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Barnaby's of Des Plaines

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636 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2612
+1 847-297-8866
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual and inexpensive. Barnabys is a breathe of fresh air in the Ohare area full of more expensive options for pizza and beer. And their thin pizza is among the best. Love the fact there are not any windows, so you lose track of time. This place is simply a classic.

Thank kevc56
Niles, Michigan
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

It's good to be away from home yet have a touch of home - and that's what Barnaby's offers. We frequent Barnaby's in South Bend so it is comfortable to dine at one in Chicago. This is not the home of a Chicago deep dish ... but we were happy to save on the calories and the baking time.

Thank Denise_GoIrish
Des Plaines, Illinois
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The pizza here is one of the best around and the rest of the menu is good. Most self-service and decor is fine but, the pizza is what they are famous for. Very casual and family friendly. It's worth a try.

Thank dicksayad
Whitman, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I was in the area for business and needed a quick dinner in that area, I was a little dubious looking at the exterior but the parking lot was quite full with nice cars... so I decided to try it. What a gem!!! This is a complete throwback to another time. You order at counter and bring your food to... More 

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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Love this pizza, very good. The restaurant could use updating, but the pizza is excellent. Would definetly recommened this.

Thank PATTIB113
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573 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a casual eatery - you find a seat then get in line for food then again for drinks. It appeared quite chaotic but was very busy and considering a lot of us arrived at once, they coped very well and were efficient. The pasta seemed a bit 'plastic' but the pizza was very good. The booths were very... More 

Thank Hevsy
Warner Robins, Georgia
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252 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I thought that the quality of the food would match their prices: low. But that wasn't the case. I split a veggie pizza with LF, my Lady Friend. I was pleasantly surprised to see the pie cut into many small squares, like they do in Italy. I prefer this to traditional slices since you can better measure out your portions.... More 

Thank HerrP
Alton, United States
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Visited with a group of 9. Seating was a challenge on a Saturday night but we had a fun casual dinner. Good pizza and sandwiches.

Thank Amy H
Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Nice place to try varieties of pizza. Parking might be an issue if visit in rush hours. Best for trying pizza and beer. Cheers!

Thank Bitzur83
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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282 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Over the years we've tried a few other selections here, but we always go back to their pizza and beer. It is their staple and what they do best. If your not having pizza, don't go.

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Thank Abenture

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $8
Italian, Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2612
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-297-8866

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?