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Carol's Garden Restaurant

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515 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2451
+1 630-260-0303
06:00 - 23:00
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Wheaton, Illinois
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

From humble beginnings (this location used to be a Golden Bear), this place has steadily improved over the years to become a fine dining establishment, but without exorbitant prices. I have never had a bad meal there, and their smashed cauliflower is to die for as a healthy alternative to potato.

Thank John R
Noblesville, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the meal at Carol's. I had the mashed potato burger, which was very good (large portion, too). My wife had the turkey blt, which was also great. She says the iced tea is possibly the best she has ever had, which is saying something. They gave us warm bread before the meal, which was incredibly fresh. The fries that... More 

Thank richardbX5181NL
Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was visiting with family and friends and we stopped into this restaurant. I am celiac and requested a gluten free menu. The manager and owner came to tell us that they could not serve me anything. I was shocked that they asked us to leave, and yet grateful that they were at least honest with us and that I... More 

Thank Linda G
Las Vegas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Visited for breakfast and dinner. Huge menu to choose from. Greeted nicely at door. Slow service for breakfast. Had to ask for refill on coffee although server passed table several times. Dinner menu varied from Greek to American .

Thank chicagogirl013
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

They have a wide variety of choices, a few specials of the day. The serving sizes a fairly large. The food is fair to good, prices are reasonable. You can usually get seated without a wait!

Thank Richard L
Carol Stream, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We like this restaurant because you can always order something. So many items on the menu. Never had a bad meal here. I don't frequent for breakfast, so can't comment on that.

Thank lauraresnick
Smyrna, Tennessee
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I have eaten at Carol's many times over the years. But having moved from the area I, of course, haven't been able to eat there. Recently I had the opportunity to go there for breakfast with friends. I ordered my favorite, original raisin French toast. As always it was very good. The wait staff is very attentive and allowed my... More 

Thank lost_in_itasca
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Servers were very good! Decor is out dated and faded. Food is ok but if you ask for something to be changed, in my case no gravy on the Turkey, be ready to get turkey that was not heated and ice cold, stuffing that is over cooked. The patty melt my one child had was very good. The soups where... More 

Thank mmargo3537
Carol Stream, Illinois
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Our waitress took forever just to put water on the table and then as she finished up a personal conversation with a co worker she made it over to our table to take our orders. During the entire time we were there we had to keep calling her to the table for utensils , drinks , butter etc. I was... More 

Thank Kathysfun
Grayslake, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped at Carol's Garden for solo breakfast on a Saturday morning. Service was excellent. My coffee was never less than half full, and I'm a quick drinker. Scrambled eggs, links, hash browns and English muffin were all very good. Menu is very affordable. This restaurant was recommended to me by a local friend and Carol's Garden fulfilled all my expectations.

Thank hubermania

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2451
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Carol Stream
  • Phone Number: +1 630-260-0303

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