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On the Border

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1915 Glacier Park, Naperville, IL 60540-3954
+1 331-472-8740
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Oglesby, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice casual kid friendly place to eat. Prices are a bit high but you get plenty of food for the price. Endless chips & salsa. Customer service is very good. This was the 2nd time we have eaten here. Fast service for lunch but, if you plan on going for dinner expect a wait.

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Thank Janice S
Aurora, Illinois
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242 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a chain with processed food. So expect this going in. They've improved thier drink offering and the margarita options and tequila choices are pretty good considering. The salsa is good here also.

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Thank terrasea
Chicago, Illinois
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158 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We decided to try the On The Border after driving by it many times. It was ok but we will likely keep driving by. We came at about 545 on a Friday evening. The restaurant was only about a third full at that time but slowly got more crowded as we dined. The restaurant is brightly lit with inviting, festive... More 

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Thank J D
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Starting with guacamole made live at the table by our friendly waitress, our meal was fresh and healthy. The border bowl is light and delicious. Just the right amount of spices.

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Thank KB C
Taichung, Taiwan
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198 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The service was quick and friendly, we were able to substitute the meat in the burrito for beans, and the live guacamole was delicious. The chips were still a bit warm, too.

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Thank ExpattyCake
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

When your arms stick to the table despite it being washed, then it's time to take a more serious approach to the level of cleanliness in an establishment. If the light catches the shine of the border above the tables you'll get a full rundown of what has been flicked against the wall and never cleaned off. Not good. Service... More 

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Thank GardenFreak
Texas
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Extremely slow service. Not very clean. Average food for this chain. More than average portion on fajitas.

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Thank D T
aurora
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Ended up here on a Friday. Guacamole was pretty good. Food very average. I think since I've eaten at other Mexican restaurants my expectations are always too high. It's like something I could have made at home. Too bad there was an hour wait st Uncle Julios.

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Thank tricia o
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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331 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We wanted something that was not a sandwich nor a burger. This was a great alternative. The place is very welcoming both on the outside and on the inside. The staff were friendly. The waitress taking care of the table next to us even kept her composure with the couple of rude women that were sitting there. The complained about... More 

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Thank Jason S
Aurora, Illinois
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This On the Border consistently has wonderful attentive service. We visited at the start of the dinner hour and even as people were coming in and things were busy we were treated like we were the only ones there. There are several of these restaurants in the area but I prefer to drive to this one. Can't go wrong with... More 

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Thank Roger C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1915 Glacier Park, Naperville, IL 60540-3954
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: +1 331-472-8740

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