Children of all ages will enjoy a trip to one of these train-themed restaurants in Wisconsin and in the Chicago area. 


Buffalo Phil's

150 Gasser Rd., Wisconsin Dells

(608) 254-7300

A train delivers your food at this popular Wisconsin Dells spot, which features pizzas, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salad bar and more. It's located next to Knuckleheads Bowling and Indoor Amusement Park.

Choo Choo Charlie's

5414 13th Ave., Kenosha

Located at the Kenosha Metra Station, this spot is open for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant opened in November and is modeled after The Choo-Choo in Des Plaines, Ill., with trains running throughout. The lunch menu includes burgers, malts and hot dogs.

Maxim's at Oconomowoc Depot

115 E. Collins St., Oconomowoc

(262) 569-0072

This train-themed restaurant is located in a 19th-century stone train depot in Oconomowoc and includes a model railroad. A great place for breakfast, the menu also includes sandwiches, burgers, soups, bakery and more.

PC Junction

7898 County Road A, Baileys Harbor

(920) 839-2048

A mini-train serves your meals at this popular Door County restaurant. It includes an outdoor play area, too. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, soups and chili. The Pizza Czar serves up great pizzas and desserts in the outdoor patio. 


All Aboard Diner

1510B W. 75th St., Downers Grove, Ill.

(630) 322-8960

This is a family-owned and operated restaurant that features reserved seating at the counter for food delivery via train. The menu includes burgers, salads, soups and more. The restaurant also caters to patrons with food allergies. Games, train souvenirs, an ice cream parlour, video games and more make this a great spot for little train lovers.

The Choo-Choo

600 Lee St., Des Plaines, Ill.

(847) 391-9815

This old-fashioned diner was opened in 1951 by James and Marilyn Ballowe. It features 45 seats - 27 along the tracks. Enjoy burgers, sandwiches and more.

The Junction Diner

7401 Madison St., Forest Park, Ill.

(708) 771-5276

The spot was created by Kate and Brad, parents of a train-loving boy. It includes a large interactive model train table and a huge chalk wall. The menu includes burgers, wraps, salads and pasta.


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