Frank Schmid and Harry Gounaris have ran Thornwood Restaurant & Lounge for almost 15 years. When they took over the location in 2000, they began remodeling to accommodate additional forms of entertainment for their guests. Thornwood Restaurant & Lounge, an official Blackhawks bar, offers a fun environment filled with sports memorabilia, friendly and welcoming staff and clientele, and fairly priced food and drinks. Although Thornwood has the feel of a large sports bar, it has the company of a nearby small local bar, attracting new faces all the time, while creating and maintaining loads of regular loyal customers.
Thornwood Restaurant & Lounge offers an extensive menu with options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Although they open bright and early at 9:00am, no need to rush…breakfast is served all day! In addition to their awesome breakfast, Thornwood’s most popular items include their Saganaki Burger, Happy Harry Burger, and Happy Harry Chicken. All of Thornwood’s soups are homemade daily, giving guests a delicious warm up to the main course.
Thornwood Restaurant & Lounge is extremely spacious, featuring a large indoor area, both a front and side patio, as well as its own indoor smokehouse. Inside, guests can enjoy a friendly game of darts on steel tip boards, catch their favorite sports team, try their luck on one of Thornwood’s 5 video gaming machines, or jam out to their favorite band on the jukebox. Penny’s Smokehouse is their indoor smokehouse where cigars are sold, is connected to the building, and offers guests a warm dry place where they can smoke. Guests can also play darts, watch TV inside or out in the beer garden, or play their favorite tunes on the jukebox in the smokehouse. Thornwood also features live music and entertainment throughout the year, so if you’re looking to catch an exciting show, call ahead for details!