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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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12:00 pm - 9:30 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, Late Night, Dinner, 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 10, 2015
Des Plaines, Illinois
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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101 reviews
76 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

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 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank Connie D
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Atasi777
Des Plaines, Illinois
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134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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

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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903 reviews
696 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 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 

Thank Allen21096
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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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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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