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

Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theram.com/
  • Phone: 8475201222
  • 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
Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (38)great for lunch (30)kid-friendly (24)vibrant bar scene (21)neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (8)late-night find (7)special occasion (7)notable wine list (6)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
  • Enjoyed our visit
    Robinbee
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had never been to the RAM before, but my daughter investigated the menu and chose the restaurant for her graduation dinner. We brought a big party and were not disappointed. The menu was varied and had something for everyone, even my 8 year old nephew. The service was friendly and attentive and everyone had a smile. They even gave my daughter dessert on the house to say congratulations. We'd definitely go back again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Perfect
    AgiX
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food was great, all 10 of us got something different and all of us liked and enjoyed what we had. Notorious PIG (pulled pork), steak and fish was a highlight. Even my picky stepmother loved her fish! 👍 Beer selection is amazing and I highly recommend it. The service was not great but not horrible. Everything took very long and the waitres did not check in with us much. We had to keep asking her for more beverages etc. Everything else about our experience was really amazing. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 280 reviews are from the Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Wheeling reviews archive.
  • Ramming Speed
    RemyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Hadn't been back for awhile, but will return sooner next time...! Service was outstanding...!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social1VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We're regulars and are never disappointed. Always good food, good service, convenient location, good parking.
    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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notpickyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great place for burgers and brew. Attentive waitress
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud and slow
    Sg04VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was extremely loud and took forever to get our food.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Surprise!
    Sunshine
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were greeted right away and directed to our table, we choose the bar area, and what a chose it was. Hulk Hogan was doing a signing and we got to see him and I got a picture with my phone. You had to be on this list for signing and payment, but at least I had the chance to see him. The area was just filled with happy fans as we watch them leave with their items signed.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, bad service, good beer
    ChicagoSportsFan07
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Went there to watch the Hawks game and was put in the dining area (made reservations through Open Table) so that was expected. There were TV's there so it wasn't that big of a deal. The bar area was packed so there was no open seating anywhere for four people. The beer there is good, I really enjoy the Blonde Ale and the food was pretty decent, I had a steak sandwich with fries. The service however was poor. It wasn't very busy on the dining side of the restaurant and out waiter kept disappearing into the kitchen so it was difficult to catch him if we needed anything (he rarely checked up on us). Overall, I would probably find a different place to watch the game and have dinner and a beer next time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    acbiii
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A very good brunch, especially good value. Plenty of hot dishes, good carving station, excellent omelet chef. Short wait to get in at the reserved time. Probably could have used a few more waitresses-we found ourselves waiting for drinks and explanation of the buffet. I was waiting for ham to be brought out, carving staff asked if I didn't want to wait, that they would bring it out to me when it came from the kitchen. That was a nice action. Drinks were good. Sr price started at age 55, and that was $9 off adult.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    Misbehavin
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have eaten many times at the Ram and always enjoy the good food. On Easter Sunday we decided to try the Brunch. We had reservations. The food was terrific and the service swift and friendly. They checked on us frequently. With the holiday they kept the TVs off and the high ceilings kept the noise level down so that I could easily hear those at the table but not the people at other tables. I would recommend this dining experience to anyone. The balloonist was amazing.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More than just a brewery
    CaptainVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We go to Ram frequently. In addition to their freshly brewed beer selections, they also offer a great varietyof food. Especially recommend their fish fry and burgers.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • RAM Luncheons
    JimW
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Have only been to RAM for luncheons on multiple occasions. However for the luncheons, the food selection is varied and has always been fresh and served promptly. Nice selection of appetizers. The service has always been good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun birthday celebration!
    Helpuout
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We took my daughter and 4 of her girlfriends here for her 14th birthday on Friday night. The 5 girls had their own table, and my husband, her brother and I sat at a different table. The waiter was accommodating, friendly and knowledgable. The girls laughed and had a great time, and I didn't need to worry they could disturb nearby diners as the noise level is a bit louder anyway (one of the reasons we chose this place). Husband thought the ribs were overcooked, but I enjoyed my turkey burger! The girls thought their food was good also! After dinner, the server brought a huge dessert (on the house!) for sharing and we all sang "happy birthday"! The ambience here turned out perfect for this age group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to watch games
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great place to watch games but the food was awful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun place
    clark
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Bar is great for watching sports!! They also have Gluten-free opitons
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.