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The Junction Diner

7401 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
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Ranked #25 of 68 Restaurants in Forest Park
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Description: Chicago Suburbs newest Family Friendly Train Themed restaurant located in Forest Park, ILThe Junction Diner is a family diner that features a delivery train on the dining counter, interactive train table for the kids, and a large party room.
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Lyons, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a fun place to eat especially if you enjoy watching kids having a good time! We enjoyed it even tho our kids have their own kids. The burger my husband ordered was very good and the fries good also. My chicken wrap was well seasoned and good even tho the chicken was a bit over cooked. I would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a new restaurant that has unlimited potential. I have a 2 year old son who loves this place. As soon as you walk in they have a train table, a train ride, and a small village with a train in a glass case for the children to interact with. Oh and also have a huge wall as a... More 

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Chicago, IL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We've been to the Junction Diner many times over the last several months with our kids and have never been disappointed. They have a very long counter to sit at that the train circles to deliver the food, which the kids love. They also have a large chalk board for the kids to draw, as well as a small play... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

A neat concept with plenty to do for the kids. Trains serving food, a train set to play with, a huge blackboard to draw on, a mechanical train, menus to color , trains on the floor to play with, and a large party room available for reservation. The food is good, especially the burgers and the roast beef sandwiches which... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I would probably only recommend this restaurant to those who are taking kids who like trains. My kids love to visit this restaurant. They like the food, but they're really excited about the trains and activities. There are trains to play with on the floor in the waiting area, a model train display case with moving trains, and if you... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Junction Diner is just okay. The food wasn't anything to write home about, your basic burgers and fries. I do think that once you go and have the train bring you your food, you've been there and done that. I would go there more often if the food was more adventurous and interesting. It is a good place for... More 

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Roselle, IL
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We took our 2 year old son there who is obsessed with trains. They have a huge counter with plenty of seating and a train that serves you your food. There is also a coin operated train for kids to play on in the front of the restaurant and a model train set as well. They have a huge chalk... More 

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Additional Information about The Junction Diner

Address: 7401 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: 708-771-5276
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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