Bus: Pace 213(847) 714-9375 charliebeinlichs.com42.146981 -87.798198 290 Skokie Blvd Northbrook, North Suburbs
Lunch, dinner (closed Sun, Mon)Average main course: $7
Ten items—seven hot, three cold—comprise the menu at this genuinely old-school Northbrook lodge. Still, nobody pays much attention to anything except the beer, the shrimp cocktail and the burgers. As far as shrimp cocktails go, this one is fine, blanketed in a bright cocktail sauce piquant with horseradish. The burgers stand out more: Topped with sweet grilled onions and encased in a soft bun, they’re so tender an 80-year-old could still chew it. And plenty of them do.