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Charcoal Delights On Oakton

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1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2033
+1 847-803-2777
05:00 - 23:00
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Sun 07:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 05:00 - 23:00
Fri 05:00 - 00:00
Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This little place looks like nothing as you drive by , but don't drive by ! It's a hidden treasure. I think it's family owned ? The service is friendly ( when the girls behind the counter aren't busy flirting with a cute guy who just walked in ) but overall great. It's nothing fancy but DELICIOUS homemade food. It... More 

Thank NinaZiggy
Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Freshly made fried chicken or grilled over charcoal chicken in parts ! Freshly made everything ! The menu is extensive and takes longer but it's worth it !

Thank Bob M
Des Plaines, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Get a little of everything at this nice greek place on Oakton! Burgers, chicken gyros and more! Friendly staff and owners!! Been a staple in Des Plaines for many years!

Thank JakesMom2016
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Love this place. Their rice is great. Also, their soup is outstanding. The grilled pitas are good too. So is their brekfast

Thank PATTIB113
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered 20 pieces of chickens for a party we were going to. They were ready on time and delicious!!!!

Thank Amy M
Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Whether you go in or try drive through, staff is not good at taking orders, wait for food is very long and food is mediocre at best. Other location in Chicago is far superior.

Thank Fred G
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Everyone says great broasted chicken, and I have had it before and it had been very good in the past. Until today. The broasted chicken that they served to me had to have been left over from yesterday. It was completely dried out and very tough, reheated the wrong way or something. I would rather that they had told me... More 

1 Thank Kodachromeshooter
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Every basic sandwich (burger, beef, polish, etc) I have had here has been good. The chicken is worth picking up for a crowd for dinner.

Thank Liz B
Falling Waters, West Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great choice for a quick lunch when you get tired of fact food / chain restaurants. Very friendly staff and generous portions. Wide variety of selections.

Thank Michael V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

it is just great charcoal grilling that is the best food is always cook perfect great cooks on hand you my watch them

Thank keith K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Greek, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2033
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-803-2777

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