A wood-fired pizzeria with artsy cocktails & good-time energy in the Chicago ‘burbs

Here, it’s a grown-up pizza party. You’ll eat copious amounts of food, almost exclusively with your hands, and sip the bougie bevvies you only *dreamt* about in college. It’s a good time, guaranteed.

(630) 326-8150

Don’t waste your time at mediocre restaurants.

Come here for:


You best believe our menu lives up to the hype. Everything Chef Patrick creates is straight up *magical*. Eat, drink, and prepare to be shooketh.


With an aesthetic space, a playlist full of bangers, moody lighting, and a room full of lively conversation, it’s always poppin’ here.


Our menu is made for sharing. Mi plate es su plate! So order together, eat together, and have a good time, together. Eating this way is way more fun.

(630) 326-8150

Looking for a place to host your event?

We’ve got the place! With semi-private and fully private spaces, we can host any event up to 70 guests.

What people are saying:



“Will I be back? You bet your a** I will.”

– Nena C


“By the time I got through my drinks and my husbands’, ya girl was feeling like she could conquer the world.”

– Dolores H


“If you’re looking for a unique and fun place to hangout with friends, this is your spot.”

– Peter S


“Such a cool aesthetic and vibe, with incredible food.”

– Taylor O


“Hands down the best place to eat dinner in Lemont. Def a vibe.”

– Chris H


“My dates loved this place, then loved me for picking it. 😉 “

– Paul B

(630) 326-8150

Ready for a good time?

Order A Little Bit of Everything

Our menu is totally shareable. So order a few plates per person – we recommend 3ish – and try a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. No plate envy here!

Pass It, Share It, Try It All

Here, we welcome and encourage reaching across the table to dig into your bestie’s dish, and then exclaiming “Ermahgerd, have you tried this?” with your mouth full.

Have a Good Time!

That’s it, and that’s all! Enjoy your meal, watch everyone else enjoy theirs, and soak up the accolades for choosing the place – you’re now the undisputed hero of good times.

Here’s what’s on the calendar:

New! Now Open for Brunch

Every Saturday + Sunday, 10 AM – 2 PM

Breakfast is a meal, but brunch is a ✨ culture ✨. Come for the breakfast pizzas, stay for the cold brew coffee daiquiris.

New Summer SIPS.

June 27th –

What’s better than one cocktail? Two cocktails! Grab your squad and check out our summer sips T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R!🍹

Summer Menu is here 🔥

June 27th –

This summer menu is on fire! New seasonal pizza, snacks, and courses. All the fresh house-made drinks. OMG, don’t walk—run to Wooden Paddle!🍕🍹

New brunch dropped!

Sat & Sun, 10 AM – 2 PM

Spring brunch has sprung! Come and try out new brunch items: PEACHY PANCAKES / CROISSANT QUICHE / “THAT’S HOT” CHICKEN & WAFFLES 🌞

Yes, I *dough*!!

Limited-time Offer

Wanna put a pizza ring on it? Book us for your wedding catering, get a wood-fired pizza ring for free 🍕💍 

Looking for a caterer?

From weddings to holiday parties to corporate retreats, our catering team is all-hands-on-deck.

“Good Time Guarantee”


Here at Wooden Paddle, we take good times seriously. If you’re spending good money at our restaurant, it’s our job to ensure that you have a good time while you’re here.

This means that we stand by our food, drinks, and service 100% – no matter what, no holds barred, no ifs, no ands, no buts. If you have a problem, we’ll solve it. Refund it. Treat you to a meal on us. Grovel embarrassingly at your feet. Whatever it takes. Just reach out to us at hello@woodenpaddle.com. We’ll make things right. Good times guaranteed.

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