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Barnabys of Northbrook

960 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-4005
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Ranked #19 of 105 restaurants in Northbrook
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
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71% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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276 reviews 276 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Barnaby's has been in the same location for over 40 years. It is not my favorite pizza, but those who love it really LOVE it. The pizza is a corn meal, thin crust with crimped edges. They offer a small 10" and a large 14". The standard choices are cheese, mushroom, sausage and pepperoni, -- plus a dozen or so... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want a fast meal that is not McDs Barnabys is a good place to go. Pizza will take a little longer unless you call head. They some of old favorite sodas Green River, an old fashion root beer, and cream soda. The wine is inexpensive. We eat there about twice a month.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Warm atmosphere but a very isolated location. Good Root Beer here too. Serviced could be a bit more friendly.

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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Odd way to order. One side for food (and pay for) and the other side pay for drinks (and pay for) The chicken sandwich was good but would have been much better if the bun was toasted. But it was within walking distance.

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Northbrook, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been enjoying this pizza for years. When people visit from out of town, I'll take them there. Every visitor that has come back to my house has asked to be taken back to Barnaby's for the pizza…… Staff is GREAT!!!

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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I grew up in Gurnee, IL, and one of my favorite hang outs after a game was at the Barnabys in Waukegan. Well that has long since closed down, but to my pleasure, there is a surviving member of the Barnabys family in Northbrook--and it's pretty much exactly as I remember the one from my youth. OK. This place is... More

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place has been around for over 40 years. Been going there since i was a kid..lived about a block away when it first opened. Their pizza crust is made fresh daily, the ingredients are fresh, the sandwiches are made of real beef, but it is a frozen higher restaurant quality meat. Most all sandwiches are char-grilled and tasty. Their... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Basic Italian fare. Had a pizza, they specialize in thin crust. Pizza was average at best. Stay away from the cheese bread, as it was not good. It was fast and across the street from the hotel I was at.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Barnabys location has the best thin crust pizza in the area hands down. I agree with the other reviewer for some reason it is best at this location. My wife remembers as a child stopping here for pizza or sandwiches after visiting her great grandmother in the nursing home. They are a fixture in Northbrook. It is dark and... More

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Chicago, IL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've been going to this place for a couple decades now. Hands down, the best thin crust pizza in Chicago, which is saying something. Food... the pizza is unique. A cracker-thin crust with a pastry edge, sauce is just spicy enough, cheese is great. You really won't find better thin crust anywhere. The atmosphere is, well, unique. And eccentric. You... More

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