling Us It Was Coming But Never Did. Who Can't Make A Twice Baked Potato. There Was 6 Of Us And To Pay Around $300 For Cold Food Turned Me Off. Not To Mention You Better Have Time. It Took 2.5 Hours To Eat. Very Slow Service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Ditka's in Arlington Heights offers the same excellence as their downtown Chicago restaurant. The service is very attentive, and the manager checked to see that we were happy with both their food and service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great to have a quality steakhouse in Arlington Heights... with the horse track as the backdrop & in-house OTB - win/win!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Only open for 11 days so far so give it time. It needs to work out kinks yet. Too many employees think they are still at Red Robin. Service needs to step it up to match prices"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "New Ditka's in Arlington Hts., just like others, very good. Always enjoy Pot Roast Nacho's. Good Food. Quiet night but place is brand new"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "First time at Arlington location, beautiful setting, spacious, lots of menu options, friendly staff, lots of sports related items surrounding the whole dinning experience. Went there on a Sunday night during the July 4th weekend, not crowded so received lots of attention. They are still growing and working out what new restaurants usually experience. All in all was a good time in a nice place. Easy to find, lots of parking and tasty food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was average. The service was slow and unattentive. Our server neglected to check on us the duration of the meal, we had to request another round of drinks, and food was not prepared as requested (ie no giadiniera on meatball sliders). It is a new restaurant and kinks need to be ironed out, but overall staff was aloof, unhelpful (as in what was the best way to get to the track, the hostess had "no idea" in terms of it was walkable or we should re-park). Overall extremely disappointing and poor experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a terrible experience this time. It took over a hour and a half to get our food and then it wasn't right. The manager was very apologetic and comped the entire bill because of all the problems. They were understaffed and couldn't serve around 50 people at different tables for lunch. Ditka's is a new restaurant in Arlington Heights and the staff needs a little more training and everything should be able to run smoothly. I was there for the grand opening a week ago and it was GREAT! So obviously, this was a staffing issue."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Very disappointed in the service level. Arrived for 12:30 reservation; not served food until after 2:00. Twelve of us were celebrating a birthday, and had to keep going inside from our patio seating to find our server to get beverages and to place our food order. Only about 30 guests were in the restaurant inside. Server said they were short-staffed & the kitchen was behind schedule, but that didn't explain why she kept disapppearing, as there were very few other customers to be served. I've enjoyed Ditka's in Oak Brook, and would have thought that Ditka's management would have brought in seasoned, sufficient staff for this restaurant's opening. Nice location at Trackside, but we will wait quite a while to try it again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We went to Ditka's by the track in Arlington Heights, for lunch--special occasion. Our food was all delicious---great "fridge burger", the best fish tacos, and really yummy flourless chocolate cake. The service was outstanding. They made us all feel like we were the only ones in the place. This may just me my new favorite area restaurant."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great addition to the neighborhood. Food is good as usual at a Ditka's. While the decor is not as upscale as his other locations, the place has a nice feel to it. We will likely ce often. Particularly on a weekend night to check out how lively it could be. WELCOME BACK TO ARLINGTON!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Overall the food, the service and atmosphere were very good. My only criticism was that my wife and I ordered the coffee rubbed ribeye medium rare and they were medium well. A good cut of steak but surprisingly thin for a place like diktas."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very old school, dark and club-like. Maybe that is what they are going for but for me, it is a throwback to the 80's (Ditka's era, I guess). There were a LOT of servers, all men. These guys, although adorable, kind of were falling all over each other trying to serve us. The food was EXCELLENT, however and our steaks were perfectly cooked. Side of grilled onions was the only thing that needed work (neat slices of onions not fully cooked through, I like the messy, flavorful kind). I would suggest brightening things up with some cool lighting, use white linens instead of black, add some organic elements to the decor (plants/flowers) and generally modernize. It looks as if the revamp was done "on the cheap" and it shows."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, service needs improvement. Our waiter was friendly but not knowledgable on the menu or wines. Our bus boy was more helpful than the waiter! The pot roast nachos were recommended and very tasty but light on the pot roast. Three of the 4 of us had twin filets with crab cakes. The meat was tender and cooked perfectly and the crab cakes were almost all pure crab, no fillers. However, 3 of our meals came and the fourth was almost 10 minutes later. There was a long lag between the nachos and salads. The mule cocktails were great and refreshing. We tried Ditka's own Cabernet and it wasn't very good. No room for dessert but our neighbors' desserts looked amazing. We will return for the good food and hope that the service improves."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Chilean Sea Bass was smaller than a deck of cards and $35"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was pretty good but ambiance of other Ditka's really missed. This space was old OTB Parlor and very little was done to change that atmosphere. Good casual place for lunch but not a great atmosphere for dinner out. Maybe that's what they had in mind?"
    Dined on 6/27/2014