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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%
Travellers talk about
“cupcakes” (10 reviews)
“sloppy joe” (4 reviews)
“turkey chili” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner
600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
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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
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a must do if you have young children. Try to get a seat at the counter. It is a hamburger joint, with HUGE servings that are not cheap. The kids won't finish their meals. But the fun is there when the train comes...More

Thank chicagoflygirls
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I found this place on Roadside America. We planned ahead as far as the driving and this place was so neat. I went about 5 mi. out of the way to break up the early afternoon drive. It was so cool and that comment came...More

1  Thank toadandbear
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Every time we are in the greater Chicago are visiting family we have to stop at The Choo Choo restaurant for my son. He loves the fact that a model train brings the food and the atmosphere is train themed. A bonus is the cupcake...More

Thank bl78ljb
Reviewed 24 July 2014

My 6yr old son LOVES trains, so this was a big hit! The food is standard Diner fare, but was good. Sloppy Joe was what I had. Was good, but hard to pay $7 for. But my son LOVED IT! It was very crowded when...More

1  Thank Brent J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
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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