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Restaurant Review: Pilot Pete's Restaurant & Bar, Schaumburg ,IL

Updated: Sep 6, 2022

Restaurant Review: Affordable, Family-Friendly, Fun

As a family of five, we need to be considerate of where we eat; is it affordable, family-friendly, and does it have a variety of menu options?

Voted as 1 of the Best "15 Restaurants in Schaumburg" we decided to try them out for ourselves.

First Impressions

The outside has a very clean and spacious look, and to the right-side of the building, past the hill, are real planes of a variety of colors.

Once we walked inside, we were pleasantly surprised by all the plane décor in the lobby. They creatively used cushy seats formerly used in planes on the left and right sides of the hallway of the waiting area. I really wanted to sit in one, but we were so hungry that it was more important to get seated.

Table & Menu

We were sat toward the back with a great view of the landing strip and planes through huge windows. The kids loves watching the small planes and we got to see a helicopter land and take off!

KIDS: the kids menu is wonderful with a variety of options that all three of my picky kids enjoyed!

  • Nick: enjoyed a Grilled Cheese with French Fries

  • Luke: devoured his Mac 'n Cheese

  • Allie: was delighted with her Buttered Noodles

ADULTS: with so many mouth-watering options it was hard to narrow down, plus a majority featured Aviation-inspired kitschy names - it was fun!

We started with the Bruschetta appetizer and it was very tasty - the crumbled parmesan cheese on the tomatoes was perfect!

  • Hubby: Sunday special of Caribbean Baby Back Ribs

  • Me: Pete's Avocado Salad

We also shared the Pink Bikini drink and the Tipsy Mermaid ~ yummm


Our server, Sam, was on time with everything and gave a good run-down of the menu when we were unsure, or just wanted a suggestion. She made sure we were taken care of!

The Final Score

  • Great first impression

  • Fun aviation décor

  • Delicious food

  • family-friendly (high-chairs & changing table in bathroom!)

  • decent prices that didn't break the bank

  • kids had fun watching the planes

Five Stars, or as Luke said "10 out of 5 stars!"

We are so happy we tried Pilot Pete's Restaurant and Bar - can't wait to make it a monthly special!

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