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About Us

Opened 30 years Ago, Players Grill has become a regular destination for North Shore Diners looking for quality food and exceptional value.

If you’re looking to dine out, our cozy sports themed dining room and friendly experienced Wait staff should be your number one choice.

We offer a full menu of Homemade Items including BBQ Ribs (The North Shore’s Finest), a Large Variety of Chicken Dishes, Fresh Seafood, Char Grilled Steaks and Chops, Sandwiches, Salads and Daily Specials.

Quality ingredients
Quality ingredients

Great Grilled Food

Our highly trained and experienced cooks are the experts in the production, preparation and presentation of our Grilled dishes. We use only the best ingredients to serve our customers the quality of meals they deserve.  We offer full bar of a premium liquors, beer and wine.


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Players Grill IconPlayers Grill

1855 Deerfield Road F, Highland Park

4.1 156 reviews

  • Avatar Claudiu Szenasi ★★★★★ a month ago
    Yoooooooooo!!! No Joke, just had the best Chicken Sandwich I’ve ever had in my life!!! 6-8 oz chicken breast cooked crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle, was topped with a white cheese, avocado and 2 Strips of delicious Bacon on … More a Buttered Brioche Bun!!! It was Bomb. Period. Don’t let the strip mall fool you, inside is a clean sports ambiance with many T.V.’s and absolutely amazing food!!! Thanks guys 🙂 Keep up the great work!!!
  • Avatar Laurie Weiss ★★★★★ a month ago
    This is the NEW Players Grill! The owners unluckily bought this restaurant right before Covid struck, remodeled the entire place which is clean as a whistle, and fought the eat home necessity during Covid to make a success. Peter and Julie … More are genuinely lovely, very determined hard-working people who have increased their crowd slowly but surely. Initially they didn't have much help other than themselves, and now they have a terrific bartender and wait staff. The owners serve quality food and do not skimp on portions. They have brought back the old bagel chips which are addicting. We try to support them often, as they deserve to be patronized. I am pretty fussy when it comes to food and have never had a bad meal here. It is light enough, not crazy-crowded so you're sitting in the person's lap at the next table, the tables are well-spaced, you can actually talk to the people at your table, and every server is customer-oriented. Their poppy seed house dressing is good enough to drink. The fried shrimp are big, crispy, and meaty, the salads large and interesting/delicious, pistachio-crusted salmon very good, Chato's chicken my favorite, and on and on. I have no idea what the complainers are talking about - we eat there every week and their complaints are unfounded, not that every restaurant doesn't have a bad night. Players is the new guy in town and the community should give them try! Our daughter from LA loved it - talk about fussy - she's it! They need to advertise, put a candle or flowers on each table, and offer special food/liquor deals at the bar. Spread the word....this place is a gem! They take reservations and the line should be out the door! Run, don't walk!
  • Avatar Nilson Fontalvo ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Good food and service. Glad they are now open for lunch. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar A Google User ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Lovely restaurant. I used to live and work in the area, we would always come here for a nice dinner.
  • Avatar David B. Cooper ★★★★★ 8 months ago
  • Avatar Nika Szalaj ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Under new management I can only speak highly of this resturant. The servers were great. They were so kind and pleasant. The food was great and full of flavor. I'm excited to see how this long family owned resturant will continue to … More grow and continue to impress me.
  • Avatar Boaz Bell ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Great atmosphere, amazing service an overall hidden jewel in the Northshore. Our waitress made sure my party was well taken care of. I had the the Ribs which were out of this world! This was my third time at this location and the manager … More actually remembered me from the last time I was there. I know with the pandemic all local eateries are struggling, so I am making it a point to make sure I do my share to support the establishments that are doing what they can to make us feel secure and normal during these abnormal times! Thanks for the 1st class treatment- I’ll be back!
  • Avatar phyllis fine ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Players Grill is our absolute favorite! The food is delicious and the menu is so varied, too. The new owners, Julie and Peter, are amazing people. They even introduced my favorite entree, Chicken Francese, upon my request. I tell all my … More friends and family to go there. It’s the best!
  • Avatar Lucia Priola ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Wonderful new owners!!!!!! Absolutely magnificent seafood, unbelievable spectacular food. Such a lovely place. Very nice new owners. To do what they have done, and during a pandemic. Highland Park is very lucky.
  • Avatar Steven K ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Great place, better with new owners. Old one was very rude.
    The same menu, better food. They have Steak sandwich, The Max, delicious, with higher quality of meat. They serve it with Beef Tenderloin , just melts in your mouth.
    Had a chance
    … More to talk to new owner, took it over week before covid.
    Unbelievable they stay open, just can't imagine how hard was it for them. The nicest people , caring about customers. Real heroes for me. Not easy to keep restaurant open this days.
    Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Joseph Kraus ★★★★★ a year ago
    Delicious food and friendly atmosphere. New owners are great. THE Best.
    All dinners with two sides and huge portions, can't find this around here. Highly recommend. It will be my regular dinner place.