If your little ones love trains, or if you're looking for an exciting and different family dining experience, then get your cabooses to to these local train-themed spots.
2Toots Train Whistle Grill
450 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, (630) 858-4300
203 South Main Street, Bartlett, (630) 213 6700
2Toots Train Whistle Grill is a fun, nostalgic restaurant that celebrates old fashioned comfort food delivered on authentic Lionel electric toy trains. All guests receive their food from the multiple toy trains running on the track throughout the restaurant. The menu offers old fashion burgers, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads and more, and is proud to use 100% grass fed beef exclusively for both their burgers and Hot Dogs.
All Aboard Diner
1510B West 75th St., Downers Grove, (630) 322-8960
All Aboard Diner is a family owned, train-themed diner that delivers meals right to your table via train. Servers are dressed like engineers, and kids can enjoy checking out the many model trains throughout the site. The diner offers an extensive menu including burgers, homemade soups, wraps and more. And it's all served in an inviting, peanut and allergy conscious, family fun atmosphere.
The Choo Choo Diner
600 Lee Street, Des Plaines, (847) 391-9815
At The Choo Choo Diner, a train chugs along the restaurant walls and an interactive train display entertains customers. Counter seated guests get their food delivered via model train - 27 of the 45 seats in the restaurant are located on the track. The atmosphere is enhanced by a wait staff in engineer attire, and a variety of train, country, and children’s music plays. From the city, take the real train to get here - it's only once block from the Lee St. Metra Station!
The Junction Diner
7401 W. Madison St., Forest Park, (708) 771-5276
In addition to train-delivered meals, the Junction Diner offers a place for little ones to play and explore while parents can enjoy healthy food and opt for "adult" beverages. The menu was designed to include healthy options for kids and adults including gourmet wraps, burgers, sandwiches and salads.