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“Greatest Pizza North of Chicago” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barnabys of Northbrook

Barnabys of Northbrook
Ranked #9 of 118 Restaurants in Northbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Myers, Florida
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Greatest Pizza North of Chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Barnaby's has crust that no other pizza place can compete against, it's really good. They have a small layer of corn meal that the pizza dough is placed on top of before cooking, it has a really good taste. The pizza sauce is delicious too, and they don't scrimp on the toppings. Big hearty tomato slices, plentiful veggies, tasty sausage.... Yum, it's so good. Happy eating, G

Visited July 2014
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English first
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888 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“retro pizza place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

Barnaby's has been in the same location for over 40 years.

It is not my favorite pizza, but those who love it really LOVE it. The pizza is a corn meal, thin crust with crimped edges. They offer a small 10" and a large 14". The standard choices are cheese, mushroom, sausage and pepperoni, -- plus a dozen or so other extra toppings.

I DO like the nothing-has-changed-since-the-70s Barnaby's ambiance and the availability of Green River and Filberts Root Beer.

This is a self-service restaurant. The menus are at the booths.

You place your food order and pay at one counter; you place your drink order and pay at another. You pick up your pizza at a third counter and anything else, plus napkins, at a fourth counter. An employee will bus your table when you're done.

Visited June 2014
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Northbrook, Illinois
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fast and cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want a fast meal that is not McDs Barnabys is a good place to go. Pizza will take a little longer unless you call head. They some of old favorite sodas Green River, an old fashion root beer, and cream soda. The wine is inexpensive. We eat there about twice a month.

  • Visited May 2014
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Wilmette, Illinois
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225 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Love the Crust”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Warm atmosphere but a very isolated location. Good Root Beer here too. Serviced could be a bit more friendly.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Stayed at hotel across the street and thought the place looked interesting.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Odd way to order. One side for food (and pay for) and the other side pay for drinks (and pay for) The chicken sandwich was good but would have been much better if the bun was toasted. But it was within walking distance.

Visited March 2014
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