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On the Border

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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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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Sycamore, Illinois
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232 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

At first I was very skeptical of going to a Mexican restaurant with my restrictive diet. Viewed their menu online and found they have may gluten-free options. The service at the restaurant was top notch. No problems seating a party of 15. Had to ask for the gluten-free menu but no big deal. Enough choices on it to eat fairly... More 

Thank HOTROD37
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Being vegetarian, I can usually count on Mexican food. I was in town for a conference and a group of us went here. Their daily special wasAll You Can eat enchiladas. Lots of vegetarian options. I told the server I was vegetarian and ordered. He commented that I probably don't want the sour cream. I said I was vegetarian NOT... More 

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Graham, North Carolina
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185 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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
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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 7 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 22 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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301 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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 Dan L

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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, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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