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1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050
+1 847-831-0595
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (26 reviews)
“seafood salad” (7 reviews)
“ribs” (29 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Homey Feeling Great Drinks and Staff. Run by a family with their son. Truly great food, our favorite dish's each time we go is the shrimp and grits and the Grouper! They are a must to eat!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good food and service. Gumbo is good, appetizers are good and entrees are delicious. Will definately be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank xbsillinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small but excellent restaurant offers a menu with options for any body. Their Calamari appetizer is wonderful and plenty even for a party of four. The entrees are tasty as are the desserts.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michaelN355KF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for the first time around 5:30 on s Saturday. By 5:45 the place was packed. Excellent service, worthy of a much more expensive restaurant. The shrimp and grits were amazing and my wife's jambalyla was excellent. We had old fashions, both worthy of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank randrj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interiors are a little bit dated but very cozy. Great food and nice staff. Plenty of parking space. Perfect for lunch. They open at 11am.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up going to Blue Grass in Highland Park after bailing on a show at Ravinia due to flooding rains. We didn’t know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. The interior does need a makeover, unless that is what they are aiming...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank allenr589
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Wonderful restaurant, welcoming to families, yet a charming atmosphere for a special night with friends- Varied menu There are various types of barbeques ribs, chicken, brisket -The seafood dishes are beautifully prepared and the salads are excellent and abundant. We have dined there frequently over...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank epk65
jim l, Manager at Bluegrass, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're very happy to hear you've enjoyed yourself with us time and again!

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Broad menu has something for everyone but be sure to include the $2 gumbo shot. I had the crawfish ettoufee which was delicious and authentic. Ordered a half portion chopped salad which was also very good. Bananas foster for dessert was worth stuffing myself. Would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank T2041TOrsmadison
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Have been eating in this location for decades -- Lerner's hot dogs to mandarin cooking from Yu Lin's Chinese Dumpling House through the Bluegrass years. We have never had a bad meal or experience at Bluegrass. The only potential problem is the noise level. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We go to Lake County, IL to Binny's once a month and save $20 per month over buying alcohol in Cook County with it's crushing taxes. We have a Tuesday date, so I was looking for a good restaurant in Highland Park. I found Bluegrass...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gatzbyllc
jim l, Owner at Bluegrass, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed date night, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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March 29, 2018|
Response from Jim L | Property representative |
We do not specify grass fed meats. we do have great Midwestern beef.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050
    (Richfield Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-831-0595
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