Palmer Place Restaurant and Beer Garden | LaGrange, Illinois
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Palmer Place Restaurant and Beer Garden
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Restaurant

56 S. La Grange Road
LaGrange, Illinois United States 60525 [ print map ]
708 482 7127

palmerplacebeer.com

Hours: M-Th 4-11:30; Fri-Sat 4-12:30; Sun 4-10:30


Mayor: Onslow (1) | Taps: 38 | Bottles: 340


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10 reviews for Palmer Place Restaurant and Beer Garden
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  50%
 Selection  81%
 Food  65%
 Value  73%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%
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76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow  (13) Kalamazoo, Michigan | September 19, 2013
I visit this place a few times each year when other things take me LaGrange. INdoors is basically your standard corporate bar / restaurant theme - dark wood chair & table, wood, kitschy stuff on the walls. That aint bad and it is comfortable but not a standout. The outdoor beer garden is quite nice and not so typical. Great selection of brews. Good food, mostly bar-grub. Burgers are excellent. Service is good, but the place can be jam packed and it understandably gets slower then. FOr the area the prices are quite reasonable.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass  (25) Illinois | October 9, 2010
Decent food, though it leans on things more on the heavier side. Some lighter choices would be nice on the menu. But weíre here for the beer, really. The beer menu is damn impressive, especially the number of bottles / cans they carry. Itís gotta be close to 150. The tap menu is usually interesting, but sometimes not. About every 3rd visit he tap menu doesnít have anything on it that impresses. I give it kind of a lower rating because of the food selection and the fact that they tend to be out of bottles quite often. One visit I had to go with my fourth choice on my second beer because they were out of 1, 2 and 3.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
donttreadonme  (23) Chicago, Illinois | March 21, 2010| Updated June 28, 2010
The summer beer garden is the best thing about this place...without that - the beer selection makes it palatable. The beer selection is pretty fantastic, but the wait staff other than the bartenders know nothing about beer, maybe thatís true everywhere, but they should at least know about the specials, they donít. The waitresses are usually 18ish and usually have an attitude. The food is okay - nothing fantastic.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott  (89) Downers Grove, Illinois | November 12, 2009
A downtown storefront on LaGrangeís "main street" thatís got a family restaurant in front, and expended in the back to include a small beer bar, then a tented party/banquet area, and an outdoor beer garden. Rooftop? Doubt it was open in November. I sat mostly in the beer bar, where I finally shelled out to pop my cherry on Sam Adams Utopias ($20 for 2 oz., and they had six bottles). I counted, and their beer menu shows, 36 draft taps, though they likely have an occasional firkin handy. Theyíre making a real effort at becoming a "good beer" bar. Did not try the food, looked like usual pub grub (six versions of hamburger and chicken breast sandwich with fries), but front restaurant may have more variety.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
elduderinoLS  (4) , Illinois | June 14, 2009
Great beer selection, the best beer garden in all the Chicago suburbs, and maybe rivals most Chicago versions...downside is the staff is overworked, doesnít know anything about their magnificent beer selection (usually 100-150+ bottles) and other than their burgers, their food is clearly microwaved frozen crap.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | September 12, 2008
Used to live in La Grange and have been here at least 20 times. 38 taps that include mostly imports and macros. Taps are rotated frequently and always something new on tap. Have seen Two Hearted on tap here. They have about 300 bottles but always seems they are out of the ones I want. Food is good and corn beef is great. What makes this place is the beer garden which is 2 stories. Place is alway bumpin in the summer and a great place to enjoy a brew.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | May 14, 2008
Huge place!!! Giant outdoor patio and rooftop patio...I was quite impressed by the beer selection too! Nothing too rare, just a wide variety of good session beers...service sucked.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie  (11) New Lenox, Illinois | May 18, 2006
I frequent this place on many occasions since I work in the same town, unfortunately I canít (and donít) drink during work. This is more of a restaurant than a beer place. The wait staff is very un-knowledgeable of the beers on the menu; however the beer menu is quite large with many bottles to chose, there freshness may be suspect. 20 or so on tap. Great food. If youíre visiting Brookfield Zoo, this is a great place to stop for dinner with the kids.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty  (94) Oak Lawn, Illinois | September 8, 2005| Updated December 28, 2006
A "shotgun" style layout to the building makes Palmer Place seem cramped, but itís really quite huge, with an adequate smoking area in the back by the 38 taps and a large beer garden for you outdoorsy types. Atmosphere struck me as pizza joint/cheap diner and the service was a little slow, but the food was pretty good (and reasonably priced).

Beer selection was awesome with those aforementioned taps and around 310 bottles on their list (it says 340 above, but Iím wondering if that includes the Mikeís, Smirnoff and related products that were on the "beer" menu). If youíre looking to tick-off some rare countries... give it a go! (They also let me take my empties home after rinsing, so that was cool.) I must add that things must have changed since Cornfield rated... itís hit-or-miss as to whether the goods on their beer list will be available. (Also be wary as there are no prices listed on the beer menu. You may get quite a sobering dose of reality when you are presented with your bill. I was happily sucking down one Monkís Cafe after another, not realizing they were $7.50 each!)

Convenient to I-55. A mere 5 minutes north of Mainstreet Wines & Spirits, so grab some grub and a few cold beers, then make a short drive south to grab some for home!
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield  (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | October 2, 2004
For some reason Iíve only been here for lunch. The food, a step above regular bar faire, isnít bad. Where else can you go for a braunschweiger club sandwich? The service is decent. But what youíre really there for is the beer selection. Truly an amazing, rotating line-up, and theyíve never been out of what I ask for. Every brewís been fresh to date. This is a really good spot to sit back and spend some time enlarging your beer experience.

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