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The Lucky Monk - Barrington, IL Restaurant Review

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Chicago Food King
Chicago Food King
 24 days ago

If you are ever in the Barrington area and want to have some great food with a great atmosphere, you need to check out one of my favorite restaurants called The Lucky Monk.

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outside resturantPhoto by Tripadvisor

The Lucky Monk is a restaurant and brewery. They make their own beers that are on tap. My favorite beer on tap is “The Fallen Angel”. It is a pale ale with hints of citrus. If you love Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, this is the beer for you.

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Fallen Angel IPAPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

I love their food at The Lucky Monk. They always have some awesome burger creations that would give Kuma’s Corner a run for their money. One of my favorites items, which is a secret menu item, is the Smashburger with cheese. It comes in a double beef patty and it is so worth it.

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Secret menu item the "Smashburger"Photo by Owner

I also love what they are doing with their appetizers. One item I always order is the huge Bavarian pretzel, which comes with three dipping sauces: Wisconsin cheddar beer fondue, tomato fondue, and cinnamon butter. It is pure bliss.

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Bavarien pretzelChris P/Yelp

I always get the Trappist Trio, which comes with truffle fries, cheese curds, pickle fries, spicy dipping sauce, chipotle ranch, and tomato fondue. It is delicious.

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The Trappist appetizerPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

If I am not in the mood for a burger or pizza, I order their delicious, authentic Fish and Chips. It is beer-battered Alaskan cod, hand-cut fries, and coleslaw. The batter is so crispy and flakey, perfect for any day of the week.

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Fish and ChipsPhoto by Owner

For dessert, I cannot refuse their housemade Sticky Donuts. They come with a trio of dipping sauces - raspberry, chocolate, and caramel. They are delicious.

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Sticky DonutsPhoto by Megan Z.

I love the overall atmosphere and vibe of Lucky Monk. I love coming here on a Spring or Summer day because they have one of the best outdoor patios in the suburbs. It feels like an oasis. The inside is also very nice with a very large area and a spacious bar that is more than enough room to relax. This place tends to get very busy, so I would suggest a reservation.

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Bar areaPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

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Inside main dining roomPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

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The outside PatioPhoto by Owner

I will definitely return to The Lucky Monk. They are always consistent with their food and one of my favorite restaurants.

I give The Lucky Monk a rating of 9 out of 10.

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