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One for The Road Drive In

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751 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123-2144
+1 630-488-9988
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Elgin, Illinois
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is the fourth version of this fast food location. It started as a successful husband and wife operation in a charming brick building (baby grand piano, fireplace) offering very good comfort food such as meatloaf and soups from scratch. They sold to owners who apparently didn’t do well and it soon after became “1 for the Road” which quickly... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois, USA
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Nice place, they are in a middle of a remodeling. They are adding a pizza section. Typical burgers, sausage, beef, hot dogs. All of them come with a huge amount of good fries.

Thank Shephusky
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I've been here a couple times now and they never disappoint! Really good food, really great price. I've gotten the gyro meal every time and the gyro itself has to weigh nearly 1 1/2 pounds with at least a pound of fries. It has your general grill foods like burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, etc... I'll definitely be coming back!

Thank squinty_z
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

I work really close to this place and I am yet to complaint about any of their food. The customer service is outstanding. The always greet customers with a smile and are extremely courteous. The only reason I did not give them the five points, it's because you have to order in advance or you'll be waiting for your food... More 

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Hubertus, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Very good food and lots of it! I had the Gyro, Chicago dog, and french fries. Gyro had tons of meat and was good. The Chicago dogs were also very good. I love the hand cut fresh french fries! They taste way better than frozen french fries and this place gives you tons of them! I feel like I got... More 

Thank Mrloomis
Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

My wife and I have visited One for The Road about 5 times over the past few months, most recently today for lunch. We have always thought the food and service were very good. We were greeted quickly, and our food was prepared promptly. The Chicago Style Hotdogs are traditional, hot and delicious. The Fresh- Cut French Fries are served... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123-2144
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 630-488-9988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?