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Choo Choo Restaurant

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600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
847-391-9815
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Wed 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 22
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gotta go if you have grandchildren

Took our three year old grandson to the Choo Choo recently. The two women waiting on the customers could not have been nicer and more accommodating to all the patrons. A Des Plaines policeman even stopped by and handed out tattoos to the kids. One little boy was dressed like Batman and he asked for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Lenora M
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Gurnee, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

For a special occasion a very disappointing night. The steaks were dry, badly cooked and served with non home made sauces. The sides were nothing special and the singing waiter was annoying and not well trained. All in all disappointing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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449 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a fun place to bring kids! If you're lucky enough to sit at the counter or one of the four tables on either side that are next to the train tracks, your kids or grandkids or you, will have a great time watching the food being delivered to the table. They have a birthday program, so that every year... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I took my children here when they were young and I now am taking their children here. All time favorite for kids. Sitting at the counter enables you to have you food delivered via a

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Gurnee, Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Took our three year old grandson to the Choo Choo recently. The two women waiting on the customers could not have been nicer and more accommodating to all the patrons. A Des Plaines policeman even stopped by and handed out tattoos to the kids. One little boy was dressed like Batman and he asked for his autograph. The food was... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Model trains bring baskets of burgers to the tables adjacent to the tracks. This is a favorite area eating place to take the kids. It doesn't hurt that the burgers are great. There is also a menu with dinner offerings for the non-burger eaters.

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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

this place is so much fun for the kids and also adults ..the train will deliver the food right to your table and the food is good also..something different to do in des plaines ..fun

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My grandmother took my brother and I to the Choo Choo when we were little. The entertainment was great, the food not so much. But that was in 1960. I ate there last Friday with a friend and we had such a good time. I had a huge sloppy joe sandwich and finished every bit. We sat at a booth... More 

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chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

our 1st visit to this establishment was one of customer indifference by the employees, when we walked in to the place the 3 employees that we saw standing behind the counter with one of them playing on her phone. none of them asked how many people were in our party. they did not even ask us while we were standing... More 

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SteveSpy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take the kids to this throw back restaurant for a treat. The food is delivered on an electric train, and the kids love it. The burgers are really good. They are a cash only restaurant, and there is often a wait for a table. The place is small, so it can be cramped. Bring the little ones and have fun.... More 

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Des Plaines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love going to Choo Choo's for either lunch or dinner. The people are very friendly and the food comes pretty quick. My 2 kids who are 12 and 9 still want to sit next to the train.. The only thing I wish they would take credit cards.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-391-9815

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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