new american restaurant

Phone (815) 727-0123

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Full Bar Up Front

The restaurant maintains a full bar up front, as it did during early iterations as Nardi's, Thayer's 158 North and Barolo's, with a dining area in back and additional room downstairs. The building features limited outdoor seating under a new metal awning.

The bar features craft cocktails with fresh ingredients, including homemade bitters and syrups.

Tin Roof keeps it local

The Tin Roof, Joliet downtown's newest restaurant, believes farm fresh food and craft cocktails are just the ticket to attract a lot of cool cats.  Located on 158 N. Chicago St., Tin Roof opened its doors August 1, 2014 with a new menu and a new attitude.

Downtown Joliet was a booming area 40 years ago, and I don't know why it can't be again.  All it takes is a little art, music and food to take over and reestablish it.  Tin Roof focuses on local, seasonal fare. All its produce comes from Channahon, while its meat is produced at farms within 250 miles.

The restaurant offers various starters, salads, sandwiches and plates. Our most popular dishes include:

• Mahi Tacos, topped with mango pico, cilantro, queso fresco and pickled cabbage;

• The Gavel, a sandwich featuring blackened chicken with grilled onions, red peppers, roasted tomatoes and Monterey Jack cheese; and

• Farmers Pasta, a blend of sauteed seasonal vegetables with crushed red pepper, basil, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Bacon is a common theme in many Tin Roof dishes, from Deep Fried Bacon, to a BLTAC (a BLT with avocado and cucumber), and a caramelized bacon ice cream.


We opened in August 2014 and have been well received by the locals and tourists alike.  We made the 10 best local restaurant more.

We offer Fresh American cuisine with big flavor. Craft cocktails made with a twist in a vintage setting.

We have daily drink specials. More info on our facebook page.

Come visit us soon!  Your host A.J.