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Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Barbecue
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1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
+1 630-293-6700
11:00 - 01:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third time that we have eat there. The staff was picking at the prim rib with there hands! Gross. The server who served us was chewing gum! Unattractive food Was not asked if we would like more drinks or even dessert. Will not be going back there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Carol Stream IL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good good at a decent price. They also have a sand volleyball area outside. It's has a bar atmosphere but is still appropriate for children. It's a nice place to if looking for something different than a chain restaurant. Good drinks too!

Thank Bridget K
West Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have passed this restaurant many times and didn't stop. Had a work buddy recommend it for a quick lunch. I was pleasantly surprised. Pulled pork sandwich and their burgers are highly recommended.

Thank BookReader31
Saint Charles, Illinois
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183 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite stops for dinner. The menu has a couple of daily specials for both food and bar. Burgers are always good and I enjoy the grouper sandwich. Fairly good selection of tap beers and the shine is terrific. A couple of TVs for the sports enthusiast. The Saturday night prime rib and crab leg special... More 

Thank Eric M
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Been a customer for years. Great wings. Friendly atmosphere and bartender. Beer selection rocks. Also have been here with family. Very very good.

Thank Jim J
Tianjin, China
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A colleague and I stopped here for lunch as this restaurant is near Pheasant Run. They have several, great, lunch specials, but neither one of us could resist the signature Backyard burger. Mine was cooked medium, cannot do rare or medium rare, with cheese and the default fixins. Substituted fries for the chips. Had a clam chowder for the appetizer.... More 

Thank kevin2oh
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great place for a family gathering. Big back yard with games and bonfire. Inside is a homey bar, maybe not great for young kids.

Thank Stan O
Palatine, Illinois
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The backyard is the feature, fireplace in the middle. Our server was really good. Food was okay and large portions. Would recommend if you are in west Chicago.

Thank Maridelia
Antioch, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

You can watch the games on tv and not be sitting close to the bar. The chili was awesome!!! Had a nice menu to chose from and not bad prices. They have tents outside if you chose to eat outside. Would go there again when we say in St. Charles, short drive there from St. Charles.

Thank Sue W
West Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have visited Hawthorns several times and the food is always delicious. My husband loves the Brisket and Elote so much we had them cater it for his 30th birthday. The did a great job with catering and provided everything we needed. Their portions are generous so come hungry!

Thank Laura O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  West Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 630-293-6700
Here at Hawthorne's Backyard our food is prepared fresh to order. "Good things come to those that wait", and we would like to think that our food is not just good but great and worth the time it takes to make it just right. Sit back, enjoy yourself, and

Welcome to our Backyard!

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