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Choo Choo Restaurant

600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
+1 847-391-9815
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cupcakes” (10 reviews)
“hamburger” (10 reviews)
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American, Diner
600 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4617
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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 13 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
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place has been around for 50 years! Small but good food at reasonable prices. If you sit at the counter, your food comes out on a train! And the servers blow the train whistle!

Thank JakesMom2016
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Cute 50's decor, good shakes. I had turkey chili and a shake. People come here for the train that brings the food. There's not a lot of seating and big groups would be tricky but the tables do seem to turn over fairly quickly.

Thank BeenTo7Continents
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Sit at the counter or one of the counter booths and have your meal delivered by train. Standard diner fare - cheeseburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, shakes, root beer floats. All very good. I like the turkey chili too. The best part is their birthday...More

Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took our 10 year old grandson to Choo Choo Burger to make sure he experienced it before he got too old to really enjoy it just as his parents and uncles did when they were children. He got to sit next to the track...More

Thank pondgal
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a restaurant with a railroad theme that has a counter and some boothes next to the counter which have model railroad tracks running around to deliver your food. (there are some other booths that the railroad does not run next to). The food...More

Thank TNG
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Truly a place for kids, as a toy train delivers all the orders. However, the food is good and often comes with generous size sides. Reasonable prices too, for the amount of food you get. Atmosphere is like a no-frills diner and could use some...More

Thank Myosotis57
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We're in town to ride the Metra and it was around lunch time. I'm enjoy trains and wanted to experience this diner. We both ordered the cheeseburger and also a bowl of their turkey chili. The food was great and so was the service. The...More

Thank Geocacher48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 15:00
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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