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Charcoal Delights On Oakton

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1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2033
847-803-2777
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5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice friendly local place

This is a great choice for a quick lunch when you get tired of fact food / chain restaurants. Very friendly staff and generous portions. Wide variety of selections.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael V
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great choice for a quick lunch when you get tired of fact food / chain restaurants. Very friendly staff and generous portions. Wide variety of selections.

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PARK RIDGE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

it is just great charcoal grilling that is the best food is always cook perfect great cooks on hand you my watch them

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Thank keith K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I live in the neighborhood and go there several times a year. One of my favorite sandwiches is the chicken kabob sandwich. The chicken is perfectly grilled over charcoal, the sauce is delicious as is the pita bread. They also have great burgers and hot dogs. Relatives from out of town request that I take them to Charcoal Delight's for... More 

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Thank brigim
Des Plaines, Illinois
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Good burgers, hot dogs, Italian Beef and gyros on Oakton Street in Des Plaines. Each order is prepared when ordered, not at some earlier time and kept under a heat lamp. Good fries and shakes too. A little more expensive than the big chains, but well worth it.

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Thank RobJudi
Des Plaines, Illinois
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134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I first visited the Charcoal Delight across fromt he Marine Reserve Center in Chicago so I was really excited when they opened a few blocks from my house. They have a great selection, if you can get past the healthy broasted chicken and broasted potatoes (my favorite and really hard to find. Every thing is fried...) BUT they also serve... More 

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Thank ColConnie
Des Plaines, Illinois
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Yesterday for lunch I went to the Charcoal Delight. My guests and I enjoyed our lunch. I was impressed when I saw that there wasn't a gas burner under the grill. Our meals were cooked using lump charcoal. Every had a real grilled taste just like it was from my own backyard.

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1 Thank larrycollins3
Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I've never had anything at Charcoal Delights that wasn't really good. It's your basic burgers and sandwiches place but many items are grilled over coals giving them that backyard barbeque flavor. The grilled chicken breast dinner is one of my husband's favorites. I love the turkey club sandwich which is served on french bread. Service is friendly and quick and... More 

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1 Thank Virginia H
Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I love this place!!!! Their ham and cheese omelet comes with hash browns and toast is priced just right. Their breakfast menu is served all day which is great when you work long hours and just want something lighter than a gyro (which is also great) or a burger. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

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Mt. prospect, IL
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

I am a conossieur of gyros and this is, in my opinion, the best one around. The gyros plate (order it with an extra pita) is a great deal and I especially like that the onions are shaved razor thin. The sauce isn't too thick or thin (like at some places) and they pile it high. The burgers are also... More 

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Suburban Chicago
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

Perfect burgers. It's fast food but such quality. Always a delight, so to speak.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2033
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-803-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?