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Canteen Restaurant

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214 S Hough St, Barrington, IL 60010-4360
+1 847-382-0900
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06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Barrington, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody has their favorite Greek restaurant, and this is mine. They aspire to a little bit more here, with interesting boutique-y breakfast dishes like you'd find at the fancier egg joints, and they do fantastic BBQ items as well. I'm also a huge fan of their homemade corned beef. As a sandwich (straight-up or grilled in a Rueban) or try... More 

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Thank Thomas L
Chicago
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Although we are regular Canteen patrons, our out of state grandkids always insist on lunch here! We love the traditional avgolemono soup, salads, skillets, and all the sandwiches.

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Thank susan4mat1946
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

They're open for breakfast and lunch. The menu is extensive with a wide variety of great choices! It's a hard job to chose between breakfast and lunch because it's all delicious! its a hard choice at lunch to chose between the French fries or the fresh fried potato chips to add to a sandwich! The soups are outstanding. The crepes... More 

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Thank Phyllis P
Chicago
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

this has been an institution in town for years – I would think at least 50 years, probably much longer. Everyone in town knows it and has been to it multiple times. It is wildly popular for breakfast and lunch on the weekends, but honestly, I have never had to wait more than 15 minutes for a table, and usually... More 

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Illinois
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

What you would expect from a breakfast fare restaurant. Non chain certainly helps in its plated dishes.

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Thank D W
Barrington, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Great local flavor. Atmosphere great with aviation memorabilia hanging from the ceiling and movie posters adorning the walls. Posters come from an era when movies were movies. Very friendly. Breakfasts very tasty. They actually know what basted eggs are. Sorry, Egg Harbor & the rest of you chains.

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Thank Robert S
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great atmosphere and really good food. When you walk in you feel like you step back in time to a place where good food, service, and friendly smiles are more important than a flat screen TV

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Thank BcCostaRica
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Driven by here a lot and finally stopped in for breakfast. We really like it and thought it was a very good value. Family run and they work there. That gives it a nice family atmosphere.

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Thank Phil B
Pekin, Illinois
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261 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

I ate lunch at this place even know the majority of the reviews was all about the breakfast. I had the smoked beef brisket and it was surprisingly good. I also had the homemade soup which was also good. I would have rated higher but the service was a little slow but they were friendly. I would come back here... More 

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Thank Dragons30
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Recently stopped here for lunch with my wife and daughter. A quaint setting on a busy road. Traditional diner motif and style. Emphasis on breakfast items. My wife and I had omelets that were delicious. Served with potatoes and toast or pancakes. My daughter greatly enjoyed two large pancakes. An excellent stop for breakfast fare.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S Hough St, Barrington, IL 60010-4360
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-382-0900

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