Famous Since 1930 – Oh boy what a barbecue!

1621 N Thatcher Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: (708) 453-7065
​Fax: (708) 453-8580​

Our Story

Russell’s was founded in 1930 in Elmwood Park, Illinois.  The original building and its classic neon lettering, smokestack chimney, and wooden booths are historical icons amongst fans and neighbors.  Russell’s great food and charm have made it a classic dining spot throughout the years.  A trip to Kiddie Land wasn’t complete without a lunch or dinner to follow at Russell’s!  To our wonderful customers, Russell’s is more than a restaurant; it is a reminder of the fondest memories.