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Beginning 23 Years in 2023 and Bringing Good Vibes to Woodridge!

Shanahan’s Food & Spirits is beginning their 23rd year as a small family business in the great community of Woodridge. Established in 1999, the business began with a focus on service. During a recent luncheon meeting with Proprietor Rich Moore and his daughter Amanda Pappas (President), I couldn’t help but to ask: What makes Shanahan’s so special? Rich Moore replied, “Good Old-Fashioned Family Values. We look at our establishment as if it were our home. It’s about creating a warm, welcoming, and enjoyable experience – like you’re sitting at someone’s dining room table or in someone’s living room.” “We take pride in serving delicious, homemade recipes. We hand make our half-pound Angus burgers, fresh to order. Our soups and chili are homemade and we are one of the few places to serve broasted chicken (never fried). Not to mention, our fries are fresh-cut and not frozen and we batter our own onion rings, strings and Cod for our Irish Fish and Chips. Make sure to check out our Burger Mondays, where our half-pound Angus cheeseburgers are on special with fresh-cut fries for $7.95,” added Amanda. 

When asked what else makes Shanahan’s so special, Rich said “I believe we have one of the best live music venues in the suburbs! We offer four nights of live music with some of the best musicians around.”
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On behalf of the Woodridge Rotary Club, Randy & Melody McCallister, and Shanahan’s, we THANK YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS! The HELPING HEARTS FOR UKRAINE fundraiser on Sunday, March 27, 2022 was truly a day to remember. Together we raised $11,000 and counting! These funds will be donated directly to Rotary International Crisis Fund for Ukraine to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to those in need.

Everyone came together with a spirit of love and generosity – 19 raffle basket donations, 5 silent auction donations, a full house of participation for the event, wonderful support from those who could not attend, and amazing music, organization and service. Thank you!

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Shanahan's Supports Almost Home Kids' Golf Event

Shanahan's supported Almost Home Kids' (AHK) Golf Event with 35 boxed lunches for the golfers at the AHK Golf Marathon event on September 19, 2023. The event had one of the largest group of golfers in many years and despite the on and off rainy weather, most of the golfers powered through the course and enjoyed themselves. They didn’t quite get in all 100 holes but they had fun and raised money for AHK. Starting them off with Miguel’s lunch boxes was a big hit! Learn more about AHK here

we're here to help!

Our hearts go out to those impacted by the tornado and storms. Please know that your Shanahan's family is here to support you through these difficult times. We will be extending complimentary meals to those impacted and to our great first responders of the fire and police departments during this time of need. We love this great community and are ready to serve in any way we can. Please feel free to reach out to us directly with any special requests at 630-985-5945.​​


1999 75th St.  |  Woodridge, IL 60517  |  630-985-5945