Old Republic [Kitchen+Bar], Elgin, Illinois
Old Republic is an American Kitchen+Bar in Elgin, Illinois – the perfect distance for a fun and food-fabulous getaway from the same-old, same-old in Chicago – or a great local night out.
The restaurant features family-favorite recipes that include big, beefy burgers (yes, it says that on the menu) that you can top to your heart’s content. Ever had a sloppy Velveeta Cheeseburger? Ever thought of topping it with corn-on-the-cob? This is the place to indulge all your cravings!
The starters are equally decadent! Try the Matterhorn Mountain, garlic parmesan chicken thighs piled over a mountain of French fries with molten sharp cheddar, smoked bacon + scallions. The Big Thunder Mountain will shred any plans of a diet with house-smoked brisket piled over a mountain of Wisconsin cheese curds + French fries w/molten sharp cheddar, tangy bbq + scallions.
The Sandwich Baskets are served with one side of your choice, and selections here include the Wild Turkey Melt – house smoked turkey salad mixed with Hellman’s mayo, red onions, celery, grapes, sunflower kernels with sliced tomato, sharp cheddar and served on sourdough bread. If you’re feeling fishy, the Bubba Shrimp Roll will certainly satisfy with its Gulf shrimp salad with crisp lettuce, sliced tomato, scallions + creole mayonnaise on a soft roll.
Top off your tummy with a Waffle Iron Sundae, a toasty waffle with vanilla ice cream, Wild Turkey maple syrup, chocolate drizzle + whipped cream, or Mount Doom, a waffle cone mountain on top of a massive chocolate fudge brownie + vanilla ice cream with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle + raspberry coulis. Dang it…there goes that diet again!
Accompany your meal with any one of the 24 beers on tap and an almost-endless list of domestic and imported bottles, or the usual suspect soda stylings.
Sporcle Live Trivia will burn a few brain calories every Wednesday evening beginning at 8 PM.