One of the Midwest’s fastest-growing communities, Illinois’ Tinley Park boasts a culinary scene worthy of any big city. We list some of the top places to eat here for local food and international cuisines.
Sophisticated seafood is dished up in stylish surroundings at Tin Fish, a Tinley Park diner favorite since it opened over a decade ago. Its dining room is a contemporary homage to 1940s Atlantic shore seafood houses, featuring a nautical color scheme and fish-themed curiosities. It has a stylish, wood-paneled bar serving fine wine and beer, while Tin Fish’s menu is concise but creative with standout dishes.
A longtime local favorite, Ed & Joe’s has been around since 1961 and though it’s undergone a good few changes in its long history, its classic Italian-American cuisine remains as tasty as ever. Pizzas are the main pull at Ed & Joe’s, and alongside customizable classic pizzas. The menu doesn’t end at pizzas; classic pastas, burgers and sandwiches are served alongside house favorites like New York strip steak and chicken piccata.
Eggheadz Cafe has rightfully earned its reputation as one of Tinley Park’s best-loved breakfast joints. A huge array of classic dishes await early morning guests. It offers everything from skillets and omelettes to French toast and pancakes, plus healthy options and Eggheadz’ signature specials.
Creative Cakes Bakery‘s signature cakes, pastries and cookies have become a Tinley Park staple. Hot and cold sandwiches with fillings like banh mi spicy pork and smoked turkey are served alongside fresh salads, flatbreads and a number of crêpes in flavors like strawberry and Nutella or pumpkin cheesecake.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Tinley Park, the charming Isabella Café boasts one of the most romantic dining options in town, not to mention a menu positively brimming with authentic Italian cuisine. Isabella Café’s location is a cozy, converted bungalow decked out in a rustic-chic design, which perfectly complements its cuisine.
After a year of planning and perfecting their brews, 350 Brewing Company officially opened its doors in the fall of 2014, and in that short time its taproom has become one of Tinley Park’s best-loved hotspots. Its menu is simple, concise and tasty. Naturally, plenty of 350’s signature brews are served, including its Pretty Boy Pale Ale and pumpkin spice latte-infused Windbreaker.
Siam Marina serves a delectable mix of Thai and Vietnamese dishes infused with distinct French influences all creatively crafted. A smorgasbord of fine southeastern Asian eats await diners, ranging from soups, salads and satay bar options to traditional curry seafood, and curry and noodle dishes.
Just Shrimp opened its doors a little over a year ago is already staking its claim amongst the town’s top restaurants. Just Shrimp is a pescatarian’s paradise, and while shrimp may be its forte, plenty of other casual seafood food fare features on its menu.
El Coco Mio isa cozy, authentic restaurant in the heart of downtown Tinley Park. A cozy, vibrant dining room welcomes guests while El Coco Mio’s cuisine is based on traditional family recipes from culinary regions including Mexico, Central America and South America.
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Serving authentic Southern Italian eats for over a decade, Rocco’s Little Italy may be a relatively young restaurant, but its cuisine and ambience hark back to family-run trattorias of yesteryear. The restaurant is cozy, comfy and features a charming mural that hints towards its cuisine.