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Pilot Pete's

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905 West Irving Park Road, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting from Cleveland, we were researching cool, indigenous locations for dinner in the Schaumburg area. After reviewing about a dozen spots, my wife and I decided to drive out to Pilot Pete. We were impressed and left wonderfully satisfied. The food was wonderful, from our starters to the dessert. The pot roast baked plate was the absolute BEST pot roast... More 

Thank mthr1
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mom and I were in town for a conference and wanted to find a nice, local restaurant that we could only experience in Schaumburg.... we found it here! The food was great and our waiter was excellent. Would love to fly back to the local airport someday just to eat here again!

Thank StefaniW706
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ambience. Great selection of food. I walked in and saw so many plates of other people eating I can't hard time deciding. I decided on fishing ships. It was really good my husband decided on the chicken finger salad and he loved it. Our friends each had burgers. This was a fundraiser for our sons school and we really... More 

Thank Carol M
Wood Dale, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I try to meet once a month for dinner to catch up with each other's lives. Pilot Pete's is half way between out homes. The food is always excellent, service is great and is usually crowded after 6 especially on Friday nights for fish fry. If you are lucky enough to have a table by the window... More 

Thank kmont569
Lombard, Illinois
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate a graduation and my grandsons birthday. The food is very good. The first time I was there I had a chicken and waffles sandwich. It was huge and really good. The second time I had a lobster sandwich it was just ok for the price! If you go make sure you get a seat by... More 

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Medinah, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with 5 couples. We had great food and a fun time. You always get plenty of food and it is just good home cooking. They are usually busy so if you do not have a reservation you can expect to wait.

Thank Jon M
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife calls it a "neat place to eat". I call it a good place to come for very good food, good service, fun to watch the planes, and a community support facility. Pilot Pete's is next to the flight line of the Schaumburg Regional Airport. It opened 18 years ago and has been a supporter of many community projects... More 

Thank georgerE9770EQ
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This restaurant came recommended to us by the front desk of the hotel we were staying at. It's attached to a hanger at a small airport in Schaumburg. When you come in, there is a large window that overlooks the hanger with small planes below. There were about 4 big seats from the first-class section of an aircraft to wait... More 

Thank Linda R
Schaumburg, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The restaurant is on the Schaumburg Airport so that is fun. They have a nice sized menu and the food has been consistently good.

Thank 767jackief
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner after flying in. That is the biggest plus for it, being able to fly in and eat. The portions were very big. The taste was pretty good but the service and wait time for food was pretty long. I think we may have gotten there right after a rush time and that may have caused it.

Thank bhester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $18
American, Bar, Caribbean
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, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
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 West Irving Park Road, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193
  • 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?