Where to Eat in Highwood: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Highwood is a city in Moraine Township, Lake County, Illinois, United States located between Chicago and Kenosha. The city is also located just south of the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve.
Things to do in Highwood

1. Longitud315

315 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1312 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating Latin, Spanish, Colombian, Central American, Peruvian, Argentinean, Venezuelan, South American, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 52 +1 847-926-7495
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Longitud315

A fusion of South American flavors...

Reviewed By Squirrelhound - New York City, New York

This restaurant has a Spanish flair--many dishes are like tapas and most are great for sharing. Four of us gorged ourselves on some of the "small plates" like mushrooms, shrimp, and were stuffed by the time the entrees arrived. Beautiful presentation on the food! Great place to share specialty cocktails and food.

2. Bluegrass

1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-3050 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 847-831-0595
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Bluegrass

Reviewed By Zach S - Chicago, Illinois

This place is great. Found it using TripAdvisor even though I've lived in HP all my life. I shared the Rosemary Chicken Sandwich with herb aioli and the Braised Short Rib with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and they were both great. The bread they brought was amazing and it came with Honey-Cinnamon butter. We got two desserts, the Bananas Foster and Chocolate Bread Pudding. The Bread Pudding was amazing and the Bananas foster was good. We will defiantly be back soon.

3. The Bent Fork Bakery

335 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1312 Takeout American +1 847-926-4438
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

The Bent Fork Bakery

Small Batch American Style Bakery, everything from cookies, bars, cupcakes, pies cakes and more, we LOVE to bake!

Reviewed By droffilc - Chicago, Illinois

Never ate in only take out bakery. Top quality and taste. Pricey but worth it. Individual pastries are decadent. Birthday cake is tasty and decorated well. Better than mass market grocery instore bakeries.

4. Frost Gelato

617 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-3265 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 847-432-2233
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Frost Gelato

Reviewed By Fran S

Frost has delicious gelato in a wide variety of flavors, including a killer salted caramel as well as some unusual fruit flavors. The young people who work there are enthusiastic and helpful, and allow tasting!

5. Walker Bros. Original Pancake House - Highland Park

620 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-3226 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 26 +1 847-432-0660
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Walker Bros. Original Pancake House - Highland Park

Reviewed By 725sde - Marshall, Michigan

Their favorite is the strawberry waffle with whipped cream. They have a nice kid’s menu with pancake and egg dishes. I had a veggie omelet with hash browns- both were okay. Large portion of hash browns. Service was good and we had no wait on a rainy Saturday morning.

6. Lucky Fish Deli

530 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1311 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 847-291-1411
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Lucky Fish Deli

Reviewed By pho2 - Marco Island, Florida

Sat outside Good service Fish was great Pasta with seafood was excellent Grouper was fresh with excellent veggies Worth the stop Clean setting!

7. Maria's Bakery Cafe & Catering

410 Sheridan Rd, Ste 2, Highwood, IL 60040-1343 Takeout, Seating Italian, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 847-266-0811
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Maria's Bakery Cafe & Catering

Reviewed By Pezzler - Chicago, Illinois

Small place just like in Italy. We had the gnocchi and the panzerotti . Both were delicious. I think the gnocchi was slightly better. The panzerotti was a lot of bread. It was more like a giant calzone rather than the panzerotti you will find in Italy.

I would come back if I were in the area at lunch time. I think I prefer Lauretta's in Mundelein though.

8. Alex's Washington Gardens

256 Green Bay Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1720 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch SGD 38 - SGD 41 +1 847-432-0309
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Alex's Washington Gardens

Made from scratch, family recipe Italian cuisine in Highwood since 1932, and at it's current location since 1982. Serving a selection of Fresh Seafood delivered daily including our very popular Prince Edward Island Steamed Mussels. Also, we offer some of the best thin crisp crust pizza, which was the first pizza served on the North Shore at Scornavacco's since 1944. All the classics are here, homemade pastas, hand carved and pounded out chicken and veal parmigiana, limone, piccata, and of course lasagnas, meatballs, and of course homemade desserts.

Reviewed By highwoodkevin - Highwood

Family style old school Italian restaurant serving everyone's favorites. Spaghetti with meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana, etc. All done classic style with generous portions that you can take home. Endless bread and bread sticks. Focaccia (pizza bread). Our favorites are the chicken vesuvio and the flat bread pizza. The former done in light olive oil. The latter on a thin crunchy crust. Delicious. This isn't a world class restaurant, but the food is delicious and the prices are reasonable. Mangia!

9. Abigail's American Bistro

493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-4704 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 847-780-4862
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Abigail's American Bistro

Philosophy/Mission: We strive to be an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant with profes-sional services, a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, offering an affordable regional menu with honest and simple preparations. The decor evokes the character of its neighborhood. The soothing earth tones with splashes of color and creative organic finishes, wooden bistro chairs, long banquettes, and joint tables; all lend themselves to a vibrant social atmosphere. Informed and professional yet warm and relaxed...there is a sincere effort at Abigail's to educate our staff on all aspects of food and beverage culture. The staff at Abigail's goes to great lengths to make everyone feel at home, and well taken care of. Our philosophy was born from the love of pure flavor. Using ingredients at their best, capturing the essence of the season will be Abigail's mantra. Abigail's goes to great lengths to procure the best products and prepare them with respect, creating menu items with simple appeal and elevated technique.

Reviewed By Gary m - De Soto, Wisconsin

A wonderful restaurant. Absolutely great food and service. There is an amazing range of choices on an ever changing menu. A required reservation only between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM is a bit odd but you'll never get in otherwise.

10. Sweet Pea's Ice Cream

764 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002 Seating American +1 847-266-1116
Excellent
67%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Reviewed By brinkleyscott - Highwood, Illinois

Eclectic little joint serves amazing flavors! We love the ice cream here and it's our location for sweet cream in summer or winter!

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