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Pilot Pete's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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905 W Irving Park Rd, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193-9700
+1 847-891-5100
11:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to grab a decent bite and watch landing and take offs. Food is really good and portions are pretty big. My favorite is Cuban sandwich with Cesar Salad on the side. Make sure when you get seated by the South wall and enjoy. Best time to visit is Saturday afternoon when there is a lot... More 

Thank tommyb2111
Streamwood, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered fried fish, beef stroganoff, mashed potatoes, and steamed vegetables. Everything was HOT, and there was nothing left over...obviously, the people enjoyed their meal! Pete's remembered to provide lemons and tartar sauce with the fish as well as the fresh sour cream for the stroganoff. EXCELLENT CHOICES....and the vegetables were perfectly cooked (slightly al dente).

Thank Colette--whatevah
Decatur, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit for New Years Eve every year. Always impressed with food, service, and atmosphere. A must visit.

Thank Travis R
Oak Park, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our volleyball team comes here many Tuesday nights during our season. We play at the Schaumburg park district league right next door so it's obviously super convenient to have a place to go out afterwards that's a 30 second drive. The prices here are very reasonable, the portion sizes are so generous! Their daily deals are awesome, and the service... More 

Thank mloganmiller
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115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Went here because it was at airport, to watch plans. No plans moving today, black friday. Lots of plans inside though. Food was good, and plentiful. Had porkchops, and pot pie, both really good, though chips a little over done. Service was right on, and pace also.

Thank ljflick
Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Always Excellent Food and an inviting environment for all ages....Excellent for Lunch or Dinner in a very relaxed seating area /// Bar overlooks dining area

Thank emeraldsky00780
Huntley, IL
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have been to Pilot Pete's many times before and the food is usually very good. But this time tried a new dish and was disappointed. Ordered the pot roast served in a bread bowl. While the pot roast tasted good, except for some kind of seasoning which couldn't be identified, serving it in a bread bowl, is a mistake... More 

Thank Emil P
Mount Washington, Kentucky
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

On Friday, October 28, on a recommendation of a family relative (Tom), we decided to have dinner at Pilot Pete's. What a great recommendation. The moment you go through the set of doors, you see all types of aviation memorable. We arrived around 7:30 PM and had no wait. If we did have to wait, you could be seated in... More 

Thank Don D
Spring Hill, KS
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

They have an extensive menu and everything sounded great. We have two teenagers and ordered the buffalo chicken dip and wings for an appetizer. The dip was yummy, wings weren't crunchy enough and were too sweet for our taste. I ordered a stroganoff, it was tasty, but I like my recipe better. The pot roast in it was amazing though... More 

Thank Carrie M
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Busy, busy place with lots of families choosing this restaurant at the Schaumburg Airport (small private planes only). Nothing special about the food, but nothing to complain about either. Expect a long wait if you go during family dinner time on a Friday or Saturday night. Free parking!

Thank TomC54321

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 W Irving Park Rd, Ste UPPER, Schaumburg, IL 60193-9700
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schaumburg
  • Phone Number: +1 847-891-5100

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