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Barnaby's of Des Plaines

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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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 10, 2015
ColConnie
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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South Bend, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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! !

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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 

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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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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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

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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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Schaumburg, Illinois
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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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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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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, 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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