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On the Border

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Mexican, Southwestern
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3050 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2489
+1 630-524-4870
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Graham, North Carolina
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there again , and were again please with the taste of the food and the prices. Kristi waited on us and she was efficient and helpful. We will go there again. We usually eat in the bar area, and get to talk with others who are there for the same antiques show as us.

Thank Mikeslots
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent for a chain. Nice atmosphere. Good food and drinks. Prompt friendly service. Lots of parking and no waiting in line although they were busy.

Thank Gcrawdaddy
Delray Beach, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Part of a chain and the food is so, so. It is not the best Mexican food and tends to be a little on the greasy side.

Thank Frank W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Our family use to eat all at this location all the time a few years ago. I do not know if it had a change of ownership or what. I would not be drawn to this Mexican Resturant in the future. Was very dirty, tables felt slimy and the food was not tasty. Dissatisfied!

Thank Jimmy W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Service fair, clean restaurant, friendly wait staff, average Mexican food. What I've come to expect from a chain restaurant.

Thank John F
Saint Charles, Illinois
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have been eating at On the Border for years. However, the last time we were there, we ordered two sets of beef tacos. They were so salty that they were inedible. We pointed this out to our server who apologized. But that was all we got. Also, the music is so loud that you cannot have a conversation without... More 

Thank t46821
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Ate there twice. Once alone, then returned with spouse. Menu has good variety. Food was tasty, well prepared. We had a issue with chips that must have come from the bottom of the bag. We told our server who quickly brought us new chips. Prices were reasonable.

Thank FlyerInMinn
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248 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

It took years to find a quality Mexican chain, but On the Border came through. Great place to dine and be served tasty food at a great price. Emily, our server loved her job and it showed. My only regret is that there are none close to St. Louis. My faith has been restored that you can find great good... More 

Thank danielflakin
Lexington, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Went here on a Saturday night after seeing movie at nearby theater. Sat at bar area, which was pretty empty. The bartender was friendly enough. There are some TVs in the bar area but they're spread out so hard to see more than one at once. I got their lean-choice veggie enchilada, that was very tasty, and filling despite its... More 

Thank tedkirby
Graham, North Carolina
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Good food and very good margaritas. The staff is very congenial, and the bartenders are willing to try new drinks. We will eat there again. As with many of the nearby restaurants, a large crowd when the coin-op convention is in town.

Thank Mikeslots

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3050 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2489
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-524-4870

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