Brickton

8535 W. Higgins Road · Chicago, Illinois USA

Brickton

  • 8535 W. Higgins Road
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • USA
  • 1-773-693-4444
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual

Brickton is a warm and inviting modern American grill. Our menu emphasizes fresh local ingredients and artisan products in harmony with seasonal availability. Here, you can enjoy the best of Chicago without the price tag. With a comforting environment and menu, Brickton will make you feel like you’re indulging in a home-cooked meal, only better!

Brickton: The Story Behind the Name

The first residents of these gentle rolling lands were the Potawatomi Indians. The name "Potawatomi" means "People of the Place of Fire." After their departure under terms of the Chicago Treaty of 1833, Yankee settlers from New England and upstate New York began trickling in and laying out their farms around the Des Plaines River. Most prominent among these early settlers was Mancel Talcott. He built a log cabin for his family and a bridge over the river; and served as the first postmaster.


In 1854 George Penny opened his brickworks company using the clay along the Des Plaines River. When the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad (later the Chicago & North Western) began running shortly afterward, Penny arranged to have the trains stop by building his own station. The new community that grew up around the station was informally known as Pennyville. That is until Penny himself suggested the name Brickton.

 

By 1873 the population of Brickton was 405. At that time the brick pits began to be worked out. When the residents chose to incorporate that year, the village was renamed Park Ridge. From this early history of these gentle rolling lands and the beginning of United States of America the restaurant draws its name and inspiration.

 

Brickton: The Story Behind the Name (PDF-downloadable version)

Food Done Just Right

Our menu easily transitions throughout the day, satisfying all tastes and cravings.  Menu highlights include entree-sized salads, sharable appetizers and simple chef-crafted entrees, all using ingredients based on freshness and seasonal availability.

 

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For reservations, please call 773-693-6060.

Brickton