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Explore the Chain: 6 Must-Visit Destinations for Food and Drinks

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Along the Chain, you’ll find an array of fantastic establishments offering great food and drinks with a fun atmosphere. Join us as we explore six fun-filled places for food and drinks on the Chain, presented in alphabetical order.

6 Fun Lakefront Places to Stop for Food & Drinks

#1. Blarney Island: The Ultimate Boating Bar Experience Known as the “Greatest Boating Bar in the World” and the “Key West of the Midwest,” Blarney Island is a must-visit destination. Accessible only by boat, this beloved hotspot offers live entertainment, thrilling boat races, and a variety of food and drinks. To reach the island, hop aboard the shuttle service from Port O’Blarney.

#2. Captain’s Quarters: Located on Fox Lake, this promises a memorable evening with live music. Every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer, the bar hosts a variety of talented musicians, creating an electric atmosphere. Boating enthusiasts can take advantage of their boat slips and storage facilities, while families can enjoy volleyball courts, a kids’ play area, and dog-friendly beaches.

#3. El Puerto Mexican Restaurant: Authentic Flavors and Scenic Views! El Puerto offers both delicious Mexican cuisine and a waterfront atmosphere. With ample indoor seating, an intimate bar, and a sprawling outdoor patio featuring a cozy fireplace and boat docks, this family-friendly bar provides an exceptional dining experience. Guests can even feed fish and ducks from the waterfront patio using the complimentary tortilla chips.

#4. Famous Freddie’s Roadhouse: Located on Pistakee Lake, Freddie’s offers a vibrant nightlife experience with live music Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Dance the night away on their dance floor, surrounded by state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. Don’t forget to unwind at their waterfront bar, enjoy daily drink specials, and participate in Bingo on Thursdays.

#5. Kief’s Reef: Situated just off the Fox River, Kief’s Reef is renowned for its lively atmosphere, affordable eats, and fun drinks. Every Friday Night, enjoy their world-famous fish fry, featuring your choice of potato, bread, and salad bar. Make sure to try their gaming options and take advantage of the available boat slips.

#6. The Sandbar Bar and Grille: Located on the picturesque Lake Marie in Antioch, The Sandbar Bar and Grille is famous for its pizza, Friday night fish fry and daily drink specials. Boaters will appreciate the convenience of the boat launch and self-serve fuel station. Family-friendly with dining inside or outside on one of the many picnic tables on the beach.

Adventure along the Chain, discovering these six fabulous food and drink destinations presented in alphabetical order. Each establishment offers its own unique charm, promising unforgettable moments filled with delicious flavors, refreshing drinks, and memorable experiences.

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