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WELCOME to the GREAT ESCAPE WHERE GREAT FOOD and CASUAL CLASS are the THEME.

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The Great Escape is truly the place to be for all occasions. Enjoy a fabulous meal in a warm & cozy atmosphere without breaking the bank. After dining, stop by our antique bar where Al Capone drank and Tom Mix made silent movies in the early 1900’s. The bar was built on this site in 1889 when the Iron Horse steam engines rule the plains.

Al and Marie Great opened their first restaurant in 1958 called The Drift Inn. It was a warm neighborhood place which specialized in the best baby back ribs and broasted chicken that the Chicago area had ever tasted. The business ran successfully until 1981 when Al and Marie sold the business and retired. Many years passed and people were asking when the Great family would get back into the restaurant business. Well here it is, revived by the entire family, we proudly bring you— The Great Escape. Combining a terrific restaurant, lounge and banquet facility with our timeless and tasty recipes, The Great Escape is truly the place to be for all occasions.

Phone

(847) 671-7171

Location

9540 Irving Park Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176

Hours

7 days a week 11am-10pm

Daily Specials

 

Beer & Cocktails specials in our 125 year old bar…
  • Monday-Friday
    Happy hour appetizer specials from 3-6
  • Saturday
    Prime Rib Nite
  • Every Day
    Is a great day for ribs !!!

OUR MENUS

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An eclectic American menu highlighted by daily drink and food specials all enjoyed in our historic atmosphere.

Dining In

We deliver straight to you for any occasion whether it’s a business meeting at the office or party at home.

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Carry Out

Let the Great Escape take care of all your function needs from showers and anniversaries to business meetings, seminars and more!

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GREAT for Gatherings

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An eclectic American menu highlighted by daily drink and food specials all enjoyed in our historic atmosphere.

Banquets

The Great Escape is truly the place to be for all occasions. Enjoy a fabulous meal in a warm & cozy atmosphere without breaking the bank

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Catering

Delivered to your home or business. We set it up and come back to clean up! Groups of 10-600 people. Order off our catering menu or customize.

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More than just a restaurant.
Find out what makes the Great Escape a special place.

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