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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Delicious food, great drinks, while watching planes come in and out of the Schaumburg Airport.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
DebKRoselle_IL
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Roselle, IL
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 84 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 56 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Bartlett
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had not been to Pilot Pete's in a long time. Ordered the All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry. BIg mistake! My order was cold, hard and dry. I am guessing that they make a lot of it in advance and keep it under warmers. Everyone else's order was pretty good. My only advice would be to not order the Fish Fry on Friday.... More 

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Schaumburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Day in and day out this restaurant is one of the best in Schaumburg. Whether you are there for a quick lunch or a dinner date, the food is always great!This restaurant has something for everyone. Children like to watch the planes and trains. It's always hard to decide what to eat since everything is sumptuous. Love the lobster nachos,... More 

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Huntley, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We took a friend for a birthday dinner and we were all pleased with the food. My husband had pot roast and I had stroganoff. We shared the Bermuda Triangle onion appetizer which was excellent. My friend and I had the beer cheese soup. You could see the small planes out the window at the Schaumburg airport and the plane... More 

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I had the pot roast and shared the chilli with my wife. I also tried the Grilled all you can eat fish. They were all amazing. I didn't hear one complaint from my whole family about any of the food.

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Additional Information about Pilot Pete's

Address: 905 West Irving Park Road, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Phone Number: 847-891-5100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
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
Average Prices: USD 10 to 18
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Barbecue

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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view
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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