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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,050
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
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Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to Flossmoor a couple of times, during my beer tours over DLD weekend. I figured it was about time for me to add a review.
The atmosphere was nice. I like what they've done with the old place. Restored/refurbished old buildings always interest me, especially when there's history involved. This place is no exception.
The quality is very good. Both the food and beer were tasty, each time I've been there.
Service has been good each time as well but they were very busy both times I was there so perhaps I'd mark the service up a little more if I had more experience with a normal lunch or dinner crowd.
Selection was very good. They have a fairly large, varied menu and of course, they brought out special beers for the geeks. What's not to like about that?
I just had a sandwich but it was good, so no complaints there.
Value was about what you'd expect.
I'm looking forward to stopping in again so I can try their new brewer's beers. Matt would be a tough act to follow but I'm keeping a completely open mind!
02-03-2010 14:54:05 |
More by nflmvp
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Flossmore is right at a train station that you can take directly from chicago which is pretty sweet. it is actually a train station!
the brewery had some nice flat screens hanging playing sports at noon so i was thrilled. the beer selection was diverse and relatively decent. at the time i was there no one else was so it is hard to get a read on atmoshphere but the bartended was really nice and the brewmaster was there.
he was totally cool and discussed his beers with me to give me an understanding of the bourbon barrel aged killer kapowski, which was awesome!
I'd def recommend getting there if you are ever in chicago or hitting up 3 floyds, not the reason to go but worth the trip!
01-13-2010 01:27:07 |
More by cpetrone84
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Showed up around 7 on a cold November Monday. It's located in the south suburbs and I absolutely had no idea where I was at. The neighborhood seemed nice, maybe a little too upscale for my tastes. It seems to be actually located at either a train station or something that used to be a train station, and that's cool.
Inside was nice and bricky with a cute little model train that kept circling above the bar. The place seemed stuffed with regulars, and while I kinda felt like an interloper most everyone was affable. TVs above the bar showed sports. If any music was playing it must have been playing soft, cus I don't remember it.
The bartender was nice, the food was solid, and the beers were tight. I had 150 miles left to drive so I couldn't sample too many of them, but the two I had were well above average for their style and heads and tails above most brewpubs.
It didn't blow me away like TownHall, and I thought their menu's proclamation that they were the best brewpub in America was a little bold, but this is still a damn fine location.
11-29-2009 03:13:12 |
More by mynie
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Overall we were disappointed with Flossmoor. We went for lunch on a Friday and the place fairly busy. The food selection was good and portions were good-sized.
We ordered the beer sampler and received a dozen tastes - which is where the problems started. At the end there wasn't a single beer that we would have wanted a full pint of. Some weren't representative of their name (the brown tasted like a porter) and others tasted like the brightness was wrong - usually on the flat side. None of them were overly cool and many were on the hoppy side - and not necessarily in a good way.
I keep reading all the good reviews of this place and am wondering what I missed. For my money I'd rather drive another ten miles and go to Three Floyds in Munster.
11-07-2009 17:21:00 |
More by MarvinTheMarzen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We've had the pleasure of visiting here three times over the last few months. Figured it was time for a review.
Atmosphere: Just a cool, cool, place. The good sized restaurant and pub are housed inside of an old train depot (which happens to sit right next to the current train stop) and has retained a lot of its classic look and feel. Its theme pretty much plays out as a railroad museum, with a lot of old pictures of what the site used to look like back in its heyday. It has a very family friendly vibe as well, with the attached Caboose Ice Cream Shoppe being especially cute.
Quality: Beer, food, and service are great, and the awesome setting for a brewpub here can't be beat. This is a quality experience and one that you can bring the whole family along for.
Service: Friendly, knowledgeable, and speedy, the service here always fits in with the already fantastic vibe. We haven't had a problem yet.
Selection: Always a good selection of brews available on tap at the station. Plenty of staples on, including a Golden Ale, Cherry Wheat, Red Ale, and both a Brown Ale and Wheat, which are surprisingly robust for the style (and are also both available in 22 oz bottles). Plenty of Brewmaster selections on as well, with IPAs especially, being their forte here. They also carry a couple of quality guest taps as well, with a FFF offering usually being on.
Food: Just an all around awesome food menu here. It's literally the type that I take a look at, and about 20 different items jump out at me. Just a huge selection of appetizers, soups, salads, burgers/sandwiches (both hot & deli), entrees, and their "Brewhouse Specials" offerings, which I'm always up for trying. On our last visit, I had the "BREW-BEN'S" HOT TUB, which is basically a reuben stuffed into a bread bowl. Yeah, it was about as awesome as it sounds.
This is an awesome place and one of our favorites to visit. It's easy to pair this up with a visit to the nearby FFF Brewpub as well.
09-23-2009 19:17:37 |
More by Kegatron
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here after my visit to Three Floyds. It was a quality day for beer this time a week ago to be sure. Walked into this place at around 9:30 on a Saturday night and the place was basically deserted from some reason. Maybe only the bar was open, but it was strange to see a place this big with so few people in it, it was nice to get a great seat at the bar at least. A nice change of pace from the cramped but comfortable enough space at Three Floyds.
The selection here is uhmazing. Not only do they have the full line up of year rounds (which to be honest, I should expect to get anyways as they are year round offerings) but they are outnumbered almost two to one by brewery only beers. Had a rye IPA which hit the spot there was a red ale, a milk stout, and four or five others I cannot remember right about now, suffice to say there was a lot to choose from and the IPA and the milk stout I had were both great. Also was able to have a nice conversation with a few of the other guests and talked beer for a long long long time. So people (at least the people I talked to) are friendly here, which really makes for a comfortable experience in an unfamiliar place. Would love to go back here again, pick up a growler and try the food, get an even better feel for the place. But this place made a pretty darn good first impression. If you live in Chicago, hop on the Metra and make your way down here, all others (especially from the Northern suburbs) this place is a bit of a schlep to get to.
07-18-2009 23:35:29 |
More by bluemoonswoon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have been to Flossmoor a couple of times but I figured this time I would review it for once. I always enjoy the friendly atmosphere in this place. They have a good selection on tap and pick a broad range of beer styles that almost anyone would enjoy (unless you don't like beer). I have yet to eat there but the food looks real good as it always passes by me. Wait staff works to make sure you are happy when you are there which is a nice suprise from other places I have been too. I would recommend this place for the people who go to Three Floyds because it's 10 minutes out of the way. Good prices and good people....oh and just maybe good food as well.
07-12-2009 03:57:00 |
More by alleykatking
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This building is apparently an old train depot in Flossmoor, located next to the current Metra train stop. It looks beautiful, blending well with the other tudor buildings in Flossmoor. The interior is spacious with several dining rooms and maybe 15-20 seats along the bar. The barroom has several TVs to help the atmosphere even further. The beer selection is as good could be hoped at a brewpub, a little of everything. The beers on tap when I stopped:
Zephyr Golden Ale
Station Master Wheat
Gandy Dancer Honey Rye
Roundhouse Raspberry Wheat
Chessie Cherry Wheat
Panama Limited Red
Pulman Brown Ale
"Rye"m & Reason IPA
White Lady Wit
Milky Way Stout
I tried more than I should have, all were delicious. This is one of the more memorable brewpubs in the USA, well worth the trip from Chicago.
06-25-2009 17:52:09 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Inside, it kind of reminds me of an average restaurant. Not very bar-like or brewpub-like. But it's nice, and you can see at least a portion of the operations through some glass. There are two dining rooms and some outdoor space, and it's very comfortable inside. The beer is absolutely top-notch, and the ratings reflect it. Everything is also done right in terms of pouring and presentation - just excellent. The service is pretty good, the staff was friendly, took care of our requests and was pretty timely. The selection was pretty good for a brewpub, there were at least 8 of their own beers and I think I guest beer was on as well - I didn't pay attention to what it was. The food was also good - there wasn't anything really stellar around, but there was a good mix of bar food and restaurant food, and I was happy with what I ate. And the prices were pretty good. I would definitely come back, especially for the beer.
06-18-2009 14:43:14 |
More by taylorhamrick
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a super brewpub. It's in an old train station depot, and it has a very classy 1920's-1930's look to it. Everything is in such magnificent condition, the windows, the floors, the ceilings. It's nearly a museum! The train theme continues throughout and they have a very cute model train over the bar! They also have done something to minimize the train noises as it is right on the tracks. The service was astounding.
The bartender knew a whole lot about beer, and often chimed in with useful thoughts on the different styles to the customers. Usually, bartenders tend not to be so knowledgeable. I was quite impressed. The service was also prompt. She also did a good job in pouring the beers in a somewhat impressive way.
The food was interesting, the menu was very large and quite varied. There was also a specials menu. I ordered the waldorf sandwich and my husband ordered the philly cheesesteak bread bowl. Both were unusual and surprisingly wonderful.
We sampled a few of the beers, but only tried about 4 of them. Their tap list was extensive. There was a great variety of styles to choose from from Belgians, to fruit-wheat, to IPA's, brown ales, and milk stouts. Something for any palate!
This is a must visit restaurant!
06-04-2009 03:24:12 |
More by Reneejane
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery in Flossmoor, IL
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