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Maple Tree Inn, Homewood, IL

Maple Tree Inn

4.8
4.8
2990 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

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

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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What 2,990 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • South Suburbs

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • South Suburbs

    Best Value

  • South Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

  • South Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • South Suburbs

    Romantic

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  • South Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SF

    SkylarF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so sweet and accommodating to my groups restrictions.
  2. JE

    JET10

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Order a meal that I didn't know was spicy. Sone enjoyed it. Me, not so much. However the overall experience was very nice. Ozzie was the server. Very good! ~JT
  3. LL

    LLGfood

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The dishes were innovative and there were so many good choices. Will be back to work myself through the menu!
  4. JH

    JayH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, as it always is. We showed up 45 minutes early and they let us know we could either take our reserved table or have a seat at the bar while we waited for the rest of our party. The food and drinks were great, the service was friendly and professional, and the atmosphere was fun. Order the BBQ Shrimp.
  5. B

    Birdman

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always tried new items on menus Burbon oysters a little small in size but delicious ! Crawfish etoufee risotto was also delicious! Love this place service was outstanding also !!! Cheers!
  6. LM

    LisaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food like none other in the south suburbs
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a big circle of wonderful!💋
  8. JG

    JenniferG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Burnt Ends and cabbage was delicious. Emily the mixologist made the perfect Sazarac with Park Cognac
  9. T

    Tatem

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fabulous as always!! The drinks are always creative and enhance the meal. Try the fried green tomatoes and gumbo - you will feel like you just flew to New Orleans!
  10. QK

    QuattroK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 3rd visit. I tried the burnt ends this time and they were excellent. The food and service are top notch.
  11. CL

    CL85

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! The inside of the restaurant was very cozy. The food was unbelievable! Very good flavor.
  12. CD

    CordiliaD

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. One of our favorite places. Excellent service. Good food. Cornbread a must try as well as key lime pie.
  13. TB

    TomB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is an absolute gem. We’ve been going there for decades and the food is always top notch. An added bonus is that the bar manager is a cocktail genius!
  14. S

    Sosser

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, terrific staff, creative drink offerings, outstanding food including a vegan menu!
  15. k

    kbeamon0608

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 3rd time at Maple Tree and once again they did not disappoint. From the friendly greeting as I entered the restaurant to the service to the food. I ordered the fried chicken meal and literally thought I died and went to heaven! I will be back for date night with my hubby real soon!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always good. There is no place else like it!
  17. BC

    BriaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Ambience, great food and excellent customer service!
  18. SF

    SharelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great and very welcoming warm atmosphere
  19. L

    Lutzy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    For the cost we had hoped to do better. Two of the three appetizers were OK. I would not order the bourbon oysters again. The entrées were good. And the mixed drinks were good. I would like to try something different next time. All in all a good time.
  20. LJ

    LisaJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was lovely with its dark wood décor. Love having water pitcher on table for convenience. Food was delicious!!! Nice portions for the big eater and enough for the light eater to take home.
  21. RD

    RaspyD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent time with good food, service, and atmosphere
  22. v

    victoriac

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular! Customer service was excellent! It was a great time! They definitely embodied the Nola vibe!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom and dad last night and they enjoyed it very much
  24. MP

    MichaelP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very busy restaurant that needs more than one valet to park vehicles. This poor guy was doing the best he could. Food was outstanding. Building is incredible.
  25. CK

    ChicagoKid

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service Recommendations: Fried Green Tomatoes and Hickory BBQ Shrimp
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely WONDERFUL experience from start to finish. Decor is gorgeous, staff was extremely nice and seemed so very genuine and the food was INCREDIBLE. Impeccable service, food quality was excellent and portions were big. We had a wonderful date night start to finish!!!!
  27. M

    Malik

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maple Tree is always outstanding. The food and service continue to make us come back for more. What a beautiful gem to have here south. Thank you for bringing the best of NOLA to the Midwest!!!
  28. l

    luvgoodfood

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Consistently good and the quality of food is consistently good too! Thank you! I’m so grateful to have this dining experience in the south suburbs. We need more options like this.
  29. MS

    MichelleS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a great time at Maple Tree Inn. The ambiance was so warm, inviting and romantic. We each enjoyed our meal - Beet salad, Farmstand salad had very fresh mozzarella, Braised Short ribs were super tender, blackened red fish etouffee and Smoked Roasted leg of lamb. Everything was absolutely delicious, including the cast iron cornbread! Will definitely be returning soon.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place with very delicious food
  31. TB

    TawannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was beautiful, the atmosphere was excellent. I loved the free valet, and the service was the bestl, all of the staff including my waiter was phenomal. I will be visiting Maple Tree Inn again, my friends couldn't believe the amount of food that was served, it was plentiful.
  32. MW

    MattW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This one of the best restaurants in the south suburbs. Everything on the menu is worth trying and surprisingly good. The best Cajun restaurant I have ever been in - Fantastic will go there again before Christmas.
  33. P

    Pc0m166

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Solid experience, could’ve been 5 stars but it was a noticeable lag time. We’ve been here serval times and it’s always very good. I do recommend and will be returning. Across the board this place is solid,the moment you arrive to the time you leave. Valet parking the hostess and of course the food. The lag time was probably on our waiter working several tables, no worries
  34. K

    Kisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the appetizers to desserts the food was delicious and the presentation of the food as well. We both ordered the Southern Fried Catfish and it was delicious!!!! Live in the City but will definitely be back. Well worth the drive and money!!
  35. S

    Susie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome and service was even better. Highly recommend.
  36. GE

    GailE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food friendly servers ez ambiance & repeat visits are enticing
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. They honored our reservation with no wait. The food was great.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    We were celebrating our anniversary & the waiter graciously gifted us glasses of champagne which was very unexpected & appreciated! The food was great & key lime pie even greater! But the ambiance that the old locations of the Inn had is gone…
  39. MW

    MyaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Service, amazing food! I will definitely return soon.
  40. RJ

    RedeeJ

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.

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 2990 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

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
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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