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Mr. Allison's Restaurant

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American, Diner
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1711 E Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3304
+1 847-228-5870
06:00 - 15:00
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elk grove illinois
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Went for pick up last week. Been around for years for a reason. Really good potatoes, nice French toast (better eaten there). Good normal coffee. Generous w the eggs. And then, cue the heavenly choir: THE HAM!!!!!!!! It is special good, like Indiana's Fair Oaks Farms cheese, or Rino's in Bostons Lemonchello shrimp, or NOLA's Acme for crayfish. Or the... More 

Thank munchin-dave
North Barrington, Illinois
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had some downtime and decided to grab breakfast at this diner. We were seated within minutes. Our server was pleasant and helpful. The menus are extensive and featured traditional breakfast foods and sandwiches. The biggest issue was the wait for the food. A little too long. We had 2 different skillet dishes that were huge and from what I... More 

Thank JBVO
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered grilled ham and cheese and it came only toasted, not so great, usually very good. Ham is always good. Fries are really good, order is huge, lots of food.

Thank kate864
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an early breakfast. The portions are very large. The food was delicious. The skillet had 4 eggs on top of the large portion of meat. Great place in a plaza.

Thank MomofTria3
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Mr. Allison's is a great place to go for breakfast. Food and service are good, especially the ham. Portions are large enough to share or take for leftovers.

Thank Jennifer S
Des Plaines, Illinois
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104 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Large amounts of good ham on each order. Fast service and many choices. You'll like this place. Hot soups added to your meal makes a a fine time.

Thank dicksayad
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant has been in the area for many years and has always maintained its high quality. If you go for breakfast or lunch, the staff has always been fast and friendly. The ham would be hard to beat no matter if you have it with eggs for for breakfast or in their large ham sandwich with French fries for... More 

Thank Phyllis P
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went there twice once a few years ago with my son breakfast for two at 32.00 is quite high.The second time was 2 months ago went for the afternoon open sign was off the woman at the register when I asked if open she said yes the hours are posted on the door..I was going to leave vs giving money... More 

Thank Gary H
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Whether you call it Mr. Allison's or Mr. A's depends on when this restaurant was introduced to you. There is great history to be found in this restaurant and its people. 1. Don't expect luxury - instead expect grass roots flat top cooking by seasoned quick order chefs. 2. Don't expect cushy customer service - this is more of a... More 

Thank dfelt01
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very good. This is the most reasonably priced restaurant in the area for the amount food you receive.

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1711 E Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-228-5870

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