You’ll find The Silo located at 625 Rockland Rd. on Rt. 176 in Lake Bluff, Illinois about a 45 minutes north of Chicago. The Silo serves awarding winning pizza and they proudly display on their menu that they were voted as the best Chicago Pizza on the city’s North Shore by Chicago Magazine. Made from what appears to be a genuine old barn silo, the restaurant has been serving up pizzas in the same location since 1968 making it a local tradition in Lake County.
The Silo’s thick crust or deep dish pizza is truly a masterpiece of deliciousness. The Silo makes their own unique version of Chicago style pizza with a light delicious crust and plenty of fresh toppings. Like most Chicago deep dish pizzas the cheese is right on top of the crust with a slightly sweet chunky tomato sauce on top of it all.
Pizza at the silo is scrumptious and though it is thick and satisfying the sizes at The Silo are a bit different than most . Their 9 inch pan pizza feeds 1-2 and usually two people can finish that off with no problem. The largest pizza at The Silo is a 14 inch which serves 3-4 people. A plain cheese costs $16.75. Extra toppings are $2.50 each although The Silo makes a variety of specialty pizzas including a Supreme which has almost everything on it for just $23.95 for a 14 inch. At many pizza establishments the 14 inch pizza would likely be called a medium but is the largest pizza that is served here. Hungry families will likely want to order a variety of items.
There are plenty of things to choose from on the menu at The Silo. Salads are great here and dressings are all homemade and available for sale to take home. There are plenty of appetizers including appetizer combination plates which allow diners to try a number of items in one order.
Sandwiches and Vegan Options
This is a great place for lunch because sandwiches are really good at The Silo. There is a huge variety to choose from. You’ll everything from steak sandwiches to ostrich burgers and everything in between. There are several vegetarian options as well including an egg plant Parmesan sandwich and a veggie burger and of course they all come with fries and plenty of toppings.
The Silo also serves dinner entrees including steak, pasta dishes, ribs and several shrimp dishes. Dinner items start in the $15 range and the highest item on the menu is a full rack of ribs for $18.95. If that’s not enough The Silo makes a huge variety of amazing Stuffed Baked Potatoes including a Spinach Soufflé & Cheddar Potato and a Crab, Broccoli & Swiss Potato!
Perhaps the only thing I have tried and not liked at the Silo is their Iced Tea. The Silo has well water from what I’m guessing and I’m not a fan of the mineral taste that is present in the tea and water. However, there are plenty of other beverages to choose from at The Silo including soft drinks, cold beer and wine. I recommend staying away from the water and tea.
The Silo is a great choice for family dining ,a tasty lunch, casual dinner or a quick bite. They have several dining areas including a loft. The restaurant has plenty of atmosphere to make The Silo a place you’ll want to return to again and again.
The Silo, Retrieved from: http://www.silopizza.com/