The charm of Tom’s Steak House has little to do with the steak that we serve or our special salad dressing. It is rooted in the people who walk through our doors. Whether they are regulars, first-timers or guests at a party, each leaves with a special story. We encourage you to share those stories here, on a special “Tom’s Stories” page. We will feature some of our favorites on our Facebook page!
Tom’s Featured Story #6
“We came in to celebrate my birthday and our daughter’s promotion. It was on Valentines day so we were a little worried it would be too crowded. it was crowded but the service is exceptional, the food is outstanding. We did not have to wait for a thing. A great celebration for the 3 of us!!!”
Tom’s Featured Story #5
“I grew up in Franklin Park from the 1950’s to the mid-1970’s. Tom’s Steak House was THE go to place for special occasions — birthdays and my parent’s wedding anniversary. As much as we loved the steaks, my story is about the salad dressings. My Mother loved them all, so she just had to put some of all three in three sections of her salad. When I was engaged, my parents took my now wife of 34 years and me to Tom’s to celebrate our engagement. My Mother insisted that my fiancé HAD to put all three dressings on her salad. My wife and I still laugh about that. But you know what? Mom was right — ALL of the salad dressings are outstanding, along with the steaks, chops, etc.”
Tom’s Featured Story #4
Valerie Dattilo Snyder
“We use to come to Tom’s in the early 60’s when we dated. Wasn’t even able to drink yet, and now 47 years later we just visited Tom’s last month, still have the numbered sugar holders, and still have the same drawing nightly. The entrance was on the south side of the building back then. Men had to have a jacket
to enter. Butt steak was my choice, because that’s what my future mother in law suggested. And the dressings always fresh and tasty. Use to get the mushrooms too.
Being a board member for Dist 84 Educational Foundation Tom’s never turned me down when I would request a donation for our spring fundraiser. THANK’S FOR THE MEMORIES and thank you for your generosity in supporting the community.”
Tom’s Featured Story #3
“My mother had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
We knew that we would be celebrating her last birthday together.
It was a unanimous decision to visit Tom’s Steakhouse.
My sister, Mom, and I had a memorable, magical last birthday party.
Just months later, we chose Tom’s Steakhouse to have her funeral luncheon and to celebrate her life!
Thanks for the memories!”
Tom’s Featured Story #2
Jennifer Mais Kuss
“I personally have never been to Tom’s Steak House, but about 8 years ago our elderly neighbor, Coyle Aaron started telling me about the many wonderful dinners he and his wife Erika shared at Tom’s when he worked in Chicago. He said the food was amazing and the staff was so friendly. He passed away a couple years ago and I plan to make sure my husband and I get to Tom’s for dinner to celebrate and remember our wonderful neighbor.”
Tom’s Featured Story #1
“As part of the Jewel Foods management team we had many great meals with clients there. Our offices used to be literally next door. One time one of our team made a joke to our waitress about how we come here so often shouldn’t we get a discount. The waitress fired back “I shop at Jewel Foods stores every week and nobody offers me a discount”. We were all rolling with laughter at that one. I am no longer with the company who has since moved their offices to another town. Still I go back to Tom’s when I want a really good steak in a friendly atmosphere with Denise Hoffman.”