Dining Out Frankfort
Digging in to dining out
Our top 10 picks in the Frankfort area
December 30, 2010 | 09:28 AM
Over the past year, restaurants have come and gone in Frankfort, but our favorites have stayed the same. Below is a list of The Frankfort Station staff's Top 10 favorite dishes tried for our Dining Out features in 2010.
1. Hawgs 'N' Dogs, 7940 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.
The monstrous sandwich, also available in a junior size, is four pounds of Italian beef on a hoagie bun, with one half smothered in melted cheese and chili and the other with mozzarella and red sauce. The entire sandwich is then topped with bacon, barbecue sauce and jardiniere.
If customers can finish the sandwich along with two servings of fries, its $23.99 price tag is thrown out.
For more information, visit www.hawgs-n-dogs.com or call (815) 469-6946.
2. Chicago Fire Burger, ChicagoBlu, 19917 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort.
ChicagoBlu dished up more than 800 of these burgers at the Mokena Food & Wine Festival, and it's clear why it's so popular. The burger, available for $8.49, is topped with cheddar and jalapeño slices, slathered in a creamy guacamole, and served on a pretzel bun. For more information, call (815) 469-2204 or visit www.chicagoblu.com.
3. The Crazy Roll, Big Tuna, 19951 S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort and 13137 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park.
The Crazy Roll ($10), which features shrimp tempura, spicy tuna and avocado wrapped in a soy paper and served with eel sauce. The Crazy Roll had a quiet kick to it, which Ruan suggested setting off with Saki or the ginger slices served on the side. For more information, call (815) 469-5189 or visit www.bigtunasushi.com.
4. Chicken Pot Pie, Tommy Nevins, 9680 Lincoln-Way Lane, Frankfort.
The Chicken Pot Pie ($11.95) consists of chicken and vegetables swirled in a cream gravy sauce, underneath a treasure chest-shaped flaky dough pastry that diners can dig their forks through to get to the meat of the meal. For more information, visit www.tommynevinspubs.com or call (815) 464-1000.
5. Profiteroles al Pistachio, Francescas, 40 Kansas St., Frankfort.
For $6.99, those with a sweettooth can dig into three delicate cream puffs filled with cinnamon gelato and warm chocolate sauce. To contact Francesca's, call (815) 464-1890.
6. BBQ St. Louis Ribs, Simply Smokin', 10211 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort
These tender, flavorful ribs are, according to the menu, "hickory smoked to perfection." A half-slab is available for $11.99, and a full slab is $18.99. For more information, call (815) 469-4440.
7. Chicken Romano, Scrementi's, 9301 W. 191st St., Mokena
Co-owner Steve Scrementi told us that this is one of the most popular dishes on the menu, and once you take a bite, it's easy to see why. Breaded in Romano cheese and pan fried, the chicken is served with a vegetable and potato for $15.95. For more information, call (708) 478-3335.
8. Banana Bread French toast, EggCetera Café, 10120 191st St. and 19709 Mokena St., Mokena
This sweet treat, available for $7.95, is topped with bananas and pecans, and, in a truly delicious twist, served with homemade cinnamon butter. For more information, call (708) 478-6051 or (708) 478-0070.
9. Deluxe pizza, Tony's Villa Rosa, 11104 Front St., Mokena
This pizza is topped with sausage, green peppers, onions and mushrooms, and the crust is hearty enough to support all of them. Prices for a deluxe pizza range from $12.45 for a 10-inch small to $26.95 for an 18-inch jumbo. For more information, call (708) 478-6702 or visit www.tonysvillarosa.com.
10. Pumpkin cheesecake, Paisano's, 248 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox
Paisano's offers more than 80 flavors of cheesecake for $4.95 a slice, and the creamy pumpkin variety was a little piece of heaven. For more information, call (815) 485-2422.