The Shanty Restaurant
The Shanty offers rustic appeal with great-tasting food. It is the ideal spot for a quick midday bite or relaxing dinner with friends. Live music on the weekends ensures an entertaining experience. The Shanty's building was reconstructed in 2010 with reclaimed barn wood from the area. The restaurant was also featured on the hit show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, as well as numerous other outlets, such as Food Network's "Let's Dish", NBC's "Around Town" and ABC's "Windy City".
With an continuously evolving menu of customer-inspired dishes, The Shanty aims to please their guests. A top favorite is the whiskey shrimp appetizer, which includes fresh jumbo shrimp in The Shanty's signature Jack Daniels cream sauce. Another hit is the tequila and orange grilled salmon.
Food was great, fun atmosphere with live music. My only complaint was being seated at 8:35 when we had a 7:45 reservation. It wasn’t a problem because we enjoyed time at the bar before dinner.
Mike's Veal Osso Bucco on mashed potatoes was so amazing and I had delicious fresh and crispy crab cakes with fries and their PERFECT coleslaw!
Great service, food & atmosphere. Sat in original section but walked through new expansion which looks great. Also very nice that now take RSVPs
Celebrated my husband on his birthday. The food was delicious and the service was great. It was his first time visiting.
Just an awesome great time. The Kallianis family are the best.
First filet was not done as ordered. Returned it and was great. Front receptionist sent to rear receptionist even though I never I asked for new area. So back up to front again. Very loud, as more people come more volume. Its all good. Shanty is a fav of ours. Will return again and again.
Our favorite restaurant in the area!
Excellent quality food. Salad is real greens, not chopped iceberg. Gluten free options were very good - mussels came with gluten free bread. Pork shanks were excellent.
BEST FREAKING FRIED CHICKEN EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Mike liked his parmesan crusted salmon too.
Everything was spectacular. Loved the goat cheese wonton appetizer, Bone in Rib eye and Flourless chocolate torte.
Father Day was a great treat.
Food was amazing. There were 4 of us and we all really enjoyed everything. It was a nice way to start off Father's Day!
Great food and service for a great price! New addition is amazing!
Anniversary dinner. Pricey and too, much saucey!!! Lol seriously not my favorite.
Love the Shanty! Never had a bad meal or bad time.
We were crammed into a pretty small two top in the back corner of the room. Was not comfortable and there was not room on the table for the plates and glasses. Comfort is part of the experience too.
Great dinner tonight with great friends. Shanty any day of the week is good!
Enjoyed my NY strip and eggs - both cooked accordingly to my taste and service was excellent - thank you!
It was freezing where we were seated, I think with the event on the new side, it was hard to regulate the temperature. Also, our server was kind but very frazzled. Didn't check on us except to take our order and bring the food. Food was amazing as per usual though!
It was for our 35th wedding anniversary food was great service was also great
Esta perfecto, vine para celebrar una graduacion👨🎓, buen ambiente💃,la banda 🎹🎸q estuvo esta muy padre🎼📯, staff was good, the food is delicious, I'm back again👍👍👍👍
As usual good food, a lil pricey though. Had ham-n-eggs w/ carmelized potatoes, was hot and tasty. Decent portion size. Be sure to stop at Captain Porkie’s next door for to-go shrimp! Excellent too!
Wonderful food and service we want to go back to try more stuff
Usually the Shanty is very good. This time had to send 2 undercooked steaks back, 1 of which had to go back twice. One guest had to wait 10 minutes and the other +20 minutes, after the first 3 were served. No real acknowledgment of the issue from staff / management. We were disappointed.
Excellent restaurant - Great service, food, ambiance on the dinner side, then walk through the hallway to a huge open bar which is lively and entertaining.
Never a bad meal at this restaurant. Service is attentive and atmosphere is pleasant. Live music in bar. A great time with great food. Two thumbs up!
I had high expectations but was somewhat disappointed. Had apps and entrees and they were average at best - salmon was over cooked and sauces were overly rich.
Enjoyed dinner with out of town company. Crab leg specials! Yum!!
Great food, wonderful wine selection. Desert perfect. Had the unfortunate experience of sitting near a large group of loud people. Waitress identified that and tried to make it up to us. She was great. I really enjoy the food here. Great quality. Some of the most flavorful food I have ever had. Outstanding!
The Shanty was recommended by a friend. She was right. I am glad I followed her advice. This place is awesome. I shall frequent it as often as possible during my stay here.
Great everything. Will go back soon. Quality of food outstanding as well as the ambiance.
Had the bone morrow and ribeye. Everything was great. Highly recommend it.
Food was good as was value. Conversation challenged in outside room. Prefer something is low carb....need option for bread and potatoes.
Went for the fish fry, it was amazing. Didn't need the appetizers though since there was so much food.
We had an excellent dinner to celebrate my birthday. I had the shrimp and scallops over a plate of sauté veggies since I could not have the rice. The staff and servers were fantastic.
It was very busy, which was confusing since the food was horrible. We ordered one of the Food Network apps (pork shanks) - drizzle was actually a soup of the sauce and had to cut with knife. My partner’s meal was so dry he choked getting it down. I had shrimp and scallops with veggies. Nothing was fresh - veggies soggy since they were frozen, scallops rubbery, and not sure how it’s possible for shrimp to be both over cooked and taste funky. First time I left an entire entree because it was inedible. Best part was when the busy boy grabbed the full plate of sweet potato fries to take it away - couldn’t eat the rest of them since he literally put both hands on the fries as he went to lift the plates. Oh well they were burnt anyway but the only thing somewhat safe to eat.
Beat steak I’ve had in a long time. The alligator appetizer was excellent. My husband commented multiple times at how glad he was that I found the place. We’ll definitely be back.
Delicious and perfectly cooked redfish. Excellent service by JoAnna!
Going away dinner for friends. It was my first time dining here and it was wonderful! We left very full and happy. We will go back for sure!!!!!
Food was excellent. We had the braised beef rib and ribeye steak. Steak done perfect medium rare and beef rib came apart without use of steak knife provided. Waitress very attentive and helpful.