Trax Tavern & Grill

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Trax Tavern & Grill is a community-oriented restaurant that is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Sports lovers are especially drawn here, thanks to the 40 screens displayed around the restaurant to broadcast all the latest sporting events. The rustic bar features numerous big screens, making Trax the perfect place to grab a drink with friends while you watch the next big game.

The dining area at Trax is spacious, and the menu features an array of pizza, burgers and smokehouse dishes. Try the creative BBQ ranch salad or pico de gallo nachos to start. Indulge in entr�es like the giant sweet �n smoky monster burger or a hearty portion of baby back ribs. Finish your meal off with a big slice of eight-layer chocolate cake or another one of Trax's sinful desserts.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Barbecue, Burgers, American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch & Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(847) 236-0203
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Johnny Herrera
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Private Party Facilities
Host your next event, seminar, business meeting or family dinner in our spacious 120 seat dining room. The room features an in room private bar, 3 large wide screen tv’s a video wall and top of the line sound system. Trax is wired for free Wi-Fi Just plug your laptop into our in room video system all TV’s will show your presentation.
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Private Party Contact
Robby Cohn: (847) 212-6888
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Cross street
Waukegan Rd
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Parking Details
Trax Offers free valet service daily or park in our private lot.
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Public Transit
Trax is located across the street from the Deerfield Metra Station.
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Trax offers live bands on specific nights Please call or visit our Facebook page for updates and schedule dates.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Take Away, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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52 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We have friends who are thinking of moving to Lake County so we wanted to show off--of course we chose Bobby's! We got exceptional treatment at the bar, they timed our moving to the table well as we wanted a drink before sitting down and our waiter was friendly, funny and on top of everything. (oA lot of restaurants are touting their Halibut. No one does fish better than Bobby's (usually 3 specials a night) but their fennel crusted Halibut was just perfect--get there while it's in season. If not for the great schools and good real estate values, our friends might move to Deerfield just to visit Bobby's more often.

25 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2016
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Trax continues with inconsistency. This time the service was better but the food has Deteriorated. Lots of TVs make it good for sports viewing, but $80 for beers and burgers leave me wanting a better venue.

48 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great as always. We love Trax.

11 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service

6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is definitely a fantastic place to go with a group and perfect with the kiddos. It has a good level of noise from TV's and the patrons that kids screeches are not very obnoxious. One thing I would say is it's not really a BBQ place. I did order a brisket sandwich and it was ok...really just ok and the corn that came with it was water soaked bad. But we did have grilled calamari and a 2 Cuban sandwiches that were awesome... So go there with appropriate expectations and you will love it. Also while walking all around with a little guy on the move I noticed that the bar area is really nice and there is very well done party room...Good to know...
Also... read some bad reviews about service and I have to say that our service was very very good and it was a busy night.

48 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Trax always has good food and service. Our favorite bar.

53 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our neighborhood go to restaurant with a varied and good menu. Go ourselves, with friends, our grandchildren and to watch sports.

3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2015
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I would recommend Trax for hanging out with friends if you just wanted to grab a beer, watch a game as this is definitely a sports bar. Not what I was expecting for a night out with a friend.
The food that we ordered was "ok". If I were to go back it would be more for pizza or sandwiches/burgers- more pub/bar food.

The wait staff was great and would go back again to watch a game and have a casual, relaxed night out.

New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2015
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Am from out of town and wanted to find a good place for Monday Night Football. Great TVs and beer selection and attentive service. For most part, food wasn't very good. Exceptions are were the wings and tater tots which were good as you would expect for pub food. The bad were the Nachos and BBQ plate. When ordering nachos with beef, we just assumed the beef would be on the nachos & not served in a cup next to them. Also thought if would be seasoned beef, but really just cooked ground beef. The BBQ plate was just bad...nothing else to say.

For a sports bar, we expected the main event to have sound. Being Monday night, you would figure it would be that game but actually it was none. our server said he would try to get owner to put on sound. Owner checked on table and I asked him; he said no and walked away. Thirty minutes later as the place was emptying out I asked our server again and he accommodated.

Overall, server was really good, beer was good, food was mediocre at best and owner wasn't very accommodating. If you want to drink & watch a game it's the place to go though.

8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2015
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

If only they put as much thought into their limited menu and training of their staff as they did into cramming TV's into every square inch of wall space then it would be a fantastic restaurant.

Each dish tasted like the next, it was all bland and flavorless. Don't take children there whom you are trying to raise correctly. That is to engage in dialogue rather than watching the "idiot box's" that one cannot avoid.

I can only assume they hope the TV's will be a distraction from the utterly flavorless food.

5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2015
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I didn't like the fact that they charge $1.00 for every single item you put on your hamburger (or turkey burger, vegetable burger, chicken sandwiches etc.). So they literally charge $1.00 for cheese and then another $1.00 for grilled mushrooms and another 1.00 for grilled onions, etc.
Otherwise, good menu selection but salad was just ok. I asked for romaine lettuce only and felt like the entire salad was either iceburg lettuce or the ribbed part of the lettuce.

Won't go back...too many other restaurants with good hamburgers that don't nickel and dime you.

11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2015
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The food is not bad, but the service is so slow and bad. I like the inside and outside seating the restaurant has but the poor service makes you not want to go there.

53 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great local restaurant for families and sports nights. Always good food. Very kid friendly. Our grandsons favorite s'mores dessert is there.

Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Having arrived in Deerfield for a wedding weekend and having no idea of the dining options around, OpenTable led us to Trax where we had a generally good dining experience. The menu was expansive, offering something for everyone. The Chicken Parm and BBQ Sampler were quite good. The place was a bit noisy as we were seated next to a large baseball team victory celebration. The staff were friendly and efficient. Prices were reasonable. Would recommend and return.

1 review
Dined on 28 May 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I shouldn't be forced to make further review comments, especially after all of my scoring was very good or above.

San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2015
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Appetizers were good - we went with the sampler. President dinner drink was a martini that was well shaken and mixed well.

I had the BBQ sampler for dinner and the pulled pork was good, as was the chicken, ribs were just ok and I'm not sure what the other meat selection really was. The cole slaw was better than average and the mix fries - wedge with crisscut was also a nice addition.

Beer selection was good.

Service was attentive without being overbearing and made the entire evening better.

Overall very solid place that I would try again just maybe sticking with something simpler than BBQ.

48 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love this place.

34 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2015
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It has a friendly staff and the food is decent. Neighborhood place. We like the martini s and the food selection.

84 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2015
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Many TVs to choose from. Went to watch NCAA basketball when multiple games (and some Blackhawks, too) were on. Ordered the sampler platter. Plenty of food. Very good for a sampler - a good variety of different items. The nachos were good as well. Ordered a large salad and split x4 - more than enough salad, and it was fresh and tasty. Would certainly recommend. Have to use valet parking (complimentary) because there just aren't enough parking spots in the lot to support that sized restaurant.

53 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2015
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Trax is a perfect Sunday night dinner restaurant for families. Kid friendly and the sports on the TVs are perfect for all the males....old and young. Food is good and a great selection!

3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Best burgers around! Always good, never had a bad burger there. Busy little place, so expect to wait for a table if you arrive between 6:30 - 7. But, worth the wait.

3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good. There was a nice variety on the menu. We were very pleased. It was a Tuesday so it was very quiet.

27 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We have been going to Trax for years. In the past, I would say it was ok/good. Pretty easy to get into without a reservation...decent food.
Hadn't been there is awhile...the menu seems more varied and a little more upscale. The food was very good and the service was as well.
Will definitely go back more often.

1 review
Dined on 5 January 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would choose this restaurant for a casual experience.

58 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2014
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

For a local restaurant/bar it is was just OK. The service was a little slow, especially the drink service. We had to constantly ask for more water and had to ask for our check. I would go back because of the location for meeting friends.

48 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2014
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Trax is good bar food.

53 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2014
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time there and enjoyed the food and bar scene atmosphere.

1 review
Dined on 25 October 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food! Outstanding staff! Easy location! Good parking! Staff went above and beyond when we thought our son left his $465 retainer on a plate! They found it! And the 22" pizza blew us away!

123 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2014
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

place is nice. food was great. service was wonderful. good place to be to watch sports

11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2014
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food okay wine choices above average. Easy location and parking.

11 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun neighborhood restaurant, great outdoor dining, friendly service, good food.

16 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2014
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Ordered nachos which were the worst I have ever had. Its hard to screw up nachos but Trax did. Also had cheeseburger and onion rings. Very average at best. Great place to watch a game though.

5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2014
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We had a hard time with the delivery of food. It was not as presented on the menu. It came out wrong several times wrong.

1 review
Dined on 7 June 2014
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

We took our grandchildren to Trax for an early dinner. We sat outside on the roof so we could see the trains when they went by. They loved it. The kids menu had a nice variety. The regular menu had a nice variety of sandwiches, salads, pizza etc. My major disappointment was the service. They brought our appetizer and never brought plates. Before we finished the appetizer the rest of the food arrived. We were the only people seated outside at the time, and about 8 other servers were just standing around and talking to each other. I got up to ask for plates and condiments and some additional napkins. We will return with our grandkids, hopefully with better service.

21 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2014
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The steak was tough, and the salad was poor. Service from the waitress was also sub-standard. On a Friday night at 6:00 p.m., almost 80% of the patrons in the croweded restaurant were under the age of eight. The noise was reminiscent of a school playground at recess time. We will not return.

8 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2014
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Saturday night, kitchen must have been overwhelmed and service was shabby

16 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2014
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

All food was prepared perfectly and the portions are huge including kid's menu. Definitely a great value! The other plus is they offer kids eat free on Monday & Tuesday from 4-7pm which is a bonus. The ambience was fantastic- TV's all throughout and good times while watching the Hawks. Some of the seating allows view of the train which is entertaining for the kids.

91 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2014
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I was at this place several years ago. It has more than doubled in size so it must be successful. It is great for sports fans. Lots of big screen TVs all over and a very noisy group of fans. The food is not great. I had lemon chicken. The sauce was not so good and very tart. The green beans were exceptionally good. My friend had the oriental salad which was a much better choice. It had an interesting variety of ingredients. We got there at 9:30 there were only a few people and a lot of them left as soon as the game was over. It is an OK place for late night, after a show, or for sports fans but not if you want great food or to have a conversation with your companions. You may like it better than I did. It depends on what you are looking for

11 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wow the new menu at trax was so amazing it exceeded my expectations . We order the Manny's corn-beef sandwich it was so big and delicious it was enough for two meals. the other people ordered the BBQ beef sliders another winner and the lettuce wraps a healthier version . we finished our meal with a warm molten cake and a hot skillet cookie ala mode.
I cannot wait to go back.
The management was very friendly thanks Robby and Jacklyn

69 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2014
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Poor food and service. Not worth going back. Not what we were expecting.