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About RackHouse Tavern

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.

222 East Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

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.

Cross Street:
Arlington Heights Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 640-7225

Website:
http://www.rackhousetavern.com/

Entertainment:
17 Flatscreen HD TVs throughout! Football, Hockey, UFC, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and MORE!!!

Catering:
Full catering and delivery available!

Executive Chef:
Bryant Anderson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Weekend Brunch

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday Daily Special!

Mondays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday Daily Special!

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday Daily Special!

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday Daily Special!

Fridays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday Daily Special!

Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday Daily Special!

Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday Daily Special!

Sundays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Specials

Weekend Brunch

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Details

Chef Bryant Brunch Menu Specials! Cinnamon Roll Griddlecakes $10 Brioche French Toast $10 Smoked Corned Beef and Hash $11 Smoked Brisket Breakfast Sandwich $12. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 5, 2017 - Dec 4, 2017 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Monday Daily Special!

Mondays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

$.50 Chicken Wings* / $2 Miller Bottles. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Restrictions may apply. Special valid Aug 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Mondays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Tuesday Daily Special!

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

$17.99 Full Slab Ribs / $4 Stella Artois. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Restrictions may apply. Special valid Aug 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Thursday Daily Special!

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

$5 Build Your Own Burger* / $5 Moonshine. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Restrictions may apply. Special valid Aug 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Friday Daily Special!

Fridays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

$10 Fish & Chips / $10 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich / $5 Captain Morgan & Jameson. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Restrictions may apply. Special valid Aug 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Fridays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Wednesday Daily Special!

Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

$3 Chef Bryant's Tacos / $4 Corona. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Restrictions may apply. Special valid Aug 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Saturday Daily Special!

Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

$12 Burnt Ends Sandwich / $4 Drafts. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Restrictions may apply. Special valid Aug 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Sunday Daily Special!

Sundays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

25% Off From the Pit* / $4 Bloody Mary / $3 Coors Light Draft. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Restrictions may apply. Special valid Aug 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Sundays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

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RackHouse Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (4)
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Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Cozy (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Business Meals (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food! Good loyalty rewards program-Five Stars. Excellent BBQ. I'm watching my calorie intake, so I was ok with the portions, but I think the baked potato and cornbread served as part of the platter was too small.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our server was fantastic - gave us a recommendation even though we dine here frequently but totally sold us on it and we loved it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The menu on the website differs from the actual we saw in the restaurant. Website shows chicken, yet when we asked we were told NO CHICKEN anymore. Waitress was slow and unattentive.....couldn't help notice hostess changed where she was going to seat us when I said we had a reservation on Open Table.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great steak.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Selena took care of myself and my fiance Saturday night. The food and service was very good. She was very friendly and bubbly. Wish the Smoketoberfest extended into the evening hours. We missed out. We will return in the near future.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

My wife and I invited two out-of-town guests to join us for dinner at Rack House. We had been there several times prior, and knew we were in for a good time and excellent food. We, and our guests, were not disappointed! One guest is a BBQ fan, and he loved the pulled pork / beef brisket combo. I had the new fried shrimp basket, which was recently added to the menu. Really tasty! We love the cheese curds starter. The other guest made a dinner out of the savage fries, and loved all the flavors stacked on top of the fries. Top notch beer list. Our server was friendly and fun. All in all, an outstanding evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Rustic western no frills good BBQ. This place will not impress but the food is quite good and the prices are very reasonable. Not buzy when we were there. Service was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, good atmosphere and kid friendly.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Casual spot, good music, and very tasty food

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

I thought the community would suffer when Boston Blackie's closed; but the Rack House has superseded Blackie's role as a great BBQ joint. My wife and I have visited several times; and I have brought friends here. No one left hungry or with any complaints.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

My food was absolutely delicious. Did a BYO burger with pulled pork. Chopped salad was also good. One not so good choice was the kids Chicken Tenders. It had very dark rub on it which didn't seem kid oriented. My daughter ended up sticking with the fries... Overall though, for adults, I'd say it's definitely a great place for bbq type cuisine. Service was very good as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The garlic buffalo wings were a little too spicy for me. The barbecued ribs were tender and delicious . I would rate them as some of the best ribs I have had. My husband liked the brisket sandwich. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Rack was out of both the beer I selected and the skirt steak. Disappointment. My second choice - salmon was excellent.
Server was not very familiar with the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We sat on the outdoor patio, which was very pleasant. Our server was friendly and fun. We love the food; great appetizers to share, and terrific mains. Love the mini-donuts for dessert, also easy to share after a big meal! Finished it off with peach moonshine. Great evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent food , great waitress, great beer list along with many hand crafted cocktails . Specials looked great , animal fries were the best . Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Looking for a fun place to dine for Father's Day and found this place. Really enjoyed their BBQ menu. One plate of three choices was enough for the both of us. A little disappointed their ribs were sold out by the time we placed our order.

They have an interesting drink menu including moonshine. Didn't have a chance to try it but will come back for another visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food is always excellent! Only problem we had was we needed our drinks refilled but they were busy and didn't notice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Good food. Light atmosphere. Decent service. Ok value.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always good food, fun drink specialities and excellent service. This is a great place for families or to get together with friends. The ribs and beef brisket are always amazing but my heart belongs to the tater tots!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was our first time and my husband and I both enjoyed the food.
It was perfect weather to sit on the patio, which is very nice.
We definitely want to go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We sat outside and watched the cub game amazing atmosphete and good food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was really good, service was friendly, drinks were amazing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The food was great and they had three floyds on tap which really made the experience for our group!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food was BBQ. Coleslaw had a kick to it. Needs to be tamed down, or at least offer a less spicy one, especially for kids. Cheese curds were good, but seemed more greasy than in the past. We hadn't finished our appetizer and the main dish was being served.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, and the service was friendly and attentive. The only reason the overall score wasn't a 5 is because they don't serve CocaCola products.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mothers Day buffet. Food was very good. The buffet was wedged into the bar area so there was only one line but the wait wasn't that bad. Very unhappy that there was a mandatory 20% tip on there. Sorry, that is way too much for a buffet (especially with the high price of the meal to start, plus drinks were not included) & it wasn't mentioned in the ad we saw. There were only 3 of us. Other places we were considering had it listed so it was dishonest at least.

Based of this, doubtful will return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Mother's Day brunch was a success! We were happy with the quality of the food, particularly the hot dishes like blintzes and griddle cakes, and there were lots of choices for everyone at the table. The price was definitely fair for what we got. We will be returning next year.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive and even her trainee was doing a great job! Most of us took our server's recommendation on the lunch specials and we were all in agreement that it was delicious. The portions are a decent size and we all took some food home for another meal. Loud and lively - the BBQ as soon as you walk in is amazing!

It was too chilly for us, but they also have a large patio area for when the weather is nice.

Tags: Live Sports, Business Meals, Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The food here is terrific. Daily specials are always creative, interesting, unique and tasty. Everything I have tried on the menu has been excellent. Outstanding beer list. Wonderful desserts. Moonshine! And the service is friendly. What's not to like!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Indicated Birthday on reservation and there was no acknowledgment of it. Server not knowledgeable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We came with our 3 kids and it is the perfect place. Amazing ribs, good kids meals that come with ice cream and food comes in a timely manner which is awesome when you have kids.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch, was my first time at the establishment. We chose to sit in the outdoor area, the weather was nice enough. Smoked meat and sausage was a feature of the buffet, the highlight. Other highlight was the cheesecake dessert bites. Otherwise an average buffet, not huge, decadent selection that I've seen elsewhere. Smoked salmon, shrimp, egg station. Overall, well enough done.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had the Easter Brunch Buffet. The food was pretty good. I had one cup of coffee that was not hot and told our waitress that it was lukewarm. She brought me another cup and it was also lukewarm. She never bothered to ask if it was OK and never filled my coffee again. One thing I found very odd was that they added an automatic 20% gratuity for two people. I could understand that it was a holiday but I think they should have told us this ahead of time, it was not listed on the website or flier or actually mention it when you brought the check. Too bad since we always tip above 20% even for the mediocre service and cold coffee.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Excellent food. Server comped grilled vegetables as my shellfish allergy prevents me from eating fries done in the same oil

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great food and service, as always! 👍

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

If you love barb b q especially with a little kick, come on down.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Very good food. Our friends had the burnt tips as an appetizer, think that's the name, they said the dish needed more sauce.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This was our second time visiting, the food was just as amazing as the first time. Brisket is out of this world good! The only thing to note is that the Mac n cheese isn't very cheesy - so if this is what you order it's good but again not like a standard Mac n cheese. Their appetizer nachos are fantastic - very large portion and just amazing - get these you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Ribs and links were very dry and required extra sauce to be edible. Service was slow from waitress going 90 mph and trying her best to keep up. Even with reservations we were seated near the front door and were hit with a blast of cold air every time someone came in or went out . Probably will not return to this establishment.

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