Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Rd, Willowbrook, Illinois 60527 USA

633 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Sat 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Wifi
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“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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Susie R.

GREAT service!! The famous fried chicken is good, but their French fries are even better! Caution: the chicken and fries are extremely hot and they stay that way for a while. Also, we... Read more

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Eric B.

This nostalgic Route 66 icon is a throwback to the 1940s. Known for traditional fried chicken dinners, they've expanded their menu over the years and they currently offer a weekday lunch buffet. I... Read more

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Steve B.

I'm a Local, a Country Kitchen, Red Lantern, Johnny's 86 Local. I grew up here Let's give this place it's due and place in history. The Chicken Basket has been on Frontage Rd forever, a mighty... Read more

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Rd
Willowbrook, Illinois
60527 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Waitstaff
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