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Claim Jumper Restaurant - Wheeling, IL


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Claim Jumper Restaurant - Wheeling, IL

MDhaliwal | Mar 8, 2007 08:58 PM

Hey all,

Across from the new Tramonto and Gand experience at the Wheeling Westin is now a Claim Jumper Restaurant as well. This location opened on Monday for the first time and Karen and I decided to brave it and try out this new restaurant on opening night.

I had noticed on their website that they have special dietary menus, which I really found attractive. I wrote into their customer service, who quickly responded with a list of items that I could eat and could modify (including what modification) in their restaurant with my dietary limitations. A huge stress relief!

When we got to the restaurant, it became clear it was very much a chain. It's a fairly large, nicely decorated place, with many friendly folks ready to greet you. One of the managers sat us at our table, who was more than happy to go speak with the head chef regarding which dishes he felt were a good fit for my specific needs. Before doing so, they did ask what type of meal I felt like having, as the menu is huge! The wait staff also asked if I would feel more comfortable if the kitchen staff used separate pans, utensils and changed their gloves while preparing my food. Again, much appreciated!

We started out with the ahi tuna, which was out of this world. It was one of the pricier appetizers, but worth every cent. A very generous helping of seasoned tuna, with asian slaw and so forth. Very enjoyable! Karen got the macadamia nut crusted halibut and I got the cedar planked salmon. Both portions were very large and the entrees were good. Karen thought her's was a little sweet and mine relied upon the bbq sauce a bit, but both were enjoyable. Karen's drink was excellent, huge and priced reasonably.

We'll probably be back again soon, so we should have a few more opinions. This was on day one and I felt they did an excellent job. We'll see how our second trip fairs!


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