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“100% grass-fed beef burgers and hot dogs in kid-friendliest atmosphere.”

2Toots Train Whistle Grill
Ranked #13 of 96 Restaurants in Glen Ellyn
Cuisines: American
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“100% grass-fed beef burgers and hot dogs in kid-friendliest atmosphere.”
Reviewed 5 May 2012 via mobile

As a father and sustainable food advocate, I have to give 2Toots the highest rating. ALL of the meat is 100% grass-fed beef...not one item, not 'grass finished' or started on grass and finished on corn. It is all Tallgrass Beef from Bill Kurtis. No greenwashing here. That's what makes the prices so reasonable (if u know what meat of that quality normally costs in stores or restaurants). And they have organic milk and gluten-free bun options as well. Kids love it obviously, but now I enjoy the food as well and feel good about serving it to my kids. Win-win.

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Chicago
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10 restaurant reviews
“Youngsters will like it”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Good food for kids, friendly service, but there is something missing. By the way, there is a plaque on the building noting that Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at the building's corner.

Visited February 2012
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“Delicous and lots of Fun!”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

We went here and it is a great family restaurant. Tons of fun, your food gets delivered on a train. Very good milkshakes, hamburgers, and fries. Awesome and fun place, great for families.

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Murray, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fantastic! My son was in heaven!!”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I took my sons and my mom here for lunch over the christmas break. We had to wait in line about 15 minutes for a table, but it was worth the wait!!! My three year old son was so happy! He couldn't take his eyes off the trains that delivered your food, and he was literally dancing in the booth to the great 50's and 60's diner music they played, and we had a great view of the real trains right outside the window. The menu isn't overly fussy and there isn't an overwhelming amount of choices: mostly burgers, fries, sandwhiches, milkshakes, etc. It burgers were huge and they gave you a large portion of fries. Milkshakes are served right in the old fashioned metal tin shakers! The food was great and the atmosphere was even better. I hightly reccommend this place if you are looking for a fun, unique dining experience. Be forewarned, for a burger place, it is a a little pricy ($41 for all four of us for lunch), so just come prepared for it. Also, prepare yourself that your kids will want that cupcake dessert when they see all the other kids getting there's deliverd by the train. We WILL be back---great place for kids.

  • Visited December 2011
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Fun for Kids”
Reviewed 16 August 2011

2Toots is a great dining option for kids who love trains. Located next to the train tracks (with trains constantly running by), it has a track with a model train going around constantly. The track is next to all tables, and is reachable if you stuck your hand out. They had 2 trains running when we were there, and they basically ran non-stop.

The food is delivered by train, in baskets in the rear cars. The wait staff stops the train when it arrives at your table to hand you the food.

The food is not very good. Steak and Shake quality. Prices are reasonable....anyway this is the type of place you go for the kids to enjoy the trains, not for the food. It is similar to Fritzs in Kansas City if you have been there.

Overall, if you have kids interested in trains, I highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2011
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