Des Plaines, Illinois: Meals Delivered by Train Team Field Report

Choo Choo Restaurant

600 Lee St., Des Plaines, IL
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.
Sa-M,W 10:30-3, Th-F 10:30-8. Tu - closed (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Meals Delivered by Train

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Now closed on Tuesdays -- but the train runs on time every other day!

[Ron Renken, 04/19/2017]

Here comes your food.

Meals Delivered by Train

Awesome piece of Americana! Burgers and onion rings were delicious. Unfortunately seating is limited, otherwise a great spot!

[K Medina, 07/14/2013]
Meals Delivered by Train

Wow, crowded. We did not see the train go to booths. Watched thru the window and left. I'd get there when it opens if you want the train to bring your food. With a small group.

[Deb, 07/31/2011]

The train runs around the U-shaped main counter and back into the kitchen. It was crowded when we visited as well, but that seemed to trigger more frequent rail deliveries!

Choo Choo neon sign.

Choo Choo Restaurant

The Choo Choo Restaurant is a time capsule of a place, serving burgers by rail since 1951. But the train delivery is not the only thing great about the Choo Choo. The food is great. The ice cream is supreme, and they treat you right on your birthday, with a song and a train whistle. I was completely charmed by this wonderful survivor of another day and time, and by its wonderful owner and her family.

Long live the Choo Choo!

[D. Pruiksma, 08/19/2010]

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