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“Nice time at CPK” 4 of 5 stars
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California Pizza Kitchen
20502 North Rand Road, Deer Park, IL
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Ranked #7 of 16 Restaurants in Deer Park
Cuisines: Californian
Description: It is a chain.
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Description: It is a chain.
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice time at CPK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had a gathering of 13 people on Tuesday July 10th. Our server , Glenn, was very good and very attentive. The food was good. My vegetable salad was quite tasty. Everyone enjoyed and had a good time.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Palatine, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“The kids favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My bus like eating here mainly for the large variety of pizzas and the tortilla soup. We like the thinnest crisp crust the best.

My husband and I like the BBQ chicken salad but do think its quality has declined some the past few years with more iceberg lettuce and less toppings. Also the chicken seems of lower quality than in the past. My husband really likes the salmon flank lately.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
“Not as good as the CPK near where I live”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had a quick dinner here while in town for a wedding. I ordered one of my favorite dishes, the kung pao spaghetti, accompanied by a margarita and a caesar salad. Somehow, all three items were "eh." The margarita wasn't zippy, the caesar salad wasn't balanced, and the kung pao spaghetti wasn't flavorful.

Service was fine -- the food arrived a bit too quickly (still eating my salad when the pasta arrived). My server was pleasant and attentive until I needed to get the check, when I had to flag her down (no big deal -- they were busy).

I like CPK as a restaurant chain, and thought I could rely on it for a good experience when I needed to relax with a nice meal near my hotel. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't as good as I'm used to experiencing at my local CPK.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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“Breakfast With Santa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Had a wonderful time at the Breakfast with Santa. Excellent atmosphere, great food choices for Vegetarians. Courteous staff.

Visited December 2013
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Sidney, Nebraska, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food, overbearing service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I've dined here three different times and love the food. Usually the service is friendly and pleasant but this most recent trip was with two friends I hadn't seen in years. We felt very rushed by our server, and were interrupted unnecessarily every 5-10 minutes by either the server or a manager asking how we were doing. The service passed attentive and went straight to hovering. Not sure I'll return anytime soon.

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