Des Plaines


Des Plaines is a city located in the suburbs of Chicago, with the nickname of "City of Destiny". This city is home to colleges, casinos, lakes, museums, and nature preserves, making it a fantastic place to visit, live, or play. The downtown area is always great to walk through on a sunny day, and the residents of the city are always extremely friendly. When you stop by Des Plaines, be sure to check out these restaurants and bars, as they're the best in the area!


1724 S River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 699-8590

Paradise Pup is serving up amazing burgers and fries, and they do it fast! This is a terrific option when you're hungry, but you don't want to spend an arm and a leg. The waitresses here are always friendly and accommodating, and after a few times of showing up here, they'll know your name! You won't regret coming out for a meal here.


353 N River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 298-5100

Club Casa Cafe is known for their amazing fish fry! Overlooking a driving range, you can even watch some golf balls fly as you eat some fantastic food. They post their daily specials in advance on their website, and they're always money savings deals that should certainly be taken advantage of. Make sure to try the Italian beef with sweet peppers, wedge salad, and their famous super nachos!


1141 Lee St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 824-0100

If you're looing for something a little different, be sure to check out Restaurant Mehanata. They're serving up Bulgarian dishes that are exquisite! Not only are they affordable, but it's an eating experience that's sure to leave a mark on your tastebuds. The waitresses are glad to help those who have never eaten here before, and you can't go wrong with any of the options!


2501 E Ballard Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 827-5577

Countryside Saloon is always a good choice for a night out in Des Plaines. This hidden gem is steadily getting more attention, so you may have to deal with a wait before you're seated. They've added a new outdoor eating area, and it's perfect for those breezy summer nights. Whether you're a local or someone visiting, this is a saloon you should certainly pay attention to.


901 E Oakton St
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 296-6261

Excueses Bar & Billiards is always packed, which is a good sign for business. They have four pool tables, dart boards, and a jukebox, as well as a crowd of friendly patrons who are welcoming to newcomers. The drinks are especially cheap, which makes for a great night out no matter which way you look at it. Come see what Excueses Bar & Billiards is all about, no excuses!


659 N Wolf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 296-2233

Illusion is an inviting pub with comfortable seating, contemporary decorations, and great service! You can't go wrong with the Lemon Drop Martini, or the Greek salad that comes filled with pita chips. They're always playing great music here with a wide selection on the jukebox. Best of all, you'll get to enjoy some of the most affordable drinks in all of Des Plaines!


1492 Miner St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 759-1424

Miner Street Tavern is a great place to head to for some drinks and good service! You'll have your drink within no time, and you'll be surprised about how strong it is! There are also great appetizers and entrees to be enjoyed. It's your typical suburban bar with a little something extra when it comes to strong drinks and great food. Give it a shot the next time you're in the area!


3000 S River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(888) 307-0777

Cube is a sports bar meets dance club in the Rivers Casino. The music is always relevant and loud, making this a perfect place to get your groove on. Coat check is complimentary, and a fantastic dance floor is at your feet. It gets really packed in here during the weekends, but you can rent a booth ahead of time if you're looking to have a great time in the area!


346 Potter Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 299-1811

The Log Cabin Inn is an interesting place for food and drink. They have a basic menu for food which is inexpensive and delicious! When the weather is warm, this is certainly the place to be. They have a firepit, horseshoes, and a beer garden that includes lovely outdoor seating. You can't go wrong with the cabbage rolls and beefsteak rye! Come in tonight for a good brew.


864 Rand Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 824-8979

Rand Road House is a restaurant mixed with a karakoke bar, and that sounds like a good time to us! On Wednesday nights the house is packed with karaoke attendees who are especially invested in their craft. It's a tiny dive bar, but it's a down home establishment with the ability to bring you great food and great service, so be sure to stop in.