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Brandt's of Palatine

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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807 W Baldwin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067 (Formerly Brandt's the Little Cafe)
+1 847-359-6373
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Palatine, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brandts is a Palatine institution. I was concerned the new owners would lessen the experience, but it is as good if not better than it ever was. And now the parking lot has been brought into the 21st Century. I really like burgers, and they serve one of, if not the best plain old hamburgers/cheeseburgers in the northwest suburbs. Other... More 

Thank Tom H
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want the best burger headed to Brandt's. On the corner of Northwest Highway and Quinten in a white frame house for over 50 years is Brandts. Multiple choices for buns, including pretzel bun which is my favorite. They also serve a fish and chips that is delicious. The ribs are famous. When we don't know what we have... More 

Thank 1677travel
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I got one of their burgers since that's what they are known for. The burger was very good and the homemade coleslaw was fabulous. The service was good. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Jennifer F
Naples, Florida
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386 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Seldom will you find a dining place that consistently meets high standards over the years. Brandt's does it every time. You've not had a cheeseburger until you enjoy one cooked here. Awesome begins to describe the savory, fantastic meals. Don't walk. Get yourself over there enjoy and relax. This is #1.

Thank Chaucer39
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

#1 Shrimp and ribs #2 Bacon Cheeseburger(s) #3 Sliders That's all you need to know! Decent appetizers now too.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I tend to eat a painfully healthy diet. Fitness Pal is my friend. However, when it's time to have a "cheat meal" this place always comes to mind. For my money they offer one of the best burgers around. It's a tiny place with a solid bunch of regulars for the bar area. Service with a smile and fast turns... More 

Thank J. Bradford R
Naples, Florida
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310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

One can never appreciate the best burgers until you go some other place. The gold standard for burgers. Service is excellent, friendly and efficient. Bar scene is always crowded. Caution. High Energy = Noisy. Love this place.

Thank Chaucer39
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

What looks like a little hole in the wall is actually a hidden gem! Inside is dark and loud, but the food more than makes up for it. Prices are reasonable, LOTS of options and selections. Comparable to the Tracks in Cary, but I think the beef is better. Just go!!

Thank Robert Z
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I promised my sons that we would visit places that were voted with the best burgers in Chicagoland this summer. Our first stop was Brandt's of Palatine. It is a little house on RT 14 and Quentin Road. The place takes you back to an old 70's bar with it's wood panelled walls and captain chairs. The waitress was friendly... More 

Thank Charlotte R
Inverness, Illinois
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

There's just something wickedly delightful about diving into a Brandt's burger. They're big, juicy, delicious from start to finish. We don't eat a lot of burgers, but when we're in the mood for one, Brandt's is where we go!

Thank baldfellow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 W Baldwin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067 (Formerly Brandt's the Little Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-359-6373

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?