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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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Beer Ratings: 1,049
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Made the trek down here to check the place out and pick up a couple bottles of the just-released Killer "Kapowski" Baltic porter. It's housed in an old train station (hence the name), which lends not only a bit of charm but a heap of references from the world of trains for the beers. The place was sorta crowded for the late Saturday afternoon, but I easily found a seat at the bar and was helped by the bartenders. They were all very genial and seemed rather knowledgeable about the beers, which ranged from a light honey-based ale to a couple fruit beers and a bourbon barrel-aged spiced Belgian red. Good times. The quality of the beers varied slightly, but all were pretty solid. Nothing was overtly bad. Even better, the lunch special (chicken enchilada plate) was very, very tasty. Service was attentive, but slightly swamped near the beginning, so I didn't really expect too much from them; things got better later on, anyway, allowing for more contact with the staff. The prices were pretty fair. Overall, I had a great time and look forward to visiting again in the near future.
01-17-2011 00:59:42 |
More by TMoney2591
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Found brewery in a neat location... a sort of old railroad terminal or whatever its called. Inside was nice like a supper club, but unfortunately I didn't have a chance to try their food. I got flight of beers and their IPA was the obvious winner to me, although all their other releases were solid. I did wish though that they might have had some of their rarer stuff on tap, as it seemed it was all just the normal line up which was still good but did not make enough for an "experience". If I was in the area I probably would go here again and it was certainly good enough for a first visit, but I might explore other alternatives before going again.
01-13-2011 04:20:20 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Visited 7/30/2010 and again on 10/12/2010.
The first time was right around dinner time so it was pretty full and noisy. I did get a seat at the bar however. The girl at the bar was busy talking to one of the patrons to help me much but I got my sampler and ordered a burger.
The food was alright, not bad but nothing to write home about. The beer was mostly average but there were a couple of exceptions like Slump Buster Mild, Tree Hugger Organic Chocolate Brown, and Vishnu's Vice.
Moving around was difficult (walking to the bathroom or just trying to leave the place) as people were everywhere.
The sampler wasn't priced too high and neither was the food. I think between the two my tab would have been $18. But then I got a bottle of the .357 Imperial Pilsner and Vishnu's Vice to go and my tab came back at $40something. Good lord.
The second time was late and on a Tuesday night. There were 2 or 3 people at the bar and one table full of noisy drunk people, not that I have a problem with that. At least they were playing good music on the juke box. Got to try a nice glass of the Inner Sanctum IPA.
Would go back to try what's new or if in the area.
11-10-2010 19:23:08 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
I finally made it out here after realizing its only a 10 minute drive from one of suburban offices. A very cool location, a total small town atmosphere in the middle of no-where, easy parking out front and right by a metra stop for easy and safe travel from downtown. You walk in and the first thing I think is I can't believe how big this place is, a huge bar area, then a dining room, then a separate dining room attached there. We were seated in the main dining room, which was a bit of a downer as being the first weekend of college football, only had one tv which was turned to White Sox baseball. The place itself is a little on the older looking side without much decorations but has a certain homey feel to it.
Selection wise they had 6-8 beers that are always on tap (50-50 good and garbage) and they had limited or seasonals. That's a big plus in my book, sadly no one offs or anything super special. The server was nice, but mildly helpful or knowledgable about beer. We ordered a sampler which was a good variety of beer, and awesomely included every beer of theirs they had on tap. The regular beers even had a laminted map that pointed to the beer and had a nice descirption. Very useful but for those who don't know what beer to drink in what order probably not too helpful for them.
The food was above average bar food and there was a huge selection.
I was very surprised by this place, it exceeded my expectations in all ways and is a place I highly recommend depsite beers that are VERY hit or miss.
09-05-2010 00:38:25 |
More by jrallen34
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I've been here several times but just getting around to review it...
10 minutes off I80 or I57 makes this a great stop for the traveling Ba. The food has always been good-- do yourself a favor and get the Macho Nachos with Chili!! A huge and excellent appetizer.
Other highlights include the Flossmoor twist on a Rueben and any specials involving seafood. The fish and chips are also quite good and the portions are generous! Very few people will leave here hungry!
The beer is good-- some better than others, but all of it is drinkable. The menu leans towards being wheat-heavy with 3 wheat beers on all the time. There is certainly something that the wife, girlfriend, or BMC drinker will enjoy. The IPAs are where it's at though. The 1492 is ah-maze-ing.
The staff is friendly and professional, and though they may not be as obsessive as I am, they will, however, find out an answer to your questions-- even if it means calling one of the brewers at home.
Overall- a great place to hit up. Good atmosphere, great beer, and excellent food with a good portion to price ratio.
08-04-2010 15:06:24 |
More by AleWatcher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been here a few times now during the DLD weekends and I've always had a good time. I really like the layout and feel of this place. A pretty laid back family brewpub, though they do get packed. Some really nice outdoor seating right by the tracks and a wood filled inside. They've usually had top notch beers available while I've visited. Two recent goodies were a Flemish sour and a bourbon barrel Killer Kawolski. Their Pullman Brown is always a favorite and their IPAs are always tasty. The selection is usually pretty good but not huge. The wait staff is as quick as possible, considering the business they get on DLD weekend and the food has been good as well. Everything reasonably priced and it's a great stop.
06-11-2010 22:50:22 |
More by pwoods
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went here the night before DLD.
The atmosphere is that of a family restaurant, which I expected. There was a decent bar area filled with locals, some of whom, to my horror, were drinking MILLER LITE!
They had quite a few of their beers available at the time, and I believe there were 12 included in the sampler, as well as some guest taps.
The quality of the beer was very underwhelming. In general, the hoppy beers and brown ales/porters were good, whereas everything else left a lot to be desired. My ratings ranged from C- to A-. The .357 Imperial Pilsner that was being special-released that day was a flop.
The food was pretty good but nothing to write home about. Pretty typical for a family restaurant/brewpub.
Service was decent, although the waiter seemed a bit confused about which beer was which. At a brewpub, you've got to know what's currently on tap.
So this is the great Flossmoor, is it? I must say I sort of agree with the complainers on this one. It's an above average brewpub, but definitely not a great one. Seems their previous brewer, Todd, may have been putting out some better beer. I'd believe it considering he's doing great stuff at FiftyFifty now.
05-07-2010 21:24:03 |
More by nickd717
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The atmosphere here is amazing- the concept of a train station turned brewery is very nice- a lot of old style atmosphere and history in addition to the exposed brewing equipment.
Quality is very nice- everything here is good and essentially what I expected quality wise.
I hate to put a hex on the service of an establishment but I wasn't granted with knowledgeable service by anyone here. Our waitress was unclear as to the guest taps and specials and as a result I missed out two of their beer specials. Little assistance with the menu and highly disorganized table service.
Selection is good from the standpoint of it all being good beer- but gets low marks for offering little outside of in-house brews.
Food was very solid- I have a great sandwich and fries.
Very reasonable pricing.
05-02-2010 04:43:55 |
More by ThaBobfather
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I was really impressed with this place. Came out here twice while visiting the area during Dark Lord Day weekend, and I enjoyed my time spent at Flossmoor much better than what I experienced at FFF. Took the wife and family out to dinner and was impressed with the selection -- kids seemed happy and they also had a few nice vegetarian selections. All the beers I tried were phenomenal -- in particular the Pullman Brown. I ended up buying a bunch of bottles to take home and may even choose to stay in the area next trip to Chicago.
04-27-2010 04:08:47 |
More by chaz01
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
4's across the board. nice enough restaurant...more family oriented than i would have hoped, not that i was looking for dozens of flatscreens
the beer quality was good, though i wasn't quite bowled over (perhaps i had overhyped). i will certainly back to fill up my new growler, if that's any indication
service was certainly fine. waiter was a bit over eager but we spent hours there taking out time with some tasty beverages
the selection was the only score i vacillated on: i wasn't entirely sure what exactly was available (menus were not entirely in synch). ouvre looks good but day-to-day selection might be limited to half a dozen or so
food was good. and plentiful, i would say
looking forward to my return visit. cool location, right on the tracks in, ostensibly, the old station. certainly easy to get to by metra
02-05-2010 03:51:41 |
More by bruachan
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery in Flossmoor, IL
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