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The Patio

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2780 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148-5301
+1 630-627-2600
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Lombard, IL
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had 10 in our party and as always they accomodated us with a table for all....food was great barbecue for the money, cheaper than most of the downtown rib joints, and other items on menu were as great as the ribs....orders are made at the register and delivered promptly by the staff.....five other locations which I have found the... More 

Thank cubfan13
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We come to the area at least once a year. This is a great place for lunch and even on this trip a great dinner when we had little time for a full meal. Plenty of choice freshly cooked, polite friendly staff.

Thank alistair_hOrd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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177 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My friends came to pick us up for dinner here as We we're staying nearby at the Westin hotel. There were better places for ribs and This was nearest so We can rest early for sightseeing the next day. The combo meals were interesting and came with full or half slab of ribs and chicken , beef brisket , or... More 

Thank ccalcf
Naperville, Illinois
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Large menu with really good food. My faves are the rib dinners and the fish sandwich. You order at the counter, get a table and your delicious food is brought to you.

Thank kpieranunzi
Downers Grove, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Love this place. The ribs are tender and juicy. A good size rack of ribs. Also really like the barbecue chicken. Never dry...extremely juicy. Barbecue sauce is one of the best. Can also buy it bottled for home use. Large dining area with great service. Highly recommended.

Thank Ken K
Lombard, IL
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

You can't beat "The Patio" for a quick, yet delicious meal! If you don't mind walking up to a counter and ordering your food, getting your own drink, and then sitting down and waiting for them to bring you your meal then this is the place to go! They have an extensive menu so everyone in your party can find... More 

Thank Linda P
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131 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Compared to fast food restaurants this place is OK. I don't quite consider it a real restaurant, it's upscale fast food. Having said that, the food was OK. The atmosphere was nice. And the prices were relatively inexpensive.

Thank Steve L
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

So many great options and the staff is always so friendly. I look forward to eating here every time I return to Downers Grove!

Thank Dan H
Batavia, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch at noon on a Wednesday. Lots of traffic around the mall but plenty of parking at the restaurant. Menu is on the wall as you walk in with huge number of choices in every category - pork, chicken, burgers, salads, etc. Everyone can find something they like. It's a barbecue place but I had fish tacos... More 

Thank Sherry K
Downers Grove, Illinois
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192 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This location is across from the Yorktown Shopping Center, thus there will be crowds. The Patio is quite predictable with their quality regardless of the location you are at. I've never really gotten a bad sandwich. They have been expanding their menu over the past few years to offer more "meals" so that it can feel more like a traditional... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2780 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148-5301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lombard
  • Phone Number: +1 630-627-2600
Part of a chain in the Chicagoland area.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?