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Pilot Pete's

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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905 W Irving Park Rd, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193-9700
+1 847-891-5100
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Aurora, Illinois
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232 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very large servings, reasonably priced, average food quality, very good service, and great for family fun. Go before dark to see the planes coming and going. My only critique is beware of the mashed potatoes. They add horseradish to them and they are too much for kids and don't really go well with most of the meals. I think if... More 

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Thank terrasea
Schaumburg, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This fun restaurant is in the Schaumburg Airport building. Views of the small planes and Helicopters inn and out. Nice bar and very good, dependable food. Can accommodate small groups. Ideal for a fly-in breakfast or brunch weekend. Menu is the right size for a selection of comfort options. Family friendly, handicap accessible. Our go to place for casual dining... More 

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Thank Charlee1515
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great family place. With the rooms full of flight memorabilia, windows to see the planes and copiers taking off and landing and a large a diverse menu there us something for everyone

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Thank Sharon R
Naperville, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try Pilot Pete's for lunch on Sunday. It did not disappoint! The service was great! The food was delicious. I had the grilled chicken sandwich, my husband had the fried chicken sandwich, and our son had the mac n cheese. Portion sizes were huge! We could each only eat half our sandwich. Watching planes land and take-off... More 

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Thank Debi_S582
Round Lake Beach
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pilot Pete's has a neat atmosphere and great for kids to watch the planes land and take off. The food was average, a reasonable price. Looked at the on line menu and had 5 items i was considering ordering 1 of the 5 items. When I went to order they did not have any of them, their menu was not... More 

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Thank Sharron A
Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first Cuban sandwich. It was awesome. I normally order ribs but it was lunchtime and I felt like a sandwich was in order. I want to return next month and try it again.

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Thank IllinoisCoqui
Hudson, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Very good atmosphere. Get so much food for your money. Excellent service. First time there and It was great.

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Thank BSchulke
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This is a great place to grab a decent bite and watch landing and take offs. Food is really good and portions are pretty big. My favorite is Cuban sandwich with Cesar Salad on the side. Make sure when you get seated by the South wall and enjoy. Best time to visit is Saturday afternoon when there is a lot... More 

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Streamwood, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We ordered fried fish, beef stroganoff, mashed potatoes, and steamed vegetables. Everything was HOT, and there was nothing left over...obviously, the people enjoyed their meal! Pete's remembered to provide lemons and tartar sauce with the fish as well as the fresh sour cream for the stroganoff. EXCELLENT CHOICES....and the vegetables were perfectly cooked (slightly al dente).

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Thank Colette--whatevah
Decatur, Illinois
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We visit for New Years Eve every year. Always impressed with food, service, and atmosphere. A must visit.

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Thank Travis R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 847-891-5100

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