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Babcock's Grove House

Locally owned and operated, Babcock's Grove House features freshly prepared Midwestern comfort foods, craft beers and thoughtfully selected wines in a relaxed, historic setting. Fast casual at lunch. Full service for dinner. Located in the heart of downtown Lombard steps from Lilacia Park and the Metra.
US$8 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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All reviews schnitzel belgian fries cheese curds cheeseburger sliders bannock mushroom soup pie sandwiches mashed potatoes beef dipping sauce great taste melt in your mouth food was amazing last night service was excellent downtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Babcock's Grove House adds a bit of history to Lombard. It's formerly an old hotel then a residence that has been transformed into a pleasant eatery. In the summer it has comfortable seating around its front sidewalk space. Caution: to get there you have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Phil487
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drive past this place in the early afternoon,and have always wanted to give it a try! We weren’t disappointed. Decent lunch menu, wide selection of beers an wine. Great staff and excellent decor showcasing the history of the building. Food was great, definitely will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ronaldh835
Reviewed 14 December 2018

I went to this place for a birthday lunch with my SIL today based on the rave reviews I'd read. Wow. I've never experienced anything so absolutely overrated in all my years utilizing trip advisor. The restaurant is like a mini panera bread. It's very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Dana M, Owner at Babcock's Grove House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Very sorry your soup was not as warm as you would have liked. We make them from scratch the night before so the flavors can marry and we then warm them in the morning. Perhaps, given this was lunch, they were not in the warmer...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018

Right downtown, visited during a downtown concert. Eat outside when the weather is nice. We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tjbecca
Reviewed 21 November 2018

A nice little gem and a small town feel....the staff made you feel welcome from the start. The food and service was fantastic! A hidden gem, I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food! You can't go wrong!!!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marty T
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Ok, so here is the bottom line. Small, cozy, friendly. Has a family neighborhood feel. Friendly attentive service. Nice menu selection of starters and entrees. Kid’s grilled cheese and cheeseburger sliders are good size and tasty. Blue cheese burger, beer cheese soup, pretzel trio and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rvstraz
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Ambiance, food and service. It all comes together at Babcock’s Grove House. This is a cozy little restaurant in Lombard that serves outstanding food with a smile. I recommend the Really Gouda Burger and the Chicken Schnitzel. It’s a pleasure to dine in a restaurant...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Keith032
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Wonderful fresh ingredients in soups, salads and sandwiches! Counter order, then delivered to your table. Lovely historical bldg in downtown Lombard. Some say Lincoln slept here!!!! It is a great way to rejuvenate this old structure. Outdoor tables on the sidewalk for good weather. Mostly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 48travellady
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is our new favorite place. We have started eating here weekly since discovering it a few months ago. The food is always made from scratch. Soups are delectable. The meals abundant and good. We've had the carrot cumin soup multiple times; it always delivers....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MaryFrances1223
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our family ate at Babcock's this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We ordered the Strawberry Bacon Pecan salad, BBQ Pulled Pork Pie Skillet and the Bacon Beer-Cheese Burger. All items were delicious, and portions were more than adequate. The selection of local craft...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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