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“Steamin’ Good”
Review of All Aboard Diner

All Aboard Diner
Ranked #7 of 181 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

You have to go because it’s Chloe’s b’day, but don’t despair! If you can survive the din of a track gang of rugrats, you WILL enjoy your food. Ever the gracious hosts, Jimmy, Kathleen, and Nick will also do everything they can to make you comfortable. Their chicken noodle soup is outstanding, as is their mushroom and Swiss burger, a thick patty of beef with a generous melting of cheese and a pile of sautéed ‘shrooms. Your choice of fresh fruit cup, fries, or chips accompanies most sandwiches. The shrimp is also tasty, and the egg salad and corned beef are other favorites. Salads are fresh and satisfying, and the chili/tamale is good and filling, as well. Your honoree has a choice of a free cup of ice cream or a cupcake, both w/candle, delivered by train, of course. Bring lots of quarters to entertain your little ones at the peripheral games and rides and enjoy the show.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Loved the look in the grandkids eyes! We were 8 people (2 kids) so 4 sat at the counter and 4 in a booth. They enjoyed it so and the youngest had just turned 5 so he had a "happy birthday song" and a lunch and ice cream delivered by a train. We all had very good food...almost too much. Several of us took home a container of food. The total bill for 8 people was $107.00 so I thought that was pretty good. Lots of little people running everywhere but the staff was very helpful and they all were having a blast. It was a fun visit.

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Thank Jane D
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch with my grandson and granddaughter and we all loved it. We went on a Saturday and had a short wait to sit at the counter where a train delivers your food. The best part was the food is really good. The adults had burgers and commented that they are delicious. My turkey burger was excellent and the onion rings were great. Another surprise is they serve beer. Nick did a great job helping us be seated. John was our server and was very attentive. The children squealed with delight when the train pulled in front of us with our food.
Check out this fun spot for an extra special lunch.

Thank SeeingAmericabycar
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had a very enjoyable lunch with our grandchildren at the All Aboard Diner. My grandson was enthralled to be watching Thomas on TV while eating his Mac 'n Cheese and drinking his milkshake. The food was good as so was the service.

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Thank 89ironman
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

All Aboard Diner is always a welcoming place to spend some time with young family members. The food is outstanding (I would find a way to eat here even without a youngster in tow). The staff are well trained in the art of pleasing an entire family with their enthusiasm and attentiveness and the owners are always around to ensure everyone is having a good time. And who isn't thrilled to see their meal delivered via a train!!

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Thank Raminfan
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