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Choo Choo Restaurant

600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
+1 847-391-9815
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Diner
600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

You must try this old time restaurant for its great food and decor. Choo Choo train travel to your counter seat with your meal and drink. Service is fast, courteous and memorable. You may have to wait around lunch time but, its worth it. Enjoy.

Thank dicksayad
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Great place to bring the kids and grab a meal. If you have the time, wait to be seated at the counter and watch the train deliver your meals!

Thank frauevi
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We have come to the Choo Choo Restaurant a number of times with the grandkids - all five of them. In fact, the oldest would be 17 next year and we were coming here when he was two. This is a small diner that fills...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Great step back in time. It has been in this location for 65 years. Your food is brought out on Lionel train flat bed car. The train runs along the entire counter then into the kitchen to pick up food. Hot dog, hamburger, fries, malts....More

Thank ZoeeandNoodles
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Great place to take the kids. Food is delivered on the train. Different from other restaurants. Family place

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Stopped for a great burger joint with train nostaliga and delivery of meal by train if your at the counter. Kids loved it and budget friendly. Not far from airport. Only downside is limited seating makes the wait difficult for younger customers.

Thank TravelerG8
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Needed a quick place for a fast dinner with grandkids. This place rocks. Very limited menu but it is perfect for kids or adults acting like kids. Burgers, dogs and chicken sandwiches. Fries came hot. Limited Chili when in season. This place opened 66 years...More

Thank allenw78
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Having your meal delivered by train is a cute idea if only there wasn't such a long wait for a place which the train accessed. Not an easy things to do if you are bringing kids. And why would you go if you weren't bringing...More

Thank Grammanator
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My wife and I took our son to this little place once when he was very young because we had heard how much kids loved it. At the time our boy was way into Thomas and he loved Buses as well so we figured we'd...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The Choo Choo has a great reputation for being a fun place for a burger or hot dog with the train delivering food to the kids. Unique is a good description of the place. Original decor which could use some TLC, over priced food, but...More

1  Thank Kathy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-391-9815
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