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Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket

) #1 of 46 Restaurants in Willowbrook €€ - €€€ American
645 Joliet Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527-5628
+1 630-325-0780
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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645 Joliet Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527-5628
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick stop for lunch and loved it. Nice selection at the buffet. Chicken rocked. Walked around looking at the historical memorabilia. Food was good and the service was excellent. It was cool to think that this was a stop on Route 66.

Thank Bkfromsoccer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my birthday with a group of locals that love this place. There was nothing too memorable about the chicken. The salad bar is very typical Midwest- lots of mayo! Skip it if you're only having soup. I did like that this was a...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The fried macaroni and cheese balls are so good. You have to try them. The fried chicken was tasty. The atmosphere was total Route 66.

Thank pbclark1
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop at a Route 66 Diner and we were not disappointed. Our server was exceptional, and did everything to help make our visit a good one. We were under a bit of s time constraint, and he got our food to...More

Thank Chandlerk7
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The weather finally cooperated, with sun, so we decided to head put to WATERFALL GLEN in Darien, and have a quick lunch first. Great cream of spinach soup.. Salad bar with the chicken dinner. A must , at least once.

Thank taffygirlMokena_IL
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I'm 66 and my parents and grandparents brought me to the old Chicken Basket when I was a little boy. I've been coming to Dell Rhea's ever since. Best fried chicken in the Midwest and I love all the sides! Nice people, too...even Pat! ha

Thank lavery2017
Reviewed 18 April 2017

For $10.99 it included muffins, fritters, chili, chicken dumpling soup, an extensive salad bar (coleslaw, beets, various bean salads, and usual salad ingredients), pasta in red sauce, pizza, beef brisket, fried chicken, roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh fried vegetables, cup cakes and fresh...More

Thank S N
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and a business meeting here. Locally a very hot spot and a famous Route 66 location. Food was AWESOME. Buffet had a variety from pizza to fish, chicken, soup, breads, mashed "taters", rice, a great selection of desserts and more all for $10.99....More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim on our way back from the airport for lunch. Everything served on the buffet is cooked home made. The chicken is delicious as well as the corn fritters. Mashed potatoes were from hand sliced red skin potatoes. The lunch...More

Thank 12gregoryk
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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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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