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Chessie's Restaurant

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American, Bar
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200 Applebee St, Barrington, IL 60010-3063
+1 847-382-5020
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate in the 1920's passenger train car. Food was excellent, everything homemade. Even the chicken tenders and honey mustard. Personal opinion is that both calamari and tenders breading should have a bit more salt. Pretty dead on a Sunday evening but this is Barrington after dark. Service was attentive and very personable.

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1 Thank Jason T
Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for dinner with friends and family very reasonable portions good quality food our server was excellent .

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1 Thank Gene B
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Chopped salad was good. My family like the Chicken Parmesan and Ahi Tuna Salad. Server was very friendly and very responsive. Little bit more expensive than your average restaurant but worth a good lunch.

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Thank Rasutton
Chicago
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270 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I used to come here many years ago and even before we were married. We were close (and hungry) this past week so we stopped in again and ate inside the railroad car. Salads for both of us, a chicken & pasta dish for my wife and fresh dorado for me. Some wine, some beer, great service... More 

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Thank KenL60089
Elgin, Illinois
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192 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We picked a great day to go. Their burgers were half price and they are delicious. With the money we saved on the burger, we had dessert. So good!!! If there is room, ask to eat on the train car. Fun!!

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Thank Francy P
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I am 39 and I have been coming to this restaurant for 25 years!! Ups and downs but consistently more ups and most recently a great experience! I just brought my in laws and 10 and 7 yr old children for dinner and everyone really enjoyed their meals. Grace was our server and she was amazing!! The restaurant has three... More 

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Thank Bobbie M
Barrington, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A long-time fixture in Barrington, the food and service are excellent and keep us coming back! The historic nature of the setting makes a great dining experience even better!

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Thank Kevin R
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Chessie’s Restaurant. The staff at Chessie’s takes pride in their outstanding menu and service to our customers. We appreciate your comments and would like to thank you. Look for our Live Music Friday line up, events and menu specials on our web site at www.chessies-restaurant.com. The Owner & Staff of Chessie's Restaurant! More 

Barrington, Illinois
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been there for a casual meal and also for Mother's Day, which was terrific. The restaurant really puts together a nice buffet. The staff always is friendly and attentive.

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Thank Andrew C
Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Chessie’s Restaurant. The staff at Chessie’s takes pride in their outstanding menu and service to our customers. We appreciate your comments and would like to extend our thanks to you for dining with us. The Owner & Staff of Chessie's Restaurant! More 

Chicago
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Another Barrington institution. Anyone who grew up here knows of Chessies for two things: 1.) Eating in the outlandishly decorated bar area at Christmas time and 2.) Eating in the rail car. I have eaten in the rail car before – but not in years (we always tend to sit in the bar area) – the rail car is a... More 

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Thank Tundraclown
Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Chessie's is a jewel of a find in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Well known to Barrington residents as a solid choice for great American cuisine at a fair price. Located in a renovated train station, the restaurant even has one dining area situated in refurbished Pullman train car---so this is a big draw for families and nostalgia buffs. I... More 

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Chessies R, Public Relations Manager at Chessie's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Chessie’s Restaurant. The staff at Chessie’s takes pride in their outstanding menu and service to our customers. We appreciate your comments and would like to thank you with a complimentary certificate for your next dining visit. Please email us with your contact information of your name and your home address and note you are a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Applebee St, Barrington, IL 60010-3063
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-382-5020
Description
Chessie's Restaurant offers the best in food and service. Since we opened in 1978, we have provided excellent service to our customers. We are located in the Ice House Mall in downtown, Barrington, Illinois. Chessie's Restaurant has an original Illinois Railway train car for customer dining. Enjoy live music and sports in our bar. Plan your next banquet or event with us!

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