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Choo Choo Restaurant

600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
+1 847-391-9815
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sloppy joe” (5 reviews)
“cupcakes” (8 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

What a fun place to bring kids! If you're lucky enough to sit at the counter or one of the four tables on either side that are next to the train tracks, your kids or grandkids or you, will have a great time watching the...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I took my children here when they were young and I now am taking their children here. All time favorite for kids. Sitting at the counter enables you to have you food delivered via a

1  Thank Neisler
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Took our three year old grandson to the Choo Choo recently. The two women waiting on the customers could not have been nicer and more accommodating to all the patrons. A Des Plaines policeman even stopped by and handed out tattoos to the kids. One...More

Thank Lenora M
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Model trains bring baskets of burgers to the tables adjacent to the tracks. This is a favorite area eating place to take the kids. It doesn't hurt that the burgers are great. There is also a menu with dinner offerings for the non-burger eaters.

Thank ColConnie
Reviewed 1 April 2015

this place is so much fun for the kids and also adults ..the train will deliver the food right to your table and the food is good also..something different to do in des plaines ..fun

Thank karenk409
Reviewed 21 March 2015

My grandmother took my brother and I to the Choo Choo when we were little. The entertainment was great, the food not so much. But that was in 1960. I ate there last Friday with a friend and we had such a good time. I...More

Thank Loves_to_travel1955
Reviewed 18 March 2015

our 1st visit to this establishment was one of customer indifference by the employees, when we walked in to the place the 3 employees that we saw standing behind the counter with one of them playing on her phone. none of them asked how many...More

2  Thank okfine9
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Take the kids to this throw back restaurant for a treat. The food is delivered on an electric train, and the kids love it. The burgers are really good. They are a cash only restaurant, and there is often a wait for a table. The...More

Thank sspychal
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We love going to Choo Choo's for either lunch or dinner. The people are very friendly and the food comes pretty quick. My 2 kids who are 12 and 9 still want to sit next to the train.. The only thing I wish they would...More

Thank JeffreyG571
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

First visit and I loved it, as did my three year old! Every time the train circled passed he got super excited. Are his hot dog like a champ and the burger I had was great...not your standard pre-frozen perfectly-shaped patty. The owner, Jean, went...More

Thank Sari F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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