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Barnaby's of Des Plaines

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636 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2612
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A blast from the past

The huge burgers are great. Not a fan of the almost shoestring fries, but who has room for them after the monster burger with lettuce and tomato and large pickle slice. It's dim and can get noisy, but a

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Des Plaines, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late for a Chicago Wolves hockey game and had planned to stop at Barnaby's for pizza but were afraid we wouldn't have time, so we phoned ahead to check. The person who took the order was very patient and cheerful, in spite of them being very busy. The pizza was ready within minutes of our arrival and was... More 

Thank Abelard1079
Schaumburg, Illinois
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I have been eating here for over 40 years. In all that time the flavor or quality or their food hasn't wavered. Great thin crust pizza. Great selection of burgers to salads. We always get an appetiser sampler basket to munch on while waiting for our pizza. Great for kids as they can watch their pizza being made at the... More 

Thank Hondaddy
Medina, Ohio
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I was traveling with a peer and he suggested we get some thin crust pizza for lunch. He grew up in the area and was familiar with the restaurant. When pulling into the parking lot, I realized this was a locally known restaurant and when we walked in it was full of people eating lunch. You order at the counter... More 

Thank VacationReady330
South Bend, Indiana
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Burgers...not fresh meat! French fries not hot! Pickle funniest taste I've ever tasted! Coleslaw...it's different, not a fan...already burping up the flavor they add to it...ick! French Onion soup horrible!! Like I suggested if you're not getting pizza DON'T GO! !

Thank tatgirl661
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to Barnaby's in Northbrook for I think about 20 years and have always had great pizza. In the last two years it's been the Barnaby's in Niles and again great pizza. Tonight we were on the tollway and decided to go to the Barnaby's in Des Plaines. We were very disappointed in the pizza at this... More 

Thank Connie D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well you are not getting and brand new trendy restaurant here, just great pizza and comfortable atmosphere. Don't change what isn't broken is what I thin of this place. I have been going here since I was a child and now when I visit the area with my family it is the first place they want to eat. Order the... More 

Thank Nicole C
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Last July I had a taste for pizza and decided to come in to this joint. I have been here a numerous amount of times before, but never reviewed this until recently getting on board here. It is always the same people who work here it is a family owned establishment. It gives a very Western feel. The lighting is... More 

Thank Atasi777
Des Plaines, Illinois
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134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The huge burgers are great. Not a fan of the almost shoestring fries, but who has room for them after the monster burger with lettuce and tomato and large pickle slice. It's dim and can get noisy, but a

Thank ColConnie
Des Plaines, Illinois
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

enjoyed an evening out with friends food was great enjoyed the evening. will definitely be back again

Thank Jim O
Chicago, Illinois
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1,008 reviews
796 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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: Pizza, American, British
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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