• burger with fries
  • rye manhattan
  • oysters on the half shell

Milwalky Trace

About Milwalky Trace

Downtown Libertyville’s Gourmet Restaurant

Welcome to Milwalky Trace, your local gateway to the vibrant flavors and inviting atmosphere of the big city culinary scene, nestled right here in downtown Libertyville, Illinois. Our mission is simple: to bring the heart and soul of Chicago's rich food culture to the suburbs.

At Milwalky Trace, we pride ourselves on our commitment to seasonal, market-driven cuisine. We believe in the power of honest food - local, sustainable, and prepared by chefs you can trust. Nothing at our restaurant is mass-produced or anonymous; each plate tells a story of its own, reflecting the passion and personal touch of our culinary team.

We understand that being part of a community means more than just serving food. It's about creating relationships, fostering connections, and filling voids. This sense of community was the only thing missing in the bustling of Chicago’s culinary scene, and it's what we strive to foster here at Milwalky Trace.

Our creative culinary approach is reflected in the diverse range of contemporary shared plates. Food, in our view, should be more than just sustenance. It should be fun, delicious, and capable of sparking conversations around the table. That's why we've built our concept around shared plates. This approach encourages our guests to interact with their food - and more importantly, with each other - creating a truly communal dining experience.

At Milwalky Trace, you're not just a customer - you're part of our family. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable meal and become a part of our story.


545 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL


Lunch Hours:
Monday - Saturday 11 am to 2:30 pm

Dinner Hours:
Monday - Thursday 4:30 pm to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 4:30 pm to 10 pm