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The Patio

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2780 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148-5301
+1 630-627-2600
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first impression of The Patio was of a very nice building and grounds. Robin has been here before and she recommended this place. The inside seemed at first chaotic and almost like a free-for-all. I thought a restaurant this nice was a little better than a McDonald's style ordering counter. But after all that, the coffee was very good,... More 

Thank Kevin R
Newport News, Virginia
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49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on ribs today half slab baked potato and slaw husband had italian sub very good will return. 35 dollars out the door

Thank CC2U
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another great rib night out. Great spot near shopping mall, hotels and movies. Been going to the Patio for years. ..ever since they were on 95th and Harlem area in Chicago. Great service and atmosphere. Still best ribs around.

Thank travlerlab1
Joliet, Illinois
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136 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Friday night shopping in Lombard, tried to find somewhere to eat around 7pm. Every restaurant we called had a 20-45 min wait for a table. The Patio was nearby so decided to try it. There was a line to place to place your orders @ the counter, but the line moved efficiently. Large variety of items on menu board- sandwiches,... More 

Thank gasjoliet
Midlothian, Virginia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Patio is a Chicago area tradition. It has been in business for years and is always busy. I ordered the ribs with a baked potato and slaw. Thought the ribs were average and not very tender. Potato and slaw were good. You order at a counter and food is brought to your table. Restaurant is clean. Did not see... More 

Thank dsjhoward
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love this restaurant the food is so delicious, big menu of barbeque ribs, chicken and pulled pork sandwiches and much more Full bar if you would like a drink. Very casual dining

Thank Ruth C
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

They have great food.. And the atmosphere is great!! I always get the rotisserie chicken.. It's delicious and my son likes the pulled pork!

Thank julie c
Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I don't know if anyone would be unhappy eating at the patio! There is something for everyone! We had a very large group and they were able to accommodate us with quick service. Everything that was ordered was delicious! Recommend the pork barbecue sandwich and sweet potato waffle fries.

Thank Sandy K
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Patio always has space, always has quick and great service, and always has amazing food ready to eat. They have a large selection of food but I enjoy their ribs and pulled pork more than anything else. Great for a quick lunch or dinner or to bring the whole family, sports team, or friends.

Thank Eric H
Woodridge, Illinois
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177 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good food, quick service. It has been around for a long time & that's the reason. Extensive menu. Everyone in our party had something different, so we had a nice selection.

Thank Barbara W

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2780 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148-5301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lombard
  • Phone Number: +1 630-627-2600
Part of a chain in the Chicagoland area.

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