45 north

43441 N. Route 45
Antioch, IL 60002

1 (847) 838-7004

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Our Vision

When we imagined building a restaurant, we wanted to create something unique, contemporary and nostalgic to capture the essence of the area. Steve Gunderson, owner and builder of 45 North, truly wanted to build something that would evoke the region's history of farming and incredible barns.

Thanks to Henry Gunderson, Steve's great grandfather and a barn builder who's barns are still standing today, we were able to top our building with cupolas from a barn he built in the early 1900s - an exciting and distinct nod to local history and our family's heritage.

Our food is created with heart and soul in our 'from-scratch' kitchen. From artisan cheeses, local meats, enticing desserts and seasonal produce - we use locally grown products whenever possible to give our customers something delicious and fresh.

In addition to fine dining, we also have a fully stocked bar. A fun and welcoming place to gather and meet with friends; our bar is a conversation piece in itself.

Dining is an experience to be shared with others - which is why we are striving to achieve a comfortable and friendly atmosphere where everyone feels relaxed and enjoys themselves.


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A Sampling from our Menu...

Download our full menu here. pdf

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Jumbo shrimp wrapped in apple wood smoked bacon and served with a sweet and spicy remoulaid

Crab Cakes

Two jumbo lump meat crab cakes sautéed and served with Cajun cream sauce


Diced Roma tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella and olive oil served on rustic bread with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Baked Apple Onion Soup

Tart apples and sweet onions add a twist on the classic French onion, served in a crock and topped with provolone cheese

Steve's Steak Wedge Salad

A wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce topped with grilled beef tenderloin medallions, diced tomatoes, red onions and bleu cheese dressing

Chicken Apple Pear Salad

Grilled chicken strips, Fuji apples and pears served on a bed of field greens with bleu cheese, sun-dried cranberries and candied walnuts served with raspberry vinaigrette

You Built IT & They Will Come Burger

An 8oz double ground steak burger grilled to perfection with your choice of toppings:
American, Swiss, cheddar, provolone or pepper jack, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, black or green olives, crumbled bleu cheese, spinach, giardiniera, guacamole, bacon, BBQ sauce

The Jaded Kilt Burger

A fire roasted steak burger topped with shaved corned beef, Swiss cheese and 1000 island dressing

The Red Eye Burger

An 8oz flame broiled steak burger topped with Velveeta cheese, crisp bacon and a fried egg

45 North Prime Rib Sandwich

Our soon to be famous prime rib – shaved and piled high on a garlic French roll and topped with provolone cheese served with au jus

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork smoked and slow roasted in-house, smothered in our very own BBQ sauce, served on a hearty roll

Classic Reuben

Hand selected and trimmed lean corned beef topped with sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing and Swiss cheese on marble rye bread

Meatloaf Stacker

Homemade garlic mashed potatoes stacked between homemade meatloaf and topped with brown gravy and onion straws

State Line Tilapia

Sautéed Tilapia with sundried tomatoes, asparagus and mushrooms in a rich lemon butter sauce

Scalloped Potato and Ham Casserole

Sliced potatoes, cream and cheddar with diced smoked ham, topped with cheese and baked

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

A thick, meaty full rack of baby back ribs so tender that they fall off the bone

Rib Eye Steak

A 16oz Rib Eye steak peppercorn crusted and grilled to perfection

Filet Mignon

45 North’s finest prime cut filet – thick, juicy and delicious

Bourbon Maple Glazed Pork Chop

A butterflied double cut bone-in pork chop, fire roasted and finished in a maple bourbon glaze, delicious!

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday:   11am - 11pm
Wednesday:   11am - 11pm
Thursday:   11am - 11pm
Friday:   11am - 1am
Saturday:   11am - 1am
Sunday:   8am - 10pm
(Now open for breakfast until Noon)

Contact Us:
Questions, Comments:   info@forty5north.com
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Event planning:   events@forty5north.com