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Chessie's Restaurant

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American, Bar
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200 Applebee St, Barrington, IL 60010-3063
+1 847-382-5020
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Willowbrook, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area and decided to stop in for lunch. We had our choice of eating in the train (yes it's a real train car!) or the lounge. As we were with our granddaughter in a stroller we opted for the lounge since the seating options were more flexible to accommodate us. The Pinot Grigio suggested by our... More 

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Thank Susan L
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Chessie's Restaurant. We are so happy that you enjoyed your lunch! We look forward to your next visit for lunch or dinner. Call for reservations to ensure that you have a table in the vintage train dining car. Your granddaughter will love it! The Managment Staff Chessie's Restaurant More 

Naperville, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our group of 56 had reservations in Chessie's Diner--a rail car in the restaurant. Great service. My Chicken Parmesan tasty.

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Thank Jean K
Maria S, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you and your group enjoyed your meal and visit! We look forward to seeing you again at Chessie's! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Ate in the 1920's passenger train car. Food was excellent, everything homemade. Even the chicken tenders and honey mustard. Personal opinion is that both calamari and tenders breading should have a bit more salt. Pretty dead on a Sunday evening but this is Barrington after dark. Service was attentive and very personable.

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1 Thank Jason T
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Chessie's Restaurant. Please come back and visit us soon! More 

Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for dinner with friends and family very reasonable portions good quality food our server was excellent .

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1 Thank Gene B
Noblesville, Indiana
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Chopped salad was good. My family like the Chicken Parmesan and Ahi Tuna Salad. Server was very friendly and very responsive. Little bit more expensive than your average restaurant but worth a good lunch.

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Thank Rasutton
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch at Chessie's Restaurant. We always have new specials added to our menu. We hope you and your family dine with us again for lunch or dinner! More 

Chicago
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285 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I used to come here many years ago and even before we were married. We were close (and hungry) this past week so we stopped in again and ate inside the railroad car. Salads for both of us, a chicken & pasta dish for my wife and fresh dorado for me. Some wine, some beer, great service... More 

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Thank KenL60089
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you and wife enjoyed your meals while dining in our vintage railroad dining car! Please come back and to dine for lunch or dinner, we always have new specials on our menu. Our patio is a great place to dine during the summer! More 

Elgin, Illinois
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197 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We picked a great day to go. Their burgers were half price and they are delicious. With the money we saved on the burger, we had dessert. So good!!! If there is room, ask to eat on the train car. Fun!!

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Thank Francy P
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! So glad you enjoyed our Tuesday Burgers! We think they are the best in town! We agree our vintage railroad dining car is a unique and fun way to dine for lunch or dinner! Hope to see you very soon! More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I am 39 and I have been coming to this restaurant for 25 years!! Ups and downs but consistently more ups and most recently a great experience! I just brought my in laws and 10 and 7 yr old children for dinner and everyone really enjoyed their meals. Grace was our server and she was amazing!! The restaurant has three... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A long-time fixture in Barrington, the food and service are excellent and keep us coming back! The historic nature of the setting makes a great dining experience even better!

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Thank Kevin R
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Chessie’s Restaurant. The staff at Chessie’s takes pride in their outstanding menu and service to our customers. We appreciate your comments and would like to thank you. Look for our Live Music Friday line up, events and menu specials on our web site at www.chessies-restaurant.com. The Owner & Staff of Chessie's Restaurant! More 

Barrington, Illinois
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been there for a casual meal and also for Mother's Day, which was terrific. The restaurant really puts together a nice buffet. The staff always is friendly and attentive.

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Thank Andrew C
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Chessie’s Restaurant. The staff at Chessie’s takes pride in their outstanding menu and service to our customers. We appreciate your comments and would like to extend our thanks to you for dining with us. The Owner & Staff of Chessie's Restaurant! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Applebee St, Barrington, IL 60010-3063
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-382-5020
Description
Chessie's Restaurant offers the best in food and service. Since we opened in 1978, we have provided excellent service to our customers. We are located in the Ice House Mall in downtown, Barrington, Illinois. Chessie's Restaurant has an original Illinois Railway train car for customer dining. Enjoy live music and sports in our bar. Plan your next banquet or event with us!

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