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Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527-5628
+1 630-325-0780
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
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645 Joliet Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527-5628
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little restaurant is on historic Route 66 The interior is quite rustic and homey, the chicken is out of this world-the best fried chicken hands down! (sorry mom) Rene was our very attentive waiter, he makes you feel right at home. Love this place...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chicken is delicious but so is everything else I've had. It's a great place to stop for drinks, lunch or dinner.

Thank Gators99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good homestyle food in a quaint, somewhat historic setting. The service was amazing from the time we entered and were greeted at the front door. I had the half deep fried chicken in the basket and it was very good but not memorable, hence my...More

Thank Bay3r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If it weren't for the history of this place, then our visit wouldn't have been too memorable. I do indeed enjoy these older Route 66 places that are still in business, and for people who like that sort of thing, it's worth the visit. The...More

Thank yousah
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old Rt. 66 gem. Hard to believe it is still around off the beaten path. Great fried chicken, good salad bar and good draft beers. It is an old tired place that has been around for over 70 years. The staff is...More

Thank jjmg4423
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The restaurant has very good food that tastes home cooked. The chicken is crispy and delishious plus an excellent buffet, fair prices and good parking. The staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We always enjoy coming to Del Rhea! The service is wonderful, the food is always hot and delicious and the buffet is always awesome! Love the decor, the staff and the food! Highly recommend this restaurant to all of my family and frineds!

Thank KasiaQ18
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket is one of my "must stops" on Route 66 in Illinois. Arrived in time to partake in the lunch buffet. Yes, their famous chicken is on the buffet! I also tried something new - corn fritters. How yummy! So, my lunch...More

Thank Angie_Ohio
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Our waitress is very friendly, provided great service. Food is good, love the mashed potatoes and green beans. Chicken is pretty good as well. Will be back here sometime!

Thank klhertz
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The food here was fantastic! Even the sides, especially the green beans. The portions are enormous. Definitely appeared to local place though since everyone seemed to know each other. We felt slightly out of place and the bartender wasn't the friendliest, but the food made...More

Thank Char T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 Joliet Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527-5628 (Formerly Chicken Basket)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Willowbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 630-325-0780
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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 into four pieces, hand breaded, and deep fried! We have all your favorite sides including mashed potatoes, green beans, onion rings, and Mac & Cheese, just to name a few. Our birds are special! Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket fries in trans-fat and cholesterol free soy bean shortening. The birds are cage free, non-GMO, antibiotic and hormone-free. We only use USDA Grade-A birds that are fresh and never frozen. They're marinated for 24 hours and always cooked for your order. It's this kind of quality that sets Dell Rhea's apart from the rest! Every day you'll find special mouth-watering deals like Saturday's Roast Prime Rib Dinner. Friday's Lobster special, and 50% off a second meal on Tuesday! Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket has been in countless Route 66 documentaries and travel books on Route 66 and has visitors from around the world on a regular basis! Our goal has long been to serve our customers the freshest, most outstanding food. We also promise to provide you with the best service in the world. We would like to thank you for 60 plus years of loyalty, and we would like to ask for another 60 years of that same loyalty.
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