Hankering for high-end comfort food in a town where everyone wants to know your name? Popeye’s Chop House in St. Rose, Illinois, is a favorite of locals and Carlyle Lake vacationers alike.
Start with the crunchy, golden Ho’Made Onion Rings, which might be spelled funny, but exceed flavor expectations. The pork chop cordon bleu, New York strip steak and wedge salad with housemade blue cheese dressing are all post-swimming standards, too.
Popeye’s Chop House, 17910 St. Rose Road, St. Rose, Illinois, 618.526.7369, popeyeschophouse.com