Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling
Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling

Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theram.com/
  • Phone: (847) 520-1222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday & Monday: 11:00am - 11:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Chef Juan Acevado
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ram offers many catering options for any type of event. Please call for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ram offers multiple private and semi-private event options to accommodate your dining needs. We also have many multimedia options, in house, for business meetings or presentations. Any of our rooms can be modified to fit your party's needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Roger Sugrue 8475201222
  • Entertainment: Monday: $3.99 Pints of Big Horn Beer Tuesday: $2.99 Pints of Big Horn Beer & $3.99 Mugs of Big Horn Beer Wednesday: $4.99 Margaritas & Sangrias, Thursday: $5.99 Ram Specialty Martinis Friday: $5.99 1/2 Gallon Growler fills Saturday:$5.99 1/2 Gallon Growler fills Sunday: $3.99 Mugs of Big Horn Beer Everyday: $2.99 Drink Special and 20 Wines available for $20 a bottle

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Cook
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling
The Ram Restaurant & Brewery is the place for fun! Whether the occasion is meeting co-workers for freshly brewed beer after work, a cozy family dinner, or meeting friends for the big game; The Ram will make your event a memorable one! The smartly decorated interior houses a casual, though… sophisticated environment; & there are no dress code requirements.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (22)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (9)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fun night Out with Friends
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I went to Ram with another couple for a birthday celebration. The menu has a nice selection of food and the place was vibrant with people out for dinner and drinks. I like the atmosphere in there because it's got a nice atmosphere for adults. It's not a sports bar, yet there are tvs within almost every view, I believe. It's got more of a 'night club' kind of feel, which I like. It's not bright inside but the lights aren't turned down so low that you need something to see your menu either! I like that kind of ambience. Our waitress was great. She was very attentive and had a great way about her. You can tell she likes what she does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Late Night Dining
    weg994u
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Bar seating only when we arrived at 11:30pm. Great environment, very comfortable, attentive server, good food and drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We are regulars...always good food & service, plenty of parking, conveniently located.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ram Wheeling-Really Good!
    dinedbyebye
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This restaurant continues to excel each time we go! Evan the manager is top notch! Food is great, perfect for visiting with friends and watch the game!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Service was pretty slow. Kitchen was also extremely slow. Took about 30 minutes to get two sandwiches out of kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to place for business lunch
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our office is nearby. I often take colleagues and guests here for lunch. Big menu, spacious booths and tables, great service. The food is good and my guests can always find something they enjoy or want to try since the menu features a large selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We're regulars...always reliable good food, service, parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place to meet friends
    DisorderPorter
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Convenient location to meet friends for good micro-brews. Outdoor eating has little ambiance and comfort, and the two meeting rooms let in too much noise from the dining room/bar to make it possible to hold a meeting. These areas are better suited to groups for private mingling... The RAM used to have great tasting quality food to complement their beer, but the menu has dropped excellent favorites and the food quality has diminished significantly to mediocre since 2012. Soups and salads are very good and the desserts are excellent. Missed favorites include the fajita's, which were the best compared to other restaurants, and higher quality steaks and burger meats. While the fish & chips is still good, the RAM used to have an excellent Cod.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistant and good
    jong
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    RAM continues to be a good place to go for a better than average sandwich. The staff is always attentive and are flexible in constructing food modifications you may want to make.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We are regulars at The Ram..always good food, good service, plenty of parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Dependable food, service, parking. We're regulars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's our waiter?
    Kappy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Random thoughts. It was a good 7-10 minute wait for our first server's visit. After my first beer was gone, I was finally able to make eye contact with my server who was chatting with his coworkers near the kitchen. I gave him the empty bottle shake, and he brought me another one. Food was delivered by someone other than our server. Once our server came by to check on us we were able to request silverware. They delivered the check on request, but then took a good 5-7 minutes to come back for my credit card. Just didn't seem like our server was very attentive to our needs. The tip reflected that.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, slow service
    Eatingwithkids
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Ram is great with accommodating food allergies and the staff is always friendly. The food is consistently good, but the kitchen is extremely slow getting the food out. If you are dining with kids, it makes for a long night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place to meet for Dinner.
    DonW
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It was recommended that we meet our son and his family to celebrate my wife's birthday at Ram. We made reservation thru Open Table and we were set. The reception we received was pleasant all most like they were waiting for us! The food selections met everyone's taste and diet restrictions. Service was just right, timely with out being crowded! Over all ratting is an A+. We will see you soon. Don and Donna W Elmhurst.Ill
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodmealsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were a party of seven. We were put at a round table, which was wonderful. However, it was in a booth which made for a little cramped quarters. We survived - but it would have been more comfortable if it were not in a booth. We had a lot of changes to the food and it was all handled beautifully. We all got exactly what we wanted except one person. And when the error was pointed it, it was very quickly corrected. The waitor was attentive without being overbearing and he had a great sense of humor. The entire group gave a thumbs up to Ram. We will be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We are regulars...it's always good food, dependable service, plenty of parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good service
    wonderful
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service has always been good. You have the best quesidillas around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    yumyum2VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was better than expected. They must have paid attention to all the negative reviews on Open Table. It was noisier than we would prefer but not so loud that we couldn't have a conversation. After all it is a bar scene. I would think they could have better acoustics on the dining side to make it a bit quieter. The food was OK. I was looking forward to a great hamburger. They were very creative with the toppings, but the burger itself was mediocre. The chairs, etc. could use some attention. They were worn out and need an update. I felt like I was sitting in a hole, too low down for the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am high maintenance
    garywVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    after reading other reviews I was a bit nervous but I think other people just like to complain. The service was very good as was all the food. Absolutely worth visiting often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly though absent service
    Freddie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had a 6:30pm reservation on a Friday night. Were seated right away but did not receive any acknowledgement from the wait staff (no hello, water, anything) for just under 20 minutes. Service was spotty thereafter. The staff was very friendly when they were around and ultimately gave us a free dessert (I'm not sure why). As my prior visit to another location was lackluster, my expectations were very low. However, the burger I had, a seasonal special The Big Porter Blue Burger, was absolutely delicious. For that, I'll go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We're regulars as we are always satisfied with the service, food, location, parking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BrewPub and More
    MisterLocal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food, great beer. I have dined here before but they strive to change the menu to offer new choices and old favorites. Never had a bad meal here. The service is terrific with the right amount of attention.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food and beer, good service.
    BeerBelly
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Met a coworker and his girlfriend, and so the 4 of us sat at the table for a very long time, from 8 to 12:30. Never once felt like we were being pushed to leave and waitress continued to fill drinks and water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food and service
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great for business lunch. Big booths. Solid service. Large menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Service, Good Food
    MisterBeestieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    If you need a fast, above average lunch, RAM is great for roving business folks. We were in and out in less than an hour.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We're regulars and always find the food, service and parking just right for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rammin Speed
    RemyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It's all good in the hood....a very nice lunch was had by all....Fairly good value, as well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun fun fun
    susanVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    i had a beer tour and tasting for 10 ladies plus munchies.. wonderful evening, wonderful service!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    duke
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food and lots of space for a group of friends to get together and talk old times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 293 reviews are from the Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling reviews archive.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We are regulars and are always satisfied with food, service, parking, convenient location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We are regulars...good food, good service, good parking, convenient location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was beyond horrendous
    texsunstar
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    at 11:45 AM on a Saturday the restaurant was empty. We sat outside. We waited 15 minutes for two iced teas and one water and waited over 30 minutes for food. had to go in twice to ask 1) where our food was and 2) where our waitress was since she never bothered to ask how things were and we wanted to leave. will not go back anytime soon and we go there about once/month. with so many restaurants in the area, why go somewhere where the service is this bad. management really needs to look into this to see why a situation like this would happen when the restaurant was empty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Service
    WillComeBack
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We recently had a group event where we had 16 people. They had our table, but then more people showed up who had not RSVP'd to our event. Instead of turning them away or trying to squeeze them in at the corners of our table, Ram's staff relocated us to one of their private rooms so we could sit more comfortably. They were fast and courteous. Then when serving us, they were prompt, refilled our orders without us asking and were always available to help out (and all this happened while they had a special event with a pro-athlete in the bar area)! Food is great, menu is extensive and service is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    jlstr
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been here a few times and have always had a good experience. There is a lot of seating and it is occasionally crowded but table open up quickly. We always eat more than we expect to, but it's good food and they have a great kids menu for our one-year-old.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food & Drink - if you can wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were promptly seated, greeted by our waitress, and brought our drinks. After ordering our appetizer, our waitress disappeared. It took ~25 minutes to get beer cheese dip, brought out by an apologetic food runner, and still hadn't gotten to order dinner. After finishing the dip, the waitress came back to take our order, food which took another ~45 minutes to get, again brought by a flustered member of the kitchen staff. The orders weren't perfect, but not bad enough to warrant sending back-we were hungry! We had scavenge for ketchup, taking one off of an empty table, as our waitress waited until we were halfway finished eating to check on us. Maybe this was an off-night, but we will be patrons of RAM Schaumburg for the foreseeable future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising quality of dishes served
    Skivvywavr
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The RAM restaurant and brewery was a very pleasant surprise for my whole family. We celebrated Father's day there with a dinner for 5 adults. The online OpenTable reservation system was easy. Upon entering, I could see that it was designed like a sports bar. None of us in the family expected the varied menu offered nor the quality of dishes served. Everyone raved about their dishes. From the fish tacos, to my chicken penne, to my mother's baby back ribs, every dish was original and delicious. I would definitely recommend the RAM for the food. Oh, and my husband loves the beer they serve!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day dinner
    Jok123
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to the Ram in Wheeling for Father's Day with a rather large group, and everyone from the hostess to the servers was wonderfully friendly and helpful. We have young children who were served well, and most impressively the food was excellent! We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food over priced
    AMP2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The service and food was good with a lot of variety but is a bit on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We are regulars at this restaurant. It's always good food, good service, plenty of parking, conveniently located for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always good
    Bobbie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food is always good, lots of choices and varied menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate