Where to Find Military Deals, Grill Packs, Memorial Day Dinner Brunches

Where has half a year gone already? With the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day weekend, it’s time to start fire up the grill. Lucky for you, some suburban restaurants offer grill packs or takeaway seafood packs to make your BBQ a success.

Or, if you’d rather grab a bite to eat during the long weekend, some restaurants offer special brunches or discounts for military personnel. Here’s what we found:


272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 491-1415, beatrixrestaurants.com/beatrix/oak-brook/. Beatrix extends her weekend brunch to Memorial Day. From 9:00 to 15:00 on Monday, dine with dishes such as vanilla yogurt with almond butter mousse ($9.95), Migas scrambled eggs ($12.95), premium burger ($14.95 ), bowl of tuna ($18.95), baked French toast ($13.95). ), shakshuka (spicy tomato sauce, poached eggs, feta, cabbage and naan for $13.95) and more. Wash it down with Spicy Bloody Mary ($12), Beatrix Espresso Martini ($13), or Pineapple Habanero Margarita ($14). Dinner starts at 16:00. Advance booking required.

bone grill

1604 Randall Road, Algonquin, (847) 658-9268; 180 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, (847) 534-0679; 9310 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, (847) 674-4634, bonefishgrill.com/. On Memorial Day (and throughout the year), military personnel, rescuers and veterans receive a 10% discount on their booking with valid ID. Hanging out at home but don’t feel like cooking? Consider a family set for four that includes salad, biscuits and bread. Prices range from $34.90 for grilled chicken to $59.90 for mahi and shrimp. Order in advance for pickup.

broken paddle

614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington, (847) 639-9468, breakoar.com/events. Broken Oar is planning a big Memorial Day party all weekend under a tent, whatever the weather. The celebration begins with Gooroos at 20:30 on Friday, May 27th. Come back Saturday for Soda at 2:30pm and Poison’d Crue at 8:30pm; Sunday for Lounge Puppets at 2:30pm and Beyond the Blonde at 8:30pm; and Monday for the Rok Brigade at 2:30 pm.

Have a weekend barbecue?  Capital Grille offers steak grill boxes to make it easy for you.

Have a weekend barbecue? Capital Grille offers steak grill boxes to make it easy for you.
– Courtesy of The Capital Grille

metropolitan lattice

87 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 627-9800; 5340 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 671-8125; 2000 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 969-0290, thecapitalgrille.com/butcher. Surprise your guests with steaks, chops and more from The Capital Butcher. Order a grill box for steaks with signature raw cuts that can be grilled at home. Each box is designed for four people. A New York dry-aged strip on the bone is $140, a premium rib-eye on the bone is $160, and a combination of the two is $150. Don’t forget side dishes (Sam’s mashed potatoes, creamed spinach or grilled asparagus for $20 each and lobster and cheese mac and cheese for $50) or burgers (six for $50). Order in advance for Memorial Day pickup.


Italian Grilled Carrabba

1001 75th St., Woodridge, (630) 427-0900, carrabbas.com/. Military personnel and first responders will receive a 10% discount on Memorial Day and throughout the year upon presentation of ID.

Diner City Works and Pour House

1850 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 584-2500; 929 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, (847) 984-3571; 365 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, (847) 941-0990, cityworksrestaurant.com/. Head to the City Works for a special Memorial Day rock and roll brunch from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Monday. Think Jon Bun Jovi (a $10 warm giant vanilla-coated cinnamon bun), Sweet Caroline ($14 spiced carrot cake fritters), The Boss (8-ounce New York strips with eggs in any style and cheese potatoes). casserole for $20) and Sweet Child O’ Mine (French toast stuffed with brioche, Bailey’s cream cheese, vanilla ice cream batter, berry compote and powdered sugar for $14). Reservations are recommended.

City Works locations host a special Rock and Roll Memorial Day Brunch, including specialties such as Jon Bun Jovi.

City Works locations host a special Rock and Roll Memorial Day Brunch, including specialties such as Jon Bun Jovi.
– Provided by bottleneck management

Hyatt Lodge

2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, (630) 568-1234, opentable.com/r/waters-edge-oak-brook. Chef Joshua Carter will serve seafood from 2pm to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, which diners can enjoy on the patio in addition to live music and dancing. Seafood congee costs $35 per pound or $90 for 3 pounds. A bucket of beer costs $15 for four bottles of Miller Lite, Bud Light, or Coors Light, and $20 for four bottles of Corona, Sam Adams, or Blue Moon. Make a reservation on OpenTable.

Cathy’s Kitchen

623 N. Wolf Road, Des Plaines, (847) 803-3544, katieskitchenonline.com/. Katie’s Kitchen, which is normally closed on Mondays, will be open from 6:30 am to noon on Memorial Day for lunch. Or have a barbecue with Katie’s Grill Packages. The $70 set includes eight half-pound angus steak burgers, eight francs or angus sausages, hamburger and sausage buns, potato salad or pasta salad, and homemade potato chips. Or order ready meals such as BBQ roast pork, smoked brisket, smoked pork ribs, side dishes and more.

McCormick and Schmick

5320 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 233-3776, and 3001 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, (630) 571-3700, mccormickandschmicks.com/event/memorial-day-2022/. For Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 28-30, McCormick & Schmick’s is offering takeaway seafood simmer packs that include andouille, corn, and potatoes. Shrimp congee is $29, lobster congee is $39, and lobster and shrimp congee is $49. Orders must be placed by Thursday, May 26th.


1751 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 577-1372; 699 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, (847) 205-5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, (847) 678-5155; 1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, (847) 413-8771, mortons.com/. Show off your grilling skills with Morton’s Chef’s Table Home Kit. Price per person – $59 to $72 – Grill a 6oz, 8oz, or 12oz filet mignon with a cut in the middle. The set also includes a salad of choice, a side dish (Gouda smoked potatoes and breaded bacon, spinach with cream, grilled asparagus, macaroni and cheese and bacon with onions, charred street corn) and a dessert (lime pie, double chocolate mousse, New York cheesecake). Order now for Memorial Day weekend pickup.


1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 7 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300, pinstripes.com/. Pinstripe kicks off the weekend with a series of summer barbecues from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, May 27 on the patio. The all-you-can-eat event will feature snacks such as Chicago-style ribs, pesto chicken, burgers, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, garden salad, watermelon, cookies, and cake from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Certainly. , drinks will also be. On tap at the Northbrook Club, Eris Brewing and performances by local musician Garbriel Datku are offered. The Oak Brook location will feature Half Acre beer and local musician Chris Sebold. South Barrington will be serving Spiteful Brewing while local musician Nick Scofield performs. Tickets for the event for over 21s cost $45. Guests are required to show a valid photo ID upon check-in. Future BBQ dates are July 1, August 5 and September 2 in Northbrook and Oak Brook and July 8, August 12 and September 2 in South Barrington.

Real city barbecue

2119 Clearwater Drive, Oak Brook, (630) 601-6588, and 1260 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, (847) 947-6474, realurbanbbq.com/menu. Leave the frying on the grill this weekend. Family packages for four-six, six-eight or 10-12 people include meat of your choice, whole chicken, ribs, side dishes, sauces, scones, and lemonade or iced tea. They cost between $79 and $189.

Crab House Show

1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg/. Stop by Shaw’s from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm Monday to take advantage of Shaw’s Sip & Slurp, when some oysters and bottles of wine are on sale at half price. It is only available at Oyster Bar. Reservation required.

elephant spirit

924 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, (847) 348-9000, Spiritelephantrestaurant.com/. From now until Sunday, Spirit Elephant will be serving a new Italian sausage roll with homemade giardiniera, coleslaw and homemade parmesan potato chips.

Tap House Grills

Locations in Algonquin, Hanover Park, Lemont, Oswego, Palatine, Plainfield, St. Charles, and Wheeling; taphousegrills.com/. Tap House kicks off their Memorial Day Weekend Party – Friday through Monday, May 27-30 – with $9.99 Pork or Cheeseburger BBQ, $11.99 Tacos, and Bucket of Beer (Miller/Coors/Bud) or seltzer for $12. . In addition, snow cones for children and adults will be installed in some places. Live music starts at 21:00.

Texas de Brazil

5 Woodfield Mall Suite D312, Schaumburg, (847) 413-1600, texasdebrazil.com/locations/schaumburg/. In honor of those who have served, all members of the military, EMS and teachers can receive a 15% discount on a regular lunch or dinner. Offer valid with badge or ID and for a maximum of four people per table or booking. Dinner only.

WhirlyBall is offering half the WhirlyBall discount to all active and retired military veterans through Sunday, May 29th as part of Military Appreciation Week.

WhirlyBall is offering half the WhirlyBall discount to all active and retired military veterans through Sunday, May 29th as part of Military Appreciation Week.
– Provided by Whirly Ball

Whirly Ball

3103 Odyssey Court, Naperville, (630) 932-4800; 285 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, (847) 918-0800; and 1825 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, (773) 486-7777, whirlyball.com/. WhirlyBall is celebrating Military Appreciation Week by offering half off WhirlyBall, laser tag and bowling to all active and retired military veterans through Sunday, May 29th. Suitable for visitors only. Military ID or confirmation required. WhirlyBall will be closed on Memorial Day.


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