Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery

| March 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

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By Shannon Capanna

Whenever I have out-of-town guests, our first dinner stop is the Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery.  Upon hearing that they are going to Flossmoor Station, people assume we are heading to the Metra stop for some quick snacks and a newspaper.  However, the Flossmoor Station is an excellent brewpub located in front of the Metra station.  It serves beer brewed right on the premises and a tantalizing menu with items ranging from salads to fajitas.

If you aren’t familiar with the Village of Flossmoor, it’s an upscale suburb located approximately 30 miles south of downtown Chicago.  It is sort of a sister city to south suburban Homewood, and the two villages share a high school and a park district.  Flossmoor has many picturesque estates, as well as a quaint downtown with cute boutiques, restaurants, and a traffic circle.

It is on this downtown street that Flossmoor Station is located.  The restaurant brews nine original microbrews right on the premises.  There’s also a pretty good signature root beer.

The menu offers a huge selection of delicious food to set alongside your beer.  I recommend the beer cheese soup.  After that you can pretty much select any entree and you won’t go wrong.  There are salads, sandwiches, fish and chips, and pastas.  There’s even Mexican fare.  And the kids can pick from a cute kids’ menu that features a color-in picture of Goober the dog, the mascot of the restaurant’s signature root beer.  Kids will also love the restaurant’s model train and train pictures.  The atmosphere is noisy enough to be kid-friendly, and you can even sit outdoors all year round on their deck, which is covered and heated (and actually very warm) in the colder months.

Should you possibly have room for dessert, those aren’t too shabby, either.  The dessert menu features desserts with names like Milk Chocolate Meltdown Cake and Flossmoor Station’s Signature Brownie Volcano, as well as a good selection of pies that are available whole or by the slice.   For an extra dose of cuteness, you can visit the Old Caboose Ice Cream Shoppe, which is an actual caboose that serves ice cream treats.  It’s open from spring through fall.

The Flossmoor Station and Brewery offers something for everyone, from beer lovers to train lovers to just plain food lovers.  And if you don’t live anywhere near Flossmoor, you can get Flossmoor Station brews at a variety of bars and stores around Chicagoland!

This is an original Chicagonista article.


Shannon Capanna is a writer, editor, and mom who lives in south suburban Homewood with her husband, toddler son, and cat. She blogs at ChicagoMoms Blog, and at her personal site, Boringtown’s Closed.

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Joining Shannon Capanna in Home Sweet Homewood are her professor husband, toddler son, and giant cat. Career-wise, Shannon worked as an elementary school teacher for three years before becoming an editor for math textbooks. She quit that job to try to achieve that elusive work-life balance, and she is now trying to cobble together some kind of career as a writer, editor, and mom. Shannon enjoys swimming, watching quality television, and cat-watching.She also blogs at Chicago Moms Blog, and at her personal site, Boringtown's Closed.

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  1. Flossmoor Station – or just The Train Station – as we call it – also boasts a great party room. I had a dinner for about 40 people there last year and it was fabulous. That building actually used to be the train station, and I’m told it was retail space before it was a brewery/restaurant.

    You’re right, it’s a definite for out-of-towners — and if you take the Metra Electric line to Flossmoor from the city you’re right there.

    Great write up!!!

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