HOURS Monday through Saturday 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. We will seat you until 9:00 or later! If the light is on, come on in! Sunday we are closed. We do open for private events! Have your next celebration here! You get the whole dining room to decorate and enjoy with your guests! Family reunion, work meeting, birthday, anniversary, wedding reception, wedding rehearsal, showers, celebration of life and just because! With our ambiance and menu options you are guaranteed to have a great time! PHONE (815) 828-5526
Specials are located on the HOME page. Dine-in, pick-up, delivery and catering available. For catering, please email or call for information Delivery $3.00
Please click on the PDF link to view our dining menu. The lunch menu and kids menu are listed below. If you would like to view our dining menu without downloading, it is on our FaceBook page under The Shrimp Barn. Prices are subject to change. We serve off of the dinner and kids menu all day long. The lunch menu is available from 11 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
We have Gluten Free Pasta.
We do try to please everyone's appetite and dietary need or food restrictions. If you, as part of a group can't eat our food for medical reasons or restrictions, feel free to bring your own food in. We do not wish for anyone to feel left out. Please bring your home prepared meal in and we can supply a plate and anything else you may need. Our restaurant is about bringing people together. Once you come into our restaurant, you become part of our family.
Soup du Jour selection will be updated below and posted below as quickly as the kitchen changes it.
Please keep in mind that grilled and sautéed items may take 10 minutes or longer than fried food but are worth the wait. Lobster tail may take 25 minutes or longer.
We value your business. Thank you!
Please note that special items are not included in our discounted offers listed.
Linguini in Lobster Sauce Choice of Grilled Shrimp or Grilled Chicken Breast. Includes side salad. $22.00
Light & Healthy Fresh Low Calorie Entrée! Choose from Grilled Chicken, Grilled Grouper or Grilled Tilapia Includes Side Salad, Broccoli and Smashed Cauliflower $12.50
Island Coconut Shrimp Tastes great with Wasabi Cucumber or Pina Colada sauce! $17.00
1 lb Maine Lobster Tail Market Price ~ Please call for pricing.
Fresh Scallops, Island Coconut and Lobster Tail are
served with side salad, plus choice of one item: twice baked potato, fresh broccoli, smashed cauliflower, breaded cauliflower, breaded mushrooms,
breaded zucchini or french fries.
The lunch menu is available 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Soup and Salad $6.55 Cup of our Soup Du Jour, and Fresh Garden Salad.For Lobster Bisque add $1.20. For Caesar Salad add 65¢ Barn Delight Po’ Boy Sandwich $8.45 Sandwich with choice of seafood or chicken tenders served on toasted garlic french bread topped with creole mustard and cole slaw or your choice of sauce and slaw on the side or your choice of lettuce, tomato and red onion with garlic buttered bread or mayonnaise. Served with fries. Seafood choice includes calamari, catfish, clam strips, cod, grouper, ocean perch, popcorn shrimp or smelt, regular shrimp, lake perch, walleye or oysters. $1.00 extra for alligator, crawfish tails or fried scallops. 75¢ extra for grilled or sautéed.
Cavallone’s Pizza Bread $3.85 From the South Side of Chicago, 57th and Pulaski. $1.00 extra for sausage or pepperoni.
Chicken Tenders $6.20 4 pieces of chicken tenders served with fries and choice of slaw.
Honey Stung Chicken $9.75 4 pieces of fried chicken drizzled with honey and served with fries and choice of slaw.
Fish Sticks $6.65 3 generous sized cod fish sticks served with fries and choice of slaw.
Grilled Jumbo Shrimp (5) $8.00 Choice of regular, cajun or blackened seasoning, choice of slaw and hushpuppies. Popcorn Shrimp $9.45 1/2 lb. of lightly breaded popcorn shrimp served with fries and choice of slaw.
Baked Mostaccioli $8.45 Lunch sized portion of our own homemade marinara sauce poured over mostaccioli noodles then baked with mozzarella cheese. Topped with shredded parmesan cheese. $2.50 for Italian sausage. $1.00 for extra cheese.
Meat or Cheese Ravioli $6.40 Our homemade marinara sauce poured over choice of (3) meat or cheese ravioli. Topped with shredded parmesan cheese.
Fish Tacos Platter of Two $8.00
Shrimp Tacos Platter of Two $8.50 Choose Shrimp or Fish prepared Grilled or Fried. Choose (steamed or grilled) corn or flour tortilla. Topped with cole slaw and remoulade sauce. Platter is served with salad and hushpuppies.
SOUP DU JOUR
LOBSTER BISQUE BOWL $7.00 CUP $5.00
CHICKEN & RICE GUMBO BOWL $5.90 CUP $3.90
DRESSINGS Bleu Cheese, Creamy Garlic, French, Red Coral French, Italian, Poppy Seed, Ranch, Thousand Island and Balsamic Vinegarette
We use locally grown hydroponic lettuce for all our salads. The lettuce is pesticide-free.
CAESAR SALAD mixed with shredded parmesan and croutons $5.45
with 5 grilled jumbo shrimp $10.90
with grilled chicken breast $9.95 with 4 chicken tenders $8.95 Side Salad $3.65
MIXED GREEN SALAD tossed with shredded parmesan, tomato, carrots, red onion and croutons $4.50 with grilled octopus $14.00 with grilled salmon $13.00 with grilled alligator $12.50 with 5 grilled jumbo shrimp $9.95 with grilled chicken breast $9.00 with 4 chicken tenders $8.00 Side Salad $3.00
Grilled Alligator on a bed of mixed greens.
Grilled Shrimp with Caesar Salad
Pizza Bread $3.39 toasted garlic bread topped with pizza sauce and melted mozzarella cheese 75¢ extra for sausage or pepperoni Chicken Tenders $4.79 3 chicken tenders served with choice of sauce and fries
Fish Sticks $5.79 3 cod fish sticks served with choice of sauce and fries Gator Bites $6.99 1/4 lb. fried gator served with choice of sauce and fries
Popcorn Shrimp $5.99 1/4 lb. popcorn shrimp served with choice of sauce and fries Meat or Cheese Ravioli $5.99 Our homemade marinara sauce served over (3) meat or cheese ravioli.
Mostaccioli $6.99 Homemade marinara sauce poured over mostaccioli noodles. Topped with shredded parmesan cheese. $2.50 for Italian sausage. $1.00 for baked with mozzarella cheese.
House Specialty Fritters (6) $2.95 Flavor of the day mixed in batter and fried. Dusted with powdered sugar. Take some home with you!
Key Lime Pie $4.50 Fresh-squeezed key limes make the best pie! Smooth, creamy and refreshing with a hint of tartness.
Fried Banana $2.45 Fresh
banana rolled in bread crumbs and fried, sprinkled with cinnamon then
drizzled with honey, chocolate and strawberry sauce and finally, topped
with whipped cream!
Fried Banana a la Mode $3.50 Fried banana with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chocolate and strawberry sauce then topped with whipped cream.
Brownie $3.50 Classic fudgy goodness warmed to perfection.
Brownie a la Mode $5.50 Our
fudge brownie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with
chocolate and strawberry syrup then topped with whipped cream.
Drunken Brownie $7.00 Our
fudge brownie soaked in chocolate-infused maraschino cherry wine,
dusted with powdered sugar and set on a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 21+
Root Beer (Abita) Float $3.75 Scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass of our delicious root beer.
Vanilla Ice cream $2.00 One scoop of vanilla ice cream without any fixings. Pair it with fritters, pie or cheesecake!
Vanilla Sundae $3.25 Scoop of ice cream drizzled with chocolate and strawberry sauce then topped with whipped cream!
Eli’s Cheesecake Plain or Chocolate Chip Cheesecake $2.45 Slice of cheesecake drizzled with chocolate and strawberry sauce then topped with whipped cream!
Aluminum Bottled Soda $1.50 Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero or Sprite
Original Glass Bottled Soda $2.00 Coke, Sprite, Orange or Abita Root Beer
Plastic Bottled Soda $2.00 Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke or Sprite
Freshly made by the glass $2.50 Sweetened Ice Tea, Unsweetened Ice Tea, Lemonade or Arnold Palmer Raspberry, Strawberry or Peach flavored$3.00 Lemonade or Ice Tea
Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate $2.50
Apple, Fruit Punch or Mixed Berry $1.00 100% Juice Box White, Chocolate or Strawberry $1.59 Milk
We have mainly Illinois and a few Wisconsin wines that you can purchase to enjoy with an appetizer or meal. You can also purchase wine to take home with you to enjoy. Buy an extra bottle for a gift! Support small local business!
You can sample wine before you purchase a glass or bottle. Order a “splash” when you come in. It's only 75¢ for a 1-ounce tasting! Beer and Wine tastings available in Fall, Winter and Spring! Check back for dates.
DRY WHITE WINES Lynfred Wineries - Vin de City White $16.50 A medium bodied blend with aromas of flowers, melon & pears, with a clean & fruity finish. Great with salads, cheese or dessert.
Wollersheim Winery - Chardonnay $21.50 Full-bodied with aromas of vanilla and spice. Nicely balanced with a buttery finish. Pairs well with fish, white meats, or white sauces.
Silver Lake - Sauvignon Blanc $22.00 Tropical fruit and heavy grapefruit flavors. A dry white with distinctive herbaceous aromas often leaning into the sweet smell of fresh cut grass and dried Italian herbs. Best enjoyed with fish and chicken dishes. SEMI-DRY WHITE WINES August Hill Winery - Seyval Blanc $19.50 Citrusy and crisp, the Seyval Blanc is a great table wine. Pairs well with shrimp (hint, hint) and can handle the heat of spicy food. This wine could be considered a similar style to a Pinot Grigio.
Wollersheim Winery - Prairie Fume $19.00 Crisp
and bursting with flavors of citrus and tropical fruits. Semi-dry with
nice structure and vibrancy. Pairs well with appetizers, seafood, pasta,
or grilled foods. Nationally acclaimed Double Gold & Gold medal winner!
Cedar Creek Winery - Waterfall Riesling $17.50 A
semi-dry Riesling, fermented like an Alsacian wine from northeastern
France. It has fruit flavors reminiscent of apricots and pears. Enjoy
chilled with pasta, seafood, oriental dishes, grilled foods and salads.
August Hill Winery - Vignoles $20.00 Light-bodied wine with tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Hybrid French-American grape grown in Illinois. This wine is similar to a Riesling.
SEMI-DRY & SEMI-SWEET WHITE WINES Prairie State Winery - Prairie White $19.00 Made with the Seyval Blanc grape. Hints of citrus and fresh cut grass. Serve alone or with light dishes.
Prairie State Winery - Kishwaukee Blue $19.00 Aromas of fresh tropical fruit and flowers. Similar in style to a German Riesling. Pair with pork or fish.
Illinois River Winery - Born to Ride (Seasonal) $19.00 Born to Ride; Forced to Work. A great wine to drink after a hard day. This sweet Riesling has aromas displaying flowery, almost perfumed scents.
Prairie State Winery - Maria’s Sangarita $18.00 Illinois Vidal Blanc blended with key lime juice – a wine for margarita lovers. Enjoy with grilled items or your favorite Mexican dishes.
SWEET WHITE WINES Illinois River Winery - Spring Fling Moscato (Seasonal) $19.00 Fresh and sweet Moscato with tropical fruit aromas. Hints of sage and citrus fruit give way to distinct notes of peach and orange blossoms. Enjoy with creamy desserts such as cheesecake.
Wollersheim Winery - River Gold $17.00 Seyval Blanc grapes make a delicate and juicy sweet dessert wine with a hint of sweet pears and mangos on the finish. Very enjoyable as dessert or with desserts, such as cheesecake.
August Hill Winery - Moscato $22.00 This slightly sparkled wine is elegant with a fruity bouquet of peaches and honey and has an excellent balance between its level of sweetness and acidity.
Prairie State Winery - Prairie Moscato $18.50 Made with Muscat grapes. It has a nice, sweet (but not overly sweet) taste. It has hints of over-riped pears and red delicious apples. Sure to please any sweet wine lover. Enjoy chilled with appetizers or dessert.
BLUSH WINES August Hill Winery - Sweet Catawba $16.00 Sweet Catawba has aromas and flavors of Jolly Ranchers candy, but has a well balanced acidity, making this a very refreshing sweet wine. Catawba pairs well with light fish dishes, cheese and crackers.
DRY RED WINES August Hill Winery - Hieland Red $20.50 The Hieland Red is a dry red wine made with Frontenac grapes from Hieland Hills Vineyard. This wine is a delicious “bistro” style blend with cherry flavors and hints of vanilla, anise, and leather; similar to a nice Merlot. An easy to sip wine, perfect with anything off the grill or hearty pasta dishes. Lynfred Wineries - Vin de City Red $17.00 Aromas of currants, figs and herbs, with hints of dried fruit and vanilla on the palate. Perfect with pasta, pizza or burgers. Wollersheim Winery - Pinot Noir $21.00 Aromas of cherries and black currants, with hints of French oak for a long smooth finish. Pairs well with dark meats, red sauces or flavorful cheeses. Scored 87 Points at the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago
Prairie State Vineyards - Cattleman’s Red $19.00 Earthy and herbaceous aromas with a hint of wild berries. This is a blend of both Illinois grown Marechal Foch and Chambourcin. Created in a Beaujolais style this wine is light in body, with good acidity. Aromas of berries and mocha, with a tangy finish. This is the barbeque wine for dry red lovers.
SEMI-DRY RED WINES August Hill Winery - Berlyn $19.50 Not too dry, not too sweet – a perfect crowd pleaser. This fruit–forward wine with flavors of cherry, strawberry and chocolate is very easy to drink on its own, and is super tasty with a steak and/or breaded mushrooms.
Prairie State Winery - Recovery Noir $18.00 A soft, earthy & herbaceous blend, with a smooth, slightly sweet finish. This wine pairs with BBQ anything, pizza, or chili. A great sipping wine.
Illinois River Winery - Lil Ole Truck $16.50 A sweet red made primarily from the Concord grape.
SEMI-SWEET & SWEET FRUIT WINES Prairie State Winery - Prairie Pumpkin $23.00 100% Pumpkin with a blend of pumpkin pie spices has a good acid balance. This medium bodied semi-sweet Pumpkin has aromas of autumn spice. Serve warm or room temperature.Perfect around the bonfire!
Lynfred Wineries - Mango Wine $22.00 100% Mexican Mangos with aromas of peaches, mangos & herbs with a touch of butter on the palate. Pairs well with ham, alligator, herbed chicken and pasta. Lynfred Wineries - Apple $18.00 Like biting into a sweet, crisp apple. Enjoy well chilled with assorted fine cheeses and gourmet crackers. 5 pounds of apple make this an enjoyable tasting wine.
August Hill - Caramel Apple $23.00 Enjoy refreshing flavors and aromas of crisp, juicy apples and delicious, creamy caramel in this light, sweet wine. Made from fresh apples and natural caramel flavor is added after fermentation.
Illinois River Winery - Cranberry Snow $17.00 The initial sweetness yields to cranberry tartness on the finish. A delicious wine that pairs wonderfully with chicken, turkey, or pork! A great year round wine in a beautiful bottle.
Illinois River Winery - Chateau Amour Bottle $19.00 This dutch chocolate-infused marashino cherry wine is made from 100% pure fruit juice and is sure to keep you warm and romantic! Great with sweet desserts.
We have locally brewed "craft" beer and some from Louisiana. Guaranteed to find a new fave! BREWED IN LOUISIANA Amber Abita ~ Abita Brewing Company Purple Haze ~ Abita Brewing Company Turbodog ~ Abita Brewing Company Oktoberfest (seasonal) ~ Abita Brewing Company Jockamo IPA(seasonal) ~ Abita Brewing Company Grapefruit Harvest IPA(seasonal) ~ Abita Brewing Company Strawberry Harvest Lager(seasonal) ~ Abita Brewing Company Restoration Pale Ale(seasonal) ~ Abita Brewing Company Seersucker Summer Pilser(seasonal) ~ Abita Brewing Company
BREWED IN CHICAGO Holsteiner Lager ~ Argus Brewery
BREWED IN MURPHYSBORO, IL (SOUTHERN ILLINOIS) Vanilla Stout ~ Big Muddy Brewing Saluki
Dunkeldog (a dark amber) ~ Big Muddy Brewing Blueberry Blonde (seasonal) ~ Big Muddy Brewing Pumpkin Smasher (seasonal) ~ Big Muddy Brewing Winter Ale (seasonal) ~ Big Muddy Brewing Oktoberfest (seasonal) ~ Big Muddy Brewing
BREWED IN MILWAUKEE Fixed Gear ~ Lakefront Brewery Pier Pale Ale ~ Chicago Beer
Pale Ale ~ Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
SOMETHING FAMILIAR Miller Lite Coors Light
A word about craft beer. We like to support small
business even when it comes to beer. Getting into drinking craft beer is
something that a lot of people are doing. The reason for this is because a lot of people are
really starting to venture out and enjoy the taste and quality of their beer.
People are starting to take into consideration that a hard working person
deserves a beverage made by a person who worked just as hard as they do. Our
craft beer selections come from the Chicagoland area and Louisiana. Please
You can purchase food, wine and/or beer to take home. Of course it always tastes best in our dining room!
We have many “vintage finds” for sale. New items come in weekly. Visit us often!