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Maple Tree Inn, Homewood, IL

Maple Tree Inn

4.8
4.8
2878 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Maple Tree Inn was awarded the very prestigious honor of being named in the Top 50 Southern Restaurants In America by OpenTable in 2018. We are proud to announce that the Maple Tree Inn has permanently relocated to Homewood, IL. We have maintained almost 100% of our staff and they have made the move with us.
We are still committed to the art of Cajun/Creole cooking & maintaining our status as the first and longest-running Cajun/Creole restaurant in Chicagoland. We are featuring a menu of our signature dishes including our Hickory Buttered BBQ Shrimp, Country Gumbo, Jambalaya, Crawfish Étouffée, and many more! We have boutique wines on draft, signature hand crafted cocktails, and an impressive craft beer list. Our hand crafted, premium cocktail menu highlights the very best of our repertoire. We look forward to hosting you & providing you with all the comforts of New Orleans, just a little closer to home.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 388-3461

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Erich Wennberg

  • Neighborhood

    Homewood

  • Cross street

    Idlewild Lane

  • Parking details

    FREE PARKING in a large, well lit, private parking lot. Overflow parking is available one block North on the East side of Dixie Hwy.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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    Aug 5 - Aug 21, 2022
    Sun - 2:00 PM - 7:45 PM,Wed - Fri - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Sat - 2:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Tito’s Vodka, Three Floyd’s Aquavit, Lime, Fruitful Apricot, The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters, and Dill. Available while supplies last.

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What 2,878 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    juliag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Fun and reminiscent of NOLA :) we are regular visitors of New Orleans so it was nice to have an authentic restaurant to visit
  2. PJ

    PamelaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great ambience, great food, great service. My only disappointment-- didn't have any key lime pie for serving.
  3. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely recommend this hidden gem. The place is beautiful and the food was great. The staff are extremely attentive. The fried oysters, fried green tomatoes, etc... were delicious. I would definitely visit again.
  4. PH

    PatHK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My first time at Maple Tree was great. Our server was personable and very attentive. We started with the Roasted Beet salad and it was outstanding. My companion had a bowl of the gumbo and it was good! My entree was ribs with collard greens. The ribs were tender and tasty, however, a little salty for me perhaps because I am hypertensive with taste buds that are salt sensitive. The collards were well seasoned with good flavor, although the stalks were included and I am not used to that. The overall experience truly outweighs minor criticisms. We are already planning our next visit as I want to experience the "Southern Fried Catfish".
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, great service, good food!
  6. JK

    JohnnyK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Great cocktail/wine program. Traditional yet creative menu.
  7. LB

    LeadersBevNick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect atmosphere for a 1st date. The music is at a pleasant level with the tables spaced just far enough that conversation doesn't trickle into your space. Our server Matt was very pleasant and sets a wonderful standard as a service professional. Every dish was presented elegantly and tasted amazing. The cocktails were expertly crafted and presented perfectly. Erich and his team are top notch and offer one of the best experiences in the south suburbs. Cheers MTI team!
  8. UM

    UnshavenMarc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely the best food you'll find in the south suburbs. Upscale New Orleans fare. Servers are attentive, professional, and funny (in our case). It's a tad on the pricey side, but you're paying for quality. You won't leave hungry by any means. My only gripe, and it comes with a grain of salt, is we were seated in the back corner of the restaurant, and my view was of peeling wallpaper (no doubt due to some heat creep, and I'm sure they're going to address it).
  9. KV

    KhayyanV

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took friends out for dinner for their July Birthdays and they loved the food and menu options.
  10. r

    rochellec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and outstanding service. I highly recommend this restaurant
  11. KM

    KMNH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Everything was nice but what I didn't approve of is our waiter would take smoke breaks and return back to our table smelling like cigarettes. That absolutely is unacceptable..
  12. KW

    KarenW

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the entire experience, from the food, to the service and ambiance.
  13. s

    samb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brisket and Mac and cheese I’ve ever had! All of the food was delicious and the decor is beautiful.
  14. HO

    HeatherO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Would highly recommend to anybody! The cocktails were outstanding!
  15. SM

    SheiliaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and wait staff. The music was too loud but they reseated us in a quieter area. We really enjoy this restaurant.
  16. JW

    JasmineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t have had a better time! Food was amazing, the staff was remarkable, and the vibe was so nice. Highly recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The food was fresh, hot and delicious.
  18. D

    Days49

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Our service was great. Our waiter was professional and personable. the menu was intriguing.
  19. RR

    RiseR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Use to visit it when it was in Blue Island. Food was good.
  20. MG

    MarchayG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! Amazing service,atmosphere , everything! The food is a bit on the pricey side, but it is totally worth it! I have no complaints at all.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Again I noted Birthday on the reservation and it went I acknowledged so needless to say I won’t recommend for special occasion again
  22. n

    null

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maple tree Inn is as good as a Rivera North restaurant in the Chicago Land Area. Kudos to Ross !
  23. B

    Barbie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! The desserts was not good at all!!
  24. L

    Lazygardener

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food served piping hot! Great service as always
  25. NK

    NikkiK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, wine, ambience and experience. I can’t wait to go back!
  26. JA

    JosephineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wide variety of food choices. They are able to meet any dietary restrictions. Food was delicious. The service was great.
  27. KK

    KellyK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, food and service. Highly recommend.
  28. JN

    JNICE

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Food and atmosphere. Servers were excellent :)
  29. DH

    DebraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 3rd time being at your restaurant...the 1st n 3rd were awesome 2nd was a little disturbing...our waiter somehow gave us the same order which was far from what we ordered we did not make waves other than that my experiences have been quite wonderful
  30. DB

    DeanseB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely GREAT place. Would highly recommend !
  31. V

    Vickies

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed myself. The ribs had a little more fat on them than I would like, and the lime cheesecake was not as tart as I like, but overall. I really enjoyed my meal and time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant in our capacity.
  33. LS

    LollySoulLove

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Spiritually Stimulated, by the foodwith a joyful server named OZZIE Thank you
  34. DJ

    DJBrooklyn

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Maple Tree has been consistently good for the 20+ years I've been a customer.
  35. BA

    BonnieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time visiting, but certainly won't be my last. Service was good, food was even better!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our favorites. When you want a taste of New Orleans, there’s no other place like it around here.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cornbread was amazing. Burnt ends to die for and the fried chicken was delicious.
  38. TW

    TayeW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fresh and delicious!! The service was great and the Hurricane drink was awesome!!
  39. p

    phaedrap

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  40. BR

    BRIGGETTEW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great local spot. Spicy Cajun food. Cornbread is awesome

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Maple Tree Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 388-3461.

Maple Tree Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2878 OpenTable diners.

Maple Tree Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Google Map for Maple Tree Inn

18849 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL 60430

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Idlewild Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Homewood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    FREE PARKING in a large, well lit, private parking lot. Overflow parking is available one block North on the East side of Dixie Hwy.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erich Wennberg

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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