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“Try it you won't be disappointed.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chessie's Restaurant

Chessie's Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 74 Restaurants in Barrington
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Chessie's Restaurant offers the best in food and service. Since we opened in 1978, we have provided excellent service to our customers. We are located in the Ice House Mall in downtown, Barrington, Illinois. Chessie's Restaurant has an original Illinois Railway train car for customer dining. Enjoy live music and sports in our bar. Plan your next banquet or event with us!
Barrington, IL
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Try it you won't be disappointed.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2009

Quit frequenting this restaurant last winter because of poor service. Heard it had changed hands and tried it again last night. Service was very good, family atmosphere and $10 a bottle of wine special on Wednesday night. I'm a regular once again! Try it you won't be disappointed. Jerry Cook

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Barington< IL
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Old time favorite, gets better with NEW owners.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2009

Haven't been to Chessie's in awhile, thought I'd give it another go because I heard it was under new owners. Not that it was ever bad it was just missing something. And I was WOWed !! Everything from the service staff, to an excellent meal. (Sweet potato crusted salmon). The new owners have done a great job, updating but not loosing the original charm of the old. Can't wait to bring back some friends for 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays. Keep up the good work :)

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Barrington, IL
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Reliable good food and relaxing atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2008

We have been making the rounds at our local restaurants lately and thought we would review our own hometown as well as on the road. Chessie's is a long-time favorite of ours since I moved to Barrington in 1987. It is unique. Inside this small area mall (called the Ice House 'cause it was an Ice House!) is an old train dining car you can eat in and the local train station is the bar area. The food ranges from sandwiches all the way up to steaks and seafood. We had the tenderloin bearnaise and the Barbeque ribs. Both were excellent. Crusty bread on table was really good. Fries could use some work. Quiet, congenial clientele from local upscale area. We recommend for families or a romantic evening for two. Has 3 or so different dining rooms for slightly different atmosphere. Service was average and prices are moderate.

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Barrington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“While food was good and the ambience was great the manager was rude”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2007

We have been eating at Chessie's for over 30 year's, today was the first time we have ever been disappointed. The waitress sat us at a table in the bar area when the manager, Dan, came over and told us the table was reserved and we couldn't sit there. There was no sign. He did not offer to seat us anywhere else; we had to ask to sit at another table. After the meal, my Mother walked over to him to talk about how we had been treated. He said, “I’m the manager! Leave, and never come back." He came around the bar grabbed her arm and escorted her out of the restaurant. She was embarrassed and shocked, she is in her 70's. It's really sad to see a restaurant that we loved for so many years, change and not care about their customer's. The manager was way out of line.

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Chicago, IL
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Save Yourself From Bad Food!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2007

Cute restaurant - so long as you don't eat. It has trugged downhill for years and now is on a roll. The last time I went I started with an appetizer so bad I had to send it back. I tasted another, paid my tab and found another place to eat.

Do yourself a favor - don't eat here.

If you want a nice place - head to the Bistro. If you want casual tasty dining, try Wool Street. Just don't eat here.

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