Long Shot Sports Pub | Lakemoor IL | 815-385-0999
Fun neighborhood restaurant/sports bar serving up fresh burgers & cold beer with plenty of wide screen tv’s to watch your favorite teams!
THE LONG SHOT serves authentic and unique pub cuisine including:
- Paul’s 3-style wings: ALWAYS FRESH, NEVER FROZEN, and NEVER BREADED
- Sirloin Meat Fries
- Deep Fried Pickles
- Torpedo Burgers: 100% aged chuck, freshly ground and handmade
- Wraps, sandwiches and salads
Check out our Friday Fish Fry menu, a local favorite.
An early love for the kitchen started for Gasior when he was 13 years old working as a bus boy. The now 57-year-old worked his way up the kitchen ranks, which eventually led to degrees in culinary arts and hotel and motel management.
After a 12-year stint working at the Highland Park Country Club, Gasior purchased the Longhorn Steak House in 1990 and ran the restaurant with his sister Claudia Cox. The menu included prime rib, broiled steaks and high-end hamburgers using recipes he mastered during an apprenticeship at the Drake Hotel.
The restaurant was renamed Longhorn Steak and Crab Shack in 2000.
The two decided to close the restaurant in 2007 to spend more time with their families, but leased the building to tenants who reopened it as the Iron Bull. That lasted until 2009, and the building sat vacant for about eight months until a new tenant signed a lease to open a high-end nightclub in that location. That project fell through, and the building sat vacant for more than two years.
The duo agreed on reopening the renovated building as a sports bar geared toward unique menu items at a reasonable price with a family atmosphere. Adding to the business is a family atmosphere that includes Gasior’s three children – 23, 22 and 19 years old – working at the sports bar. His wife and nephew also help out.