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Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill

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1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
630-293-6700
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Three "F"s - Forget the Fish on Fridays

We have eaten here a good number of times. The last time we had the Friday night special. It was simply AWFUL. It was overly done, the beer batter must have used the prior days left over beer and made the fish terribly tough. I spoke to the waitress about it and she reported it to the cook... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Eric M
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We have eaten here a good number of times. The last time we had the Friday night special. It was simply AWFUL. It was overly done, the beer batter must have used the prior days left over beer and made the fish terribly tough. I spoke to the waitress about it and she reported it to the cook. They were... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good Food and great service - its in an Industrial Park but is worth the hunt ( not to hard to find - take Hawthorne :-) )

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West Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stopped in just to see the place and now it has become a destination !!!!!!!!! If you enjoy out door (very, very casual) dining this is a place for you. With the outdoor patio and bar you can sit in the sun or shade. The wait staff is very friendly and the drinks are always available. If I were... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have eaten luch there several times. Very afforable, good quality lunch specials. Great appetisers. Outdoor fun activties in the summer and a weekly trivia match in the winter make this a fun establishment to visit.

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Heartland Illinois
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74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Service was excellent and our food was even better. If you stop here, try Mama's pot roast sandwich. It is an old family recipe, and is one of our favorites. The have a King Crab specialty on Saturday evenings which is excellent.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Expect a dimly lit interior that just begs you to order a longneck and a burger. Nice place to hang out with a few friends. Leave the chain restaurants behind and experience the real neighborhood feel of Hawthorne's Backyard.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We've been here twice in recent months, both times with friends on weekends. The first time I ordered the Friday fish fry, the second time the chicken pot pie. Both times I thought the food was very good. I don't think it's the servers' fault that the service is slow; management simply hasn't hired enough servers for the volume of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Came here with a party of approximately 20. Took an hour at least to receive our food. When we did receive the food, the fish fry was over cooked and had no flavor. The pulled pork sandwhich was ok, not much flavor. We ordered wings as an appetizer but unfortunately they never showed up. The best food was the pot... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I always like the lunch specials with the baked artichoke soup. And I went there for the new all you can eat Prime Rib and Crab Legs and my daughter loved it. And I have been here the last two years for the Breast Cancer Fund Raiser and it is always nice when they do this for a good cause..

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My wife and I stopped here for lunch. We both ordered the pot roast sandwich with fries. The sandwich was very good and quite filling. The fries were also very good and were not greasy/oily. The server was very efficient and courteous. We will definitely be back here when we are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  West Chicago
  • Phone Number: 630-293-6700
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?