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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Southwest Suburbs

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Southwest Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Frankie's Since 1988 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3528)
$30 and under
Italian
Tinley Park
About the restaurant
The Santoro Family has been in the food service industry since 1988. We renovated AND re-branded almost one year ago in May of 2023. We created a NEW CONCEPT we call MODERN CASUAL CHIC...The new name is Frankie's Since 1988 as an ode to our original restaurant on the Southside of Chicago.

No longer a fine dining white tablecloth restaurant. Our new vibe is energetic music, vibrant craft cocktails homemade pastas, authentic Southern Italian style pizzas (from our new Marra Forni oven) and most popular dishes, such as Ciambotta (sausage & peppers), meatballs, Alaskan wild king salmon, Chicken "limone" with a lemon butter & capers sauce amongst others.

Our updated menu is a combination of old classics from the past 15 years in Tinley Park and new items with the same wonderful service guests have come to know and love from Frankie's.

Top review
JDGMR
Dined 5 days ago
We are long time enthusiastic patrons of Frankie's. We brought a guest with us for dinner. One of the things we always appreciate is their willingness to make adjustments to menu entrees for you, if they can. Our guest requested a change from mussels to shrimp in one of the evening specials, and after checking with the kitchen, they made the change. Never a hassle, or less that great food. If they can make you happy, they will do it every time. And a visit at your table from Frankie always makes you feel welcome.
A photo of The Phoenix Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.8
4.8 (768)
$30 and under
American
Homer Glen
About the restaurant
A modern upscale casual, dining experience, serving locally sourced New American Cuisine.
In addition to the traditional 3 course meal, we offer shared plates. Shareable food is fresh, fun and exciting! Mixing and matching food selections, allows guests to try an array of different cooking techniques, styles and flavors. Spanning the globe for exciting inspiration to provide unique high quality dishes. Our wood fired grill, 600º degree pizza oven, hardwood smoker and hydroponic organic micro-greenhouse allow Chef the freedom to bring his culinary ideas to your table. Pair your evening from a selection of handcrafted cocktails, small batch bourbons, craft beer or enjoy a bottle of organic, bio dynamic wine from our temperature controlled wine cellar. Experience The Phoenix; where family and friends gather, food and drink is shared and new traditions begin!

Top review
wpwkvip
Dined 3 days ago
Food and service was amazing! Definitely a new favorite for us. We had the Smoked Prime Rib, Flat Bread, and Grilled Chicken.
A photo of Osteria Ottimo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2522)
$30 and under
Italian
Orland Park
About the restaurant
You’ve never tasted Italian food like this before. Pasta made by hand every morning; fruits and vegetables sourced from a local farmer - just for us; fresh fish flown in daily and our meats aged to mouth-watering perfection. We have taken old school Italian and added a modern twist.
Top review
Winstonvip
Dined 3 days ago
What a perfect night! The outdoor dining area is beautiful and the weather was perfect. The food and service are ALWAYS top notch. Will be back soon and often.
A photo of Mr. Benny's Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (703)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Mokena
About the restaurant
Steak and Seafood serving Prime and Black Angus and wild species of seafood
South African and Australian cold water lobster tails along with wild Alaskan salmon and Canadian fresh water walleye and lake perch. Along with other Mr Benny"s specialties.

Top review
Carol8vip
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
As always, everything was great! As an older single woman, I was sitting at the bar waiting for my party to show up. I was made welcome and felt comfortable, thanks to the bartenders. Had a wonderful steak and was fully delighted in every aspect of dinner. Have been to Mr. Benny's before and will certainly come again. Thank you
A photo of Rosebud Lemont restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1496)
$30 and under
Italian
Lemont
About the restaurant
Proper Attire Required

Thank you so much for making a reservation. INSIDE and OUTSIDE seating are available. We do have some special procedures that we must follow to ensure the safety of all customers and staff
- Masks must be worn at all times, except those who are fully vaccinated. Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated.
- OUTDOOR PATIO SEATING WILL BE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. We will do our best to accommodate all seating requests, but please understand these tables can not be guaranteed because of such limited availability. Adding outside seating or patio to your notes when making a reservation does not guarantee patio seating.
- If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please let us know prior to arriving at the restaurant.






Top review
ruthievip
Dined 5 days ago
Great food as always. Wonderful waitress and service. We were there on a Wednesday so a bottle of wine was half price. We like to go here for special occasions.
A photo of Francesca's Vicinato restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1540)
$30 and under
Italian
Palos Hills
About the restaurant
Francesca’s Vicinato is located in vibrant downtown Palos Park. A restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, rustic cooking, friendly service, and fair prices.
Top review
Terri
Dined 2 days ago
I would highly recommend. The service was excellent and the outdoor table was in a shaded area. Our meals were piping hot and served quickly.
A photo of Cut 158 Chophouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1146)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Joliet
About the restaurant
CUT 158 Chophouse est 2019 with a bold vision – to embody the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse. We keep this tradition alive, but with a modern, sleek twist, bringing you an unparalleled experience every time you dine. Top quality meats grilled to perfection, delivering the most amazing flavors.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The absolute best food in the area. Very high Quality Food and service . Great spot for any occasion, including special occasions.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - New Lenox restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4715)
$30 and under
American
Mokena
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
TinaP
Dined 5 days ago
I always have a great experience when we dine at the New lenox Coopershawk
A photo of JO JO Japanese Steakhouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (129)
$30 and under
Hibachi
Willowbrook
About the restaurant
With 20 years of Experience in Hibachi Tabletop Cooking , Our Chefs are Excited to Demonstrate their Art to You and All Our Guests. Our Caring and Committed Staff will Ensure You have a Fantastic Experience with Us.
Top review
MelissaMvip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
The food was hot and delicious. The chef was entertaining and funny. A great family experience!
A photo of Highlander House Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (58)
$30 and under
Polish
Palos Hills
About the restaurant
Welcome to Highlander House Restaurant and Bar. Our beautiful restaurant attracts our clients with unique styles, friendly atmosphere, and delicious food. The name of the restaurant was greatly influenced by our family's roots, which are originated from the mountains in Poland.

The style of the restaurant consists of many of souvenirs, wooden decorations, regional costumes, and traditional instruments to give our guests that authentic atmosphere. Dishes are prepared from scratch according to recipes originating from the south region of Poland called Podhale.

We offer regional and traditional Polish cuisine. Our European plate, sauerkraut soup, sheep cheese soup, unique taste of lamb plate and pork shank ranks highest in popularity amongst our guests.

Every Sunday we have live entertainment featuring Polish Highlanders. With the help of our friendly staff and delicious food, we hope you continue to come back and visit us at Highlander House.

Top review
Debstervip
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
We always love going there. Fresh Polish sausage dish this time was a little disappointing…usually meat is soooo tender/pressure cooked…this time was not tasty or tender. 😕
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