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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 1,049
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1035 Sterling Ave
phone: (708) 957-BREW
Flossmoor's got a blog!
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 94 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
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: 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: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Atmosphere- Kinda kitschy and folksy. Feels like there should be doilies on the tables. Not really my taste but it is clean and uniform.
Quality-The beers are fine. Recently (see last 2-3 months) some of the recipes have changed and I don't really see most of them moving in a direction I love. The BA Collaborative Evil was truly awful.
Service- It's always been pretty good. They misplaced my credit card once but found it after a few minutes.
Selection- Pretty standard but somehow I usually feel I only have a few choices.
Food- Meh it's standard pub fare and a bit bland.
05-04-2011 00:50:20 |
More by cadaugherty
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Traveled to Flossmoor Station the night before DLD '08. They had available on-tap special beers for the travelers but by 8:00pm they had sold out. This turned me off quite a bit since I feel they should have prepared a bit more due to the size of DLD.
However, the atmosphere was quite cool mostly due to the well-established community of patrons. I noticed many aged men at the bar (I believe these were veterans based on their clothing), working adults, friends hanging out, and even families with children all enjoying themselves. It was well lit and dispite being quite crowded the service was organized, friendly, and knowledgeable.
While there, I had the Killer Kawalski Porter and a taste of the Gaddy Dancer, both of which were very good.
If I'm ever back in the area, I'll be sure to check it out again.
05-02-2008 01:05:36 |
More by SchmoTerp
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Visited 7/30/2010 and again on 10/12/2010.
The first time was right around dinner time so it was pretty full and noisy. I did get a seat at the bar however. The girl at the bar was busy talking to one of the patrons to help me much but I got my sampler and ordered a burger.
The food was alright, not bad but nothing to write home about. The beer was mostly average but there were a couple of exceptions like Slump Buster Mild, Tree Hugger Organic Chocolate Brown, and Vishnu's Vice.
Moving around was difficult (walking to the bathroom or just trying to leave the place) as people were everywhere.
The sampler wasn't priced too high and neither was the food. I think between the two my tab would have been $18. But then I got a bottle of the .357 Imperial Pilsner and Vishnu's Vice to go and my tab came back at $40something. Good lord.
The second time was late and on a Tuesday night. There were 2 or 3 people at the bar and one table full of noisy drunk people, not that I have a problem with that. At least they were playing good music on the juke box. Got to try a nice glass of the Inner Sanctum IPA.
Would go back to try what's new or if in the area.
11-10-2010 19:23:08 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I got to stop here after visiting Three Floyds on the day before Dark Lord Day.
They were having a pre-Dark Lord Day party of sorts with a selection of their barrel aged beers available in samples outside. There was live music and bratwursts. It was a little funny because the ordinary Friday evening stuff was going on inside the restaurant/bar completely separated from our little beer geekery going on outside.
The inside is very big. Lots of tables in many rooms. The rooms seemed to just keep on going. The decor wasn't as cool as I had hoped from an old train station, but oh well.
The outside patio was pretty awesome though. It was a really chill, relaxing spot, right by an active set of train tracks. We had nice weather and the neighborhood is pretty and upscale.
There were a few guys working the table of firkins. It was pointed out to me that one of them was the head brewer or brewmaster. He seemed very young, and it made me jealous. He was very informative though and seemed to enjoy answering questions for people and telling them what to expect from each beer.
05-02-2011 20:19:38 |
More by MbpBugeye
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
As everyone else has mentioned, FS is essentially the train station for the suburban town of Flossmoor. The brewpub itself is divided into two main areas: a bar and a seating area. Since I was dining with my wife and kid, we sat in the seating area, and I can tell you, you could visit this place, sit in the seating area, and no even know you're in a brewpub. It just feels like your average restaurant which gives FS a bit of a corporate feel to it.
I was surprised to see the number of beers on tap. I was expecting maybe a half dozen, but there were at least 12 if not more. Plus the beers ran the spectrum from easy drinking lagers to hoppier pales and even a fairly ballsy sour apple beer. That said, neither my beer list nor my waitress could accurately represent all of the beers available and I'd recommend that anyone visit go check out the chalk board in the bar as that seemed to be the only place where all of the beers are actually listed.
Waitress was decent. She knew her beers and knew the menu. Handled our table appropriately. She didn't wow me, but she did her job efficiently and effectively.
Food was nothing too exciting, mostly consisting of fairly generic American cuisine. I had a sandwich while the wife had a salad. Both were decent, but really don't deserve much more praise beyond that.
Overall, I just felt like FS has a bit more of a corporate feel than I care for in my drinking establishments. Between the average food and the slightly better than average beers, I thought FS was okay, but wouldn't warrant another visit.
Kid Friendly (Kid menu available) for those of you who care about such things.
09-28-2011 02:43:28 |
More by Florida9
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Beer is average. But their food is definitely above average for a brewpub. Great place for a date night that the woman can also enjoy. Just as many beer nerds in there as there are families out for dinner. If you're looking for an overall good night with good food and decent beer, I highly recommend Flossmoor.
02-20-2013 16:04:01 |
More by LukeK
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I checked out the Flossmoor Station the night before Dark Lord Day w/ witbier, his girlfriend and Phatz.
Atmosphere - The place has character a nice spacious bar and enclosed patio area. The old train station has a certain charm - The wood and long hall w/ seating reminds you of the way it probably was way back when. There are plenty of places to sit, relax and have an ale w/ a few friends. The only downside I noticed was the noise factor. It was extremely busy and that must have added to that, though.
Service - The service was pretty standard- efficient and generally friendly w/ a decent basic beer knowledge.
Food - The pub fare is tasty and well made w/ pricing that is reasonable and the portions are very large.
Quality - I had no problemms with quality here- everthing I tasted was fresh and the overall feel of the place kept with this standard.
Selection - The selection was good also, I tasted some very good ale and lagers. I found the mainstays to be well made also and they had several seasonals to bolster the array of beers on tap. The Killer Kowalski was great and they also had a Red, Brown, Wheat, and two different fruit beers along w/ Gandy Dancer, the honey ale and Milky Way stout.
Overall value - The place is comfortable, the food and beer is decent and the service is better than average. The pricing seems reasonable for what you get so I would not mind returning to Flossmoor Station if I get the chance again.
05-05-2008 17:15:03 |
More by Slatetank
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