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Pilot Pete's

905 W Irving Park Rd, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193-9700
847-891-5100
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Ranked #9 of 267 restaurants in Schaumburg
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Caribbean, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We met some friends at Pilot Petes on a Friday early evening and the place was packed! There are no reservations available on Friday's. We had a 1 1/2 hour wait for a table. We did find a table to wait at in the bar. The people and wait staff were very friendly. They have a large menu selection to... More

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Roselle, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I am not a big fan of chicken wings because I do not like them breaded and dfried. But these wings were not breaded and they were not greasy, they were awesome. They also were very hot. My boyfriend and I split an order and loved them so much we ordered another and a bottle of wine to wash away... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We've been to Pilot Pete's several times and every time has been wonderful. This is a busy place, so we've learned to time it so we get there right as they open....they have a varied menu that I'm pretty sure almost any appetite or budget would be happy with. Earlier this month we took my brother and sister in law... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

That pretty much sums it up. I always get either the chicken fingers with that crazy good dipping sauce or the absolutely best pot roast ever. Comes with soup or salad, so there's always too much to eat, and take most of it home to reheat next day, still delicious then too. If you do have room for dessert, get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I was visiting from out of town to visit Legoland and needed to find a place to eat. I told my nine year old daughter we were going skydiving. The atmosphere lended itself for my prank to be believable with plane seats for those waiting to sit in. The manager even played along. The air traffic viewing was spectacular. I... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A friend and I had lunch here between shopping stops. It's a little off the beaten path for us but really not far at all from where we wanted to be. The location in the regional airport is a lot of fun and so was the decor. It was lunchtime on Saturday and the restaurant was lively but not crowded... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We met some family here for dinner and none of us had eaten here before. We picked it based on a recommendation from a co-worker. The atmosphere is fun and inviting with a lot of cool stuff to look at. A window seat by the runway is preferable, especially if your dining with kids....having said that, it's not the quietest... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The food was excellent, we had the pot roast and the tex mex chicken. Not a good restaurant if you actually want to talk to anyone at your table without yelling. The high (metal?) ceilings seem to magnify the noise level making discussion nearly impossible. Interesting things to look at all around you. The televisions everywhere were bordering on sensory... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Pete's has a great menu with lots of variety but to add to that every month a new flyer type menu is "whipped" up and it includes special dishes for the month. It has also started to include a couple of lunch portion dishes which is great for those of us who may prefer a smaller meal that afternoon. Which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Good food, great drinks and an awesome atmosphere. This place is a great tropical get-away without leaving the comforts of Schaumburg.

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