Mack's Golden PheasantElmhurst has plenty of great restaurants to choose from. Elmhurst City Center has over fifty delicious restaurants, serving all sorts of delectable cuisines. Among these tasty choices is DuPage County’s oldest continuously family-owned restaurant, Mack’s Golden Pheasant.

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.

Mack’s Golden Pheasant has a wide selection on their menu, featuring both Czechoslovakian and American dishes. Favorites include their award-winning duck, wienerschnitzel, and burgers. For the adults, they also have a selection of unique cocktails. On the Chicago’s Best TV special, you can catch Ted Brunson sampling the roasted duck and wienerschnitzel.

The Chicago’s Best episode originally aired a year ago, but you can catch reruns at various times during the week on CLTV. You can see the Golden Pheasant clip on YouTube as well.

As Elmhurst residents, all of us at the Gracik Makinney Group agree – Mack’s Golden Pheasant is definitely worth a try! They have excellent food and a great atmosphere. We recommend the Friday fish fry! Mack’s is just another element that makes Elmhurst a top-choice neighborhood, full of community and culture. The Gracik Makinney Group can help you become part of this vibrant neighborhood. Let’s get started today – contact us at 630-441-5570 or stop by the office at 190 North York Road.