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The Shanty

38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083
+1 847-336-0262
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“whiskey shrimp” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel staff recommended we go for dinner. When we called for a reservation we were told we would have to come right away. I was hesitant but was so glad we did. Place looks like a shanty but really neat Lots of people and noise...More

1  Thank plabeau
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting The Shanty! Our staff is happy that you enjoyed your meal, cocktail and fast service! We are glad you discovered us and we look forward to seeing you again next time your in town! Thank you, Dimitri Kallianis - Owner of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of fish. I had Walleye and my wife had cod. Both we very tasty. I understand they are expanding. They will be great as even early Friday the lines start getting long.More

1  Thank gtratthelake
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for our Friday fish fry! It was great to read that you enjoyed our cod and walleye! Friday's tend to get very busy but we do take reservations on Friday & Saturday nights before 6pm and after 8pm. Our expansion...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We've been recommended to come dine here for years now, we finally made it in. We realized we waited too long! The drinks were delicious. Food was divine! Service was just right! We will be back again!More

1  Thank Tarah H
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Tarah! We appreciate that you were recommended to dine at The Shanty! We are happy that you decided to visit us and that you enjoyed your food, drinks and service! We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

My son had just graduated from boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Base and we were looking for a steak dinner before he had to return to the base. The reviews on The Shanty are what brought us in and they didn't disappoint. We were...More

Thank jilibret
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

First off, thank you to your son for his service to our country! Our staff enjoys meeting and serving military families who join us to celebrate their graduations! We appreciate your kind words and we are happy that you enjoyed your meal and service! I...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

was there with the family; the five of us had a great experience all around (spanning an age group from 54 to 84). Everything was excellent; we even found a few unique dishes like an Elk 'burger and bison 'burger. We came from a northern...More

Thank klaus724
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Shanty! Our staff appreciates that you and your guests traveled a long distance to experience our restaurant! It makes us very happy that you enjoyed your food and that you felt your experience was worth the...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Was surprised how crowded it was for a Friday afternoon. Tried two different kinds of fish, both were delicious!

Thank Marleen04
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for our Friday fish fry! It was great to read that you enjoyed your fresh fish selections! We appreciate your review and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you, Dimitri Kallianis - Owner of The Shanty

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem in Wadsworth.great family owned business. Always great food. From seafood to burgers to fine dining. A must stop if you're in the area. You'll make this your favorite restaurant!!!

1  Thank Rick H
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Shanty! We appreciate your kind words and your loyal support! Its folks like you who allow us to do what we love! See you soon! Thank you, Dimitri Kallianis - Owner of The Shanty

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Tried The Shanty on a recommendation from colleagues at work. They indicated the fish is amazing. I was a little skeptical, but decided to check it out. Wow, was it delicious! I tried the artichoke florentine white fish and my husband had the broiled Canadian...More

Thank Wendy C
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Wendy for taking the time to review The Shanty! It was great to read that you enjoyed our fresh fish dishes! We try hard to offer fresh quality food at an everyday fair price and we are happy you enjoyed your first visit!...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent friendly service, good food. Very crowded on Friday nights. Friday night is always fish night and they offer a variety of specials. I enjoy a spot where you can sit and relax and not feel rushed, even if they're busy.More

Thank bakerynazi
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Friday nights tend to be busy but our staff works hard to offer fast friendly service to all our guests! It makes us happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and meal! Thank you for joining us and we look...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Have been coming here for years to enjoy walleye fish fry. Their olive oil from Greece is so tasty! I'd like to try other menu items but can't seem to not have fish fry.I've seen other diners enjoy other fabulous looking dishesMore

Thank lesyukon
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your years of support and for taking the time to review The Shanty! It is nice to read that you enjoy our fried walleye and our family's organic extra virgin olive oil! We also offer our walleye broiled if you would like...More

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janice c
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Response from CherylCrownRoyal | Reviewed this property |
Hi -The website is listed on the page, however it does not list desserts. I know they waitress said they change often. I had hot apple pie with ice cream and caramel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wadsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-0262
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