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Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill

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Pizza, Chicken Wings
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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: Quick Bites, 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
Description: Here at Hawthorne's Backyard our food is prepared fresh to order. "Good...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A revisit

My husband and I had dinner there last night because we were craving fish fry. We have been there several times over the years, and thought we'd go back. Service was friendly, but a little slow. I ordered a draft beer, which could've been colder, but still tasted good. Our fish was wonderful, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Vikki F
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Berwyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Good food and service for $35.00 a drive from Berwyn but fun place to eat with friends special is Fri and Sat.

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I have been going to Hawthorne's Backyard for a few years now and love this place. We try to make it out to as many Bears games as possible. Hawthorne's is set back off the beaten path and has a welcoming vibe and atmosphere. Plenty of seating and everyone is so friendly and ready for game day!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Been here a few times, only had one bad experience but it's close to work and the food is pretty decent. If you're in the neighborhood and need a burger and a beer...stop by. Side note, avoid the tomato and artichoke soup

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Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Guess they didn't plan well for a busy lunch. They knew they had a fund raiser but we weren't part of it. Our party of 6 was seated right away and got our drinks. Then the larger parties began to come in. Server was overwhelmed taking drink orders and someone else brought out our food. Their so called famous wings... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband and I had dinner there last night because we were craving fish fry. We have been there several times over the years, and thought we'd go back. Service was friendly, but a little slow. I ordered a draft beer, which could've been colder, but still tasted good. Our fish was wonderful, as were the fries and corn muffin... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Another local place that my wife and I have not eaten at in a long time. Went last night and enjoyed a good meal. Started with the beer battered onion rings which were awesome! I had the brisket for dinner which was very tasty and tender. My wife had the ribs and prok combo plate which was good. Both were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been here during the week for the ribs and they were overcooked a bit, they were tasty but a little dry. Took a long time to get service and it was 5pm. We returned and like sitting in the outside area so much better. The service is even better outside. Only had cocktails that day. Server was good.... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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Additional Information about Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill

Address: 1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
Phone Number: +1 630-293-6700
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  West Chicago
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
Cuisine: Pizza, Chicken Wings

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Chicken Wings

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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