The Great Escape


Since 1981

Enjoy the Holidays with The Great Escape!

Holiday Catering from the Great Escape Restaurant

Let The Great Escape Restaurant Do All The Holiday Cooking!

The Great Escape wants to relieve some of your stress by doing all the cooking for your Christmas & New Year's celebrations. 

All of our menu items are available for catering - Choose from full trays and half trays. 

To place your order visit our restaurant or call (847) 671-7171

More than just a restaurant

Our Story

The Great Escape is truly the place to be for all occasions. Enjoy a fabulous meal in a warm & cozy atmosphere without breaking the bank. After dining, stop by our antique bar where Al Capone drank and Tom Mix made silent movies in the early 1900s. The bar was built on this site in 1889 when the Iron Horse steam engines rule the plains. The Great Escape now combines a terrific restaurant, lounge, and banquet facility with our timeless and tasty recipes, The Great Escape is truly the place to be for all occasions.

100% Fresh Daily

Our Menus

Please Note: Our menus, prices, and hours are subject to change without notice. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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Variety At Its Finest

The Great Escape offers a variety of ways to best serve our guests. We offer dine-in, carry-out, and curbside pickup 7 days a week. We also offer a historic bar, beautiful dining space, outdoor dinning space, and private party room.

Chicken Pot Pie
fine dining

Today’s Specials 12/4/22

  • Mustard Crusted Bass
  • Sautéed Salmon
  • Sautéed Shrimp
  • Spinach Stuffed Chicken Parmigiana
  • Pork Shank
  • Dijon Breaded Pork Chops
  • Prime Rib Pot Roast

Banquet Room Available

Highly Recommed

“This place is incredible – food, service, atmosphere. Everyone there is super friendly and eager to provide attentive service. I love the renovations that they are doing here as well. I highly, highly recommend.”
– Kimberly M. 

Favorite Date Night Restaurant

My favorite date night restaurant for years. I’ve catered parties, taken my family, recommended to friends. Everyone was very satisfied. Wholeheartedly recommend.”
– Gail T. 

Lots of History

“Lots of history, old style atmosphere and elegant antique bar. Diverse menu, excellent food and very good service.”

– C.B Stevens

Visit Today

Visit Us

We are located next door to the Schiller Park Fire Department. We offer a historic bar, beautiful dining room, and fabulous outdoor dining space. 

Get IN touch

(847) 671-7171

9540 W. Irving Park Rd. 
Schiller Park, IL. 60176

Kitchen Hours

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday: 11Am – 9pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Bar may be open past 10pm

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