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Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer, Wheeling, IL

Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer

4.5
4.5
473 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are entering a new age for bourbon and beer drinkers as the many different varieties are readily available for your enjoyment here at Spears. Our cocktails are prepared by our incredibly knowledgeable bartenders who know all about the process of making, mixing, and drinking your next high quality beverage. Spears has American roots where the best Bourbon, Burgers, and Beer meet and await to delight you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (847) 353-8933

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Neighborhood

    Wheeling

  • Cross street

    Milwaukee Ave and Wolf Road

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Saturdays

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 473 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Good for Groups

  • North Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Suburbs

    American

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  1. AC

    AlanaC

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience. Delicious food, love the pretzels, fried pickles and smoked wings. Best chopped salad, ghostbuster burger, hangover burger, all a must!
  2. BM

    BarbaraMR

    Cleveland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Friends showed up so we became a 6. They accommodated us with a full reservation night. Shrimp tacos, burgers, wings, hummus, blackened fish all outstanding. Mostly the staff.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Billy was great Food great Nice night
  4. SI

    SusanI

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Grilled cheese, tomato soup, California chicken sandwich, deviled eggs, and Brussel sprouts made up our meal. Everything was delicious.
  5. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great as always but the kitchen was off their game we both ordered Salads and sides. My salad arrived shory before the main entree after they brought the wrong salad about 15 minutes after we ordered. Instead of my wife's ceasar, they brought a side of fries. When our meal came she had a side of fries on the plate but never received her ceasar. Our server was very apologetic and took the ceasar off the bill. This restaurant should know how to do this by now.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish and side were delicious. Cocktails delish and the hot bread with soft garlic butter...Wowzee
  7. M

    Mari

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was delicious! Will be back !
  8. MK

    MarleneK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were a big group of 10 and food was good and so was service altho they seemed short staffed.
  9. MH

    MaryH

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Realizing that qualified servers are hard to come by…this restaurant should invest a bit more in training servers. Ours was quite pleasant when actually attending to us at the table. But his absences were Excessively Long with no explanation as to where he was when absent. E.g. it took 15 minutes to get drinks and a full 29 minutes elapsed between handing him our credit card and actually signing for our meal.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks food atmosphere and customer service was excellent! We will be dining here again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Busy night ! Mark L was taking care of us and gave the impression that he was mad he had to work or he doesn’t like his job. Unfriendly . Unfortunate - because the last time we were there - we had great food and fabulous service. I hv an allergy and asked for no tomatoes to come on my food and there they were all over my meal. Very disappointing- return visit.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was awful- won't go back !
  13. s

    sroth11

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious with knowledgable wait staff. The food was invetive.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Service was great! However, the poor server had to keep coming back 4 times because they didn’t have the bourbon I ordered. Need to update that list! Also, the burger was ordered medium rare and received almost well done. I had to look under the bun because they skimped on the toppings. Overall, great service, and didn’t really come though on the burger or bourbon at the “burger and bourbon” bar.
  15. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Julia was great!! I asked her about certain dishes and she answered all my questions. I had the shrimp tacos and they were excellent.
  16. MG

    MoGro

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great! Service was outstanding. The only comment is that it is somewhat noisy in there. Will 100% be back!
  17. S

    Spike

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always great food and service. Beers on draft -good selection.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had the shrimp tacos, which were good! Service was not fully attentive, but I think that they were short staffed.
  19. CF

    ChristyF

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall was a great experience from the food to the service.
  20. DC

    DubbleCheeze

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burgers were great! Some of the best we’ve had! Perfectly fine and tender and juicy!
  21. SD

    SamanthaD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time trying Spears. The food and service were excellent. Interesting interior. Don’t let the location at the end of a strip mall scare you off, it was a great find. Not sure what was happening outside but huge towers of cotton candy kept passing us as they were delivered to tables with kids outside.
  22. DH

    DebbieH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was a little slow. We were served meals that included burgers and French fries but had to request ketchup, and we asked three times for lemon slices for our water. My burger was good though! Not terribly crowded and the noise level was great for conversation. I thought it was a bit overpriced.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seated quickly, prompt service, all 5 of us received our food at the same time and it was all correct and good. No issues at all. Manager stopped by table and was great. Will definitely be back. Good job!!
  24. D

    7Dwarfs

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Our reservation for a low top was not honored by the restaurant. They claim they don’t receive this information from OpenTable and that we should have just called to make a reservation. My bone-in pork chop came out cold, the sprouts were terrible and the mash potatoes were semi warm.
  25. HH

    HerbH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service and food good.
  26. RH

    RobinH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did in fact dine at spears tonight so I don’t know why I got this email. It was great as always
  27. AR

    AlexR

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and an excellent bar menu with outstanding quality cocktails.
  28. D

    Dalabuda

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Everything was perfect. Would recommend.
  29. JM

    JohnM

    Chicago

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service and excellent ambiance. Any of their burgers are great choices. I’ve tried most of them.
  30. J

    Jgxxx

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burgers and wonderful server
  31. A

    Anonimaus

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Great selection of bourbons, which is the redeeming factor. I had their buffalo chicken sandwich and my wife had the chopped salad. Buffalo chicken sandwich was below average, and meat seemed like pressed chicken. Chopped salad was adequate. The real problem is a disorganized kitchen and delivery system. Sat for over 10 minutes waiting for a server due to lack of communication when initially seated. Took an hour for food to arrive after ordering. It appeared our original order may have been accidentally delivered to another table.
  32. AD

    AlfredoD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s food. Really good food. Simple and not complicated. They have alcohol. Lots of it. You can get hammered.
  33. i

    ivygirl89

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was extremely fresh and delicious, we were seated very quickly, and the server was super friendly!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    It’s a very fun spot to enjoy some drinks and burgers! My only complaint I guess would be that mine was a tad overcooked and dry, but my hundband’s was delish!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Waitress was almost non existent... had to either get up and get things ourselves or wait. Food overall was good. Atmosphere was fun, good choice of music.
  36. LC

    LCUZ

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The waitress could have been a bit more attentive but she was working on large groups. Our food all came out as ordered but took some time to get our order in. The food is always good but being in the small room the noise level changed once a group of 15+ sat down. Beer and bourbons are great selections. I was VERY surprised that we were there to celebrate a birthday but no dessert was offered to celebrate...I even noted on my reservation.
  37. DD

    DiDi

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a night out for 2 and really had a good time. There are many food & drink items to choose from. The energy was lively and light.
  38. R

    Rbs19

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner with two other couples on a weekday night. Our favorites are the skirt steak, their grilled romaine salad, Brussels sprouts and corn. Service is good,
  39. GC

    GregC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food good, as usual. Under-staffed, as we have come to expect from all restaurants. Hostess not friendly or helpful,, but all others were great.
  40. RR

    RobertR

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Slow service on a dead night. The server also screwed up my friend’s salad.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer using the Order Online button. Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 353-8933.

Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer is rated 4.5 stars by 473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer

723 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Milwaukee Ave and Wolf Road

  • Neighborhood

    Wheeling

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Saturdays

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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