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Tour Bill Murray and Brothers’ New Restaurant, a Space Jammed With ‘Caddyshack’ Jokes

Also, see what Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant serves

Bill Murray is “Murray-splaining” at Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant in Rosemont.
Barry Brecheisen
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

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.

The typeface is deliciously dated, or nostalgic depending on a customer’s Murray fandom.
The Murray brothers caddied around the Chicago area while growing up.
“Eat, Drink, and Be Murray” is the restaurant’s motto.
A massive bar serves as the restaurant’s centerpiece.
Note the golf cart’s wheel on the right.
Classic movie posters decorate the walls.
The space captures a sports bar vibe.
Carl Spackler knew the Dalai Lama.
Would a remake of Caddyshack focus on video game golfers?
The lounge features a fireplace.
Hello, Mr. Gopher. It’s me, Mr. Squirrel.
Of course there’s a pro shop to buy some gear.
Stance socks aren’t just for athletic endeavors.
The entire Murray clan and the restaurant’s chef got chairs, except one.
Bill Murray is a fan of paper straws; it’s for the environment.
George calamari
Giant onion rings
Buffalo Brussels sprouts (roasted Brussels sprouts, Buffalo sauce with bleu cheese or ranch dressing)
It’s a Fiesta (romaine, black beans, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, corn, onions with cumin-ranch dressing, guacamole, sour cream, tortilla strips)
Jambalaya (chicken, shrimp, andouille sausage, tomatoes, celery, onions, peppers, rice)
The Smokehouse Burger (barbecue sauce, smoked gouda cheese, giant onion ring)
Bacon-guacamole burger (guacamole, bacon, pepper jack cheese, red onion, jalapeño, lettuce, and tomato)