38985 N. Route 41
Throughout our building’s 100 year history, The Shanty Restaurant has been a gathering place for neighborhood locals to eat, drink, and socialize. In the 1960s there were actually more horses than people who lived in our town! As the community of Wadsworth has grown throughout the years, so has The Shanty. In late 2010, with the help of local residents and businesses, The Shanty was reconstructed using local reclaimed barn wood restored from neighborhood farms. We are excited to announce that in 2017, The Shanty will break ground on another building expansion that will feature private event space, second-floor outdoor seating that overlooks our beautiful Lake County forest preserve and a large bar/live music area designed with an old world historic feel! Along with the restaurant’s ever changing building, comes The Shanty’s evolving menus. We are proudly serving our twelfth menu edition, which has been inspired by The Shanty’s creative chefs and loyal patrons.
The Shanty was honored to be awarded the Enjoy Illinois Delicious Destination Award from the State of Illinois and has been recognized as one of Illinois' Top Restaurants from the State Tourism Board in Springfield. The Shanty was honored to have been featured on the Food Network's hit show, “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” as well as many other national television programs which have highlighted our Whiskey Shrimp, Tequila & Orange Grilled Salmon and our Premium Hand-Cut Aged Steaks! Along with our nationally featured dishes, our current menu offers customer favorites like our Apple Brandy Braised Pork Shanks, Organic Goat Cheese Wontons, Lemon-Wine Mussels, Double-Roasted Duck Stuffed Beef Bone Marrow and Chili Lime Red Snapper to name a few! Our staff is excited to serve you and we hope you enjoy our fusion of new age cuisine and old time Shanty classics! Cheers!
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