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Charcoal Delights On Oakton

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1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2033
847-803-2777
Today
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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CHICAGO ILL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this place. Their rice is great. Also, their soup is outstanding. The grilled pitas are good too. So is their brekfast

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Thank PATTIB113
Illinois
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered 20 pieces of chickens for a party we were going to. They were ready on time and delicious!!!!

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Thank Amy M
Chicago, Illinois
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Whether you go in or try drive through, staff is not good at taking orders, wait for food is very long and food is mediocre at best. Other location in Chicago is far superior.

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Thank Fred G
Chicago,Illinois
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Everyone says great broasted chicken, and I have had it before and it had been very good in the past. Until today. The broasted chicken that they served to me had to have been left over from yesterday. It was completely dried out and very tough, reheated the wrong way or something. I would rather that they had told me... More 

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Thank Kodachromeshooter
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Every basic sandwich (burger, beef, polish, etc) I have had here has been good. The chicken is worth picking up for a crowd for dinner.

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Thank Liz B
Falling Waters, West Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great choice for a quick lunch when you get tired of fact food / chain restaurants. Very friendly staff and generous portions. Wide variety of selections.

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Thank Michael V
PARK RIDGE
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

it is just great charcoal grilling that is the best food is always cook perfect great cooks on hand you my watch them

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Thank keith K
Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I live in the neighborhood and go there several times a year. One of my favorite sandwiches is the chicken kabob sandwich. The chicken is perfectly grilled over charcoal, the sauce is delicious as is the pita bread. They also have great burgers and hot dogs. Relatives from out of town request that I take them to Charcoal Delight's for... More 

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Thank brigim
Des Plaines, Illinois
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Good burgers, hot dogs, Italian Beef and gyros on Oakton Street in Des Plaines. Each order is prepared when ordered, not at some earlier time and kept under a heat lamp. Good fries and shakes too. A little more expensive than the big chains, but well worth it.

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Thank RobJudi
Des Plaines, Illinois
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133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I first visited the Charcoal Delight across fromt he Marine Reserve Center in Chicago so I was really excited when they opened a few blocks from my house. They have a great selection, if you can get past the healthy broasted chicken and broasted potatoes (my favorite and really hard to find. Every thing is fried...) BUT they also serve... More 

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Thank ColConnie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2033
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-803-2777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?