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Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
+1 630-293-6700
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Chicago
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hawthorne's is a very nice neighborhood place that has a huge outdoor area for listening to music. Go for the crab legs special it's wonderful and very reasonably priced. If you're dining indoors the floor is made of concrete so it can get a little loud in there if it's crowded but overall I highly recommend this place to Great... More 

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Thank PJT113
West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Hawthorne's is a very family oriented place but you can also watch the games as well. They have all you can eat wing night and other specials. Very relaxed atmosphere

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Thank Sharon F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

tue half price app are a great deal i go there all the time its a really fun bar and resturant the people are always friendly

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Thank Art A
West Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Very casual, had a good time. There was a band playing and they were great. We did a little dancing to the old time band. Everyone was super friendly and had good service. I hear they have a good fish fry but haven't tried.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a burger. Salads are also very good as are the pork chops. Tried the fish fry three times, hoping it would be better each time, but, the fish was over cooked every time. Too dry. Don't order it anymore. Only other complaint is that when it's crowded you can barely hear the other people at your own... More 

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Thank 1983DPF
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The food here is pretty good, I love their wing specials and they make a pretty good Reuben. But I was with young children and it took ONE whole HOUR to order drinks, then receive the drinks and practically had to make it very obvious when our drinks needed refilling, simple soda refilling. We were there way too long for... More 

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Thank Melanie W
West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great food and fast service! Food was delicious. Very reasonably priced! Server was very accommodating.

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Thank Chrystyna6775
West Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Food is generally very good. Service has been mediocre at times. Great outside area. Fun for big groups and parties. Inside bar area is small. Inside restaurant is very loud. Reasonable pricing.

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Thank Rita M
West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Simple atmosphere inside. Great outside fun and dining like your own backyard party, with games, tents, bonfires and more. We love the Friday Fish Fry and the servers are always nice. Great beverage specials every day.

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Thank Pam K
Geneva, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I didn't have any idea where we were going when a friend took us to Hawthorne's. It's hidden in close to the industrial park east of the DuPage airport. The inside seemed okay, but the outside is great. They have a patio, a whiffle-ball field, bags, an outdoor bar, and a tent for parties. I got a turkey burger and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $17
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  West Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 630-293-6700
Description
Here at Hawthorne's Backyard our food is prepared fresh to order. "Good things come to those that wait", and we would like to think that our food is not just good but great and worth the time it takes to make it just right. Sit back, enjoy yourself, and

Welcome to our Backyard!

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