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Choo Choo Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 185 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Okay, so your little engineers are looking for a place to go. The Choo Choo is a great place for kids, parents and grandparents. Though small, there are few other restaurants that have a vintage appearance which have a model train delivering the food at the counter. Decorated with all kinds of railroad memorabilia, the Choo Choo delivers fun by the trainload. The service has always been great and for what the menu is, I have never had a bad meal here. As a kid, I remember going here. The restaurant holds about 50 including those at the counter. Take the kids at an off-hour and wait for counter stools, it is worth it. The only drawback is that credit cards are not accepted. Oh, remember to take your kids for their birthday, they'll love the whole restaurant joining in for the "happy birthday" song.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

You get your meal served by a model railroad car. Food is fine. The kids loved it. But if it seats 25 people I'd be surprised... go off hour.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This place is a step back in time. A train delivers the kids meals as it goes around the counter, it's kid friendly for sure. The meals are not cheap but decent.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

My sons and I have gone to the Choo Choo for years and they love it there. It's a small space and it tends to get crowded so going on off hours is a good idea (think around the time that kids nap). The service has been excellent and the owner has stopped by to say hello and make sure we were happy with the food. I am surprised by the negative reviews as we have been customers since 2007. The sloppy joes are excellent!

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Thank Chgohick
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We went by here after finding this location on Roadside America. The place was packed on a Monday around 1:00PM. Lots of kids. The food looked fine. More like a burger joint for fun. Unfortunately, we couldn't eat there because they don't take credit cards and we didn't have any cash.

Thank AngieatBamaOnTheRoad
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