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The signature item at Marco’s Northside Grill in Highwood is the house burger ($11.95), paired with potato chips or fries, a pickle and coleslaw. Photos by Alyssa Groh/22nd Century Media
The jumbo shrimp ($10) comes with four chunked jumbo golf shrimp on top of a bed of iceberg lettuce, Marco’s house cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge.
The chopped dinner salad with shrimp ($10 without shrimp, $14 with shrimp) is tossed with a spring romaine mix, shredded cabbage, carrots, cucumber, grape tomatoes and fresh avocado with a choice of Marco’s blue cheese, balsamic or ranch dressing.
Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor
5:59 pm CDT May 1, 2017

Marco Santi is Highland Park and Highwood through and through. 

The 1984 Highland Park High School graduate loves the community he grew up in. Following a successful career as a soybean trader for the Chicago Board of Trade, he decided to fulfill a lifelong dream to own a restaurant on the North Shore. Marco’s Northside Grill, 329 Waukegan Ave., Highwood, opened its doors this past December.

“This has been 30 years in the works and something I’ve always wanted to do,” Santi said. “I was bitten by the restaurant bug very early.”