Melrose Park Bars & Restaurants
Tom's Steak House
1901 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
There are steak houses and then there is the best of the best. And this place is the latter. You will be astounded by the amazing cuts of steak and how they prepare them at this fine dining establishment. The meat is perfectly aged and if you are asking me for a recommendation, you are making it very difficult on us as it is very difficult to choose between the classic Filet Mignon, their Prime Rib or the New York Strip. Oh, that's right, we forgot all about their succulent Bone-In Ribe Eye. We could go on, but we will leave the rest to you.
2348 N. Mannheim Road
Melrose Park, IL 60164
This may sound like a weird mix but we have to admit that this venue has some of the very best gyros and broasted chicken in the area. What you will have brought to your table could best be described as good old home style cooking. One thing is for certain, the portions are more than generous. And if you feel like something a little different, you will want to try the Squabs classic. The sides are absolutely the perfect compliment to the main entrees with items like Greek potatoes and rice pilaf. Get ready for some good eats.
1419 N 15TH Avenue Suite 3
Melrose Park, IL 60160-3435
We know it seems like the chains are taking over the restaurant world, but there are still a few mom and pop establishments that will knock your socks off. Let's face it, there aren't many places where you can experience old country flavors anymore. Everything is so reasonably priced and you will be happy to know that the menu is an award winner. The goal of the owners is that when you leave, you can say that your experience was like eating at Mom's kitchen table once again. Enter these doors soon and just drink in the aroma and the atmosphere.
1743 N Mannheim Road
Melrose Park, IL 60165-1120
This is a must stop. The variety on the menu is astounding. And if you crave fried food, then this is definitely the perfect place for you. Just name it, fried wings, fried shrimp, fried chicken and fried fish, that's right, they have it here. The homemade soups will get your tummy in the mood for what is to come. And if for some reason you just don't feel like something fried, there are always choices like their amazing smoked trout and salmon. Everything is made in-house and the staff will bring it to you with a big smile on their face.
2113 W Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL 60160
There is something very special when you find a place that locals love in the way lcoals love this special venue. This establishment could best be described as a diamond in the rough, a classic Italian deli. Their sandwiches are unbelievably tasty and you can always expect all of the ingredients as well as the bread to be extremely fresh. If you need the perfect compliment to go with your sandwich, they have some excellent options like their bakery cookies or their cannolis. The friendly employees are a bonus, they will treat you right here.
2400 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160-1118
There is one thing that we can guarantee you will not run into at this unique establishment. There is nothing about this place that is snobby and there is certainly nothing about it that is pretentious in any way. They are famous for their burgers and after one bite you are going to be hooked. There is definitely a blue collar mentality here but once you settle in, that won't really matter. Breakfast food is served all day long and you really can't beat their skillets, omelets or waffles. Believe us when we say you don't want to miss this gem.