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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Rd (Historic Rt 66), Willowbrook, Illinois 60527 USA

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Open Now
Sat 11a-10p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Getting your chicks on since 1946”

The Chicken Basket, as it is today, opened in the summer of 1946 on Historic Illinois Route 66. Because of the amount of traffic and distance from Chicago, the Chicken Basket was the perfect stopping place going to or coming from Chicago. 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. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives!

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Reviewed by
ginapaloma

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
March 15, 2014

Dell Rhea's is THE BEST! Worth the drive from Chicago — awesome chicken, biscuits, wings… super old-timey. One of my absolute favorite places near Chicago.

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
rose.loren.96

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
April 15, 2014

This brings back memories of delicious fried chicken. I grew up in Darien before it was Incorporated and Dell Rhea's was a favorite of our family's. So glad to hear you're still in business!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 704 Helpful
September 07, 2014
Rated 5.0

Absolutely, hands-down some of the best fried chicken I've ever tasted.

The buffalo wings were incredible. They were lightly breaded, deep-fried and had a nice spicy sauce that they were tossed in. But, they didn't feel too heavy. The french fries were delicious as well, and the bread they provide with the meal was warm.

The staff was incredibly friendly, and I met the owner and told him I work for Roadtrippers and he sent me home with an entire fried chicken dinner, which was AWESOME! They have a full bar on-site and overall the atmosphere was super charming and retro.

I honestly can't wait to go back. I highly, highly recommend stopping here for some delicious grub.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Max1972

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
December 28, 2014
Rated 5.0

Great Chicken and Lunch Buffet

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Bruce Danger Fisher

  • 5 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
September 08, 2014
Rated 4.0

This place has great chicken and biscuits. Good for kids too, cause there's lots of stuff to look at. The restaurant is decorated with...you guessed it, loads of chickens. Paintings of chickens, little chicken figurines, and the staff are all super nice.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Afik Shema

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 13, 2018
Rated 4.0

A really nice place. Didnt eat here, just drank some rout 66 beer and coffee. Full resturant, really nice people. The best place for some rout 66 pictures, they have everything of the kind, including rout 66 tshirts.

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Reviewed by
Elo0o0870o0

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 19, 2017
Rated 5.0

Absolutely delicious. We recommend the route 66 black cherry soda, the buffet, as Well as their wonderful cookies. We thank Patrick and his team for this great moment. It was Perfect To begin our route 66's Honeymoon. Elodie & Jean-Christophe

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Reviewed by
juanaisara

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 02, 2015
Rated 5.0

This place is great and we had a wonderful piano player giving us great music to help us along with our meal!!

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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Rd (Historic Rt 66)
Willowbrook, Illinois
60527 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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