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BACKYARD STARTERS

 

Famous Fire Pit Wings 

Ten of our original breaded chicken wings tossed in your choice of any of our famous sauces or dry rubs.

Served with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing. $11.50 

SAUCE CHOICES: Mild, Hot, Shocker (CAUTION-VERY HOT!), BBQ, Honey Mustard, Honey BBQ,
Garlic, Garlic Parmesan, Hot Garlic, Korean Kick, Habanero Mango, or Jamaican Jerk 

DRY RUB CHOICES: Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Cajun Lemon Pepper, Pizza, Buffalo Ranch

 

Woodsman Nacho’s 

A huge plate of fresh fried tortilla chips topped with chili, melted cheddar and pepper jack cheese,

lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos. 

Served with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole on the side. $10.25 GF

Add Steak $5 • Add Shredded Chicken $4 • Add BBQ Pulled Pork $4

(Additional Meat choices not included in 1/2 price special) 

BLT Dip 

A creamy smoked bacon dip served with warm pita bread and buffalo kettle chips. $8.25 

Dutch Oven Potato Skins 

Four baked potato halves with melted cheese, bacon, and green onion. 

Served with sour cream on the side. $8.75 GF 

Cheese Sticks 

Eight fried mozzarella sticks served with marinara. $8.50 

Beer Battered Onion Rings 

A basket of beer battered onion rings served hot and delicious. $7.99 

Loaded Tator Tots 

Melted cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, and green onions. 

Served with sour cream on the side. $7.50 GF 

Sophia’s Sliders 

Three of our popular sandwiches served as four mini style sandwiches. 

Choose one of the following pot roast*, pulled pork, or cheeseburger. 

Topped with frazzled onions. $9.99 

*$1.00 Up Charge on Pot Roast Sliders for 1/2 Price Appetizer Special 

Beer Battered Wisconsin White Cheddar Cheese Curds 

Real Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds fried golden brown. 

Served with a side of marinara. $9.50 

Southwest Egg Rolls 

Everyone’s favorite with a backyard twist. Filled with chicken, cheese, spinach, black beans, and corn.

Served with guacamole ranch on the side. $9.75 

Backyard Sampler 

A sampling of a few favorites here at Hawthorne’s. Southwest egg rolls, fire pit wings, dutch oven potato skins,

and cheese sticks. Sorry, no substitutions. $14.00 

SOUPS AND SALADS

 

Homemade Hawthorne's Chili GF 

Our award winning recipe chili topped with cheddar and onion upon request.

Bowl $4.50

Cup $3.50

Soup of the Day (Available Friday & Saturday) 

Bowl $3.99

Cup $2.69

Tomato Artichoke Bread Soup 

Homemade chicken stock, roasted artichokes, roasted tomatoes, veggies, seasoning,

parmesan cheese, and bread make up this masterpiece of a soup. 

Bowl $3.99

Cup $2.69

Try it baked with provolone cheese for only $.75 more!

 

Soup & Salad 

Bowl of soup or chili and a house salad or side caesar salad. $6.99 

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad GF 

Fresh cut romaine tossed with parmesan cheese, croutons and our homemade 

caesar dressing. Topped with our marinated herb grilled chicken breast and 

garlic bread wedges. $10.75

Substitute grilled salmon $14.99 

Chef Salad GF 

Romaine and iceberg lettuce topped with sliced turkey, sliced ham, eggs, bacon, tomato,

cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, croutons, and garlic bread wedges. 

Choice of dressing on the side. $10.50 

Blackened Salmon Salad GF 

Thin slices of wild caught grilled salmon served on top of fresh cut romaine and iceberg lettuce.

Topped with shredded cheddar jack, green pepper, tomato, onion, croutons, and garlic bread wedges.

Served with guacamole ranch dressing on the side. $15.99 

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad GF 

Half of a head of iceberg lettuce topped with crumbled blue cheese, egg, bacon, tomato, carrot,

green onion, and croutons. Choice of dressing on the side. $8.50 

Southwestern Cobb Salad Make it a wrap! 

Romaine and iceberg lettuce topped with cajun fried chicken, avocado, pico de gallo, green onion,

egg, bacon, green pepper, and shredded cheddar jack cheese.

Served in a tortilla bowl with guacamole ranch dressing on the side. $11.75 

Homemade Dressings: Ranch, House Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Caesar, Blue Cheese,

Creamy Garlic, Italian, Thousand Island, and French 

GF = Gluten Free without Garlic Bread and Croutons 

TACOS
 

3 flour tortillas topped with cabbage, carrots, and pico de gallo. Served with your choice of one side.

Gluten Free Tortilla Option Available Upon Request.

 

Fish Tacos 

Pan fried fresh tilapia with a cilantro guacamole ranch drizzle. $12.99 

Brisket Tacos Currently Unavailable

Beef brisket marinated in jalapeños, garlic, and onions 

combined with an elote sauce drizzle gives this taco 

an amazing taste. $12.99

 

BURGERS

Served with fries and pickle

All of our hand-patted burgers are a full half pound of 100% pure Angus beef with our own special seasoning and fire grilled to your liking. Served on a gourmet brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. All Burgers are Gluten Free without a bun, frazzled onion, or onion rings. 

 

Toppings

Cheddar .75 

Provolone .75 

Swiss .75 

American .75 

Pepper Jack .75

Crumbled Blue .75 

Grilled Onions .50 

Frazzled Onions .50 

Sauteed Mushrooms .50
Guacamole .50 

Maple Bacon 1.00 

Fresh Avocado 1.00 

Chili 1.00 

Fried Egg 1.00 

The Original Backyard Burger $9.50

With cheese add .75.

Double it and add another 1/2 pound patty for $3.25! 

The Ringer 

Topped with swiss cheese and sauteed mushrooms. $10.50

The Bags Burger 

Topped with cheddar cheese and maple bacon. $10.50 

Black and Blue Burger 

Blackened, seasoned burger topped with crumbled blue cheese,

sauteed mushrooms, and frazzled onions. $10.99

El Coyote Burger 

Glazed with our habanero mango sauce and topped with pepper jack,

onion rings, and jalapenos. $11.50

Blackened Mac & Cheese Burger 

Blackened seasoned burger topped with our homemade mac & cheese. $10.99

BBQ Brisket Burger Currently Unavailable

An 8 oz. burger topped with BBQ beef brisket, bacon, cheddar cheese,

and frazzled onions equals 13 oz. of meat heaven. $14.50

 

Turkey Burger 

100% pure ground turkey grilled to perfection and topped with guacamole. $11.25 

Lightlife Burger 

Cooks, smells, and tastes like real meat but is made directly from plants! $11.25

SANDWICHES

Served with fries and pickle

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork GF 

Tender pork pulled from our very own pig roasts - then simmered in our signature BBQ sauce.

Served on a brioche roll and topped with frazzled onions. $10.99 

Momma’s Pot Roast 

Our mom’s 50 year old recipe of slow roasted tender pot roast, simmered in gravy,

then baked on a hoagie with provolone cheese. $11.99 

The Reuben GF 

Slow roasted corned beef piled high on marble rye with thousand island dressing, 

swiss cheese, and sauerkraut. $11.75

 

Horseshoe Club GF 

Triple-decker on white bread with turkey, ham, maple bacon, mayo, lettuce,

tomato, and swiss cheese. $10.99 

Pepper Jack Brisket Dip GF  Currently Unavailable

Hand sliced garlic, onion, and jalapeño dry rubbed brisket ,topped with

pepper jack cheese, and then baked on a hoagie.

Served with au jus on the side. $12.99 

The Monte Carlo 

Our twist on the classic Monte Cristo. Ham, bacon, blackened chicken,

swiss, and cheddar cheese all baked between two pieces of french toast.

Served with red raspberry jam. $12.50 

Prime Rib Sandwich GF 

Lean cut prime rib grilled to desired temperature.

Served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato, and onion. $14.50 

Blackened Grouper GF 

A large filet tossed in our homemade blackened seasoning then

grilled to perfection and topped with frazzled onions.

Served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato, and cajun mayo. $11.99

 

The Volleybird GF 

Your choice of a chicken sandwich done 1 of 4 ways.

Blackened, Buffalo, Herb Marinated ,or BBQ.

Served on a brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, and onion. $11.50 

Buffalo Chicken 

A juicy chicken breast breaded and fried golden brown then tossed in our

buffalo sauce and served on a brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, onion,

and choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing. $11.50 

GF = Gluten Free without a bun and frazzled onions. 

Mouth Watering Ribs GF 

Tender baby back dry rubbed ribs, slow roasted and then smothered in our

signature backyard BBQ sauce. We promise you these are some of the best fall

off the bone ribs you have ever tasted.

Served with two sides.

Full slab $20.99

Half slab $13.50

 

Backyard Grilled Salmon GF

Wild caught Atlantic Salmon fillet grilled and either glazed in our signature

backyard BBQ sauce or brushed with garlic herb butter.

Served with two sides. $17.00

 

BBQ Pork Chops GF

3 hand cut pork chops, basted in our wet rub and then smoked to perfection.

Grilled to order and served with two sides. $14.75 

Half Backyard BBQ Chicken GF

Tender, juicy, dry rubbed half a chicken straight from the smoker to your plate. 

Served with two sides. $13.75  

BBQ Beef Brisket GF (No Bread) Currently Unavailable

Dry rubbed, slow roasted beef brisket, hand sliced then simmered in

our signature BBQ sauce and served on Texas toast.

Served with two sides. $15.75 

Backyard BBQ Combo GF

Choose any two of the following items:

BBQ Pork Chops, Ribs, Salmon, Beef Brisket, or Half Chicken.

Served with two sides. $25.50 

Fried Shrimp Basket 

Eight battered jumbo shrimp, fried till golden brown.

Served with cocktail sauce and your choice of two sides. $13.50 

Pot Roast Platter

We have taken our #1 selling sandwich and made it into a complete meal!

Our slow roasted, tender pot roast simmered in it's natural gravy served

with smashed potatoes and veggies. $15.25

 

Mac and Cheese BBQ Brisket Dinner Currently Unavailable

This meal is BIG! Mac & cheese and BBQ brisket mixed together with a

bread crumb topping and sprinkling of green onions.

Served with garlic bread. $14.99 

ENTREES

 with choice of soup or dinner salad

SIDES

Regular Sides All regular sides are Gluten Free excluding Cobbler. 

Smashed Potatoes, French Fries, Tator Tots, Baked Beans, Steamed Veggies, Cole Slaw, 

Apple Cobbler, Potato Salad, Baked Potato (Fri. & Sat. Nights only) 

Premium Sides ($1 Extra) Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries GF, Mac n’ Cheese, Buffalo Kettle Chips GF, Seasonal Corn on the Cob served with butter or elote spread. 

 

Emma’s Homemade Mac n’ Cheese $6.99

 

Jr. Backyard Burger $7.99 GF (No Bun) 

American cheese is free upon request 

3 Piece Chicken Tenders $7.99 

PB & Jam $5.99 

Grilled Cheese $6.99

KID'S MENU

Served with choice of side

DESSERTS

We saved the best for last!

Autumn’s Cookie Monster 

Six inches of warm homemade chocolate chip cookie madness.

Topped with ice cream, caramel, hot fudge, and whipped cream. $6.99 

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

The name says it all. $6.99

Add ice cream for $.50 

Homemade 7 Layer Carrot Cake 

Served warm and enough for two! $7.99

 

Brown Bag Apple Pie 

Secret homemade recipe of this warm crisp fresh apple pie. $6.99 

Add ice cream for $.50 

Cans of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite 

$1.50  

 

IBC Root Beer $2.50 

DRINKS

 

BEER

DOMESTIC BOTTLE 6-PACKS $9.00

CORONA, CORONA LIGHT, MODELO, HEINEKEN 6-PACKS $14.00

TALL BOY CAN 6-PACKS $9.00

DOMESTIC BOTTLES

Bud Light
Bud Light Lime

Budweiser

Coors Light

Coors N/A

High Life 

Michelob Ultra

MGD

MGD 64
Miller Lite
Old Style

IMPORT BOTTLES

312 

Amstel Light 

Angry Orchard

Bass

Becks 

Corona 

Corona Light 

Corona Premier

Dos XX Lager 

Goose Island Virtue Cider

Hacker Pschorr 

Heineken

Lake Front New Grist GF

Lagunitas

Magic Hat #9 

Mikes Seasonal Lemonade

Modelo

Pacifico

Prairie Path GF

Red Stripe 

Revolution IPA 12oz. Cans

Rolling Rock 

Sam Adams 

Sierra Nevada Pale 

Stella Artois 

Virtue Cider
White Claw

16OZ. TALL BOY CANS

PBR

Busch Light

 Icehouse

Hamms

CANYON ROAD WINE BY THE BOTTLE $15.00

REDS

Merlot

Cabernet

Pinot Noir

WHITES

Chardonnay
Pinot Grigio
Riesling

BLUSH

White Zinfandel

 
1200 W. Hawthorne Lane

West Chicago, IL 60185


630.293.6700   Fax 630.293.6701
info@HawthornesBackyard.com

PATIO HOURS
Tuesday through Thursday: 11am-1am, Friday through Saturday: 11am-2am, Sunday: 11am-11pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Hours are Weather Permitting
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