Olde Salem Cafe

7213 Olde Salem Cir
Hanover Park, 60133
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Family owned and operated cafe offering baked goods and homemade German inspired dishes. I don't eat desserts due to my diet, but their cookies, cakes and brownies are irresistible and taste just like how grandma used to make em. You can tell the owner puts a lot of love and care into her menu. -German dinner platters -Cakes -Cookies -Family owned = Great Service
This past summer, I learned about the Olde Salem Cafe at a farmers market. I think it was the Schaumburg one. Anyhow, I had the most wonderful brownies that day they had prepared and I knew I would have to visit their storefront soon. I was in the area looking for a quick bite to eat when I remembered they were nearby. I turned right where I thought they were and I was exactly right. They are located in a small strip mall directly across the street from Long John Silver's. This is one of those "don't judge a book by its cover" places. Literally. The window coverings are kinda haphazard and it looked dark inside, but the open sign was lit up and so I wandered in. While it was dark inside and a little chilly, it definitely smelled fantastic!! And I was greeted by the sweetest lady. It took me a while to decide and while I was working through my options, she took multiple phone orders. Looks like they do a great carryout business for lunch! Then a couple came in to take a look. I quickly learned they had been here before and knew exactly what they wanted. There is a self serve refrigerated case in the front filled with brownies, tarts, homemade banana bread, zucchini bread, blueberry bread, streusel, cookies and beyond! They unloaded a bunch of items on the counter, paid and quickly took their sweet goodies to go. It was decision time. They make their own pretzel rolls. I absolutely had to try one. So I had a grilled chicken sandwich on a pretzel roll with fresh cut French fries. I also took home a yogurt fruit tart and a mini zucchini bread. Let's break it down: The pretzel roll was actually shaped like a pretzel which was cute. But more importantly was how fresh, soft and tasty it was. This was a five star item! The grilled chicken was a little but like a chargrilled chicken and a bit too charred in some areas for me. But it was seasoned and juicy in the center, so it was still pretty good. The fresh cut fries were lightly salted, hot and greasy. Aren't these the perfect adjectives for fresh cut fries? The yogurt tart was suggested by the sweet woman working there. I think it's about five layers. A cookie layer, a thin layer of something like jam, a layer of sponge cake, the thick layer of yogurt that didn't really taste just like yogurt but rather had a deeper thing going on there and a top layer kinda like jello but not. And the fruit. This was rich and creamy and awesome. Truly a five star item for me as well. I cannot comment on the mini zucchini bread yet because I haven't dived in and it's hibernating in my fridge at the moment. But it looks awesome and if it's anything like the rest of the food, I'm guessing it will be another home run! Without a doubt, I will be stopping by again soon to try some more of their tasty treats and savory menu items.
We love the desserts ( especially the brownies) there but sadly it closes on Sunday when we really want some apple pancakes...

(630) 855-3596

Bakeries, German

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Dulce Vida Juice Bar

2003 Irving Park Rd
Hanover Park, 60133
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(224) 236-5045

Juice Bars & Smoothies

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La Taqueria One

1818 West Army Trail Rd
Hanover Park, 60133
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Great tortas and excellent chicken tacos. Friendly staff. Wish they were closer to us :)
This place in incredible! The staff is sweet, the place is clean, the prices aren't bad, and the food is off the charts. What more could you ask for! They have so many items to choose from and plenty of room for dining in. If your looking for great mexican food look no further! After one taste I promise you'll be just as hooked as my family and I are.
This place is the best. The only thing I ever get is the tampiquena. Holy smokes it's the greatest dish ever! Grilled steak with a cheese enchilada on top, beans and rice and guacamole. My mouth is watering thinking about it.

(630) 233-0200

Mexican, Fast Food

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5 Star Euro Deli

1234 E Lake St
Hanover Park, 60133
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Great store for fresh and smoked polish sausage, but not many of the ladies speak English, so be prepared to do a lot of pointing.
Great Polish store - a bit small but the deli meats are always fresh and great selection. They also serve great hot Polish lunch to go. They should expend to a bigger store. Good selection of Polish dry and frozen foods also.
Awesome little food take to eat variety! I always get something good

(630) 736-0135

Delis

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Starbucks

1788 Lake St
Hanover Park, 60133
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I've been a customer of this Starbucks for years. I haven't gone into the store very often, because most of the time I'm blasting thru the drivethru to pick up a cup of coffee for my morning commute. The people at the drivethru know me, and they know my order. Nothing makes you feel like a VIP more than being recognized like that. I really appreciate their customer service and their upbeat attitude. They also do some upselling which can be annoying if it's not done right. These people actually consider what might be handy for their drivethru customers, like their little packets of instant coffee, or let people know if something is on sale. They're really good at serving the needs of their drivethru customers. I've been in the store and used the wifi, which I'd never done before, and was led through the process by a girl behind the counter who came out and got me 'in' right away! Overall, I really love this place and because I don't take the train, I like it's location. It's in a little strip mall across the street from the Hanover Park train station, and seems to have plenty of parking space, although I am mostly a drive-thru customer.
Slowest Starbucks drive through in America. Had to leave the line this AM after 10 min of sitting still.
What I specifically wanted to write here was how much I love the customer service at the drive-thru window. The woman over the loudspeaker sounds incredibly happy and excited to take your order, and the people at the window are also so nice and friendly. Every time I leave, I feel really good. Because of that, this place deserves 5 stars for drive-thru window customer service. (Otherwise, it's just a regular Starbucks.)

(630) 830-4735

Coffee & Tea

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Wu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant

5529 County Farm Rd
Hanover Park, 60133
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Wu's is the definition of a hidden gem. Most people will rave about the egg rolls, and rightfully so. However, people forget to mention how amazing the food is. They make fantastic, TRADITIONAL Chinese food. That means you need to forget about the orange chicken and pseudo chinerican nonsense. If you want flavorless garbage, head over to Panda's. I personally love the hunan beef and chicken. This spicy and garlicy concoction is making me salivate right now. Fried rice is delicious, and their spicy pork is always a hit. Let's not forget about the portion sizes. All in all, you need to check this place out if you are in the area. Also note, there are other great places in the same strip mall.
Food is good, fairly priced and service is quick. It'd be even better if they delivered...but it's close to home so the drive isn't too bad. Their egg rolls are to die for, I could eat just egg rolls and be fine. Overall this is my second go-to Chinese place, only because their chicken and broccoli is made with a clear sauce rather than a dark sauce...so it's decent but not my favorite. I love their veggie fried rice however, and their beef and broccoli is delicious.
I enjoyed Wu's Garden, the food was good and a very good portion for the price. We ordered moo-shoo pork and vegetable fried rice. The pork was my favorite, very good and comes with huge pancakes so no need to get extra. The rice was a little under-flavored but it was still really good. Just needed a little soy sauce. Overall, really good.

(630) 213-8288

Chinese

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Jimmy John’s

7452 Barrington Rd
Hanover Park, 60133
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I feel sad that others have had such a negative experience here :( I have had them cater for parties and I also order them every once in a while when that sandwich craving hits, and I need something Freaky Fast. They ARE incredibly fast (it doesn't hurt that I live two stoplights away, but I digress!) I've started to branch out, and it's all good so far! I love their online ordering option, too. Then I don't have to talk to people! LOL Overall, they get a B+!
Don't bother-- save your money. The #5 Vito Italian sub had hardly any meat in it. The whole sandwich was thin and flat. Couldn't even taste the provolone. Very disappointing. I will never go there again. Back to Jersey Mikes for me!!
Overall, they serve good sandwiches, which have always been super fresh. We've delivered and it's always arrived within twenty minutes.

(630) 213-7070

Sandwiches

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Rosati’s Pizza

5549 County Farm Rd
Hanover Park, 60133
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Their customer service was awful. The lady on the phone was rude and short with us. We ordered garlic bread and they forgot it and then brought it to us but it was cold. The pizza it self was not too bad however their green peppers we're not good.
This review is just based in the incompetent person answering the phones. I called asking for a delivery and he had to have had the worst tone. Asked for the Hawiian Luau pizza and apparently he has no idea what I was talking about responding like I was some crazy person asking for some ridiculous pizza. No help with trying to find what I wanted but what irritated me the most was I went to look at the menu again thinkibg maybe I misread the name but nope, there it was the Hawiian Luau. Either fix your menu or fix your employees. I just moved into the area and eat pizza like im in college. This place was the closest but I assure you I won't be calling back until I am certain someone competant will answer the phone. No need to be a dick, seriously kid.
About two years ago a friend of mine recommended this Rosati's for delivery. As there isn't a whole lot of whole choices in Hanover Park for delivery late at night, we ordered a couple of pies for delivery. Talk about a recommendation! Pros: + The sausage and cheese were piled on thick + The thin crust was well-cooked and flaky + The delivery driver arrived promptly and didn't have any issues finding our funky townhouse sub-division street + Rosati's sends out tons of coupons in the ValuPak and other mailers, plus there are more coupons on the menu's and even on the pizza box themselves + Collect enough pizza box tabs and you'll earn a free loyalty pie Cons: I can't think of any and I've been ordering from them regularly for two years now. Having only ordered pizzas, I can't comment on their other menu options, but for thin-crust, Rosati's is unquestionably one of the better choices in the NW Burbs. The cheese is layered on really thick, so eat it slowly and enjoy!

(630) 830-5100

Pizza

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Time Out West

1130 E Lake St
Hanover Park, 60133
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(630) 213-1006

Sports Bars

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Mariscos El Amigo

2184 W Lake St
Hanover Park, 60133
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I love bringing friends here for their first time. They're always hesitant about trying out new foods, however, every single one of then falls in love with this restaurant. A gem in our community.
This is my absolute favorite restaurant in the area. Slow down when you get near or you might miss it!!! Burritos, enchiladas, and mole are amazing. I love them so I can't brave trying anything else. Staff is always fast and friendly. Prices are affordable for the great taste and quality. I miss their former salsa but the new ones are still delicious.
horrible experience!!!! had to wait for my food over 30 minutes and when we get it, it was cold!!! the ice in my drink had mold! disgusting !. besides the food I ordered two orange juices for my kids and they added water to it!!! not worth the $4 per cup! used to come often but after today never again. there is a better place just around the corner named Islas Maria's that deserves a chance.

(630) 736-9694

Mexican

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