Where to eat American food in Carpentersville: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 10, 2019 Concepcion Newsome

Discover Restaurants offering the best American food in Carpentersville, Illinois, United States. Carpentersville is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. The population was 37,691 at the 2010 census.
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10. Burnt Toast

2492 N Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123-8032 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout +1 847-551-9725 http://www.btrestaurant.com
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4 based on 245 reviews

Burnt Toast

Reviewed By DLogsdon

I am in their parking lot writing this review.Wow. All of a sudden (?) this place is a fast food restaurant. That is not a compliment!We arrived before lunch.Were seated immediately.Coffee is just as rich as before.I ordered a simple, cheese omelet.I have ordered omelet here before and have not been disappointed. This one was a complete bust.My colleague also ordered an omelet. His was well scrambled and fluffy, full from end to end and side to side with ingredients.Mine was a thin, slimy layer of barely scrambled eggs (I despise egg white), folded over an uneven pile of cheese.The waitress came back as I was dissecting my meal to find the not slimy, over-cooked edges and not unscramble egg white portions and to cut away the excess of cheese from one side and share it with the other side. She asked everything ok and was gone before I could look up or answer. Not that I would have sent it back by that point as my colleague was half finished.Next time we saw her that she stopped was to ask if we wanted a refill (coffee) - our plates had been cleared.We declined because, let's be honest, I was pretty well done with the place by this point.So, we go to the host station to pay and the girl there (who looked more like she should be clubbing in her knit, green, skin-tight mini-dress and thigh-high black boots) asked if we wanted to split the check evenly. Seriously? Does no one care that my meal was mediocre AT BEST?!?!Don't expect much if you're an adult who remembers what service means. Truly professional service persons can "read" their clientele. I was certainly putting enough signals out there that properly trained people who have clearly understood this would be the outcome of their lack of attention.My colleague already didn't prefer this chain. I am all about finding other places to go from now on.

9. Bennigan's

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL 60123-9356 Bar, Pub, American Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations, Accepts Credi +1 847-488-9900 http://benniganselgin.com
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4 based on 131 reviews

Bennigan's

A high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern, Bennigan's is relentlessly focused on the people, food and experience that define it. Every member of the team "bleeds green" to go above and beyond the casual dining expectations of today. Our new restaur

Reviewed By Kuster93

Spent the day at Santa’s vintage. Stayed at holiday inn so we figured we’d stay close for dinner. We haven’t ate at a bennigans in years as our local one close 10 years ago. I have to say we thought it was mediocre at best. We both had the (spicy chipotle burgers). Over cooked after being ordered med rare, and basically flavorless. Wish they would have been more flavorful. Fries were ok. Plus side was that each kid ate free for every $12 entire which wasn’t hard to do as most meals were at least that. We would try again if we were in the area. Service was good and waitress was tentative.Thank you for your feedback. we are sharing your comments with our staff and working hard on retraining our grill cooks on proper cooking procedures to meet our guest requests. We loved serving you and want to thank you for being our guests.

8. Bandito Barney's

10 N River St, East Dundee, IL 60118-1330 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service [email protected] +1 847-426-7300 http://www.banditobarneys.com
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4 based on 39 reviews

Bandito Barney's

Reviewed By LaurieM0109

Lots of space, attentive staff, great outdoor area but the food is not worth returning for. 2 out of 4 orders had to be redone, plus the tasty ribs were served lukewarm, and flat bread was soggy. The special Mai Tai's were great and offered 2 extra for the inconvenience of the food issues we had. Dog friendly.

7. Diamond Jim's

325 Meier St, East Dundee, IL 60118-1325 American, Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Live Music +1 847-836-1394 http://www.diamondjimsdundee.com
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4 based on 36 reviews

Diamond Jim's

Reviewed By BRIAN22Algonquin

Have visited a couple times a year over the years. Usually good food and service and sometimes good prices. Gotta give points for anyone that serves tots as an alternative to fries.Recent visit was for Friday fish fry, nice outdoor seating. Fish was a bit disappointing - thin, dry, breading not good. OK, not great. I admit it may be partly personal preference on the breading, but I've had much better fish fries in the area. Probably wouldn't have written this somewhat negative review, but service was also disappointed. Dropped off check and didn't pick up for another half hour. They were somewhat busy, but other servers were zipping by and moving fast, ours was mostly talking to friends at the bar. Again, we've enjoyed eating here before, or I would have given a lower rating. Will stop back in again sometime and give them another chance, but not for fish fry.

6. Village Squire

125 Washington St, West Dundee, IL 60118-1238 Bar, American, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 847-428-4483 http://www.thevillagesquire.com
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4 based on 66 reviews

Village Squire

Reviewed By Calmac3

We stopped at this Squire in Dundee. We prefer it to the one in Crystal Lake. First of all, the menu includes pizza and many more choices that were removed from Crystal Lake’s menu.. Secondly the food is better tasting. And finally, the location is scenic—-the Fox River flows by and there’s plenty of outdoor patio. There’s daily specials—like today’s half-price burgers—my husband is enjoying their Parmesan garlic hamburger right now. My BBQ cheddar bacon chicken sandwich is generous and delicious! Extensive menu and great appetizers—-wonderful flaming saganaki!!! Great fireplace, free popcorn, bar, and off street parking lot.

5. Randall Roadhouse

2267 Randall Rd, Carpentersville, IL 60110-3355 American, Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Table Service +1 847-836-3300 http://www.randallroadhouse.com
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4 based on 83 reviews

Randall Roadhouse

Reviewed By stevef141414

We have been coming here since they opened. We loved the food and service in the past. We had a terrible dinner here (watching college football) last month and wanted to give it a second chance. We ordered “take out” last night and the food was not edible. We had the chicken and veggies and Eggplant...both were terrible and dry. Unfortunately, in our option, this establishment has declined over the past year. We do not plan to go back which is unfortunate as we do like to come and watch a sporting event with friends.

4. Alexanders Cafe

1725 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123-1483 American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 847-888-4146 http://www.alexanderselgin.com/
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4 based on 216 reviews

Alexanders Cafe

Reviewed By d3ebo

Great breakfast menu and friendly service. My daughter wondered if all restaurants in Illinois serve Oreo pancakes. I don't think they all do but you can get them here at Alexanders. We stayed in a nearby hotel that only offered a pricey breakfast buffet. We visited Alexanders down the block and got two fantastic dishes for the same price of one at the hotel. The Oreo pancakes were very tasty!

3. Emmett's Tavern & Brewing Co

128 W Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118-2017 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Private Dining, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available +1 847-428-4500 http://www.emmettsbrewingco.com
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4 based on 109 reviews

Emmett's Tavern & Brewing Co

Reviewed By Mink52

We stayed on the sandwiches side of the menu, so can’t really comment on the entrées here. However, all of our sandwich-type meals were excellent. The “Beyond the Burger” veggie burger was enjoyed by the vegetarian in our group. The kids both had grilled cheese sandwiches and fries, and were happy with their food as well (and with the crayons and kids menus for coloring). One of our party had the Southwest Chicken Salad, which was ample and very tasty. I had the Shrimp Po’ Boy with blackened popcorn shrimp and fries. The ban was overstuffed, as Po’ Boys often are, so I ate a few of the popcorn shrimp tp better close the bun. The Creole Sauce made this sandwich very tasty!

2. Montarra

1491 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5918 American Dinner Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Private Dining [email protected] +1 847-458-0505 http://www.montarra.com/
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4 based on 204 reviews

Montarra

Reviewed By susanl762

We chose Montarra to celebrate our wedding anniversary primarily based on a review we saw on Check Please (aired January 2019). Although the food was good and the service was adequate, our experience did not match what we saw on the show. The waterfall and chandelier shown in the review is located in the main dining room which was closed for a private party so we didn’t get to see it. The menu was personalized with happy anniversary but it would have made the evening special if a small dessert to share was presented at the end. The complimentary bread basket are thin crisps that are overly salty. We enjoyed the tuna tartare with smashed avocado and red pepper aioli served with white corn chips. I had the mixed grill plate that was delicious; however I was not able to dejoint the rack of lamb. My husband had the rib eye steak which was tender and flavorful. Overall we had a nice meal but nothing exceptional.

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1. Benedicts Eggs & More

8 S River St, East Dundee, IL 60118-2310 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Takeout +1 847-836-2222 http://www.benedictseggs.com
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4 based on 109 reviews

Benedicts Eggs & More

Reviewed By 394vickie

Charming old house where friendly wait staff serve breakfast & lunch. Extensive 8-page menu of omelette, crepes, quiche, Benedicts (of course), daily specials, sandwiches, soup& salads. California scramble: scrambled eggs on potato pancakes, topped with chopped bacon, tomatoes, avocado slices, and Hollandaise sauce. Yummy. Wish we had this close to our home!

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