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Good Food, Music, People and Times

An experience like no other.

Remember the days of Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, James Dean and Johnny Cash? Studio Hotrods Smokehouse is bringing a Southern Rock flavor with Country and Blues undertones to Fox Lake with its new concept venue, bringing the best of those days and twisting it with modern rhythms and vibes! Experience an intimate venue unlike no other with everything from hotrods on display and retro-modern furniture, paired with a classic Southern Smokehouse Menu. Smokehouse guests can arrive by land or water, with 36 boat slips and easy access outdoor bar, walk-in food pick up window or stay longer with the full service dining room and patio. Make a day or night out of it with a full lakeside dining experience and then head up to the Rev Room at night for an up close and personal live music experience from some of the best national, regional and local acts. You never know who will stop by the Smokehouse any night of the week.

- Harry (owner)



FROM NORTH (Milwaukee):

Take I-94 E to IL-132 W/W Grand Ave (Exit 8A). Merge onto IL-132 W/W Grand Ave. Turn Left onto US-45 S. Turn Right onto Rollins Road. Left onto Sayton Road. Right to stay on Sayton Road. Turn right onto US-12W. Destination will be on your Left (between Taco Bell and McDonalds).

FROM WEST (Rockford):

Head East on IL-173 to Alden Township. Make a right on O'Brien Road towards Richmond, continue on Vanderkarr Road, continue on E Tryon Grove Road. Continue onto US-12 E/E Kuhn Road. Follow US-12 E and you destination will be on the right about 8.5 miles.

FROM SOUTH (Joliet):

Take I-355 N to Lake Cook Road in Long Grove. Keep left to merge onto I-290 W. Continue onto IL-53 N, continue onto IL-53 Spur, follow signs for Lake Cook Road. Use the 2 Left Lanes to take the Lake Cook Road W Exit, merge onto Lake Cook Road. Use the 2 Right Lanes to turn Right onto US-12 W. Follow US-12 W to destination which will be on your left, about 20 miles.

FROM EAST (Waukegan):

Head West on Belvidere Road towards Fox Lake. Slight Right onto E Main Street. Continue on Nippersink Ave. Continue onto Railroad Ave. Continue onto IL-134 W/Round Lake Road. Turn Right onto US-12 W. Your destination will be on the left about 2 miles down.