The popularity of corned beef and cabbage is demonstrated by the way the dish appears in an assortment of menu offerings. Most recently, I have seen it offered as a soup in one restaurant (I regret that I didn’t try it) and as an omelet at Benedict’s la Strata in Crystal Lake. Benedict’s is a popular choice with my husband and I, as noted in the review on the Restaurant page.
I was very happy with the omelet. The flavor of the corned beef was good – not too salty – and the portion was ample. Served with Benedict’s breakfast potatoes and a cup of fresh fruit.
A very satisfying, gluten free meal.
There’s a diner in Barrington that has been open since the end of World War ll. The Canteen, 214 South Hough, 847-382-0900, is a friendly place with a generous menu for breakfast and lunch. (For some reason, the image of the breakfast menu doesn’t show the pancake option. They do provide gluten free pancakes as well.)
The walls of the restaurant feature movie posters, and there are a number of model airplanes hanging from the ceiling. (When the restaurant was remodeled in 2000 by the (then) new owner, this historical element was kept. )
Our recent visit coincided with their special St. Patrick’s day menu. They serve an excellent corned beef and cabbage.
Our meal started, as usual, with the home -made potato chips, brought to the table warm and crisp. My corned beef and cabbage was delicious, and was served with boiled potatoes and carrots. Cooked just right.
For the gluten free customer, there are always the great egg dishes and salad plates, plus the afore-mentioned GF pancakes.
Try this friendly, cozy place with real atmosphere.