About Us

Chief's Pub was opened by my father, Chuck Knesley, on Halloween Night in 2007. For nine years he proudly served the residents that graced us with their patronage. Being a restaurant owner is very hard work with even harder hours. "This is a Youngmans game, I can't do it anymore", he told us. Completely understandable, my sister and I decided to buy Chief's from him and give Chief's the "young" energy it needed.

Since early April, 2016 my sister Sarah, my wife Jenna and myself have worked tirelessly to give Chief's the attention it deserves. We have brought back some old favorites on the menu, lowered some prices, and revamped the sports theme. We have started to make Chief's Pub the restaurant we always had envisioned, a sports bar. We added a 135" HD Projector Screen to show you your favorite sports teams in almost full sized fashion. We created a menu utilizing homemade recipes and fresh foods. Our beer selection is next to none in Lake Forest and that selection grows by the week.

We are making Chief's Pub the place you know you have to go to watch your game, eat a delicious burger, and drink some fantastic beer! Thank you for your business, we truly appreciate it and we can't wait to see you at Chief's Pub. Cheers!

-Joe Knesley