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Mr. Allison's Restaurant

1711 E Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3304
+1 847-228-5870
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“ham” (26 reviews)
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
“crepes” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
1711 E Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr. Allison's Restaurant was recommended by a friend and he raved about the ham, so we thought that we would give it a try. Mr. Allison's Restaurant is located in a small strip mall on the southwest corner of Central Rd. & Busse Rd., across...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Went for pick up last week. Been around for years for a reason. Really good potatoes, nice French toast (better eaten there). Good normal coffee. Generous w the eggs. And then, cue the heavenly choir: THE HAM!!!!!!!! It is special good, like Indiana's Fair Oaks...More

Thank munchin-dave
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had some downtime and decided to grab breakfast at this diner. We were seated within minutes. Our server was pleasant and helpful. The menus are extensive and featured traditional breakfast foods and sandwiches. The biggest issue was the wait for the food. A little...More

Thank JBVO
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered grilled ham and cheese and it came only toasted, not so great, usually very good. Ham is always good. Fries are really good, order is huge, lots of food.

Thank kate864
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an early breakfast. The portions are very large. The food was delicious. The skillet had 4 eggs on top of the large portion of meat. Great place in a plaza.

Thank MomofTria3
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Mr. Allison's is a great place to go for breakfast. Food and service are good, especially the ham. Portions are large enough to share or take for leftovers.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Large amounts of good ham on each order. Fast service and many choices. You'll like this place. Hot soups added to your meal makes a a fine time.

Thank dicksayad
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant has been in the area for many years and has always maintained its high quality. If you go for breakfast or lunch, the staff has always been fast and friendly. The ham would be hard to beat no matter if you have it...More

Thank Phyllis P
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went there twice once a few years ago with my son breakfast for two at 32.00 is quite high.The second time was 2 months ago went for the afternoon open sign was off the woman at the register when I asked if open she said...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Whether you call it Mr. Allison's or Mr. A's depends on when this restaurant was introduced to you. There is great history to be found in this restaurant and its people. 1. Don't expect luxury - instead expect grass roots flat top cooking by seasoned...More

Thank dfelt01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1711 E Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-228-5870
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