Maple Tree Inn | Blue Island, Illinois
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Maple Tree Inn
Excellent based on 12 ratings
Type: Restaurant

13301 S. Olde Western Ave.
Blue Island, Illinois United States 60406 [ print map ]
708 388 3461 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Tue-Sat 5 p.m. -12:00

Taps: 26 | Bottles: 0

Maple Tree Inn

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12 reviews for Maple Tree Inn
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  84%
 Selection  78%
 Food  84%
 Value  67%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BrewMstr  (16) Pleasant View, Utah | October 5, 2013
Off the beaten path but well worth it! Great ambiance and food/beer selection (extensive draft and bottle offerings). Especially if you like cajun food.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
EddieG  (7) Palos Heights, Illinois | October 3, 2013
My old standby in the South Burbs. Thought I actually had entered this place many moons ago. Cajun/Creole food is the game here with a old school laid back New Orleans vibe to accompany the vibe. Charlie Orr passed a few years back which is a loss, but a loss that brought with it immense progress courtesy of his daughter who took over. The place has become more refined and consistent in my opinion with better attention to the service of craft beer (no more dirty lines). I miss Charlieís gruff old self and mood swings, but his place is showing great and really hitting a sweet spot in the south burbs. Donít miss this if you are in the area and absolutely make the trip if you are in need of a laid back evening out with some great bayou cooking and quality beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Beerealist  (1) Chicagoland , | September 24, 2012
Wish they had better hours, but enjoy going when they are open. Great selection of crafts around world, some local, and food is excellent. Value, ok, not coming here for deal
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
IanIPA  (8) Tinley Park, Illinois | January 4, 2012
New Orleansís themed with a 26 beers on tap as well as a selection of loose bottles. Cajun and creole food, including pork ,ribs, and seafood. On of my favor places to be. Great staff and people. Not only good beer good mixed drinks too.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | August 10, 2010
Judged a competition here and had a chance to drink and eat as well. Very cool old school vibe with heavy wooden stools and a ton of great beer on tap. The food is damn fine as well. The cover the gamut with the beer selections. Nice.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
3Faveryrogue  (1) Aslip, Illinois | January 14, 2009
New orleans type theme. Cajun and sea food. Small place. Seems like people mostly go for the food. Always someone eating. Quiet. Owner is friendly. Great lakes christmas, affligem, sierra nevadas, goose island including bourbon county stout, founders rye, flossmoor beers. About half belgian or imports, half american micros. Great place to have a couple or enjoy the grub. Overly sweet bartenders. Ha.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Kodos  (10) | August 13, 2007
Great NO ambiance. Iíve always been promptly seated and well served here. Their tap and bottle selection is top notch for the area. Their food is cvajun style and does not disappoint. In fact IMO itís the best NO/cajun joint in town. I drive from the west suburbs to enjoy the Maple Tree
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831  (34) Monee, Illinois | November 23, 2005| Updated September 8, 2008
a favorite place. i love the aligator soup. you can sit at the bar and sample beer, or get a table and enjoy a meal on new orleans style cuisine. they even have a large patio. there is usually a good selection of beer, and a friendly staff to keep it pouring. iíve been coming to maple tree (starting with his place on 107&western) for at least 25 years.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty  (98) Oak Lawn, Illinois | September 9, 2005
What a great little place in my neck of the woods. Why has it taken me so long to try it out? The food at Maple Tree makes the beer pale in comparison (yes... I know Iím reviewing on a "beer" site). From awesome appetizers like fried pickles and "voodoo nuts" (breaded & deep-fried balls of Andouille sausage impaled with a clove of garlic) to Cajun/Creole entrees including an awesome Catfish Pecandine with sweet potato fries and truly "hot" spare ribs with a rub that will make your mouth (and eyes) water. Even the red beans and rice (with big chunks of shredded pork) was way above par.

As far as the beers go, yeah... 26 taps with a rotating selection. And the owner knows beer well enough to reject "off" kegs. Running down the list: McEwans IPA, Radegast Pils, BBK Kutscher Alt, Anchor Steam, Liberty & Porter, Dogfish 90, Newcastle, 3F Alpha King, Great Lakes Moondog, Wychwood Hobgoblin... and the list goes on. Good stuff, all. Plus, running into Cornfield and RAYBOY01 was a treat.

Iíll have to go back and look for Drnk_McDermottís glove, too.

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott  (90) Downers Grove, Illinois | December 6, 2004| Updated March 23, 2005
Nice atmosphere, interesting food... more like an individual improvisation on Cajun food. I had a pork chop that was about two inches thick after cooking, tied up like a London broil, and incredibly well-smoked. Beer selection is best available in the southern suburbs, with the beers mention in the other reviews, plus Abitas, some not-found-in-regualr-bars Germans, and an ecelctic selection of Belgians. Hmm... seem to have lost a glove there... Iíll have to go back and look for it.

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