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Pilot Pete's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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905 W Irving Park Rd, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193-9700
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Spring Hill, KS
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have an extensive menu and everything sounded great. We have two teenagers and ordered the buffalo chicken dip and wings for an appetizer. The dip was yummy, wings weren't crunchy enough and were too sweet for our taste. I ordered a stroganoff, it was tasty, but I like my recipe better. The pot roast in it was amazing though... More 

Thank Carrie M
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy, busy place with lots of families choosing this restaurant at the Schaumburg Airport (small private planes only). Nothing special about the food, but nothing to complain about either. Expect a long wait if you go during family dinner time on a Friday or Saturday night. Free parking!

Thank TomC54321
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I would eat there every day if I could. The service was great & watching the planes take off & landing was very entertaining

Thank d0llyj0
New Orleans
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This restaurant made me realize how much I need to appreciate TripAdvisor... thanks to the reviews already written, my wife and I decided to try Pilot Pete's while staying in Schaumburg this last weekend. We went at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon (2-4pm is my favorite time to go to restaurants since they're a bit slower). Menu items ordered were:... More 

1 Thank ganas3
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews of other travelers, my wife and I took our granddaughters here for dinner. We got there at 430 and were lucky to get seated right away. Not a window seat but across the isle. We had a good view of the airstrip and the kids got to see planes coming and going. We ordered the loaded... More 

Thank TheSearcherxxxx
Birmingham, Alabama
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We were flying on the small helicopter with John. He did a great job. Flew around the city at about 120 stories. You could see people at their desk. One caution; the small bird has no doors or windows. The wind is incredible so photography was challenging. I couldn't see to operate my camera with my sunglasses on or off.... More 

Thank daveandmarilee
United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

There are few places where one will make a special trip to visit from hundreds of miles away. This is most certainly one of them. If you're an aviator or a mere enthusiast you'll love the decor and plethora of model commercial aircraft in every square inch of this place, pictures too of historic and current aircraft. For the rest... More 

Thank Mike B
Mt Prospect
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

You know something is out of the ordinary when you enter the restaurant and see guest chairs for your wait are retired airplane seats. I say "wait" because, although we did not experience it at noon, the food is so good it must get busier later in the day. They are located on Irving Park Road adjacent to the airport.... More 

Thank driverandnapigator
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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192 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Just my wife & I for a night of no cooking. Extensive, and new menu. Anything you could ask for is offered. Entries, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soup, appetizers...you name it. All very good! Great atmosphere, large windows overlooking a small airport. Fun! Service Fantastic, prices right and food wonderful! They do a good business on the weekends, only a short... More 

Thank Chris M
Rockford, Illinois
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128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located at the Schaumburg airport so you can see airplanes though the windows while you eat. We saw a helicopter practicing landings when we were there. You can also look into a hanger from the lobby. The decorations inside are model airplane size hanging from the ceiling, and there are some good exhibits. Very flying oriented decor.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 W Irving Park Rd, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193-9700
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: 18478915100

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