Top Shelf is located inside of the Best Western Timber Creek Inn and Suites and Convention Center between Plano and Sandwich on Route 34. Perfectly situated to cater to the business / convention-type setting the hotel attracts, Top Shelf offers a variety of standard American cuisine. The entire building still exhibits evidence of its relatively recent construction, and the décor is modern and clean. Top Shelf is accessed by entering the hotel through the front door and proceeding directly to the back. The entrance to the restaurant showcases the clean, well-stocked bar area with a few flat-screen televisions predictably tuned to a mass-appeal sporting event or network show.
The bar offers an impressive selection of beers on-tap, including the locally popular 312. Mixed drinks and a limited selection of wines are also available. There are certainly enough varieties of alcoholic beverages to appeal to everyone, including those looking for something unique. Through the bar area is the main dining area which contains a seating area, a salad bar, and an area used for live music. They regularly feature a diverse selection of acts, from local folk-type favorites, to rock-and-roll bands and everything in between.
The menu appears to have an overall general appeal. Burgers, wraps, ribs, melts, and fried foods that have a something-for-everyone kind of selection. Appetizers such as mozzarella sticks, chips and salsa, wings, and nachos (with shredded chicken, bean-less chili, cheddar, black olives, and jalapenos) highlight the standard bar-type selection. There is an all-you-can-eat salad bar for around $6 available until 9pm in addition to several specialty salads such as a Grilled Chicken Balsamic, a Steak Salad, or a South of the Border Taco Salad. Burgers are one-half pound Angus beef and available in a wide variety of combinations. There are numerous sandwiches, including the standard BLT, Italian Beef, or a plain chicken sandwich, that even a discerning appetite could find an appealing selection. Steaks, ribs, chops, and a limited selection of seafood dishes complete the menu selection. Desserts include a New York Cheesecake, several different pies, and chocolate or vanilla ice cream.
The Top Shelf Grille and Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 11 pm, while the bar remains open until 1am. They are located at 3300 Drew Avenue in Sandwich (just off of Route 34). The phone number is 630-273-6022. Prices range from $7 to $20 but are subject to change, best to call for details. Food is available for Dine-In or Carry-Out. More information can be found by clicking here. Service 2/5; Food 2/5; Bar selection 4/5.