Chicagolanders: Choo-Choo Johnny’s, Great Family Outing

December 14, 2009

I wanted to take my daughter somewhere fun for her 1st birthday last month. I had remembered hearing about a place called Choo-Choo Johnny’s on the radio. (I believe it was Star 96.7?) I found them online HERE and I immediately decided I had to check out the one in Frankfort, Illinois.

We had a blast! My son was excitedly pointing and shouting, “Choo-Choo” throughout the meal and he just thought it was the best when a choo-choo actually brought him his food. When they found out it was Kaydi’s birthday, they offered us a free ice cream w/ a candle to celebrate. I ordered some for Nathan as well and, of course, it was delivered by train. Here’s a picture of us there on her birthday:

After our meal, we played some games they have there and Nathan was just fascinated by their train set display. It was hard getting him to leave! He had been so good lately that we decided to take them back yesterday and it was just another fun-filled family outing for us.

This is now our new favorite place to go with the kids. Meals are reasonably priced at $6-10 and around $5 for the kids. Most of them include a side and drink. The wait staff is super sweet and the “eatery” itself is just immaculately clean. They don’t take reservations so you may want to call ahead to see how busy the counter area is, if you want the train to deliver your food.

I just found out that they also opened their branch in Naperville on Rt. 59. You can check out hours and locations HERE.

As a family with two little kids, it’s so hard to find a place to be able to enjoy eating out together but this was just so fun. I hope you are able to check it out, too.

NOTE: This was not a review for them but just something I wanted to share. Yes…I liked it that much! :)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sunny February 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Thank you so much for posting about this! I live in California but I read your post a few days before we flew to Chicago to visit family for Christmas. My parents live near Naperville so we went to the Choo-Choo Johnny’s location there. It was a really fun outing with the whole family and my 2 boys, ages 6 and 3 1/2, loved it. I would never have known about this restaurant without your blog. Thanks again!

2 PATRICIA PARPET July 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Tha atmosphere in CHOO CHOO JOHNNYS was a very Happy one,I must say! Just to not only see my Grandchildren having fun… but all of the other children as well! Also the Lady making all of the balloons, had the kids sooo HAPPY! Food was DELICIOUS!!!!! All in All… a DELIGHTFUL experience!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHOO CHOO JOHNNYS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES, ENJOY!!!!

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