Shell Yeah! Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts Vinny’s Clam Bar in Tinley Park, IL

Shell Yeah! Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts Vinny's Clam Bar in Tinley Park, IL

Shell Yeah! Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts Vinny's Clam Bar in Tinley Park, IL

Chicago icon Scott Harris provides customers with an iconic dining experience

Vinny’s Clam Bar, located at 18201 South Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park, IL., created and developed by Scott Harris Hospitality, provides a traditional East Coast aesthetic with a unique atmosphere and customer experience. With quintessential music from the 70’s and 80’s playing in the background, customers embrace the legendary musical influence that helped shape pop culture as it is known today.

The menu is delicious, simple and straightforward with Italian and Mediterranean influence, bringing a new experience to the Chicago area. Vinny’s is the 10th restaurant concept introduced to the Chicagoland area, focusing on fresh seafood and incorporating the unique Scott Harris Hospitality personality and experience for customers.

Vinny’s Clam Bar’s cooking style introduces a hearth oven cookery concept to focus on the bounty of the sea. The menu includes handmade pasta, delicious grilled pizzas and unique, amazing desserts. Customers will be transported to a trattoria and shellfish bar with offerings of oysters, clams, shrimp and the highest quality of fresh fish that will be delivered daily from each US coast. Fresh oysters from each coast within the United States and Canada are offered daily and customers can experience the memorable wood-fired oysters in three varieties that will keep individuals coming back for more.

Shell Yeah! Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts Vinny's Clam Bar in Tinley Park, IL

Like the authentic and unique menu offerings, the interior decor at Vinny’s Clam Bar carries depths beyond the obvious references of a typical seafood establishment. It reflects the influences of Italian cuisine and encourages an interactive dining experience with a central hand-washing station in the main dining room. Disco balls are hung throughout the restaurant as iconic imagery adorn the walls, sparking memorable moments throughout history with customers.

“We are thrilled to see Vinny’s Clam Bar come to life in the Chicago area. Our team has been developing this unique restaurant for quite a while, and the initial reactions from our customers and our staff is amazing to see,” said Scott Harris, CEO and Founder of Scott Harris Hospitality.

“When you join us at one of our 26 restaurants, you’re part of our family for the night. Come check us out in Tinley Park!”

“Vinny’s Clam Bar will be an amazing hub for growth, and fun for Scott Harris Hospitality. Our approach is simple, we will provide the best dining and drink options, along with an incredible experience,” says Executive Chef of Vinny’s Clam Bar, Pete Deruvo.

Vinny’s Clam Bar is open seven days a week at 4pm. Follow Vinny’s on Instagram @vinnysclambar. Vinny’s will have live music each weekend (Friday/Saturday) evening from 9pm until close. The official grand opening celebration of Vinny’s Clam Bar will take place on Thursday, August 17th, beginning at 5 p.m. with a celebratory ribbon cutting, kicking off a memorable party for the Tinley Park area, and beyond!

Vinny’s Clam Bar Photos.

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Shell Yeah! Scott Harris Hospitality Debuts Vinny's Clam Bar in Tinley Park, IL

Vinny’s Clam Bar is a cozy and inviting eatery that brings the taste of Italy to your table. As soon as you step inside, you are greeted by the warm and welcoming atmosphere and the aroma of fresh seafood and homemade pasta. We’re known for our authentic Italian dishes that are made with only the freshest ingredients. Each dish is prepared with care and attention to detail, resulting in a delicious and unforgettable dining experience. Chef Scott Harris’s passion for food and hospitality is evident in every aspect of Vinny’s, from the warm hospitality to the flavorful dishes. Whether you are a seafood lover or a fan of Italian cuisine, Vinny’s is a must-visit for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience.

Scott Harris Hospitality is an iconic group of eateries and bars that has grown from its humble beginnings at Mia Francesca in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago to a collection of beloved trattorias, taquerias and wine bars that can be found all over Chicagoland and in Southern California. Led by Scott Harris, an award-winning chef and restaurateur, the diversity of concepts range from premium wine bars to festive Mexican taquerias to hearth-inspired Mediterranean restaurants. More than just good, simple cooking, Scott Harris Hospitality restaurants go out of their way to create a memorable experience for all guests, with a fresh, modernized take on classic offerings, inspired by renowned chefs. Though the fare they offer varies, every location operates on the same principles of simplicity, hospitality and quality that first lit up the culinary scene in Scott’s hometown of Chicago thirty years ago. To learn more visit