Who doesn't want a good meal, with friendly service, in a
comfortable atmosphere, all for a good price? Residents in South
Barrington have all that and more at The Lucky Monk, a relatively
new establishment specializing in burgers, pizzas and home-brewed
With a multitude of large screen TVs, plush couches in its
bar/lounge area and the house brews, The Lucky Monk may seem more
accommodating to a 20-something crowd. But its menu options, large
booths and friendly staff also make it a great family destination.
Bring your appetites because the restaurant's generous portions and
delicious desserts are sure to satisfy.
We started with appetizers to share. The Warm Pretzel Trio with
three different dipping sauces was an immediate hit as I
double-dipped in the herbed butter, while my sons loved the pizza
sauce. We also enjoyed a wood-fired margherita pizza before our
In addition to a great selection of toppings, The Lucky Monk
offers its prime beef burgers in two sizes (6 oz. and 9 oz.),
making it easier to order to all ages and appetites. The
Bourbon Stout with cheddar, braised onions and tomato was juicy and
cooked exactly to order. Burgers are served with thin-cut and
perfectly seasoned fries. Definitely not health food, but
Young children might prefer to order from the Kids' Menu, with
choices such as pizza, chicken fingers or mac & cheese. Choose
fries or fresh veggies for a healthier option. Priced at $4.95,
including drink, these meals are a hit for mom and dad, too. In
fact, prices on the main menu are also affordable, especially
considering the portions. Even the 9 oz. burgers are under $11.
You can definitely afford the desserts, which is lucky because
they're well-made and served to share. From the warm and gooey
plate of chocolate chip cookies to the Skillet S'mores, chocolate
lovers will find much to make them happy. The house-made key lime
pie is also a winner.
The Lucky Monk is a great addition to the northwest suburbs and
worth the drive for those of us a little farther away.
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
See more of Alena's stories here.
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