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Choo Choo Restaurant

600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
+1 847-391-9815
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cupcakes” (9 reviews)
“hamburger” (9 reviews)
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600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 9 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
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Old building that is a remnant of old des plaines before rapid development...fun time while eating decent fast food. Many options for sililar cuidine in chicagoland, best in walking distance

Thank BangkokFarang555
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Choo Choo is a unique destination in Chicagoland, one we always visit when we're in the area with young kids. Food is decent, good hamburgers, hot dogs, shakes and floats. But the most unique aspect is that the food is brought to you on an...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My Great Nephew loves trains and this kid friendly restaurant was just the ticket! It's small and no reservations, cash only place. We love the model train that brings your food around to you if your sitting around the front of the bar. They even...More

1  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place has been around for 50 years! Small but good food at reasonable prices. If you sit at the counter, your food comes out on a train! And the servers blow the train whistle!

Thank JakesMom2016
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Cute 50's decor, good shakes. I had turkey chili and a shake. People come here for the train that brings the food. There's not a lot of seating and big groups would be tricky but the tables do seem to turn over fairly quickly.

Thank BeenTo7Continents
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Sit at the counter or one of the counter booths and have your meal delivered by train. Standard diner fare - cheeseburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, shakes, root beer floats. All very good. I like the turkey chili too. The best part is their birthday...More

Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We took our 10 year old grandson to Choo Choo Burger to make sure he experienced it before he got too old to really enjoy it just as his parents and uncles did when they were children. He got to sit next to the track...More

Thank pondgal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 15:00
Monday
10:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 15:00
Thursday
10:30 - 20:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
10:30 - 15:00
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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