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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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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Late Night
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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Hidden Gem !!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
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West Chicago, Illinois
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West Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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198 reviews 198 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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174 reviews 174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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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

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
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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