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Captain Porky's

38995 Route 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-360-7460
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38995 Route 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was cold,shrimp smelled fishy. It was 45 minutes before closing,the staff was clean quickly. All the food was cooling in containers on counter. The put cold food in to go box never warmed up and gave it to us. Corn bread was dry. Coleslaw...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank erfirebird
Reviewed November 8, 2018

If you are looking for a place that serves good food quickly this is it. Their BBQ is outstanding and if you enjoy Cajun side dishes there is none better. Just drive by and the smell will make you want to try it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rick C
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by to get some carryout. The alligator was fantastic and we tried a number of other things, all great. A lot of stuff is fried so be warned, but it's soooooo good.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank randrj
Reviewed August 27, 2018

After golf at Thunderhawk we searched for a quick meal and selected Captain Porky's. Had the pulled pork sandwich and the key lime pie. Both were excellent!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Captain Porky's is about in the middle between our friends in Milwaukee and our digs in downtown Chicago, so we met there. "Atmosphere" is non-existent. Sit on benches at sort of indoor picnic tables. Food seems to be prepared to order and is served in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stanley L
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We stopped by after eating at Shanty's next door and found Captain Porky's to be a quaint store with unique products. We picked up a bottle of their olive oil--delish!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank klaus724
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love Captain Porky’s for a quaint eat in fish dinner. We love the smoked salmon too and will often stop for a carry out as it’s on our way home. Always a smile on their face and a quick banter!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank schild4
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

I have driven past this place so many times, but we finally decided to stop and give it a try. I am glad we did! We ordered a handle of things to share. We tried the ribs, the brisket, the gulf shrimp, and the artichoke...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank taykaz
Reviewed April 20, 2018

We had a fantastic lunch of Beef Brisket and Full Rack of Pork Ribs The ribs where meatier than I have ever had and very tender. The ½ Dinner size of Beef Brisket was Hugh and flavorful. Sides we chose were steak fries and coleslaw...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Traveler1770
Reviewed February 28, 2018

If there is a fish or shellfish, either fresh or sea water you can find it here fried, sauteed , or broiled. All are marvelous and freshly cooked. If you need a fix of ribs, brisket, or pulled pork they do that as well in...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Steven M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38995 Route 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wadsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 847-360-7460
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