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Choo Choo Restaurant

600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
+1 847-391-9815
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cupcakes” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (16 reviews)
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American, Diner
600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great step back in time. It has been in this location for 65 years. Your food is brought out on Lionel train flat bed car. The train runs along the entire counter then into the kitchen to pick up food. Hot dog, hamburger, fries, malts....More

Thank ZoeeandNoodles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids. Food is delivered on the train. Different from other restaurants. Family place

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Stopped for a great burger joint with train nostaliga and delivery of meal by train if your at the counter. Kids loved it and budget friendly. Not far from airport. Only downside is limited seating makes the wait difficult for younger customers.

Thank TravelerG8
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Needed a quick place for a fast dinner with grandkids. This place rocks. Very limited menu but it is perfect for kids or adults acting like kids. Burgers, dogs and chicken sandwiches. Fries came hot. Limited Chili when in season. This place opened 66 years...More

Thank allenw78
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Having your meal delivered by train is a cute idea if only there wasn't such a long wait for a place which the train accessed. Not an easy things to do if you are bringing kids. And why would you go if you weren't bringing...More

Thank Grammanator
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My wife and I took our son to this little place once when he was very young because we had heard how much kids loved it. At the time our boy was way into Thomas and he loved Buses as well so we figured we'd...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The Choo Choo has a great reputation for being a fun place for a burger or hot dog with the train delivering food to the kids. Unique is a good description of the place. Original decor which could use some TLC, over priced food, but...More

1  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Old building that is a remnant of old des plaines before rapid development...fun time while eating decent fast food. Many options for sililar cuidine in chicagoland, best in walking distance

Thank BangkokFarang555
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Choo Choo is a unique destination in Chicagoland, one we always visit when we're in the area with young kids. Food is decent, good hamburgers, hot dogs, shakes and floats. But the most unique aspect is that the food is brought to you on an...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My Great Nephew loves trains and this kid friendly restaurant was just the ticket! It's small and no reservations, cash only place. We love the model train that brings your food around to you if your sitting around the front of the bar. They even...More

1  Thank Stephanie C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-391-9815
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