Fast Casual Food Right Outside Your Door at Watermark

There’s no doubt that living at Watermark offers the ultimate in convenience. Not only are you right on the Randall Road corridor and minutes from I-90, but everything you need is located right in your residence—from the dog parks to the onsite fitness center to the clubhouse to indoor parking that even includes its own carwash station. Just check out this list for a full idea of conveniences within the community! Residents also love to be walking distance from a variety of restaurants and fast casual dining options. Don’t feel like cooking? Just step out your door for a night out, or grab some carryout and enjoy it on the north terrace patio by a fire-pit.

We’ve covered some of our favorite sit-down restaurants within walking distance from the community—offering a variety from sushi to pizza to breakfast to all American fare and bar food.

A few favorite sit-downs:

  • Sushi Station
  • Burnt Toast
  • Village Pizza
  • Rookies

Today, let’s look at some of the fast-casual food available for delicious grab-and-go at the right price.

1. The Big Hitters. Nothing is more satisfying than knowing you have something familiar available and ready to go just a few steps from home. Here’s a list of some familiar and beloved big name fast casual options right next to Watermark.

Good ole’ standbys:

  • Starbucks
  • DQ & Orange Julius
  • Panera Bread
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Chipotle

2. Big Sammy’s Hot Dogs. Yes to the hot dogs. Yes to the burgers. Yes to the gyros. Yes to all of it. Get your hot Sammy and fries and enjoy the rest of your day.

Yelp review: “Love Big Sammy’s best fries around, my favorites are the fried chicken sandwiches , hot dogs, and gyros. Have had many out of town guests visit here, everyone loves this place and talks about food months after visit. A real Chicago dog house.”

3. Gabutto Burger. This unique restaurant offers burgers with a Japanese twist. They recently won the Restaurant Guru “Best Seafood in Elgin” award, earring the No.1 spot of 68 seafood restaurants in Elgin.

Yelp review: “Been waiting for this place to open and it didn’t disappoint! I ordered the crabby burger (whole soft shell crab inside!) and my husband ordered the shrimp burger. It was DELICIOUS! All the ingredients are fresh and excellent quality: whole soft shell crab was seasoned and fried to perfection, cabbage slaw was super fresh and a great compliment to the crab, and the bun was soft and didn’t over dominate the crab…Great to have a unique Japanese burger joint in our neighborhood! We can’t wait to come back to try more items on their menu!


4. Mr. Wok. Sometimes you just need piles and piles of delicious Chinese food, and Mr. Wok will deliver (literally and figuratively)! They offer the full gamut of Chinese food options.

Yelp review: “Mr. Wok is our Chinese go to. We order and bam! We receive our hot Chinese quickly.  Food is great, consistent and expedited. Crab Rangoon and egg rolls are awesome! Pork fried rice and sesame chicken, yes!!!”


Are you interested in living where you can be walking distance from all this juicy greatness? Make an appointment to visit and tour today!

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