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Shorewood's Skooter's Earns Big "Yahoo!"

The long-awaited new restaurant moves into the old Louie's Chophouse and doesn't disappoint.

When we first walked into Shorewood's new Skooter's, we wondered if we were in Hooter's. The cute filly servers wore Daisy Duke's and cowboy hats.

The new theme is Cowgirl Chic, with kitschy Western decor. We wondered if the food was going to be as good as the environment.

When our group of four sat down at the table, we were soon reminded that before the place was a roadhouse, it was a chophouse. We got the same quality food that we came to expect at Louie's.

Our appetizer's started with yummy gitty up shrimp. They were butterflied and grilled to a little crisp, just the way I like them. The boneless wings were flavorful but not fatty. Of course, we had to try the deep fried bacon. It was definitely worth ordering once, so long as your doctor isn't with you.

The brisket got rave reviews. However, it was disappointing that only one barbeque sauce was available. It would be nice to have two or three choices. Our friend who ordered a burger said it was over-cooked, but otherwise good.

The salmon was prepared superbly. I'm not a salmon fan, so I'm relying on my girlfriend who claims salmon can so easily be done badly. She was rather impressed.

My carne asada was very juicy and tender. The portion size was just right. The tortillas were better than average.

The whole environment was fun. The bar was packed. There was a 45-minute wait for the table, which we didn't mind. We ran into some long-ago friends at the bar and laughed while we waited.

The bartenders were attentive and gave good service. Our food server was fine, not bad but not great. We split the food and she rang the wrong food on them. Otherwise, there were no complaints.

The food arrived hot. That's probably because the restaurant was well-staffed with food runners.

We had a great time. It was good food, reasonable prices, good service and a fun atmosphere. We're looking forward to going again.

Average Joe December 20, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Great place to eat, the Gunsmoke burger was the best I have had in a long time but the draft beer needs to be a bit colder. Will be going back very soon.
The sweet Greek December 20, 2012 at 02:59 PM
The atmosphere is great and the food is tasty! We have been their several times. The waitresses need to concentrate on the tables and not standing together gossiping. Pay attention when people have joined the party. Oh and if the waitress takes a break you have to wait to get another drink for the person that has her section it's hit or miss. We will go back the managers are great and the bartenders are spot on. We go mainly on Monday's and Thursdays so they gave a nice crowd but no wait so the service should be spot on. If they keep working on the waitresses I truly believe this business will continue to have great success!
Joliet FINEST December 20, 2012 at 05:47 PM
A very good place to go and have fun but with all that fun comes a VERY BIG GAMBLE SHORE-WOOD POLICE THEY MIGHT AS WELL PUT SCOOTERS IN LOCK PORT PLAINFIELD OR CHANNAHON LOL DUI
Louise December 20, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I did not like food my husband ordered pulled pork very bland and I ordered tacos too many onions. Nachos good probably will not be back.

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