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Thai Smile

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12241 S Harlem Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1431
+1 708-448-9888
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Palos Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

We've eaten at this restaurant 3 times now because it is the closest Thai restaurant to our house -but it never gets any better! Never again! And I mean it this time. Flavorless. The people working there are okay and the place is not gross or anything. It's just bland, tasteless food… and we usually love Thai food. They need... More 

Thank Liza C
Toronto, Canada
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145 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

I thought this place was authentic, I have had awesome thai, this did not even come close to half of my expectations..the lady was pretty rude behind the counter and my food was bland and soggy stir fry, thanks but no thanks.

Thank jimmyrozner
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is a little hole in the wall restaurant which is a great regular place to eat authentic Thai cuisine. The menu is comprehensive and is BYOB. The jasmine tea is delightfully served in pewter teapots The Pad Thai with either chicken or tofu is fantastic as is the Basil Stir fried duck. Service is wonderful with the waiter telling... More 

Thank Orangiikan
Palos Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

We get take-out from Thai Smile quite often. It's great food and it's BYOB when dining in! Chicken pad thai is excellent!

Thank Lindsey O
Palos Hills, Illinois
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124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Thai Smile is a nice, little neighborhood restaurant with good Thai food, friendly staff, and reasonable prices. Good place for lunch or dinner with a variety of meat and vegetarian options.

Thank BancyN
Orland Park, Illinois
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

I don't know what it is about Thai Smile but I enjoy this Thai cooking over all other Thai food. I've tried about a dozen different restaurants and this is still my fav!

Thank ChicagoLawyerGuy
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food is always great here, never disappointing, but when the kitchen gets busy with take out orders, the dining room kind of takes a back seat on service. There is usually just the one person behind the counter taking calls, taking payments, and working the floor. Came 1 week ago, sat in the dining room for about 15min and... More 

Thank mendozaFAM4
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

People always rave about Cida Thai and rightfully so. My Cida Thai friends all have agreed that Thai Smile is a notch better. Chef Don always cooks fresh and delicious food. The spicy Pad Kra Paw is my favorite dish here. The beef and chicken are always top quality meat and the basil leaves are outstanding. Don occasionally adds bamboo... More 

1 Thank Bill H
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a family dinner here while visiting our son at his college nearby. The service was great and the food was very good. It was a snowy night and I was surprised at how busy the place was. The food was very tasty (I had "green curry") and they had a nice menu of items if you weren't a... More 

Thank mrscold
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

i always get the shrimp pad see yoo. (sp?) they get it right every time, its about the best place around the south suburbs for thai food. they do have seating but we get it to go.

Thank hearsechic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12241 S Harlem Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1431
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palos Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 708-448-9888

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