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Maple Tree Inn, Homewood, IL

Maple Tree Inn

4.8
4.8
4256 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 28 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 4,256 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • South Suburbs

    Best Food

  • South Suburbs

    Best Service

  • South Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • South Suburbs

    Best Value

  • South Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • South Suburbs

    Healthy

  • South Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

  • South Suburbs

    Romantic

  • South Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • South Suburbs

    Lively

  • South Suburbs

    Most Booked

4,256 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was valid food was good the waiter was excellent

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  2. JillC

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely amazing dinner! We used to dine at the old Blue Island location and when they closed we somehow forgot about it until now. I’m so happy we did. The service and food and everything overall was just on point. Especially the Maple Tree Oyster appetizer, I’m still dreaming of them. Can’t wait to go back and enjoy more of this amazing place.

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  3. DylanR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stopped in for drinks and a few appetizers… everything was amazing!

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  4. KirbyC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with a large party. I have been going to the restaurant for decades and always love it. The staff was very attentive and did a fantastic job as always. The only reason I could not give five stars is the meal. I ordered the blackened ribeye and it arrived under cooked and cold. I understand we had a large party and that makes things more difficult so I just enjoyed the company and hope for better next time.

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  5. MichaelP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we expected from years of reviews. Having eaten a lot of wonderful meals in New Orleans, I was not disappointed here. Try something new, lots of good flavors here. Caveat, the on line menu is not necessarily up to date so get ideas but don't get your heart set on specifics.

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  6. SandraD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining options in the south suburbs!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Experience! Will definitely be back. Great service.

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  8. Janina1

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent! Service was outstanding! Would have given it five stars, but the music (and noise from a nearby table) was so loud it ruined the experience and made it difficult for us to speak to one another. Aside from that ambiance is excellent. Customers were friendly. Will go again when in the area and hope for less noise and more subdued music.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ozzie was very attentive to the concerns of spice averse members of our party and took the initiative to make others aware of those concerns.

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  10. deloress

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, food is excellent. Staff excellent. Beautiful and clean

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  11. CoreyM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always. Great food, great drinks, pleasant and fun service.

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  12. DonnaT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! The absolute best fried green tomatoes ever! Friendly, professional staff.

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  13. SharonH

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was great. Noise level was very high unfortunately.

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  14. Deuce

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had not been to MTI since it moved from Blue Island. Nice looking inside reminiscent of the former place with wood and tin ceiling. Initial service was slow but got better thru the meal. Roasted Beet salad was more of a grape/ romaine/ candied walnut salad with only 4 squares of red beets. The fried oysters were small and so heavy with coating that unable to taste the oysters. Things improved with the crawfish ettoufie braised greens their signature pan cornbread and seafood gumbo, Both entrees had abundant flavor and my crawfish dish was loaded. The chocolate pecan pie ended the meal well. To conclude overall would give the meal a GOOD as enjoyed the entrees better than appetizers so I’ll try something different if I venture this far south again Doc RAYNER

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love it here! The food was fantastic and the staff were so friendly. I will definitely be back!

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  16. Tina

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fried chicken dinner and crawfish etouffe are spectacular. Our waiter Joe was positively marvelous. Friendly, attentive and quite welcoming. My husband recently had surgery and this was our first time back out. He surprised us with beignets and could not have been more sweet. Things like that will definitely guarantee our return.

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  17. AnneChovie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Joel was outstanding and incredibly attentive, and he had great recommendations for us as well. The food was delicious! Super flavorful and good portions. Highly recommend ending your meal with the beignets, but that dessert menu makes it difficult to choose just one! Would definitely return to this establishment.

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  18. BobW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our recent visit was outstanding! From the service to the food we can only say that our dining experience was superb. Thank you to Joe our server for his great service. Joe’s knowledge and service was the best! We are very grateful for the Maple Tree Inn and all of the staff there!! 😊

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  19. TonyaP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. I'm definitely going back several times.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience, from waiters to delectable food to ravishing desserts, this is one of my fav dining restaurants

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  21. Angie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were looking for a new place to dine for lunch. We are so glad we found this place. The food was excellent, our server was courteous and the ambiance was perfect. The Mac and cheese was delicious. My husband got the catfish and enjoyed it. We most definitely will be back. One of our favorites and would definitely recommend this place.

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  22. TWNMD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Waiter was nice and attentive. Would definitely go back

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  23. Cooks

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st timer, I enjoyed the overall experience from start to finish. Pleasant welcome at the door. Our server was exceptional! The food was delicious, including the drinks and desert. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this restaurant. A local jewel in the south suburbs

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  24. casajackiw

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just the best! Just classy from valet to dessert. Thank you!

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  25. GeraldE

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great spot for date night. Very accommodating, and enjoyed my time there with my girlfriend

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy date night here with hubby and we enjoy being at the bar for food and drink with Emily and the great staff

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints!! Service, drinks, apps, entrees were spot on as usual!! Ross is a fantastic waiter and Emily rocks the bar!!

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  28. Dred

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service are always first rate. My Bouillabaisse was flavorful with good sized mussels, shrimp, and white fish. Loved the broth. My spouse’s fried chicken was delicious. Our server was attentive and professional. The Beignets were light, fluffy, and a perfect end to our meal.

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  29. LisaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place to dine. The service was AWESOME! The food was delicious.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks, and service. I would definitely recommend

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  31. KyeshaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure nice ambience.Staff very attentive

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  32. TaraW

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first experience at the new Homewood location was excellent. Our waitress Gina was fantastic and attentive. The food was good and we enjoyed ourselves.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and service!! Do not pass this one up! Felt like I was in NOLA :)

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Louisiana Restaurant, if they was to ever update anything that would be to Booth Seating in the Future. Other then that Enjoy the Food!

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  35. Shap

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the new location since they moved from Blue Island. The place is very nice, loved how it looked. The restaurant took the time to see from my profile on open table that we were celebrating a birthday and a anniversary. That actually really surprised me when the server mentioned it. We will definitely be back.

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  36. GaryF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere had the jambalaya will get it again

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 ! The experience was great and the food was delicious.

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  38. AliciaS

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Entree could have been a little hotter (temps). Sat at the bar and very good conversation with the bartender.

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  39. LThomas

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable evening once again. Dined with party of 6. Service was great and attentive. Food was delicious. A gem in the south suburbs.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there with my family and we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious! We also enjoyed the cocktails. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful.

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FAQs

Maple Tree Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 4256 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 28 times today
Google Map for Maple Tree Inn

18849 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL 60406

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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