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Charcoal Delights On Oakton

1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2033
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Ranked #59 of 149 Restaurants in Des Plaines
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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English first
Des Plaines, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Des Plaines, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Additional Information about Charcoal Delights On Oakton

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