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“Fun for kids” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Choo Choo Restaurant

Choo Choo Restaurant
600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
847-391-9815
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Ranked #8 of 150 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Cuisines: American
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fun for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

A little pricey. Food is basic, tastes ok. The main attaction is the food delivery on the flat cars from the kitchen. I took my kids there and now have taken my grand kids there.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Des Plaines, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The Choo Choo is alive and on the rail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Choo Choo has been a Landmark in Des Plaines for decades. Children (Both young & old) love getting their meal delivered by Rail. The Choo Choo Burgers are Hand Made! not frozen patties. Their Chili is worth the visit. My wife & I have a standard date for the Choo Choo with my nephews, we go there too. It gets busy for mail meal times. Expect a small wait for a rail seat until patrons leave. Not normally a long wait.

Good Food and environment for Young & Old.

Visited September 2012
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Des Plaines
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“Great for Kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This unique little spot is great for the kids. A model train with flatbeds delivers the food from the kitchen to your table. That is if you're lucky enough to get a track side table. Food ok. Could use some TLC in the cleaning and fix up department.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Glenview, Illinois
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“Great little hamburger place for kids, borthdays, and a little walk down memory lane”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

An old time hamburger diner that uses toy trains to deliver your meal. Even if it's not your meal on the current run of the trains, it's fun to watch them running thorughout the place. They can do birthdays if you give them enough notice. It's a great place to bring little ones and just to enjoy a little bit of your youth.

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“Fun little place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Fun little place if you're a train fan. The train delivers the food around the counter. Just remember, you're there for the train delivering your food, not for great food.

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