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Pilot Pete's

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905 West Irving Park Road, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193
18478915100
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 91
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  • 48
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  • 11
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

They have a great atmosphere and the planes landing is always a bonus. Food is great, we love the Cuban sandwich. Reminds me of the ones I use to get in West Palm Beach when I lived there. Not a bad price point, overall always been happy and had good food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Santina H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a great atmosphere and the planes landing is always a bonus. Food is great, we love the Cuban sandwich. Reminds me of the ones I use to get in West Palm Beach when I lived there. Not a bad price point, overall always been happy and had good food.

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South Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A frequent stop for me. Whether I am with a friend or by myself I sit at the bar. A good view out onto the ramp and runway and inside several TV's to watch sport. Bartenders are attentive. The Lobster Nacho's are one of the best starters in the suburbs. Meal portions are good and Moderately priced. This resteraunt is... More 

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west michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right at the Schaumburg airport, you can fly in and park for lunch. They have a lot of windows that afford runway views, but these tables fill up first and if your're set on one you may have to wait. Menu is varied and creative, something for everyone. Moop 1 had a pot roast sandwich on a pretzel bun...two... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids, so much fun to look out at the runway, and the inside atmosphere is something out of a movie. It's fun to take kids here as they have so much to see, and so many options to choose from for food! Food was very good, portions were huge.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is good , love the fried shrimp, good service , is a casual place with a nice menu for this type of restaurant. Waits can be long sometimes as they don't take reservations and seem to always be busy, obviously doing something right.

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Thank Canadian500
Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here with a friend that is big into aviation. Aviation themed restaurant Directly on the Schaumburg airport. Can view airplanes on the runway and TONS of stuff to look at in the restaurant. Extensive menu (over 4 pages) with everything from pub fare to meatloaf to scallops. Craft beers available. Very quick service, food was at our table within... More 

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mayville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Wanted to try the lobster nachos. We had a great server Cory that knew the menu and what they were known for and also recommended the chicken fingers. These were juicy and huge and outstanding! A good combo with the lobster nachos. Their menu has lots of choices and good for young and old alike. What I saw being served... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Party of 5 visited on New Years and had exceptional meals for the price. Steak and Shrimp were very good and done to perfection. The appetizers were very tasty and plentiful. We all ended up taking food home since the servings were very large. I had the Pilot Pete's Pan Pie and it was wonderful. Service was friendly and informative.... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is right at Schaumburg airport. You can eat and watch the planes takeoff and land. Quite an extensive menu. All choices are very tasty. An enjoyable experience. Decor is airline related. I don't think you can go wrong. Try it, you'll like it.

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Thank Nancilynn22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch of chicken fingers and lobster nachos. Both were highly recommended by our server. The fingers were hugh, tenderloin cuts. The nachos were individual tortilla chips and topped with a good amount of lobster filling. There are very tasty and I would order that again. The restaurant is inside the Shaumburg airport and carried the airplane... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 905 West Irving Park Road, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: 18478915100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?