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Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
+1 630-293-6700
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Tianjin, China
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A colleague and I stopped here for lunch as this restaurant is near Pheasant Run. They have several, great, lunch specials, but neither one of us could resist the signature Backyard burger. Mine was cooked medium, cannot do rare or medium rare, with cheese and the default fixins. Substituted fries for the chips. Had a clam chowder for the appetizer.... More 

Thank kevin2oh
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a family gathering. Big back yard with games and bonfire. Inside is a homey bar, maybe not great for young kids.

Thank Stan O
Palatine, Illinois
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The backyard is the feature, fireplace in the middle. Our server was really good. Food was okay and large portions. Would recommend if you are in west Chicago.

Thank Maridelia
Antioch, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

You can watch the games on tv and not be sitting close to the bar. The chili was awesome!!! Had a nice menu to chose from and not bad prices. They have tents outside if you chose to eat outside. Would go there again when we say in St. Charles, short drive there from St. Charles.

Thank Sue W
West Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I have visited Hawthorns several times and the food is always delicious. My husband loves the Brisket and Elote so much we had them cater it for his 30th birthday. The did a great job with catering and provided everything we needed. Their portions are generous so come hungry!

Thank Laura O
West Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is where you go to sit around with friends to unwind. Enjoy a game of bags, or join a Volleyball leauge. OH WAIT WIFFEL BALL., Yes they have a field and leagues right there on the grounds. They can host large and small parties her also so take a drive to West Chicago. Its well worth the trip. All... More 

Thank troublext
Winfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I love the casual but fun ambiance of this establishment. The drinks are great, from the home made moonshine to the generous (and spectacular I might add) bloody marys that could be a meal in a glass! I love the blackened salmon salad, and the prime rib/crab legs special is amazing as well. The home made ranch dressing is awesome,... More 

Thank gingerlynn9
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a band, food was good and sat outside. Fireplace is awesome. Kid friendly place. Ask for Heidi - she's a fan of plaid sweaters, and into light petting as far as we could tell.

Thank Daniel J
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 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 

Thank PJT113
West Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Sharon F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $17
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?