The Silo

625 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff, 847-234-6660

Known by its tall shape, the two-level Silo provides a rustic, comfortable setting for anyone who craves pan-style and thin crust pizzas, juicy hamburgers, sandwiches, steaks and chicken. Get a whole meal when ordering giant stuffed baked potatoes.  $ Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.; dinner Sun.


Trax Tavern & Grill

833 Unit A Deerfield Road, Deerfield, 847-236-0203

Make tracks to this family-friendly grill that has American and Italian dishes. The selection includes Caprese salad, grilled chicken Caesar sandwich, classic red chili, a hamburger topped with grilled tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzarella and 20-inch hand-rolled New York-style pizzas. During the summer, Trax opens its rooftop patio. $ Lunch and dinner daily


Valley Lodge Restaurant

2132 Waukegan Road, Glenview, 847-724-7440

This warm and cozy lodge welcomes hungry diners with a scenic lakeside view and Greek and American comfort foods. Come in for burgers, garlic shrimp, chopped sirloin steak and a combo platter of dolmas, moussaka and pastitsio. $ Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner daily


Yard House

1880 Tower Drive, Glenview, 847-729-9273

This restaurant's mission is to offer one of the largest selections of draft beers, a large menu of diverse American food accompanied by a selection of classic rock music on a state-of-the-art sound system.Pick from such "snacks" as deviled eggs, truffle fries, and shrimp ceviche. Bigger plates include burgers, pizza, and such specialty items as porcini crusted halibut and pepper-crusted filet mignon. $$ Lunch and dinner daily



153 Akira

1137 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, 847-256-1133