Roundhouse Restaurant Scores With Good Food, Local Beers
Built in 1856, the structure is America’s oldest limestone roundhouse and was originally built with 22 stalls to house and repair locomotives. The deteriorating structure was redeveloped in 1995 by NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton. In 2011, it was purchased by Two Brothers Brewing Co. and now thrives as a tourist destination and nightspot.
The menu at the Roundhouse features both traditional pub food and upscale cuisine.
“We hand-trim our steaks on a daily basis, and we grind up the trimmings into ground tenderloin to make our signature pub burger, which is very good,” Rybinski says. “We smoke our own ribs and make our own real mashed potatoes too. One popular appetizer is our jalapeño shrimp wrapped in paper-thin prosciutto. It’s delicious.”
The menu also includes seafood, barbecue, pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes, prime rib, decadent desserts and some creative drink options
On Sundays, the Roundhouse serves brunch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., including waffles, omelets, eggs Benedict, french toast and a create-your-own bloody mary bar.