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Featured on Chicago’s Best TV Western Suburbs edition, Mack’s is an Elmhurst staple, and a terrific option for family meals or a night out. They even have a banquet menu for your next special event. The lodge atmosphere, complete with fireplace and huge windows, is a lovely atmosphere. During the warmer months, you can sit outside on the patio, overlooking the garden and koi ponds.


Mack’s Golden Pheasant is one of those places you may drive by without noticing. If you read online reviews, most everyone says the same thing: not much on the outside but great food inside. Mack’s began sometime in the late 1930s/early 1940 when Frank and Mae Mack purchased a small one-room tavern on W. North Ave. In 1948, they expanded into a full-service restaurant/lounge. The couple chose to build their business in a traditional Czech-Austrian chalet. Unfortunately, this building was destroyed in a fire in 1962. The Macks rebuilt their chalet, slightly larger this time around. This is the building we know and love today, complete with the decorations chosen by Frank and Mae. Today, the restaurant is still maintained by the Mack family.


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