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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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7:00 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
Broasted chicken and potatoes AND Cheli's Chili!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
ColConnie
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Des Plaines, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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Chicago,Il
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80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2008

fast service and tasty gyros! if you're really hungry ask for 'extra meat' for a HUGE tasty gyros plate or sandwich! char-broiled steaks ribs beef & chicken too! this is a great place before an event at nearby Allstate Arena. a much better option than nearby fast food fare.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

Lots on the menu and is okay when you just want something quick.

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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
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?