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Canteen Restaurant

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214 S Hough St, Barrington, IL 60010-4360
+1 847-382-0900
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (10 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
214 S Hough St, Barrington, IL 60010-4360
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11 - 20 of 43 reviews

Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great atmosphere and really good food. When you walk in you feel like you step back in time to a place where good food, service, and friendly smiles are more important than a flat screen TV

Thank BcCostaRica
Reviewed October 5, 2015

Driven by here a lot and finally stopped in for breakfast. We really like it and thought it was a very good value. Family run and they work there. That gives it a nice family atmosphere.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I ate lunch at this place even know the majority of the reviews was all about the breakfast. I had the smoked beef brisket and it was surprisingly good. I also had the homemade soup which was also good. I would have rated higher but...More

Thank Dragons30
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Recently stopped here for lunch with my wife and daughter. A quaint setting on a busy road. Traditional diner motif and style. Emphasis on breakfast items. My wife and I had omelets that were delicious. Served with potatoes and toast or pancakes. My daughter greatly...More

Thank AntioneJoubert
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was my second visit to this restaurant over the last three years. I failed to review it the first time, but I wasn't going to forget this time. We arrived as a group of six for breakfast. The staff quickly pushed a couple of...More

1  Thank DanOCan
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very nostalgic. Cool old planes hanging from the ceiling. Old movie posters adorn the walls. Menu has soooo many choices for food. Something unexpected for a place this size. Good service. Had breakfast. Eggs were very large (possibly jumbo eggs ?) good size portions. Ham...More

1  Thank HOTROD37
Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

05-26-15, 10:15a, here with son, not crowded, only two-three booths occupied, Service: BAD, Food cold, Eggs Benedict (not that good), size of Pigeon eggs, didn't mention potatoes had green pepper/onions, again cold, ask'd for Coke, not told they had Pepsi (would have gotten another drink)....More

1  Thank canteenReview
Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My son and I visited this restaurant during Barrington's 150 anniversary celebration. I enjoyed the "old time" atmosphere of the building exterior, as well as the interior. It was like taking a step back in time. As for the food, I had banana and chocolate...More

Thank mswtravels71
Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice place with eclectic decor! We ordered one breakfast and one lunch. Excellent food and superior service. Very excellent fries with large portions. Only issue is it's a bit loud on Sat. with kids there.

Thank nimagarog
Reviewed March 19, 2015

Big breakfast fan. Canteen has a varied menu with different choices you will not find at other restaurants! Great food-Great Service at a Fair Price! Many vegetarian options also

Thank Don H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S Hough St, Barrington, IL 60010-4360
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-382-0900
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