Where to eat American food in Darien: The Best Restaurants and Bars

May 27, 2020 Jacquiline Darosa

Find out what American restaurants to try in Darien. Darien is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. The population was 22,086 at the 2010 census.
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10. Downers Delight Pancake House

401 75th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516-4464 American, Greek Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 630-241-9671 http://www.facebook.com/Downers-Delight-216394375049684
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4 based on 42 reviews

Downers Delight Pancake House

Reviewed By Karen S

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for breakfast. We were seated quickly. Our server came over right away for drink orders. When I ordered my veggie skillet without mushrooms, she was so quick to ask me how I wanted my eggs, she seemed to have not heard no mushrooms. When I discovered the mushrooms in my food, it was quickly redone. Not being a fan of hashbrowns, I was glad to see that there was a skillet potato option, although you have to request those, even for the skillets. Overall, an enjoyable meal.

9. Zazzo’s Pizza and Bar

7360 Route 83, Darien, IL 60561-4283 Pizza, Italian, American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Television, Takeout, Buffet, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service [email protected] +1 630-655-4788 https://www.facebook.com/zazzospizza/
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4 based on 34 reviews

Zazzo’s Pizza and Bar

Zazzo's has served hot, fresh pizza, pasta, and bar favorites in Darien, IL for over 25 years! Check out our weekday lunch buffet in our urban space.

Reviewed By kjm445

Went here because we heard the pizza was great but we were not really impressed. They definitely have the bar atmosphere and an extensive menu for dining. Everything is way overpriced for the location/quality/quantity. $20 range for a cheese pizza. Pizza is alright but nothing proprietary. Ours was under-baked. Also had minestrone soup - 0 flavor. Eggplant sub had more fried batter than actual eggplant on it, couldn't find the eggplant. Mostaccioli was also rough. Unfortunately the service was not great either. We called ahead to order our pizza because we heard it takes a while, and then took about 25 minutes for the two entrees we ordered at the restaurant, when only one other table was there. Really, truly, so many better options out there than here. Maybe order their pizza for carry-out, but still way over-priced.We appreciate the review and truly apologize for your experience. If you check our Facebook page or website we have many great coupons and offers that can lower the bill! We hope you give it a look and see us again soon!

8. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

510 Village Center Dr, Burr Ridge, IL 60527-4515 American, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 630-887-0123 https://chwinery.com/locations/illinois/burr-ridge
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4 based on 339 reviews

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

They have multiple locations, in Burr Ridge, Orland Park, South Barrington, Wheeling, Indianapolis

Reviewed By markrW2832XV

First time dinners at Cooper's Hawk. We had a pleasant dinner with friends on Sunday evening. Our friends are members so we enjoyed the wine options and was very pleased. Service was excellent, our server was very helpful, attentive and knowledgable about the wine offerings and menu. Our meal was a little less than what we expected. Our pasta was not fully cooked so that made the experience a little disappointing and not worth what we paid.

7. All Aboard Diner

1510B 75th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516-6209 American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 630-322-8960 http://www.allaboarddiner.com/
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4 based on 69 reviews

All Aboard Diner

Reviewed By IlliniTrav

Five stars... not for the food, not for the service, but because our granddaughter had fun here. There was about a 15 minute wait on a Saturday for lunch, but a small train occupies the little guys while they wait. My husband and I agreed that our food was good, especially the fruit cup that can be requested instead of chips. A woman waiting in line with us had been here multiple times and raved about the food. I was impressed that they made a big deal about birthdays and made the birthday kids feel special. I'm sure our granddaughter will want to return.

6. Jameson's Charhouse

1001 75th St Ste 103, Woodridge, IL 60517-2608 American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 630-910-9700 http://www.jamesons-charhouse.com
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4 based on 114 reviews

Jameson's Charhouse

Reviewed By djcc77

Our group of eight always enjoys a dinner get-together at Jameson's. We do try to schedule around their busier times as they do fill up and seating for so many could be challenging. Dinner includes hot bread, large bowl of very good soup (two choices), and a nice salad. Everyone in our group is satisfied with choices ranging from fish, pork chops, ribs, and, of course, steak. Price is fair and atmosphere inviting.

5. Jam & Jelly

7511 Lemont Rd, Darien, IL 60561-4394 American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Table Service +1 630-985-9595 http://www.jamandjellycafe.com/
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4 based on 58 reviews

Jam & Jelly

Reviewed By awjabs2018

We've been regulars for years, actually since they opened. Yes, we arrived early knowing we would have to wait to get a table for 6 and we had no problem waiting. But to make a special request on an off holiday/regular Sunday and be told "even though half your party is here, we can't seat til everyone is here" is BS (our other half arrived at our prearranged time). But a big thank you to owner, Teddy, for recognizing us and helping seat us, w/ the rest of our party arriving 5 minutes later. Hostesses-come on. You're coming across rude and cold. Sorry, Teddy, but you've lost a customer for a while.

4. Home Run Inn Pizza

7521 Lemont Rd, Darien, IL 60561 Italian, American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Delivery, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Seating [email protected] +1 630-739-9696 https://www.homeruninnpizza.com/location/darien/
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4 based on 88 reviews

Home Run Inn Pizza

Home Run Inn's three Chicago pizza restaurants and six in the Chicagoland area give you plenty of places to try our authentic homemade pizza. Or enjoy our frozen pizza made with the same all-natural ingredients, homemade sauces and sausage without a singl

Reviewed By Lisa P

We hosted my mom's 70th birthday at the HRI in Darien. Debbie was our server and amazing! Their were 21 people and we had plenty of food! No one went home hungry, matter of fact most took home leftovers. It was just a pleasant event with no issue.

3. Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527-5628 American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 630-325-0780 http://www.chickenbasket.com
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4 based on 334 reviews

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket is a historic roadhouse on the famous Route 66 specializing in fried chicken and American comfort food. Enjoy a vast array of dining pleasures including the Famous Fried Chicken in a Basket - a half fresh Grade-A chicken cut int

Reviewed By Phil S

Always fun to visit a Diners, Drive Ins and Dives location and this location didn't disappoint. The famous chicken dinner states it takes 30 mins, so place your order and relax with the soup and salad bar. If you're in a hurry this isn't the place to visit. But so very much worth the wait. Service is friendly and makes sure you're taken care of. Menu has so many good things it will take more than one visit for sure

2. Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe

8025 Cass Ave, Darien, IL 60561-5072 American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, [email protected] +1 331-431-4000 http://www.chuckscafe.com
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4 based on 178 reviews

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe

BBQ, Cajun & Southern Cuisine. Serving breakfast on the weekends only; Over 120 Craft beers with 31 on tap! We do carry-out, delivery, catering, in-house parties, and banquets.

Reviewed By Allen21096

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe is located in the same building as the Chateau Orleans banquet hall. We attended a memorial luncheon for a co-worker and found that the luncheon menu was directly from Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe. For Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe there is an outdoor patio that is shaded that fronts on Cass Ave. As you walk in to the main entrance, if you go to the left you are in the banquet hall, but if you go to the right, you are in Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe. We started with soup and salad. We had browned chicken, pulled pork and mashed potatoes. The chicken was tender, as was the pulled pork. Really good for a catered luncheon. The staff was pleasant and efficient. Though we have been to the other Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe in Burban, this Darien location is a bit closer, so I'm sure that we'll be back.

Top 10 Things to do in Darien, United States

1. Blueberry Hill Pancake House

7340 Route 83, Darien, IL 60561-4281 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available +1 630-734-1300 http://www.blueberrybreakfastcafe.com
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4 based on 126 reviews

Blueberry Hill Pancake House

Reviewed By 169edv

There are 8 of these in Illinois. None of them look the same. This is a good one. Breakfast here can't be beat. Skillets (4 egg), pancakes, scrambles, eggs Benedict, then a lunch & dinner menu on top of all that. Deliciously prepared meals, great service, place was busy at 10am on a Tuesday just sayin'. Good location on RT 83 1 mile north of I-55. I have been to 4 of the 8 locations...this might be the best, you tell me.

Top 10 restaurants in Darien, United States

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