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Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill

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1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
+1 630-293-6700
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Here at Hawthorne's Backyard our food is prepared fresh to order....
Here at Hawthorne's Backyard our food is prepared fresh to order. "Good things come to those that wait", and we would like to think that our food is not just good but great and worth the time it takes to make it just right. Sit back, enjoy yourself, and

Welcome to our Backyard!
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Burgers

Great place for a burger. Salads are also very good as are the pork chops. Tried the fish fry three times, hoping it would be better each time, but, the fish was over cooked every time. Too dry. Don't order it anymore. Only other complaint is that when it's crowded you can barely hear the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
1983DPF
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West Chicago, Illinois
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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a burger. Salads are also very good as are the pork chops. Tried the fish fry three times, hoping it would be better each time, but, the fish was over cooked every time. Too dry. Don't order it anymore. Only other complaint is that when it's crowded you can barely hear the other people at your own... More 

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Thank 1983DPF
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The food here is pretty good, I love their wing specials and they make a pretty good Reuben. But I was with young children and it took ONE whole HOUR to order drinks, then receive the drinks and practically had to make it very obvious when our drinks needed refilling, simple soda refilling. We were there way too long for... More 

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Thank Melanie W
West Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great food and fast service! Food was delicious. Very reasonably priced! Server was very accommodating.

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Thank Chrystyna6775
West Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Food is generally very good. Service has been mediocre at times. Great outside area. Fun for big groups and parties. Inside bar area is small. Inside restaurant is very loud. Reasonable pricing.

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Thank Rita M
West Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Simple atmosphere inside. Great outside fun and dining like your own backyard party, with games, tents, bonfires and more. We love the Friday Fish Fry and the servers are always nice. Great beverage specials every day.

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Thank Pam K
Geneva, Illinois
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567 reviews
480 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I didn't have any idea where we were going when a friend took us to Hawthorne's. It's hidden in close to the industrial park east of the DuPage airport. The inside seemed okay, but the outside is great. They have a patio, a whiffle-ball field, bags, an outdoor bar, and a tent for parties. I got a turkey burger and... More 

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Thank larryd6578
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Good food, great pulled port sandwich, great cheese curds. Nice atmosphere but once it gets busy it is too loud to have a nice conversation. But I would definitely go again and recommend to anyone that wants a casual place with good food.

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Thank peatoes
west chicago, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great place to have a party, plenty of sporty things to do followed by a cozy fire.food was really good and staff was friendly. Great for the entire family.

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Thank Philip S
West Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fine selection of burgers and sandwiches, great specials for food and drink, relaxed, very relaxed atmosphere. Eat in or out, sometimes a few parties going on! Rib special on Thur is great. Family and friends.

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Thank Gmajor89
Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Perfect venue for an outdoor BBQ/pig roast wedding. The staff is amazing, the food is delicious and the management is VERY accommodating. I highly recommend it!

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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: +1 630-293-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Here at Hawthorne's Backyard our food is prepared fresh to order. "Good things come to those that wait", and we would like to think that our food is not just good but great and worth the time it takes to make it just right. Sit back, enjoy yourself, and

Welcome to our Backyard!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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