Besides a casino, the suburban area surrounding O’Hare International Airport isn’t vivacious. But it does possess one thing the city lacks: a restaurant co-owned by actor Bill Murray. Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant opened on Tuesday in Rosemont with visits from all the Murray brothers. The 8,600-square-foot restaurant is an homage to their classic golf-themed movie, Caddyshack, and visitors will find dozens of Easter eggs and ‘80s references jammed inside the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel at 9546 Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont.
Head honcho Andy Murray received input from brothers Bill, Ed, Joel, Johnny, and Brian-Doyle on the restaurant which was designed by an Atlanta-based firm, Z-Space Design. The company worked on Chicago restaurants including The Pump Room, Ed Debevic’s, and another restaurant named for a celebrity — Michael Jordan’s Steak House.
Caddyshack fans will likely find their favorite movie quote on the walls. There’s also a lounge with a fireplace and two Golden Tee video machines. Perhaps a Caddyshack reboot would involve video games. Most fans hope that movie never gets made.
The menu features typical bar fare with a few entrees. Bill Murray says the bacon is out of this world. Andy Murray said to try the prime rib. There are 11 signature cocktails including the “Pool Water Martini.” That comes with a Baby Ruth candy bar, a reference to a running gag in Caddyshack. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be any Stay-Puft marshmallow items from Ghostbusters.
Take a walk through the space below.