Normally, we have the holiday decorations up by the second week in November.
They'll be up by November 11, 2022 this year.
No. We have a full dessert menu that you are welcome to choose from, but we do not allow outside food or drink.
Yes, for 8 or more. We have a special group menu for showers, banquets, and private parties of all kinds (for 25 or more).
Yes, the main restaurant and all carry-out locations are closed a couple weeks in January only. This allows us to thoroughly clean and do upgrades to our facility as needed. See when we close this year here.
Our 12 dining rooms seat more than 1,100 people. We serve more than 4,000 chicken dinners to more than 6,000 people on Mothers Day weekend. We're on 12 acres, have 567 parking spaces, and serve 5,000 to 10,000 people weekly. On an average week we sell 7,000 to 8,000 chicken dinners.
Yes! The current owner is the third generation of the Hastert family, and her daughter works for the restaurant as well!
Because evenings and weekends are when families most often gather. Considering our size, it's much more manageable and cost effective to run only one crew with our hours of operation.
*We do offer lunch on Sundays from 12-8PM for Dine-In and Saturdays & Sundays for carry-out.
No. Robert and Doris Hastert started White Fence Farm in 1954. Then, Bob Jr. (their son) joined the business in the 1960s. Now Bob's daughter, Laura, and the same Managers all operate the business. We have 4 carryout locations in Joliet, Downers Grove, Riverside, and behind our main restaurant (temporarily through the dine-in entrance). The Hastert's White Fence Farm in Romeoville, Illinois is the original and holds a Federal Trademark on the name.
Every Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We are open New Years Day then close for a couple weeks in January. We reopen in February. Check out our hours here.
No. They are shipped in from Georgia weekly. We get our steaks right here in the good ole' Midwest from Whittingham Meats. We have our own aging process and cut the loins daily ourselves.
We have many entertainers that offer lunch and dinner shows here. Check out our entertainment and their websites here.
In the 1920s it was a part of a 450-acre farm owned by the Peabody family.
Although the size of the building and the names of some of the rooms have changed over the years, other things have not... such as, "Superb Food - Expertly prepared and graciously served to you." We still believe that people enjoy a simple menu of superior food when served in an attractive atmosphere.