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Sonic Drive-In

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1151 E Dundee Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-8306
+1 847-359-2600
07:00 - 00:00
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Palatine, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Not the cleanest place, read the Palatine Health Inspectors reviews. Oky, cheeseburgers, half price on Tuesdays. Tater Tots were well cooked.

Thank AJAX223
North Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Actually waited 10 minutes in the drive-through lane. I could have handled the wait if my food would have been hot and fresh - but that was not the case!

Thank Logical_Larry
arlington heights, IL
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164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

A. Who wants to eat in a car? In hot weather? In cold weather? Ever? B. There is a patio for eating outside on the two good weather days in Chicago each year, but no counter to give order. Have to yell into a billboard intercom. C. The food is ok. Onion rings are yummy. Prices are not cheap. Recommend... More 

Thank lchicagolaw
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892 reviews
636 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

You can eat in your car or at a picnic table on the small patio. Either way you order/pay at a station with an intercom. Study the menu, and press the red button when you're ready to order. We were not able to sign into the "free" wi-fi.

Thank illinois travelere
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

After a terrific dinner, my girlfriend suggested Sonic for desert. She introduced me to the Ice Cream Slushie --- wow, what a GREAT treat!! I've always loved the Sonic breakfast burrito and cheeseburgers. Love that they have tots instead of fries as their standard. If you haven't tried Sonic -- give it a shot, you'll be glad you did.

Thank Earleen H
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I have seen many Sonic ads on tv and they are very compelling. We were shopping and I was hungry so I asked my wife if we could check it out. I pulled in and the menu is confusing and needs to be cut back. I ended up ordering a cheese burger,which was mostly bun and little burger. I was... More 

Thank geneg855
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Sonic is a passable fast food place that serves some interesting variations on typical fast food. First, they have Foot Long Chili Dogs, and they are pretty good. Secondly, they have "Tater Tots" which are a nice option to the usual fries. Then, they allow almost infinite customization of soft drinks and teas, with all their add in flavors. So... More 

Thank Joecompute
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Great place to go if you are hungry, hungover, handicapped, tired, etc. You pull in and park by the speaker, order your food, pay from the speaker box with your credit card. Cash is accepted too. Listen to your radio, watch people in the parking lot, and then the server brings it right to your car. Food is good. It's... More 

Thank TenPerfectNails
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

There are too many drive-in fast food restaurants around so it is a treat to have a Sonic close by. It's a fast food burger/hot dog place where you order from your car and servers come out on roller blades with your food/drinks. It's fun and different and the food is pretty good too. There is also a drive through.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1151 E Dundee Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-8306
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-359-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?