Foodies love our beautiful Itasca neighborhood for its fabulous selection of restaurants. A local standout is Fox & Turtle at Itasca Country Club, a relaxed pub serving up impressive portions of beloved, classic dishes with a twist. Less than a ten-minute drive away from our Two Itasca Place Apartments, Fox & Turtle is a great choice for comfort-food take out, or you can dine in and enjoy the beautiful views and friendly service.
Fox & Turtle Restaurant at Itasca Country Club
The Fox & Turtle restaurant opened in April 2014 in the space once held by Itasca Country Club’s private dining room. The restaurant is now open to the public, serving up hearty lunches and cozy dinners of soups, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta, steaks, and more. The relaxed, upscale, pub-style restaurant focuses on using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients in its dishes. There are over 30 craft beers on tap plus a wine list and a fun cocktail menu.
The restaurant gets its name from the turtles and foxes that golfers can spot on the country club’s greens. The restaurant has picturesque views of the Itasca Country Club golf course.
What’s on the Menu
Start with a treat for the table: pot-roast nachos! The chef slow-cooks a pot roast for 12 hours, then shreds it. Fresh, crispy tortilla chips are loaded with the succulent roast and topped with a decadent cheddar-cheese sauce, jalapenos, scallions, and sour cream.
Surprisingly, salads are a standout on the menu. There are nine excellent and inventive salads available including a classic Caesar and even the more unusual eggplant salad with parmesan breaded eggplant and crisp salad tossed in a lemon citrus vinaigrette. Local eaters will appreciate Fox & Turtle’s culinary shout-out to their hometown with the showstopping Itasca Chicken entree, in which a whole roasted and deboned chicken is paired with simple but delicious potato and broccoli sides. A lemon oregano sauce and grilled lemons complete the dish.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, be sure to save room for key lime pie, flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu, or creme brulee!
Fox & Turtle is just one of the fantastic local, chef-driven restaurants in our foodie neighborhood. Looking for luxury living in Itasca? Contact us today to schedule a tour of our beautiful community with modern amenities.Back to all posts