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RackHouse Tavern

4.3
249 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Comfort Food
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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue, Burgers
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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.
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Phone number
(847) 640-7225
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bryant Anderson
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Catering
Full catering and delivery available!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arlington Heights Road
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Entertainment
17 Flatscreen HD TVs throughout! Football, Hockey, UFC, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and MORE!!!
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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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Make reservations today for our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. Featuring carving station, omelet station, brunch & BBQ favorites, a sweets table and more. Our full dinner menu will be available from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 249 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of my Favorite places! Once again I have no complaints at all

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good. Stella was an excellent server.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We met friends here as a convenient mid-way location.
It is a typical suburban restaurant, with better than average bar b que!
I would come back!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall not good food and service was just ok. Not happy about added gratuity at 20% considering it was a brunch buffet. I wouldn’t suggest this to anyone

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Below average for an Easter brunch and yet very pricey

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The meatloaf is amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

It was good. Food was tasty, warm , and well presented. Service was friendly and prompt.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Last time we ate here, food and service was great. This time, not so much. My beet salad was wilted, the brisket was ice cold, the ribs were dried out and the waitress visits were few and far between. It may have been an off night which, understandably, happens. Will give them another chance.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The barbecue is delicious. Everyone loved the food they ordered from ribs to burnt ends. The atmosphere was nice and easily held conversations. The staff was very attentive. I would recommend this for great barbecue!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always very consistent and the reason why we keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, great service, and just great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We always enjoy The Rackhouse. The cheese curds are tasty and not heavily fried. Service is always friendly, attentive, and quick.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Myself and a guest split the great Smoky Mountain barbecue platter. Boy what a feast! This was way more food than the two of us could consume in one sitting so we brought home lots of leftovers. Tasted fantastic and is a great dish to sample a little bit of all the different barbecue offerings at Rack House. My favorite by far was the brisket.

Enjoyed dining here and will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service was prompt and courteous. As far as really good bbq is concerned this place is just middle of the road. Notbadbutnot great by any means.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food!
Pulled pork was absolutely amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our waitress was the best waitress I think I have ever had. We came in for ladies night out on a Friday night with a group of 9 ladies. She was so friendly, so funny, and so accommodating. She offered to break our order up so each person knew exactly what they owed at the end of the night. The food was as good as the aroma that more than pleasantly smacked you in the face as you walked in the door and their moonshine cocktails are delicious. I think I'm going to have to give each one as try.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server, Erica, is the best. We have gone here now twice in one week, and have had her both times. Food is great, ambiance is great, drinks are great and service is great. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service from Lindsay and all the food was delicious. Dry rub wings and not heavily fried cheese curds were a great start. Then we tried the mountain platter for the first time. Oh my. Lots of meat and all tasty. Leftovers the next day were enjoyed too.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

They serve excellent barbecue specialities.
They have daily food specials.
The service is friendly and fast.
Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great causal dining experience.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was amazing, the place was great, but the food was terrible. Everything looked so good and I wanted to love, especially because the waitstaff was beyond amazing. But, unfortunately, we ordered 5 different dishes and none of them were good. The french toast was underdone, the eggs on the breakfast nachos were green, rubbery and had no flavor. Come here for a drink, but not for the food.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent ribs! Very meaty with very little fat. Cannot wait to go back again.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great BBQ and burgers. Fun drinks with a new take on moonshine

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Great service. My friends had a burger, me a veggie burger. Very tasty food. We always meet at rack house.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Really good BBQ and hospitality. Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The food as usual was darn tasty the only downside was the number of potato skins in the appetizer for the price. But service is always friendly and prompt and have a great time. Great prices for their whiskey list too

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5.0Dined on November 11, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on October 21, 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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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Great steak.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, good atmosphere and kid friendly.

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Casual spot, good music, and very tasty food

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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