Scotty's on Sheridan

4.6
314 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Scotty's on Sheridan — your favorite neighborhood dining spot to gather with good friends in a warm inviting atmosphere.

Our American Grill menu offers something delicious for everyone, from timeless comfort food to new American classics.

Relax with one of Scotty's signature house cocktails in a cozy club chair in our bar lounge. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner and a bottle of wine in our intimate white tablecloth dining room.

Discover Scotty's — a hidden gem tucked away on Sheridan Road, across from Fort Sheridan in Highwood, IL
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 926-7593
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Marcos Rea
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Elm Road
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

11:30am-7pm. Chef Marcos has created a special Thanksgiving Menu. Choose from: Traditional Turkey Dinner, Salmon, Sea Bass, Gnocchi Bolognese, Filet Mignon, or Chicken Milanese. Includes choice of soup or salad, plus choice of dessert. Children's Menu + Gluten Free & Vegetarian options available.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 314 People Are Saying
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JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service (thanks Polly) a real neighborhood gem!

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FG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We were there on a really busy Saturday night. All tables were full and the large table in the corner was particularly loud.

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C
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot — hate to share good comments because then it’ll b harder to get in.
Scottys is great

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k
Washington DC
126 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always outstanding entrees and service, very welcoming atmosphere

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. White table clothing dining. We split ribs and scallops. Among the better fine dining places on the north shore. Will go again.

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M
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of our favorite go-to places. Varied menu, great food, excellent service. Tried a new (at least for us) item, pork chop with sautéed brussels sprouts--outstanding. Always crowded, but an easy place to enjoy a conversation with a date or friends. We'll be interested to see how the new Scotty's location in Vernon Hills measures up!

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J
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Enjoyed food, service and ambiance so much that we are coming back with a larger group later this week!

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SA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant! Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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V
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere is beautiful in this restaurant. It is very intimate and dark. Cocktails we expensive and a very weak pour,not to mention by brother whose birthday we were celebrating we both ordered the large cube Manhattan which was suppose to come with a dark amareno cherry just had a maraschino to the tune of $12 not worth it. The wines are a generous pour. We started with the chopped salad and calamari both were excellent. Two people had filet which was excellent , a bacon wrapped scallops very good two of us had the pork chop which was ok kind if on the dry side. Our waitress was great and very attentive and the desserts were great!

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T
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scotty's is a great place for any occasion! they really know how to service their guests...

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L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Scotty’s had good atmosphere. It was lively but not too noisy. Tables were well situated and service was good. The food was average - good but nothing special. It’s a good place for locals to meet but not worth the drive from Lincoln Park.

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TB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, & atmosphere. Will be back.

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RH
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My meal was very good. My wife had the trout and it was just ok. It came with Brussels Sprouts that had too much pepper.
The food took a long time to be served.

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TF
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scotty’s on Sheridan never disappoints. The service is exceptional. Scotty himself is always hands on and and remembers you. Very welcoming, yet at the same time classy and chic. The food is on point. The salmon is to die for. Flourless chocolate cake- how do they do it- superb. Be sure to make a reservation.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I thought the food was very good. the service and the ambience were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

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OT
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food quality was poor to fair. Shrimp and asparagus pasta with creamy tomato sauce was drenched with way too much thick sauce. Cream of asparagus soup was thin and had no asparagus in it. Crab cakes were not fully cooked. The food selection and prep here seems old-fashioned, like the decor. Doubt that we will return.

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JW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great local spot to meet friends and have a great experience.

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OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, very pleased with the entire evening. Our guests from a nearby suburb were first time diners at Scotty's. They were pleasantly surprised with the food and ambiance and plan to bring their family back during the holidays! The waiter was attentive, refilled the water glasses and could not have been nicer or more professional in his attitude and level of service.

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C
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot. Very good food, service and environment. Always treated special.

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RO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my wife and my favorite spot for dinner. Scotty is awesome and the service is second to none. Best food in town.

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BW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent experience. Enjoyable menu. Tables too close together. Will definitely return.

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JE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Scotty’s. I love Scotty. I always eat in the bar and appreciate that they have chair cushions. Always great atmosphere, sound level low enough that we can hear each other. Service is great. Always love the food. I will be back again and again.

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OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Scotty’s. Good food. Not noisy. Pleasant and easy parking. And Scotty is a great guy. On top of everything❗️❗️

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DG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a nice ambient atmosphere.
Strongly recommend the chicken parmigiana and spaghetti with meatballs.

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BE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My sister-in-law picked Scotty’s for a triple birthday meal. It was our first visit there, and each of us found something to try that we enjoyed. The waiter was very helpful with our questions. Though many of their options seemed a bit pricey, my sister-in-law was able to get more mussels (and skip unwanted sides) by choosing the appetizer version in stead of the entree, and with an on-the-house dessert shared four ways, balanced by an extra-generous tip, our total bill was just $25 per diner.

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DL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, and although we prefer the seating area with round tables in the room with the bar, the ambiance was still good. All the food was excellent--veal medallions, scallops, and cuban sandwich. Service was a little slow, probably due to the large number of diners for a weeknight, but all the waitstaff were very pleasant and helpful.

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S
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks. Outstanding appetizers. If you haven't been..... GO.

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D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Second time dining at Scotty’s. Good food, and appreciate that Scotty himself is working the tables with his staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These chicken parm hands down.

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o
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed both the food and the ambience. Very good service

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C
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as usual. Food, service and environment are always right on. Can’t beat the place.

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s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had two adults and 4 grandkids. Kids were extremely well bahaved and well received by the restaurant staff. Was great.

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k
Washington DC
126 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scotty"s has a wonderful atmosphere, so welcoming.
Staff and service excellent as are all dishes that we have
tried. I like the meat preparations, my wife likes the seafood dishes.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday!

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MH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Scotty's on Sheridan is fine. For a restaurant off the beaten path in a strip mall, it's run of the mill American fare was much better than I thought it would be. However, given how expensive the food is, I was expecting more. For a comparable amount, there are several restaurants in the area with more creative, flavorful meals and cocktails. I had the salmon, which tasted fresh, but was ultimately let down by it's bland accompaniment of asparagus, tomatoes, avocado and balsamic glaze. My husband had the pork ribs, which were tender and fell off the bone, inline with what you'd get at most places in the area. Our server was very pleasant and the atmosphere was fine for the strip mall location. Overall, it was an okay meal, but my husband and I probably won't be back.

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GK
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu and good wine list. Really solid service. You better go or someone else will.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Striped Seabass was excellent and filet was very good. Nice ambiance and great service.

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p
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

VERY FAIR PRICES FOR HIGH QUALITY FOOD AND DRINKS

GOOD SERVICE AND WHITE TABLE CLOTHS

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MN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Scotty’s and the food was very good. Jay was our server and did a fantastic job and made great recommendations. We will definitely dine here again.

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BE
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our go-to eating out spot. Never disappointed! Our choice for birthday groups.

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