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Ace Drive-In

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1207 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435-4023
+1 815-726-7741
11:00 - 21:00
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Crest Hill, Illinois
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is a classic great stop when ever you're in town. You cannot beat the food and location of the place.

Thank decommman
Midwest, USA
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you are expecting fine dining and white cloth service, you have picked the wrong place. But if you are after the simplest of pleasures, no frills just really well done basics and fantastic root beer, then come over and sit next to me at the picnic table. Carhops are welcoming, very accommodating and pretty fast. The food is just... More 

Thank geoandsusan
Tinley Park, Illinois
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284 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We took our grandkids there to experience a drive in with car hops. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was average and prices ok. It is a very busy place, root beer is delicious and milkshakes great.

Thank Colleen B
Chicago, Illinois
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2,763 reviews
1,558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,772 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Talk about an old-time drive-in restaurant. That's Ace Drive-In at 1207 Plainfield Road in Joliet, at the corner of Route 30 and Ingalls Avenue. It has been a fixture in Will County since 1949. The Pierson brothers, Rich and Tom, bought the business in 1983 and have maintained the quality of the product. One attraction is the car hops, who... More 

Thank Taylor B
Shorewood, Illinois
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136 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Yes summer is back. It's so nice to sit at the tables and enjoy a great Berger with onion tins and a frosty mug of wonderful root beer

Thank Old_Sailor_W18
Chicagoland area
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132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

On a warm evening no better place in Joliet. The burger and the Barbecue beef were excellent. The service was fast and friendly. Root beer tasty and cold.

Thank Delmov
Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Great stop in the summer for a frosty root beer and cheese burger. Car hops bring the food to your car with the tray attaching to your car window. Love this place!

Thank Maryfran55
Joliet, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I've lived in this town for more than 15 years and I finally had lunch at Ace Drive-In for the first time this past summer! I don't know why I've never stopped in for a quick bite - I go by this place frequently, but I digress. The service is upbeat and quick. The burger and fries were among the... More 

Thank InJoliet
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

What a fun place! Eat in your car or at the picnic tables. Great food! Love the double cheeseburger and those skinny fries, and the best root beer on the planet! The friendly servers come to you! Try it you will love it!

Thank Phyllis V
North Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Hometown history with delicious food. A fun place to visit and a great place to stay for a meal. The family will love it!

Thank jkc33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-726-7741

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