4.5 based on 315 reviews
Apollon stands alone as a no excuses high end restaurant in the Fox Valley. Witness the venue...tablecloth, China, candlelight, attentive but not intrusive service, daily specials and fresh quality ingredients always. Popular for sure and rightly so. Weekend or PAC nights clearly require a reservation for any hope of a table. To expect otherwise is folly. Restaurants of this caliber in a major city like Chicago would require weeks advance notice for a weekend table. That a walk in would be accommodated on any terms in the setting of a full house at a peak weekend hour speaks to the care taken in welcoming all to the bounty of greek freshness. Every effort is made, always, to see to it that the customer is pleased. This is a rare commodity in the modern broken world and one that the now deceased founder, Stavros, God rest his soul, insisted upon and that the new (if 4 years can be thought of as novel) manager, Craig attends to without flaw.
Modesto is the maestro in the kitchen but has never set foot in the front of house role and why would he - his job is to execute the menu without exception from the kitchen which he does without fail.
Tonight was no exception. Snowy weekday and only one other table at 8:45 pm. Welcomed warmly and never hurried with a memorable meal relaxed until departure after routine close despite that for the last hour we were alone in the restaurant. Very, very special and unique in the fox valley.
At meals end, Craig shared that a long time patron and loved regular unknown to us had recently passed, with a wake this past Saturday, and dear family seated to mark the occasion where upon the family shared a bottle of 100+ year old Metaxa from the lost soul's bounty with the restaurant staff. That says it all. A poignant moment, a priceless gift and witness to the love from the knowing patron to the staff and house that has been rightly held dear for so long. Of course all seated are welcomed in this way and of course things so meaningful take time to execute. All who have had the reasonable patience to partake at Apollon are richly rewarded and welcomed to the fold. Beyond belief was that the family then instructed Craig to share whatever was left with others in the memory of the deceased without cost. Wow. Staggering. Tonight we were so blessed.
A gem of a restaurant far beyond the usual local fare and one to indulge in and celebrate.
I will never forget the founder Stavros dancing to the still played greek background music with the time honored Syrtaki dance spontaneously and coming to our table with joy in his heart embracing us and saying "America, what a wonderful country!". This was 5 years ago and with his picture and painting on the wall tonight I felt that he was with us still and will always be.
I lost my father this year and Apollon was always his special place. We toasted his life and memory with a meal there with his 88 year old widow, my mother and family and the current staff shortly after his passing as he would have wanted and as only they could do.
Restaurants such as this are increasingly rare and provide so much more than nutrition - this is the stuff of life.
Treat yourself and darken the door with joy in your heart and a desire to live life to its fullest. Never hurry. Life worth living is just that and always worth the wait. OPA!
4.5 based on 51 reviews
Been going back here for the last 3 Fridays for their fish. Nothing to say but awesome food and refreshments.
4 based on 7 reviews
What is NOT to love about a bakery in WI. I love the fact that I can TASTE AND FEEEEEEL the butter (real WI butter) traveling to my arteries as I eat their goodies, and I am sooooo glad I have naturally low B/P and cholestorol..... lol
5 based on 42 reviews
My wife and I discovered this eclectic coffee shop on a visit to the area to attend a Packer football game a year ago. In addition to the outstanding coffee, baked goods/food offerings, and very friendly efficient service the homey unique atmosphere creates even more appeal. We enjoyed it so much last year we returned a few more times on a just completed visit this year. The specialty drinks they prepare have always been very consistent which we especially appreciate. It's easy to see why this establishment is so popular with the myriad of locals who visit on a regular basis.
4.5 based on 52 reviews
Butch's has been around for ages. Pizza is still as good as I remembered - hot with plenty of toppings. Nothing fancy, but a great value for the $$.
4.5 based on 58 reviews
Service was slow. Margarita was nice size but sweet. The waiter could not tell me the difference between the 2 margaritas that were on special. Chips were warm & fresh but salsa very thin. My burrito and enchilata were hard to tell apart and seved luke warm at best with no guacamole nor sour cream. The taco was hot. The fajita was not sizzling but warm and tasty.
4.5 based on 41 reviews
Very good atmosphere. They pour over every cup of coffee made. My husband has turned into a coffee snob because of this place. They have really good coffee. They have really good pita/sandwiches, too. They serve it with hummus and chips or a strawberry spinach salad. Both are amazing sides. I love this place.
5 based on 4 reviews
Great doughnuts and pastries!! Very friendly and welcoming staff always smiling!!! The breads and different rolls are great, especially the sourdough!! You can't go wrong.?
4.5 based on 63 reviews
In Northeast Wisconsin, Pagoni's Pizza is your source for Chicago-style pizza with that guaranteed Sicilian taste. Looking for great tasting pizza or classic Sicilian pasta? Or something a little lighter from our gourmet sandwich section? All items on our menu are made with the freshest ingredients. Real Chicago-style pizza and other great Sicilian favorites. Come dine in and enjoy our family-friendly atmosphere, or sip a drink at the bar while you and your buds watch the big game. If you aren't able to come in, we deliver too! Tastes like Chicago, feels like home. Pagoni's specializes in a variety of Chicago, and Sicilian style cuisines. Dine with Pagoni's, take our food to go, or let us deliver to your home. Whether you're in the mood for sandwiches, pizza, or calzones, Pagoni's is sure to impress!
What a gem to have visited. Our dining party leader recommended the lasagna and let me tell you it was phenomenal. We also ordered up a pizza and it was a knock out. We had plenty that we took home with us and the 2 of us raced to eat the cold pizza the next day. Pepperoni, pineapple, & jalapeño was out flavor. Bother the lasagna & pizza had sauces that were very authentic. I could tell they used wine in their sauce & thank goodness they did. If I make it back I am trying something different because our party is 9 all raved about what they were eating.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
Breakfast And Lunch Very Good Food
I order a Veritable omelet. It was on of the biggest I even had . i could not finish which is not me. This restaurant has been in business for several years, Rated last year by the locals as the best family breakfast in the area. It does lineup to it;s reputation.
Clean and friendly servers. I would go back in a heart beat.
SPECIAL REMARKS: There is road construction on the street in front of the restaurant be careful the road were very bumpy.
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