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Pilot Pete's

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905 West Irving Park Road, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193
847-891-5100
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view of the runway

Awesome atmosphere for airplane enthusiasts. I had their special-Petes chuck steak. It was like a long thin fillet and well worth the money. I never heard of that cut but it was worth the gamble. Good food and good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Strozy
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Hubertus, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have eaten here before and the food was very good! Today the food was terrible and we had to wait for over half an hour. Looking at what others say, the quality of the food is going south.

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Hubertus, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Awesome atmosphere for airplane enthusiasts. I had their special-Petes chuck steak. It was like a long thin fillet and well worth the money. I never heard of that cut but it was worth the gamble. Good food and good service.

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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pilot Pete's is a great place to dine with a view of the planes taking off and landing at the Schaumburg airport. It's a fun, casual place with great food.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Friendly staff! Always tasty,hot, delicious food. Nice menu variety. Reasonable prices. A great place to bring guests from out of town. Good view of the little planes landing on the airstrip. Charming decor. Perfect for families, friends, date night.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Yes, the food is good and the service is good also. However, none of that matters because we will not be back. I was given a fork to use that was encrusted with dried on food. That is a deal breaker for me and I will never return to a restaurant that has such poor sanitation standards.

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Roselle, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is one of our favorites. We even had our wedding rehearsal dinner here. Staff is very friendly and welcoming. They have great fish and chips, the nachos are fantastic, as are the chicken fingers. Nice selection of beer and liquors with experienced attentive bartenders. Soups are good, too, and filling. Great for appetizers and drinks after work, a couple's... More 

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Swansea, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Found this on Tripadvisor. No one local that I knew had heard of it... however it was pretty cool. Located at the Schaumburg airport (small, private planes) made this a really cool place to sit and enjoy the airfield and decor. Had to wait for a table on a Wednesday night, but 10 minutes or so was all. Menu was... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I were in the area and decided to stop for lunch. The atmosphere was very pleasant, the wait staff polite quick and helpful. Our food was great with generous choices at a good price. We tipped well and will be sure to return soon.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had to wait 30 minutes on a Saturday evening. (Understandable) There were a LOT of kids there, as we learned it was a family restaurant. The bar is very welcoming. Restaurant overlooks Schaumburg Airport and is themed that way. We started with Lobster nachos. They came out rather quickly and were very good. I had the signature bbq ribs plate... More 

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Westmoreland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were in the area visiting a suppler and we were taken here for lunch. I had the fish and chips and it was dilicious. Who would havethought a smaller airport would have such an outstanding resteraunt. I hope to make it back up this way again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 905 West Irving Park Road, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: 847-891-5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 18
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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