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5 Guys Burgers and Fries

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I have had Five Guys on a few occasions, I must say their burger and fries are pretty good and filling. They also have to new CocaCola machine where you can create your own soda from cherry, lime, orange, coke zero, diet, grape, etc. I thought that was neat! Tons of seats, Service was good, although we called in advance to see what time they closed after we saw a movie at the Pickwick and an employee hung up and the we called again and she couldnt hear us. Hmmpf! I got the Bacon Cheeseburger, she got the little Bacon cheeseburger and we shared a large fries which was plenty of potatoes to go around! Food was delicious and I had fun making my Cherry and Lime Coke as well as Cherry Coke since its free refills. I can only imagine how long the line would get with just 2 soda machines during a busy rush. I was only going to give 2 stars but because of the burger and fries hit the spot I gave it 3 and found it really rude for another employee to clean and sweep repeatedly around us while eating, thats a NO! NO! especially if closing time was more than an hour away. I am glad that they do cook their fries better, not like before where it tasted like cardboard and not crispy. Cant forget the peanuts, free peanuts while you wait. Thats probably why it costs so much, not a fan of their pricing…Overrated? I think so…Id rather have Culvers or In-N-Out

Five Guys

25 S. Northwest Hwy

Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 292-1841

3 out of 5 stars

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Thai Village

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Another Groupon Success!! If you want fast and friendly service along with great tasting food and get your Thai food fix, Thai Village is a great place! Jessel got us a Groupon and we had dinner here last week. The Groupon included, Salad, Appetizer,  Entree, and a Drink. We started with the Fresh Garden Salad and I must say the lettuce was cool and crisp, bright colors with lettuce, cilantro, bean sprouts, and a homemade dressing that was sweet, vinegary, and a lightly spiced taste, topped with finely chopped peanuts for crunch and tofu. It was a refreshing salad that I would come back for. We shared crab cream cheese wontons with sweet and sour sauce that was pretty good. I had Green curry beef that was amazing and loved the flavors and spicy but wasnt overpowering. She had Pad Thai, that was just ok, the noodles seemed heavy and stuck together a little bit, however the flavor was spot on. Thai iced coffee and thai iced tea were refreshing as well.

Overall our experience was great! The servers worked as a team and cleared our plates as we finished and were attentive. We got in around 6pm before the dinner rush. Seating is comfortable, it wasnt too loud since it was before the rush. Bathrooms were clean. Would eat here again! Presentation is clean! Delicious Thai food and cant wait to try more food off their menu! Pretty filling portions…I am a fan and you would be too!

Thai Village

2053 W. Division St. (Ukranian Village)

Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 384-5352

 

4 out of 5 Stars