• ▫ 94/41 South to Skokie Boulevard (Lake Avenue) Exit
      ▫ Turn Left (East) at Lake Avenue
      ▫ Lake Avenue East to Michigan Avenue

    • ▫ 94 West (North) to Lake Avenue (East) Exit
      ▫ Lake Avenue East to Michigan Avenue

Dress Code

Oak Room

Formal or tastefully casual dress is required in this area. Men are asked to wear collared shirts or sweaters and women should be appropriately attired. Denim in good repair is permitted but athletic attire of any kind may not be worn.

Shawnee Pub

The Oak Room dress code applies to this area on Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm and after 5:30 pm Friday - Sunday. Children under 18 are not permitted in this area.

East Porch and Dining Room

Gentlemen and boys over 14 years of age: Collared polo shirt, sport shirt or turtleneck with casual pants or slacks. Ladies, girls and younger children: Appropriate attire in keeping with the above. Caps are not permitted at any time.

Bellows Club Room, Parkview Grill and Patio/Deck

Casual dress including appropriate length shorts and athletic attire in good repair with appropriate footwear is permitted.

Club Parties

The dress code will be announced on the activity notice for all Club parties, feature activities and special dining functions. Please consult your host for specific dress code guidelines.  

Cell Phones

Mobile phone usage is permitted in the Clubhouse. However, to preserve the integrity of the Club and respect the privacy of other members, phone conversations are not permitted in the dining areas. Additionally, phone and wireless device use of any kind is strictly prohibited in the locker rooms. Passive use of wireless devices (texting, viewing or taking photos, playing games and using as a reader) is permitted but should be for occasional and not excessive use. Wireless device use should not interfere with the experience of other members.


Dogs or other pets are not allowed on Club grounds or in the Club except when permitted as part of a special event. Guide or service dogs may accompany a member or guest at all times in the outdoor dining areas.

Smoking Policy

Effective July 1, 2004 SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED in Michigan Shores Club including the Deck and Patio. This policy is in compliance with the Village of Wilmette Smoking Ordinance, Wilmette Village Code 12, as amended by Ordinance No. 2003-O-75. There are penalties associated with non-compliance.


The Club operates under a no tipping policy.

Oak Room

The Oak Room, our premier à la carte dining venue, operates Wednesday - Sunday evenings October 1 - May 20 from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

Shawnee Pub

The Shawnee Pub operates on the same schedule as the Oak Room but remains open until at least 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday for cocktails/ à la carte dinner service. Children under 18 are not permitted in this area.

Bellows Club Room

Our sports bar, the Bellows Club Room, is open for à la carte dining year round. From Memorial Day - September 30, lunch and dinner are offered on the same schedule as the Deck/Patio. From October 1 - May 20, à la carte lunch service is offered from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. À la carte dinner service is available Tuesday - Sunday from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted in this dining area.

Patio & Deck

Our outdoor Patio & Deck are open for à la carte dining from Memorial Day - September 30. Lunch is offered Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm and à la carte brunch is offered beginning at 10:30 am on Sundays. À la carte dinner service is available Tuesday - Sunday from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

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