HAUNTED HISTORY MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW AND BUILDING TOUR, "TRUE CRIMES FROM THE ROARING 20'S, TO THIS CURRENT DAY. THE SPIRITS FROM THOSE DAYS OF MAYHEM, MYSTERY AND MURDER STILL LINGER HERE AWAITING YOUR VISIT!”
Hooked on TV shows like "Ghost Adventures," “The Dead Files," "Murder ID," or "Forensic Files"? This TRUE crime live dinner show & haunted building tour is just the ticket!
DISCOVER THIS TRULY UNIQUE NIGHT OUT! (Our customer satisfaction rating for the last 10 shows, 9.65 /10. Thank you to all those guests for making this haunting event a huge success!) We urge you to get your tickets as soon as possible! These events typically sell out in 3 to 5 days. All scheduled events prior to the date of this event are sold out. Priority seating for groups of 4 or more.
*Due to adult content and graphic photos, this event is recommended for ages 16 and older.
"We hope to see you soon for a delicious meal, ghostly forensic photo and video presentation of our resident spirits, plus the haunted basement museum tour."
The Old Stenhouse Road House Landmark Building has a rich history of mystery, mayhem and multiple murders, not to mention the spirits that still roam our old 1920's speakeasy. There are 2 TV shows, a current movie pilot and many podcasts, as well as five books that have been written about the history and occupants of the building over the past 100 years.
“THE TRAP-DOOR BAR” opens at 5:00 PM for early bootleggers to check in.
NEXT WE DINE WITH THE GHOSTS IN THE OLD “1920’s SPEAK EASY CAFÉ ROOM”.
BIG AL’S BUFFET ITALIANO, Dinner begins at 6:00 pm sharp and includes the following:
FLAPPER GALS SALAD BAR: Huge bowl of crisp chilled chopped lettuce accompanied by Italian dressings as well as a variety of our own homemade flavors, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, tomato wedges, onions, cottage cheese, macaroni salad, 3 bean salad, croutons and sweet slaw.
BIG AL’S HOMETOWN FAVORITE, “CHICAGO STYLE BBQ RIBS:” Hearty bbq rib slabs, deep rubbed with our own special brown sugar and molasses sauce and seasonings, then slow baked to perfection for 6 hours, proportioned and served.
LITTLE PAULIE’S PARMESAN CHICKEN: Whole cut chicken breasts baked while marinating in a secret Italian red sauce recipe, topped with a personal blanket of mozzarella cheese.
MAD DOG’S BOYS FAVORITE: Deep dish Baked Meat Balls Italian style without pasta. A standalone favorite for the meat lovers. Can be easily served with or without the hearty mozzarella cheese toppings. Gluten friendly. (ALL MEALS INCLUDE GARLIC BREAD)
CHEF MARIO’S DEEPDISH PIZZA DE JUR: This evening it’s up to Chef Mario? He just loves to make deep dish pizzas! We never know what he’ll come up with! Want a clue? His favorites are cheese - sausage and pepperoni and chicken ranch pizzas topped with bacon!
MAMMA MIA’S DESSERT TRAY: Pick your favorite cheesecake flavor from your waitresses assorted serving tray! (To keep ticket costs to a minimum, a gratuity is not included, but welcome)
Your meal also includes non-alcoholic beverages with refills. (Ask your server for adult beverages. They are available for separate purchase.)
YOUR EVENING EVENT AGENDA:
1. Eight Course Buffet including dessert De Jour.
2. An eerie historical murder & mayhem ghost guide to view as you dine. The guidebook will include a pen, your own rap sheet/crime report of victims who are still haunting the old building. (All guidebooks and crime reports are to be turned in at evenings end)
3. Oral overview of the Haunted guidebook.
4. Short break for guest browsing tour of haunted rooms on main floor.
5. “The Coach Light Theater” room presents to you a slide show and videos of in-house ghostly anomalies discovered over the past 30 years.
* Narrations by Former Oregon Mayor Mike Arians. HOST OF THE TRAVEL CHANNEL’S DEAD FILES Episode, "THE OBSESSION" and lead character in the book, “MARY JANE’S GHOST,” Written by Pulitzer Prize winning Chicago Tribune Reporter Ted Gregory.
6. Question & Answer Session for Guest Inquiries to the staff.
7. The Haunted Basement Museum Tour. This tour includes the creepy 1920's haunted mirror portals, original bootleggers bloody butcher shop, trap doors to bar & stairway to nowhere, illegal booze shipping/receiving room, bloody fingerprints on the ceiling, the mysterious bleeding little girl mannequin, secret poker room, 1920's cabin guests shower & potty (A long haired blonde lady still bathes in the shower), all stashed away in our hidden cellar.
8. Guest photo opt. There are 2 roaring 20's Tommy guns on the ammo box in the basement. Guests are welcome to pick them up, take their photos with Big Al and get the gangster feel of what it was like back in the day.
*(During your basement tour if you feel the urge to leave the area, PLEASE ADVISE YOUR TOUR GUIDE before departing! Two guests from a prior tour are still unaccounted for.)
9. Last, each group returns to the “Coach Light Theater” room to complete their haunted crime report sheet and turn it in to your hosts, along with the ghost guidebook.
10. Visit with your hosts about your experience.
CELL PHONE CAMERAS AND HANDHELD GHOST DETECTOR DEVICES ARE WELCOME! Over the past several years, frequently photos that have been taken throughout our building and tours have revealed ghostly disembodied images!
INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
We encourage all guests to prepare for their evening in advance by visiting the old Stenhouse “Road House Landmark”, haunted history legacy links that can be found at: http://www.rhouse.org/HauntedTours.html
So that a personal touch may be given to all guests our shows have LIMITED SEATING. Please do not procrastinate in making your reservations! Many past events have filled up in less than 3 days.
Unfortunately, we have been forced to turn some VERY disappointed folks away who delayed in booking this seasonal outing.
This entire event (including dinner) takes approximately 3.5 hours. If you are attending with someone else who booked tickets separately under a different name, please notify us in advance so that we may seat you together. We give priority seating to parties of 4 or more.
*BEWARE! Due to the popularity of these shows, unfortunately we have had people fraudulently sell tickets to this event. Before you purchase tickets from anyone except The Road House or through our Square website, please message us to verify the tickets are legitimate. These scammers typically use PayPal & personal messenger to facilitate the transaction. The Road House will not hold any responsibility for tickets purchased elsewhere.
Hand sanitizer stations are available as guests approach the buffet.
Our building has an electronic air makeup system and washroom doors are touchless.
*Due to the recent sharp rise in food, beverage, labor and delivery costs, unfortunately we’ve been forced to increase the ticket price to $58.00 per guest. This includes sales tax, dinner, desert, main floor and basement building tours, slide show/videos of our resident spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages. This event has entertained 2,500 plus guests just over the past few years. We hope to continue letting our ghosts entertain you in the years to come, while regretting the cost increases. Your understanding is much appreciated.
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Past guest's comments about their experience at our events:
"We had a great experience!"- Rochelle, IL "Interesting History, I found this fascinating. I continue to pray for the lost souls that someday they can find peace." - Sterling, IL "Interesting and worth visiting again"-Dixon, IL "Definitely something going on here - good food too." - Dixon, IL "Very interesting history."-Adeline, IL "Enjoyed it and good food!" - Elgin, IL "Lots of original pieces. Very exciting!"- Rockford, IL "Awesome, made me uneasy in spots. Excellent food and service!"-Putnam, IL "We had a great experience"- Rochelle, IL "The victims never deserved this fate. Amazing how a 17 year old girl could threaten an entire town for so many years."- Rochelle, IL "Very interesting history."-Rockford, IL "A lot of activity!"-Freeport, IL 'Would love to come back late at night"- Beloit, WI "Very interesting! Love to hear the local history! Very neat place. Food was delicious."-Kirkland, IL "Super interesting. Great presentation - Really liked it!"- Plano, IL "Sounds like a cover up." - Sycamore, IL "Mob members were definitely here."-Round Lake Beach, IL "Great!"-Decatur, IL "Very cool & informative."-Lanark, IL "Very interesting, I grew up in a haunted house."-Rochelle,IL "Great fun. Well done. Very accommodating."-Mount Morris, IL "I did see a ghost."-Rockford, IL "Loved it!"-Loves Park, IL "The walk thru the basement was creepy."-Rochelle, IL "Liked booze delivery room"-Gurney, IL "Beautiful restaurant"-Zion,IL "High EMFs in theatre room."-Roscoe,IL "Hard to believe none of the crimes have been solved"_ Dixon, IL "Enjoyed"-South Elgin, IL "Great experience. I won't sleep tonight."-Rockford, IL "One of the most interesting places I have ever visited."-Rockford, IL "They don't like me down there in the basement"-Belvidere, IL "Loved the place"-Rockford,IL "Great haunted event"-Chicago, IL "Great story"-Riverside,IL "Very interesting history - will definitely be back!"-Downer's Grove, IL "Cool place"-Geneva, IL "Very nice all together"-Minooka, IL "I love this place"-Rockford,IL" "Spirits in the basement"-Downer's Grove, IL "Love it"-Rock Falls, IL "Had weird feelings while in the basement"-Rockford,IL "Ghosts in the butcher room"-Oswego, IL "Wonderful presentation of everything"-Dekalb, IL "Amazing place for haunted findings"-Kirkland, IL "food was great - A lot of amazing information"-Amboy, IL "The stairway to no where made me uneasy"-Florida. "This is really cool!"-Madison, WI "Booze delivery room creeped me out"-Clinton,IA "This was definitely worth it!"-Janesville, WI "This is cute! I loved it!"- Collierville, TN