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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 #5 of 273 Restaurants in Schaumburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I love eating at airport restaurants - no not the kind at O'Hare or LaGuardia, the kind like Pete's that overlook a smaller airfield and have real food and not quite the rush of the "I'm about to miss my flight" crowd. There are dozens of model airplanes suspended from the ceiling here, and real airline chairs in the waiting... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Upon entering you will see Caribbean decor after passing a row of airplane seats in the waiting area. there are small panes hanging from the ceiling and staff is dressed in "Flight Crew" shirts. Kid love it and so do older adults. Very child friendly. Parking is ample and a ramp goes right to the door to drop people off.... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The fam and I had spent the day in another city at a kids amusement park and we were looking for a place to grub before heading back to Indiana. The wife found Pilot Pete's on Trip Advisor and it had great reviews so we decided to check it out, and boy am I glad we did! I was expecting... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My aunt and uncle took us here and it was excellent. Our kids love airplanes and this was perfect. We did get to see one plane take off and a helicopter while we were there. Loved the aircraft decor and sitting by the windows. The menu is huge and has something for everyone. Our table ordered the Cuban sandwich, a... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This restaurant has great atmosphere and food to match. Portions are generous and service attentive. I had the tortellini pan pie which was a take on chicken Alfredo along with a cup of French onion soup. the soup was well seasoned with a very nice toasted cheese topping. The main course needed a bit more zip. My companions had fish... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a great find in the suburb. Nothing beats a restaurant overlooking the Schaumburg regional airport. The decor was great for plane buffs of all ages and likes. There is a flying school in the same building. Loved sitting in the purple plush airplane seats while waiting for a table. Bar had great beverage choices. Food was great, they split... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've never been here before and looked forward to this visit. Food was yummy, atmosphere was enjoyable with the knick knacks. Definitely do recommend to at least try out once if not more :)

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Villa Park, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've been to this restaurant a number of times, especially for special events. We've even been to a couple of parties in the "Balloon Room". My son has picked this place for his birthday several times now, and picked it again today for his 14th. He loves aviation and has always enjoyed watching the planes take off and land on... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I love Pilot Pete's! I have eaten here a lot. There are so many meals that are great here, you just have to come multiple times and try different things. A few of my favorites are: - LOBSTER & SHRIMP PANBAKE - All time favorite!!!!! - Shrimp Diablo Panbake - Second all time favorite. - Pilot Pete's Exclusive Cesar Salad... More

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West Carrollton, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What's Pilot Pete's? I don't know what that is but the reviews are really good, let's check it out. I'm glad we did. What a cool place to visit! We didn't check the history of the place, but it obviously got its start with fly-ins. We were attending a conference in Schaumburg and were looking for something different. That is... More

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