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Choo Choo Restaurant

600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
847-391-9815
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a must do if you have young children. Try to get a seat at the counter. It is a hamburger joint, with HUGE servings that are not cheap. The kids won't finish their meals. But the fun is there when the train comes around to deliver the food.

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Buellton, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I found this place on Roadside America. We planned ahead as far as the driving and this place was so neat. I went about 5 mi. out of the way to break up the early afternoon drive. It was so cool and that comment came from my 25 year old son. The hamburger was large and hand pressed. Really a... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Every time we are in the greater Chicago are visiting family we have to stop at The Choo Choo restaurant for my son. He loves the fact that a model train brings the food and the atmosphere is train themed. A bonus is the cupcake with train whistle. The food is decent and they have very kid friendly foods. I... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My 6yr old son LOVES trains, so this was a big hit! The food is standard Diner fare, but was good. Sloppy Joe was what I had. Was good, but hard to pay $7 for. But my son LOVED IT! It was very crowded when we arrived. Drove from Ohio to get there, so we waited until seats at the... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have a special attraction to this place because I came here in the 1950's, when I was a kid. In the 1980's I brought my kids here on a trip to the area and finally in June 2014 I brought my grand-daughter. We all loved it. Probably not the cheapest hamburger place on the planet, but what price can... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Growing up in DesPlaines meant that we frequented three icons of the city -- the first - the very first Official McDonalds Drive-In, the second the Sugarbowl Restaurant on Miner Street and finally the Choo Choo. It was then and is today a treat the see your order rounding the curves out of the kitchen on one of the flat... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is a local legend. when my kids were small we went there even though it was run down and the food third rate. A few years ago the city wanted to knock it down to build an administration building. It was saved by the new owners, our new mayor and a group of local fans. The new owners... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is good for young kids or people like trains. I took my two kids there for their birthday for 3 years and finally stop when they out grew the idea of train carrying food. The big selling point is the train carrying the food to the tables around the tracks. If there is a birthday kid at the... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been going to the Choo Choo for years! They have the best hamburgers ever, fresh, juicy, and can be delivered on a train! The owner is one of the nicest people I have ever met, all employees are very friendly and helpful. What a great place for kids, and kids of any age. Never had a bad meal... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is older than McDonalds. Get your food delivered to you via a Lionel right at your seat. Fun for the hole family.

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Additional Information about Choo Choo Restaurant

Address: 600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
Phone Number: 847-391-9815
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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