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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Good for the ambiance but enjoy the food and service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
David F
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Swansea, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Swansea, Illinois
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309 reviews
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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 33 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Schaumburg, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Pilot Pete's is a great casual restaurant located on the perimeter of the Schaumburg Airport -- so it's great for kids! A very large menu allows you to select sandwiches or a full course dinner. The restaurant has an aeronautical theme which kids find very entertaining. Waitstaff is personable and the food is very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have stopped by here many times since they have opened up many years ago. I certainly like the Airport/Airplane theme (they are at the airport!) but this is done very well. The layout of the place is really pretty cool! Neat to be able to sit right at the windows and watch the planes and helicopters take off and... More 

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