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The Patio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2780 S. Highland Avenue, Lombard, IL
+1 630-627-2600
10:30 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends came to pick us up for dinner here as We we're staying nearby at the Westin hotel. There were better places for ribs and This was nearest so We can rest early for sightseeing the next day. The combo meals were interesting and came with full or half slab of ribs and chicken , beef brisket , or... More 

Thank ccalcf
Naperville, Illinois
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large menu with really good food. My faves are the rib dinners and the fish sandwich. You order at the counter, get a table and your delicious food is brought to you.

Thank kpieranunzi
Downers Grove, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Love this place. The ribs are tender and juicy. A good size rack of ribs. Also really like the barbecue chicken. Never dry...extremely juicy. Barbecue sauce is one of the best. Can also buy it bottled for home use. Large dining area with great service. Highly recommended.

Thank Ken K
Lombard, IL
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You can't beat "The Patio" for a quick, yet delicious meal! If you don't mind walking up to a counter and ordering your food, getting your own drink, and then sitting down and waiting for them to bring you your meal then this is the place to go! They have an extensive menu so everyone in your party can find... More 

Thank Linda P
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118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Compared to fast food restaurants this place is OK. I don't quite consider it a real restaurant, it's upscale fast food. Having said that, the food was OK. The atmosphere was nice. And the prices were relatively inexpensive.

Thank Steve L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

So many great options and the staff is always so friendly. I look forward to eating here every time I return to Downers Grove!

Thank Dan H
Batavia, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch at noon on a Wednesday. Lots of traffic around the mall but plenty of parking at the restaurant. Menu is on the wall as you walk in with huge number of choices in every category - pork, chicken, burgers, salads, etc. Everyone can find something they like. It's a barbecue place but I had fish tacos... More 

Thank Sherry K
Downers Grove, Illinois
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163 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This location is across from the Yorktown Shopping Center, thus there will be crowds. The Patio is quite predictable with their quality regardless of the location you are at. I've never really gotten a bad sandwich. They have been expanding their menu over the past few years to offer more "meals" so that it can feel more like a traditional... More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with a few friends. ..nothing really special about it from my experience. .the food and service was ok...maybe I will go back and give it another try soon...however, if your looking for a good meal, not expecting much..just to sit, eat & enjoy friends then this is a good spot to do just that.

Thank katina M
Greece, New York
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My friend and I went for dinner. We both got the combination platters - mine with dry rubbed ribs and chicken, she got ribs and pulled pork. The ribs were delicious, crispy and flavorful. The side of BBQ sauce was good but not needed. The chicken was a leg and thigh and amazing flavor. She was not as thrilled with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2780 S. Highland Avenue, Lombard, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lombard
  • Phone Number: +1 630-627-2600
Part of a chain in the Chicagoland area.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?