Choo Choo Restaurant.

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Field review by the editors.

Des Plaines, Illinois

Des Plaines is home to two speed-dining landmarks -- McDonald's Store No 1, and the Choo Choo Restaurant. The Choo Choo Restaurant, in a small, glass-sided building, is a favorite with local young families -- obviously more for its ambiance than cuisine. We entered just as two birthday parties were reaching hideous crescendos. The overtaxed little model train had just completed a circuit of the feeding loop, delivering french fries, and was back in the kitchen.

We waited for its re-emergence for several minutes, cameras ready. Several moms stared at us in alarm and ushered their broods away. We took the hint and left. Next birthday, we'll be at the lunch counter, waiting for the train!

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Choo Choo Restaurant

Address:
600 Lee St., Des Plaines, IL
Directions:
Choo Choo Restaurant. On the west side of Lee St./US Hwys 45 & 12, just south of where US Hwys 45 & 12 split, and just north of US Hwy 14/Miner St.
Hours:
Sa-W 10:30 am - 3 pm, Th-F 10:30 am - 8 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
847-391-9815
RA Rates:
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