The Flight Deck Bar & Grill
The Flight Deck Bar & Grill

The Flight Deck Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flightdeckbar.com/
  • Phone: 8155613664x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am during the summer


    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm


    Bar: Sunday until 11:00pm, Monday - Wednesday until 1:00am, Friday - Saturday until 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Darian Shelton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering offerings and pricing are available upon request
  • Entertainment: Live music weekly
  • Special Events: We can host private events up to 500 people. With our team of professional event planners, our team of culinary experts, and our customer service experts, there's nothing we can't handle.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-88 & Hwy 251
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot on-site. Valet service can be made available for parties in excess of 250 people.
A word from The Flight Deck Bar & Grill
The Flight Deck Bar & Grill at CSC is a unique dining venue offering guests a diverse menu with amazing service while enjoying the skydiving and aviation activities of Chicagoland Skydiving Center. With our open air design and the Flight Deck Beer Garden, you can be in the action without actually jumping out of a perfectly good airplane!
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The Flight Deck Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
62% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (12)great for outdoor dining (11)great for lunch (8)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (6)fit for foodies (5)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (5)special occasion (4)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food at best was bland. We ordered fried pickles and onion rings for appetizers. Those were good, but real greasy (even though their deep fried). I ordered the house steak (sirloin) on special Saturday. Didnt have flavor. My wife ordered a bacon chicken burger and she said it was ok, but would probably not order it again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good option in the area
    LookUpward
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    First time here, a favorite for locals and private pilots stopping in for a bite. Salad was good sized for a lunch option, fresh greens were crispy and not overly dressed. Grilled chicken on top of salad was dry and burnt past the point being charred. May be just a seasonal issue, but the place was swarming with flies (and not the skydivers who give a fun uniqueness to this place.) Service was attentive and friendly, kept our tea and water glasses filled. Lunch salads for 2 and non-alcoholic beverages just over $20, so not a cheap meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay for what we wanted
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Took the grandkids there so they could see the sky divers... food was okay and watching was great for the kids but the service was very slow... I noted 3 other tables waiting for their bill so they could leave while there was a line to be seated. More help needed
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jumperwatcher
    jumperwatcher
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Greeted by a very friendly waitress. Took care of all our needs. Food was as expected from friends recommendation. Watching skydivers was the highlight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was a little skeptical about going there due to some negative reviews regarding bad service, lost reservations, etc. However, I had a great experience. My online reservation worked perfectly, the food was good and the scenery out the big windows was awesome. My only complaint was that the chips were stale. I will definitely go back next time I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flight Deck.. a must visit
    Food4menu
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is a must visit. Food is great. Atmosphere is unique and fun. The service is pretty decent. Fun for all ages and all walks of life. I figured it was going to be atmosphere of adrenaline junkies... much to my surprise on the contrary. Found a lot of older folks who could appreciate a nice atmosphere with good food. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique & lively with great views!
    Negril
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I am a pilot- and flew in from Chicago (just a quick 1/2 hour flight!) to enjoy a sunset dinner with my husband in a unique setting. The food was great and tasty, service was prompt and friendly, and the crowd was lively and fun. Live music was playing out on the patio, with sky-divers flying overhead, ultralights buzzing by- a fun yet relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a dinner sunset, then fly back out to Chicago. We had the Signature Wings, a Cooper Burger, and the Hop-n-Pop Garlic Chicken. All excellent and flavorful choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow & Rude
    NeverAgain
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We arrived at the Flight Deck and the rude hostess had no record of our reservation even though I had an email confirmation. We were seated about 25 minutes late. Our waitress was very nice, the only one there that was. When we asked the hostess going by for a kids menu her rude first response was, we don't have one and when telling her we saw one on the website she said, we don't have it printed just tell your waitress what you want. So rude! We waited over an hour for food that was average at best. We were overcharged on our bill and no manager in sight to fix it. All in all it was great to see skydivers but not worth the 3 hours lunch took nor the rudeness of the hostess!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rochelle Restaurant
    KMaze
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was a mid-way destination choice to meet friends at dinner and Rochelle has limited venues to do this. On recommendation of the waiter, my husband and I both had the Reuben sandwich, one with Parmesan chips and the other with onion rings. We both felt the sandwich was salty and of average quality. Neither the onion rings nor the chips were exceptional. It was entertaining to watch the skydivers, but the booths are placed so that our backs were to this. Music was loud, but the waiter managed to get it turned down. Then the place filled up & got noisy again. We might return, just because of the location, but it won't be for the food. I would try something different. The menu is quite varied.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun watching landings
    tlfireman
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Fun to watch skydivers landing. Unique experience Good vibe and friendly wait staff. Food was ok at best. Pretty presentation but with not a lot of taste
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service? What service?
    Joolzu
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is awesome, but the service....OMG! If you are going for lunch or dinner at least on the weekend, be prepared to spend at least 2 hours there. I was with a party of 8 and we were there almost 3 hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 19 reviews are from the The Flight Deck Bar & Grill reviews archive.
  • so fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I love this place The servers are great the food is delicious and price friendly. I have never had a negative experience there and I have been many many times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unique dining experience
    Flyguy72
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Good food, attentive staff, unique ambiance! Enjoy the aviation memorabilia and skydiving photos while mulling over the variety of food choices. Located at the Rochelle-Kuritz airport, we flew in for brunch and had a great time! Give it a try...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We have been there with small groups, as a couple and with a group of 38 people. Every experience there has been wonderful and everyone we have brought there thought it was a great place. The food has always been delicious and well presented. The staff has always been friendly and efficient! We are always thrilled to be able to take friends to such a great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    Dixie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Was at Flight Deck for a private party back in December 2012 and everything was fabulous. The manager at that time did a wonderful job. Friday night's dinner was good but it was way too noisy. The guy singing was okay but not great. He was way too loud for such a small area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wasn't all that fond of
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I wasn't all that fond of the entreee which I chose but that was probably my fault. I just didn't like bbq chicken on a flat bread pizza. However, they walked around with chocolate covered strawberries after dinner and they were ti die for!! My mouth is watering as I write about them.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First Impression ... Bittersweet!
    ShelinIL
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    This reservation got off to a very slow start with poor service, the switch of servers and too much information provided by the staff including the fact that there was only one bartender. If you don't mind waiting for your first round of beverages for 30 minutes and your mediocre dinner for over an hour and half, then this is the place for you. The comp'd round of drinks weren't what this party was looking for. The Open Table email reminder and missed calls and voicemail by The Flight Deck host, Tyler, on the 17th were frustrating given the successful reservation change days prior. The bright side was the backdrop and the music. Hesitant to refer, but maybe just maybe time and the buzz about new management will help.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    1sttimers
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    The service was slow. We had to wait for our reservations. The waitress forgot food and drinks. Our tickets were wring but we just figured that out between us. Loved sitting outside and watching the jumps and the kids have fun with volleyball.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i thought the food was good,
    jpsp
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    i thought the food was good, and priced ok. i like the idea of a restaurant at the airport, with a deck to view planes landing and taking off. however, we ate inside the restaurant the night we visited (too cold to eat outside) and it was extremely noisy. it was very loud, to the point you had to raise your voice to communicate. probably ok if your twenty somethings, but not so good if your 50 something. next time i might try durning the week, instead of staturday night, to see if it is a little calmer
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed.
    reservations42
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Even with our reservation, we were put at a table directly in the sun. When I explained to the manager how this would not be a suitable seat for us, he was VERY rude and exclaimed "Look around! I have nothing else!!". So my guest and I were very warm and my guest had the sun in his eyes through our whole dinner. The food was excellent though. The experience, not so much.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Stop!
    FlyNDine
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Flew up for dinner on the fourth, service was quick and the food was good. An all around positive and energetic atmosphere. I will most definitely be in again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I made reservations a week
    dentaldiva
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    I made reservations a week ahead, and they didn't have the table ready. And seemed surprised we were there. We were lucky they had one table left that would seat 7 people. It is a shame we had to wait for everything. It made us late getting back to work.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attended Easter brunch, so
    OpenTablersince1995
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Attended Easter brunch, so we did not eat from the regular menu. The cool weather and overcast sky meant no one was jumping, which was a draw to bring us to the restaurant. Without the skydivers, this was just an average bar with average food. We will probably not return, although our meal was adequate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food was good, but our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    the food was good, but our appetizer order got lost and we had to sit waiting while other tables around us got their meals when we had arrived before them....
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love It!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    This is our favorite restaurant in the Rochelle area. We have friends that like it so much they come from Yorkville to dine at the Flight Deck. Very friendly and accommodating staff, the food is fabulous. I highly recommend The Flight Deck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food! Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Really good food! Service was fast. Waitress was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we love this place...have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    we love this place...have gone several times and never been disappointed...the food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our table was ready. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Our table was ready. Great service. Delicious food. The open kitchen look. Looking forward to nice weather when we can sit outside and watch the skydivers land and being open for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual, a great meal and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    As usual, a great meal and a waitress that really hustled to keep us happy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flying High over the Flight Deck!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    i've only eaten dinner one time so far, but i plan to bring a group of friends, and more family. really love the place! your menu size and variations looked perfect and i can't wait to try more! The waitress was friendly and checked on us often, but not too much! I have been recommending the Flight Deck to everyone I know! Thanks for coming to Rochelle!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate