Where to Eat in Minooka: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Minooka, a suburb of Chicago, is a village in Grundy, Kendall, and Will counties, Illinois, United States. The population was 10,924 at the 2010 census. Minooka currently has two high schools in its district, a campus for juniors and seniors and a newer campus for freshmen and sophomores. Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 (elementary district) has a total of seven schools and serves nearly 4000 students. Minooka has continuously been growing and has many new subdivisions. The Rock Island Line served the town at Minooka Station.
Things to do in Minooka

1. Cookies Restaurant and Lounge

103 E Mondamin St, Minooka, IL 60447-9896 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 815-467-6667
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Cookies Restaurant and Lounge

Reviewed By 340cruiser - St. Petersburg, Florida

Ordered the fried chicken, and it was good. They do a very good job of keeping the chicken very moist without drying it out. However there is really no spices or herbs in the batter. The pineapple cheesecake was delicious. Service was fine but they really need to turn the lights up a bit because it's really a little too dark inside.

2. Minooka Creamery

111 E McEvilly Rd, Minooka, IL 60447-9420 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 815-467-9699
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Reviewed By PaddleWarrior - Naperville, Illinois

My kids and I enjoy semi-regular stops at this local ice cream stop. Creamery is a local favorite that serves a variety of sweet treats

3. Dunkin' Donuts

2081 Ridge Rd, Ste 125, Minooka, IL 60447-8848 +1 815-467-4007
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Denny B - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Craving coffee for the last couple of hours. Was looking for a specialty coffee shop, but wanted to grab a large cup sooner than later. You know, the coffee at this Dunkin' Donuts is actually quite good. Reasonably priced, and the service was excellent.

4. Giordanos of Minooka

2075 Ridge Rd, Minooka, IL 60447-8801 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 815-521-1222
Excellent
35%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Giordanos of Minooka

Reviewed By doolz45 - Minooka, Illinois

Vey good place for a family and great pizza to. Its getting a little pricey over other places in the community. They are always consistent with there pizza and the staff are great also.

5. The Shrimp Barn

125 West Mondamin Street, Minooka, IL 60447 Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 815-828-5526
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

The Shrimp Barn

We are an eclectic casual restaurant that has sauteed, grilled and fried shrimp, many types of fish and fried chicken as well as chicken tenders. Our fried fish, shrimp, alligator, frog legs and chicken are lightly breaded fresh and we cook in 100% sunflower oil. We have many yummy sauces that will become your faves! We have kidney bean salad, tangy cole slaw and macaroni salad. We have fresh salad, vegetable of the day, smashed cauliflower, french fries and onion rings as well. Eli's cheesecake is also on our menu. We have lobster tail and fish tacos. We have monthly wine tastings. We sell wine by glass or bottle from the Illinois area. The wines will make perfect gifts for any occasion! We also sell craft beer from Abita and Chicago Chi-Town among others. We add vintage finds to our restaurant/store from local consignors weekly. You can purchase painted/distressed furniture as well as home goods to spruce up your home! Find us on FB for more info. Lots of free parking.

Reviewed By Mike S

I absolutely love the uniqueness of this restaurant the mismatched chairs around mismatch tables is quite unique the staff is awesome the food is good you can get all kinds of different fish the honey stung chicken is absolutely delicious as well everything washes down with an awesome glass of local area wines from local wineries definitely another small gym in a small town check it out if you don't believe me

6. Dock Rotz

859 S Ridge Rd, Minooka, IL 60447-8807 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 815-467-2200
Excellent
40%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Dock Rotz

Reviewed By ColeQ - Detroit, Michigan

Minooka seems to be an odd mix of farmland, industrial complexes on the outskirts of nowhere. To find any food here other than McDonald's was a welcome discovery!

Dock Rotz is a cool little bar several miles from the Interstate. It's modern and clean, so don't worry that your driving a ways just to find an old, dingy members-only bar. This place is fun and the staff and locals are very welcoming.

The beer selection is decent with some beer styles on tap, even having a Belgium style Tripel. The menu is pretty standard bar food including burgers, sandwiches and a few entrees. I went with fish and chips; the fish was very good quality.

Overall, a very nice outpost to grab a drink and a good plate of food.

7. Dragon Inn of Minooka

2011 Ridge Rd, Minooka, IL 60447-8801 Asian, Chinese Lunch, Dinner +1 815-521-2888
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Reviewed By Ernie H

I've been to a lot of Chinese Restaurants and the Dragon Inn's General TSO's sauce is the BEST I've ever eaten. Better crunchy chicken is dining in but excellent for carry out as well.

8. Ruby's Burrito II

506 W Mondamin St, Minooka, IL 60447-9460 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 815-467-1775
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By ArualJane22 - Ottawa, Illinois

I really enjoyed this restaurant. We didn't wait long. The food came out very fast. I got oatmeal and it was hot and very good. The hash browns were very good and not greasy at all. I will definitely go back. Much better food than Grandma's pancake house.

9. Fat Boyz Pizza and Stuff

408 W Mondamin St, Ste 10, Minooka, IL 60447-9870 Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 815-467-9100
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Michaela R - Minooka, Illinois

Fat boyz always has awesome food no matter if you eat there or if you get take out! My favorite are the calzones, breaded ravioli, the sampler, and of course the pizza! Only place we order pizza from in Minooka! They also have an awsome connection with the high school!

10. Casey's General Store

400 W Mondamin St, Minooka, IL 60447-9875 Breakfast +1 815-467-2450
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Laurie M - Minooka, Illinois

Nice new place - great pizza! Their large breakfast pizza was under $12 and disappeared in minutes! Try it!

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