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Choo Choo Johnny's

667 North La Grange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 806-9005
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Ranked #15 of 67 Restaurants in Frankfort
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took our grandson here for lunch and we all loved it. The trains are all functioning and the food was great. Food was so good we went back to eat again without our grandson. I would recommend the adults give the field a try!

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Frankfort, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The 2 year old enjoyed it but he wasnt paying. Not a great experience. If you havent been there you may want to try it.

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Kankakee, Illinois
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a train themed restaurant geared very much toward little kids. Keep this in mind as you won't find great cuisine here for adults bur good café style food. My kids loved it. The food is delivered via train and the waitresses are dressed as engineers. The atmosphere is fun and kid friendly to the extreme. Unfortunately a lot... More

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My kid is WAY into trains and if this is the case with your child... go! A train runs around the perimeter of the ceiling and the counter has a train deliver your food which is pretty standard diner fare. Price is OK.

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New Lenox, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had our son's birthday party there today and it was awesome!! Kids loved all the games (bring a roll of quarters), the trains running all over the restaurant, and the atmosphere...completely kid friendly! We got use of the small private room suitable for opening presents. The kids got their food delivered by the train. We got a private server... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Kids love to have their food served via train and they like to throw your quarters away on their cheesy games, but don't go there for the food. I have eaten there with my grandkids a number of times, and have never had a decent meal. Also, if there are too many kids there at the same time blowing on... More

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New Lenox, Illinois
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We took the grandchildren there because one of them loves trains. He was happy, so I was happy. The food is average and not expensive.

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Diamond, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I agree with a lot of the reviews that this place is a great place to have fun. My daughter loved watching the train and playing all the games, but the food is another story. It was pricey for what we got, I had the chicken sandwich and it was just ok. I would say if you are going, just... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Food is good, train set-up is always interesting for the smaller kids with a variety of attractions. Its not the same amount of things you would find at a Chucky Cheese, but then you aren't going to lose your children there either.

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

BEWARE-the food is ok BUT very over-priced. We have been there severalt imes because the train decor is appealing to the young children. It's been a family atmosphere until our last visit. We were under-serveced and they had a older crude waitress who was fired right in front of ALL the families and children. What a disappointment!

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tryinghardtosucceed, General Manager at Choo Choo Johnny's, responded to this review

I thank you for your review, but no-one was fired on Feb. 20, 2012. My eldest server was in her early forties. I apologize for her attitude, she has since resigned her position at our restaurant. Thank you More

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