Top 10 restaurants in Blue Island, United States

April 14, 2018 Marissa Gamble

Blue Island is a city in Cook County, Illinois, located approximately 16 miles (26 km) south of Chicago's Loop. Blue Island is adjacent to the city of Chicago and shares its northern boundary with that city's Morgan Park neighborhood. The population was 23,706 at the 2010 United States Census.
Things to do in Blue Island

1. Maple Tree Inn

13301 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406-5023 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 708-388-3461
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

Maple Tree Inn

Reviewed By funfunfunfunfunfun - Chicago, Illinois

First, I am a Cajun and grew up eating Cajun food and I cook Cajun food. I am very skeptical about any Cajun restaurant outside south-central Louisiana. This place is the real deal. I had both the gumbos - seafood and chicken/andouille and both were superb. The seafood had a rich broth and tons of fish, and the country gumbo was flavorful and not overly thick. The crawfish etouffee was rich with crawfish and the gravy had a luscious texture without being too rich and filling. The consistency of the soups and gravies was just like home, and the flavors were authentic. My only complaint was they did not serve cafe au lait. Oh by the way, the cocktails were phenomenal. This place is quite a drive from Chicago, but it was on a cute little street and the restaurant itself had a lovely character. I'll be back.

2. Hog Wild

14933 Pulaski Rd, Midlothian, IL 60445-3436 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 708-371-9005
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Hog Wild

Reviewed By Amanda M - Chicago, Illinois

We have eaten her on many occasions, mostly take out, but this place is AWESOME. Parking lot does get super busy, but food is definitely worth it. Best pork chops and portabella mushroom sandwich, they offer great sides, speedy, homemade service with large portions. You won't leave hungry & atmosphere is very fitting.

3. Iversen's Bakery

12948 Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406-3918 Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast +1 708-385-3410
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Iversen's Bakery

Reviewed By Ron B - Redmond, Washington

Patt and I stopped here after seeing it on Trip Advisor. I grew up in Cal Park and went to Eisenhower HS and I never knew of Iversen's. We went for pastries yesterday and they were fantastic. I could have had one of each, but stopped at two.

4. Dunkin' Donuts

2323 W. 127th Street, Blue Island, IL 60406 +1 708-371-8558
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Bonnie T - Chicago, Illinois, United States

This Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robins is very clean. Servers are eager to please. Donuts are very fresh, and ice cream is not too icy.

5. Bartolini's

14420 Pulaski Rd, Midlothian, IL 60445-2823 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 708-396-2333
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Bartolini's

Reviewed By cajuanqueen - Robbins, Illinois

Great everything,everything I ever have eaten and I mean ever!!! Large menu selection for different taste. Great for family get together's, staff treats you like family. Highly recommend!!!!

6. Mario's Tacos

13325 Olde Western Ave, Ste 1, Blue Island, IL 60406-5031 Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 17 +1 708-389-4023
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Mario's Tacos

Reviewed By Legrand1 - Chicago, Illinois

For the people who have difficulty finding the place, turn right past the bridge around 134Th street at Western ave, go north and the restaurant is at the NE corner of Olde Western and Broadway streets.
Their tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas are exceptional.
Try their soups. You'll like them.

7. Molino Bakery

13030 Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406-2419 +1 708-385-6616
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

The demographics of our hometown of Blue Island, Illinois, have changed since my wife and I left in the 1960s. Oh, Iversen's Bakery and the White Castle still are mainstays in the community. But the Lyric and Grand theaters are gone. So are the Mayfair, Betty Herman's, Klein's, Woolworth's and Watland's. Blue Island has become more Hispanic and so have the businesses. El Ranchito Market is one of the most interesting grocery stores we have ever visited. And Molino Bakery at 13030 South Western Avenue, at the corner of Western and York, has become a must-stop place for us when we visit our old hometown on Christmas Eve. What is most interesting is that Iversen's, which dates to the 1940s, and relatively new Molino can co-exist because they produce different products. We go to Iversen's for certain items, like fresh pies and cakes, and to Molino for other items, like chocolate eclairs and German chocolate cake and flan and Napoleons and chocolate mousse cake. On our most recent trip to Molino, we purchased something new, a half-dozen chocolate covered strawberries. Molino also offers all manner of cookies and breads and breakfast rolls and turnovers. It always makes for a fun trip to our old hometown.

8. Beggars Pizza

12660 Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406-1725 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 708-385-1234
Excellent
54%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

Beggars Pizza is a relative Johnny-come-lately to the pizza business. Established in 1976, Beggars has locations all over the south suburbs, from Blue Island to Harvey to Orland Park to Oak Lawn to Richton Park to Plainfield to Lansing to New Lenox to Bourbonnais to Mokena. And there are restaurants in Chicago--Wrigleyville, Midway and Roseland. And don't forget Indiana, Crown Point and Dyer. And Beggars also can be purchased at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox's home park. "We lay it on thick," is their motto. And that's for sure. Which is why I stopped going to Beggars after the first few occasions. I'm big on thin crust with cheese and lots of sausage. But I never, ever order deep dish pizza and I don't like too much cheese, which Beggars is wont to do. Beggars came along long after I graduated (1958) from Blue Island Community High School (now Eisenhower). It opened a restaurant directly kiddy-corner from my all-time favorite eatery, the White Castle on 127th and Western. But as part of our 50th class reunion in 2008, we arranged for a pizza party on Friday night before the Eisenhower/Oak Lawn football game at the Beggars at 127th and Kedzie, directly across the street from the high school. Well, I couldn't get enough of the thin crust pizza. I've been a fan ever since, though I must admit I am partial to Bella Luna on Dearborn and Superior in downtown Chicago. Beggars is all about pizza, small, medium, large and family size, thin crust, deep dish or stuffed. And how about the toppings, all 21 of them, including anchovies, chicken, garlic, ham, ground beef, black olives, onions, pineapple, sausage, jalapeno, Canadian bacon and broccoli. If you live in the south suburbs, Beggars has to be on your bucket list.

9. T & G Gyros

13001 Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406-2406 Greek +1 708-597-7880
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

T & G Gyros

Reviewed By Jane H - Blue Island, IL (Chicago)

Long time Blue Island staple, this place is your quintessential little Greek fast food joint. The owners emmigrated from northern Greece over 30 years ago. They are known for their terrific gyros, smothered in FABULOUS homemeade tzatziki sauce, as well as the 'Big Baby' hamburger (greasy and delicious). No Coke or Pepsi, this is an RC sort of joint. Fries are cooked in lard. Like they should be! Mmmmm.

10. Dillingers Drive-In Incorporated

1414 W 127th St, Blue Island, IL 60827-6020 +1 708-388-6900
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By KiKi S - Chicago, Illinois

Dillingers have some pretty darn good Turkey burgers. They are often always crowded, but worth the wait.

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