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Maple Tree Inn

4.6
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1460 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 thrilled to be opening in Homewood in early 2020!
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 hom

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1460 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mike
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with great food, drinks and bananas foster!
Recommend it highly.

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JasonH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an all time personal favorite

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CamillaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Food excellent utkciytcturccryicturculhvuhlv

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LinzeyJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the speciality cocktails through the food was a grand experience. I’ve enjoyed the Maple Tree Inn for over 30 years at each of its previous locations and the current place in Homewood is a beautiful spot. All of the Cajun cooking takes me to New Orleans every time we will be back many times.

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RomulusC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Great atmosphere. Entree was average at best. Great macaroni and cheese. Good service. Great dessert.

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LatreeceD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Beautiful restaurant. Good Service. Very clean and Covid safety precautions used.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The server was not as prompt. Other than that, phenomenal!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Took my husband out for Sweetest Day and decided to try Maple Tree Inn. We weren’t impressed with the Crab Mornay because we found it to be a bit bland but everything else was fantastic! I had the Blackened Snapper and my husband, the Blacked Red Fish Étouffée. Both dishes were amazing and we ate every bit. However, for experienced drinkers,we suggest to have a default cocktail instead of cocktails on draft, as they tasted a bit watered down. We’ll be returning.

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vipNatalie
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, as always. We liked that there were changes to the menu as well (the ribeye was a big hit). The service was a little slow, but we were there on Sweetest Day so they were probably busier (both at the restaurant and providing take out) than usual.

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NinaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience5

They really shouldn't have a table by that back door because it was very uncomfortable with the cold air coming in everytime the door opened.

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MyraG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent.
Please bring back my dirty with the southern fried catfish.
Please bring back my delicious pecan pie.☺️☺️☺️

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vipKarenO
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and we were thankful to visit after being away for so long. The spacing of the tables and dividers in the restaurant made it feel very safe during this most interesting time. I've not eaten indoors at a restaurant lately, as we have been very careful but I will return to Maple Tree soon! We enjoyed the fried chicken, blackened rib eye, shrimp & grits and fried oysters. Yum!

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EbonyH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

The food was absolutely disgusting. I had fried catfish that was extremly fishy over sweet potato hash that was horrible in taste. My wife had fried catfish and cajun boiled potatoes that was so nasty. They didn't taste like potatoes at all. The fish was fried very hard and so was the fried green tomatoes. The only part of the dinner i enjoyed was the heated outside.

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otisnova
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All items are top notch. Waitress was attentive with just the right timing. Knew enough to ask if I preferred my Old Fashioned with Rye of Bourbon. Outdoor dining is available but starting to get chilly. They have plenty of heat lamps but the wind was blowing pretty good and negated much of their effect. Indoor seating with social distancing is available and all wait staff we wearing masks. Temperature check at the door.

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JaniceS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was happy to dine out. Service was good and my food was good.

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leslieF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is excellent. Service is wonderful. Prices are a little on the high side

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DominiqueB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maple Tree Inn is my favorite date night place.

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RTGFromHMD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First visit due to recommendation by a friend. Will go back! Food was delicious. Drinks could use a little more alcohol. Glad we went!

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JudyJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good and unique. We all enjoyed our meals. The table, however was small for 6 guests. Not sure why the tables are so small. Service was good. Excellent music. Nice cocktails.

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Pinnacle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

My server decided we didn't need a spoon for the Bouillabaisse, we don't need to order anymore cocktails, and I should have my side dish 40minutes after serving me my entree...
We came with recommendations and great expectations to have awesome dining experience. We're sorely disappointed.

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popo6
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner on the patio. Even though it was chilly out, the patio heaters and flame-lights kept us warm and cozy. We enjoyed the background music too!
And the FOOD! Holy cow! We had crab claws, grilled steak and the BBQ shrimp and grits. It was absolutely delicious!

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Carla
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maple Tree never disappoints! From the outstanding service, food, and drinks, we come back frequently and with excitement every time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I really Maple Tree Inn. While my server was courteous, it seemed as if he forgot to check on me most of the time.

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Slick
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Always a welcoming staff. We have been going to the Maple Tree Inn since 1977 and enjoyed the latest iteration.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly.attentive and prompt in service. The meal was exceptionally delicious.

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FayB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose to eat outside on a cool night. Lots of heaters out to keep us warm and absolutely no noise from the street. Our service was stellar and the food fabulous!

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RachelN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had recently! Our server Aziel was amazing and very helpful. The staff was all kind, and it was obvious that the restaurant was taking COVID seriously.

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SandyN
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, felt very safe. Food and service very good. Thank you.

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MelissaL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was lacking. I did not enjoy the food

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jeffreyA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great customer service as always. Waiter was great and offered us great drinks. We reserved outside seating and the location had standing portable heaters to keep us warm. Will definitely go back.

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ECogs23
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to the Homewood location. This restaurant always delivers great food, fair prices and outstanding service. Our waiter, Adam, did an excellent job in making recommendations. You cannot replace the ambience of the Blue Island location, but Maple Tree Inn has maintained its place as the standard bearer for Cajun food in the Chicagoland area.

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EddieG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its been over 15 years since we've visited Maple Tree Inn and it didn't disappoint at All!!! The food and service was excellent. My wife and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary and it was Perfect!!! We will be back soon!

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maryb
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Was warmly greet by two ladies at hostess stand.. an appetizer had an ingredient that one person couldn’t eat , we were offered a remake! A drink was offered for a taste before ordering. Entree sizes were and our server was attentive. Two of were from Aurora and two from Southside of Chicago, worth trip really enjoyed

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MarioP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.
Multiple Covid safety features enforced including plexiglass separating tables

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SueL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Maple Tree Inn!! Food & Service was great!!

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JenniferJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maple Tree Inn is one of my favorite places in the suburbs. Food is amazing and service is great always. Love the chef specials each time I go.

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vipRenebean
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, really nice staff, great server!!

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MoCubs21
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, courteous service. Very comfortable atmosphere. The food was lights out delicious, as usual.

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LoveFineDining
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid protocols followed; service was attentive and food was delicious. Will definitely return.

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ScotP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jambalaya is excellent! We enjoy sitting out on the patio on a nice evening. We come back for more!

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Maple Tree Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1460 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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