The oldest continuously owned restaurant in DuPage County
Mack's Golden Pheasant is the oldest continuously owned restaurant in DuPage County. Czech immigrants Frank and Mae Mack turned a one room tavern into a full service lounge and restaurant in 1948. The couple converted the small building on the corner of North Avenue and Route 83 into a Czech-Austrian inspired chalet. Complete with deep, low hanging eaves and Germanic woodwork, it became an architectural connection to their youth. The name Golden Pheasant was inspired by Frank Mack's love of exotic birds. The dining room is home to an original menagerie of stuffed fowl created by famed Field Museum taxidermist Julius Fressier. A fire in 1962 destroyed much of their creation sparing only the north balcony. Frank and his son Donald rebuilt Mack's into it's proud, present form. Mack's has had another brush with flames, and also weathered the massive Elmhurst flood of 1987. Yet the building stands as sturdy as the 200 year old oak tree in the beautiful back garden. This garden bears the fingerprints and careful planning of Mae Mack. The Golden Pheasant's historic legacy is carried on today by Frank and Mae's grandson Steve. This Elmhurst institution is preserved along with his talented wife Debra and their children Luke and Jessica.
Mack's offers superb American dishes along side specialty Czechoslovakian cuisine. The eclectic menu features award winning roast duckling, weiner schnitzel, hand cut steaks, delicious seafood and famous hand-pattied 12 oz. burgers. The renowned bar serves up refreshing draft beer and cocktails ranging from the classic to modern.
Feast in the lodge like dining room, complete with a see-through fireplace and vast windows. Gaze out on the mature garden and koi pond while experiencing friendly service. Relax in the lounge with a drink and catch the lastest sporting event. Enjoy outdoor dining on the comfortable patio during the summertime.
Mack's is happy to host and help plan your next event in the spacious banquet room. Rest assured knowing any celebration, corporate event or wedding reception will be met with great food and drinks. Come and enjoy unique ambiance and rich history.