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Choo Choo Restaurant

600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
+1 847-391-9815
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“cupcakes” (8 reviews)
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600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I fondly remember The Choo Choo as a youngster myself. My parents would take me and my brother. This had to be back the 1960's! The electric modeled O gauge train would circle from the kitchen's stop and deliver your food on a plate. I...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank harlanw9
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We went to this diner with our son and family, our little two year old grandson was obsessed with the train that delivered the food, which was very tasty. It’s a great place to take kids and they play ‘happy birthday’ if you happen to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cathybN5858CF
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

The choo choo has been at this long before my children were the right age. Now my son has a son of his own, we went there. My grandson was just as enamored as his father was. The menu is pretty simple; burgers are the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Fun place but food is awful. Another Des Plaines institution in an odd location, thriving on its past reputation only.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank prpr17
Reviewed 7 August 2018

How fun! We took our granddaughter and sat in the same spot we took our son over 20 years ago. Just the energy and the excitement made it a sweet memory to have. I wish I got the name of our waitress, young light brown...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kathygennett
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Choo Choo has solid American Diner fare, including a pleasantly spicy veggie burger, and of course the main attraction is the novelty of the model train delivering orders to those at the counter, but be prepared for sticker shock. The bill for eight of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vincent H
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Great out of the way place! If you sit at the counter your food comes on a train! Basic sandwich place but very good!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JakesMom2016
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I remember many, many years ago, coming to the Choo Choo Restaurant when it first opened. Though it is operated by different owners, they still try to maintain that nostalgia. In fact, it is not surprising to hear the grandparents talking about how they used...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Allen21096
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.

Date of visit: December 2017
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!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank frauevi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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