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Barnaby's of Des Plaines

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American, Hamburgers, Pizza, British
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636 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2612
847-297-8866
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Open for business with really good thin crust pizza

I'm not sure if someone reviewed a different Barnaby's, as there are a couple others, but this Barnaby's on Touhy Ave, just east of Wolf Road is definitely open for business. We got there on Sunday, 1 Mar 2015, and found that it was filling up. I think most come for the pizza at Barnaby's. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Allen21096
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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353 reviews 353 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure if someone reviewed a different Barnaby's, as there are a couple others, but this Barnaby's on Touhy Ave, just east of Wolf Road is definitely open for business. We got there on Sunday, 1 Mar 2015, and found that it was filling up. I think most come for the pizza at Barnaby's. It certainly is a "friends"... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is not the review I had intended to write but we are talking about an institution... BARNABY'S. great pizza sandwiches and the old dark ambiance of a cellar. Great hangout for MW WARRIORS. But we wish it hadn't closed. Fun for family and friends is over.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place has awful service, awful customer service, and a bad atmosphere overall. I waited for over an hour for a pizza and when I told them the wait time was too long, I got an excuse of "everyone had to wait tonight". They need to hire new employees and also re train the current ones. There was a lady... More 

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Chicago
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Yes, I've eaten this pizza from various locations since I was a teenager. We stopped here on the way back from the airport, and it still holds up. Just great thin crust crisp pizza. We even took some half baked pizzas to freeze and make another time at home. Very good burgers as well.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went a barnabyes with my family it was a great pizza test like heaven and I will recommend from my friends was a great service

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Lancaster
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been going to Barnaby's since I was a kid. When back in the area I have to have a pizza. Now my kids love it. Don't expect anything fancy, just good pizza. Fish and Chips, fries and chicken fingers all have been good too.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

This Barnabys location still adheres to its history. Best thin crust pizza! I've been going there since I was a kid (in fact had my 8th birthday there, college graduation party and my sons christening). My big favorite in Des Plaines. Same decor even but who cares if they changed it people would complain.

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Houston, TX
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Words cannot even say how wonderful this pizza is! If you like thin crust... This is the place! By far the best pizza ever!!!!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stopped into Barnaby's since I hadn't been there to one in over 30 years and I had fond memories of going there with my family when I was younger. Nothing had changed...still dark...70's vibe...menu boards. Tried a BBQ beef sandwich since that was always my favorite. Big mistake...dry...slice beef (almost like deli meat)...store bought bun....dollop of overly sweet (Open Pit?)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great thin crust pizza! One of the best in the area. Must try this place. Great food great price. Have been going here since I was a child.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 636 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2612
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-297-8866

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Pizza, British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?