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The Great Escape, Schiller Park, IL

The Great Escape

4.3
4.3
188 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Discover a true Chicago gem at The Great Escape. This casual favorite features some of the city's finest steaks, seafood, chops and more in a setting that captures the Windy City's unique history. The Great Escape hails back to 1889; the Bar and Banquet room are part of the original structure. The bar itself was hand-carved by the venerated Chicago Bar Company. No stranger to colorful characters, The Great Escape was once frequented by one of Chicago's most notorious icons, bootlegger and gangster Al Capone. Today, the restaurant is a family favorite, featuring hearty fare, with an onsite banquet hall and catering. The facility is uniquely green, with a 108kW wind turbine on the property that generates over 100 percent of the restaurant's power supply, ensuring that future generations can continue to experience its warmth, hospitality and delicious creations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm;
  • Phone number
    (847) 671-7171
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

188 Reviews
  1. LenN

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. Service was friendly and very efficient. The Owner came to our table and introduced himself and we had a very nice conversation. The history of this place is awesome and very old historical info. Definitely a hidden gem!

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  2. Localfoodie7

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal!!!!!Never disappoints!!!!!!

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  3. Mepfoodie

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Supper Club vibe. Loads of appetizers to choose from but the stuffed mushrooms were fab! Broasted chicken and ribs were outstanding - their signature dish! Staff was friendly and attentive. No noise issues, conversation friendly.

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  4. Katline

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Met some old friends for dinner. Food and service were really good. I had the broasted chicken and my husband had the chicken pot pie both were great. Will definitely go there again.

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  5. PoolQueen

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places. Excellent service, great food. I recommend it highly.

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  6. Dick

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to come to the great escape because of their food selection. Their ribs are one of the best in Illinois, fall off the bone great barbecue sauce it’s a total winner. You must also try their French fried shrimp order broasted chicken both are a complement to the ribs and are delicious. Fred Ronden soup one of the best tray you’ll love it. Enjoy

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  7. Dibri

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here often. We always have great service and great food. Can’t wait to go back.

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  8. Dans

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service with an appetizing selection of food to fit everyone's palate. The salmon and steaks were very flavorful and cooked just right. It is a great value for the quantity and quality of food served'

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  9. JCWood

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great old time supper club feel. Good service and good food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Restaurant with Amazing Chicago History! The Food and Beverages were absolutely wonderful. We were celebrating my parent's birthdays - 83 and 88. Perfect for elderly, access and layout. Mom and I enjoyed a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini to start. She and my Dad both had the broasted chicken, a house specialty, and it didn't disappoint. I had the chicken pot pie, absolutely delicious, however huge, totally shareable. My husband had the filet medallions, done perfectly and so very tender.

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Google Map for The Great Escape

9540 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Schiller Park
  • Hours of operation
    Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm;
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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