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RackHouse Tavern, Arlington Heights, IL

RackHouse Tavern

4.1
4.1
347 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our Menu: Rack House has taken our timeless American cuisine to the next level offering a menu comprised of all of our favorites done in house with a rustic smokehouse flair.

The rackhouse (or rickhouse) is where bourbon barrels are stored and aged. With this, Whiskey and Bourbon play a major role in many of the dishes and house made sauces. We also take pride in our exploration of local craft beers and regional Whiskey and Bourbons to enhance not only our techniques but your taste buds too.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday : 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Phone number
    (847) 640-7225
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bryant Anderson
  • Catering
    Full catering and delivery available!
  • Private party facilities
    Flexible food and beverage packages for Private and Semi-Private events. We have a large private room and beer garden! AV available.
  • Private party contact
    Brandon Macias: (847) 640-7225
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington Heights
  • Cross street
    Arlington Heights Road
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    17 Flatscreen HD TVs throughout! Football, Hockey, UFC, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and MORE!!!
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 347 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

347 Reviews
  1. BlanaidO

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We popped in for a quick dinner before the game at All State Arena. Service was prompt & friendly from Gabriela. Curds for appetisers came out swiftly & were very good. Mains followed equally swiftly. The catfish tacos were ok, & the loaded baked potato was rather al dente! My husband thought his burger was average. Loved the Nutella Brownie, the apple pie was just too much food at the end of my husband’s meal. Unfortunately once we requested our check it took almost 15 minutes before we finally got it, luckily we had timed our dinner to allow us to make it to the game on time. If we are back in the area we will give the restaurant another go as there are more items on the menu that we would like to try.

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  2. JaclynS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok. We had a table of 5 and all of our food came room temperature. The servers were extremely busy so the service was ok for the time of night we were there. Overall everything was ok. Not awful but not great.

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  3. DavidR

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was one of the worst dining experiences of my entire life. I don't even know where to begin. Incredibly poor service and a waitress with an attitude. The food was dry and tasteless and on the expensive side for BBQ. Needless to say, no I would not recommend, and I will not be returning.

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  4. Bupick

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always friendly attentive staff. Love the cheese curds. Can always count on delicious bbq. The broccoli was delicious. A comfortable local dining place.

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  5. DiningWithLittleDarlings

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good wings and sauces. Skillet cookie was yummy. Good kids meal options.

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  6. SteveG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service is absolutely terrible. The food was no better. I asked to speak to a manager after 20 minutes I was told no one was available. Beyond the service and food the worst part of this experience was having to pay for it.

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  7. Teddychicago

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated in the bar area at a high top and there was only another couple eating at the bar. Nevertheless, the wait for the food was too long. No one came by for drink orders until we flagged someone down. Then the food took a long time to arrive. So much so that the manager took off our appetizer from the bill. I’ve always liked Rack House but this time it wasn’t a good experience. We have a lot of restaurant choices in the area so I’m not sure we will return anytime soon.

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  8. SueZ

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Birthday celebration with group of friends. Food is always good but service was sub par at best. Server started out very attentive but as the evening progressed we would have to flag her down to get service. A few time she said she was busy. For the birthday celebration we had to ask for a candle. Server also said that she’s not singing.

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  9. LaurieK

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Still one of my favorite places to go. This is my 3rd time going on New Year's Eve

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thankful for a large group room but we felt bad to keep the restaurant open for us on a holiday. We’d go back!

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  11. FormerServer

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was just okay. The brisket was pretty tough for being slow cooked for 11 hours. Our server didn't show up the first time for almost 10 minutes and only revisited us 3 times the entire meal. We had to flag someone down to bring us something the server forgot. Our drinks went empty. The restaurant was more empty than not, so service shouldn't have been an issue given the number of people we saw working. My wife and I have booth been servers and usually cut them some slack, but this was a bit much.

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  12. joji

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious nachos and amazing ribs.

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  13. CarlS

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lindsay is the best! Great food and excellent service!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food

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  15. JoshuaG

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve loved coming here since it opened, but the last experience was a huge disappointment. We had a party of 8 and the place was not that busy. Food was overall very mediocre and the waiter did not refill our drinks in a timely manner. Pulled pork was missing the pulled pork flavor. Overall very unhappy with the experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good overall experience. Seating was as requested and service was friendly. Food was served quickly and everyone seemed to enjoy what they ordered.

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  17. Lao1

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Loved the potato skins and sliders! Service was excellent!!!

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  18. DRKAREN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! My daughters, husband, and I went there for my husband's 42nd birthday. Beautiful! Wonderful meal! Amazing ambiance. We were greeted by the manager, Patrick, personally! We will be going back for every birthday every time! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! ~Dr. Karen Thames

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  19. charlie

    Chicago

    230 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    230 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service of Erika was wonderful. We appreciated the fact that Chef Zack came out and spoke with us about my garlic allergy. Even though one of the parties had asked about the amount of sauce on the ribs, stating that she did not want a lot at all, when her plate arrived, the ribs were smothered in sauce. The pulled pork was delicious, and was the mac and cheese and the brisket, but the barbecue sauce had quite of bit of garlic in it.

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  20. DianeH

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a dinner out with friends! Service was EXCELLENT! Loved the Smokey aroma and flavors!

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  21. Annie

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our friends’ first time and we all enjoyed our sandwich choices.

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  22. PKoz

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken wings with rub were fabulous! My husbands Cuban sandwich was delicious. My chicken was good, broccoli and mashed potatoes not even warm 🙁

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  23. JohnR

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for a early dinner. After being seated, it took 10 plus min to get someone to come to that table after I went back to the hostess station. Smoked turkey was delicious! But paying almost 20.00 for a platter they could have given you a bit more turkey, it was a few small slices. My GF ordered a BLT with a fried egg... extra 2.00 for the egg that was over cooked, SMH. Hard to tell the waitstaff how the food was since they were not around. I did ask a different server for some extra napkins and got the look for death for bothering her. Ordered the fried donuts for dessert, unfortunately they tasted like the deep fryer ( old oil). Not a good closing to a below average experience. No manger stopped by the table or asked us how everything was when we left.

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  24. BobM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal was good, and the waitstaff nice, but the service is consistently slow when we come.

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  25. CarlS

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Ribs I’ve ever had! Lindsay is amazing!

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  26. MatthewL

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff with great service and an outstanding menu. My first visit but certainly not my last!!!

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  27. DawnM

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside in the beer garden for dinner and really enjoyed the fireplace and atmosphere. We got a platter of several meats to sample and enjoyed everything!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The outside patio is beautiful you have to try the dry rub wings the salmon was amazing mac and cheese was great ribs were okay but overall I would highly recommend

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  29. CarlS

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Tried the platter with all the meat, it’s definitely enough for 4+!

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  30. emik4

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were not disappointed in the food and the portions are large. I didn't love the bbq sauce

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  31. ToniJ

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and ambiance, service was very slow. They were not crowded either, a lot of empty tables. I think it is in part because of the slow service. It's a shame because it really is a good restaurant.

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  32. Gretchen

    Des Moines

    106 reviews

    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    oh damn those brussel sprouts were the bomb . . . i ate some brisket nachos too but damn those brussel sprouts were IT

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  33. Bupick

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a nice Sunday evening dinner outside including discounts on delicious entrees from The Pit. Always great barbecue and friendly service.

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  34. tstcc

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The door to the outside seating kept slamming constantly, was really annoying. Surely a small investment in a door dampener or electronic door would be a wise investment.

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  35. LisaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff, fun atmosphere. Definitely going back, again and again.

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  36. MichaelB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The overall experience was good. The service was good, a bit brisk but good. The food was good. It could get a bit noisy but we could hear each other talk so that's ok.

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  37. LAVERNET

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place to meet with friends and enjoy a delicious meal.

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  38. DuaneF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    food was good but the room was uncomfortable do to poor air conditioning

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  39. ChristinaV

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!! Best bbq and great prices. They have a great outdoor area as well.

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  40. PattyB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always satisfied with the service and food specials. Highly recommend

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RackHouse Tavern is rated 4.1 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for RackHouse Tavern

222 East Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Arlington Heights Road
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday : 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bryant Anderson
  • Entertainment
    17 Flatscreen HD TVs throughout! Football, Hockey, UFC, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and MORE!!!
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (847) 640-7225
  • Catering
    Full catering and delivery available!
  • Private party facilities
    Flexible food and beverage packages for Private and Semi-Private events. We have a large private room and beer garden! AV available.
  • Private party contact
    Brandon Macias: (847) 640-7225
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