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Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

4.5
1440 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Spicy
Using the freshest and highest quality ingredients and starting from
scratch are the only ways to authentically prepare Asian cuisine.
At Big Bowl, we make our own curries and roast our own chilies
and spices, which are ground daily to prepare a variety of our
signature dishes. Our menu features Chinese favorites like Kung
Pao Chicken, Prime Beef & Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Pineapple
Shrimp and Slow Roasted Barbecue Pork Fried Rice, along with
Thai specialties like Panang Curry Chicken, Vegetable & Tofu Pad
Thai and Red Hot Pepper Chicken Noodles. Whether its sweet or
spicy, rice or noodles, Chinese or Thai that you are craving, our
menu has it all.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Thai
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 808-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We offer a semi-private dining area that seats up to 45 people. Please contact Laura or Grace to discuss availability and menu options at 312-589-7001 or via email at bigbowlparties@leye.com.
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Private party contact
Laura Nessel & Grace Terzakis: (312) 589-7001
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Catering
We offer party platters and group share menu to go for carryout and delivery. Please ask to speak with a manager and they will be happy to assist.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Millwaukee Ave and Aptakisic
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Parking details
We have a shared lot and we offer valet for $4.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Big Bowl. We will be open from 11:15am – 9:00pm, serving our regular menus, in addition to daily specials. Reservations are recommended.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1440 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I love the food at Big Bowl. But tonight on two different occasions there where children eating dinner at the bar, and I feel that is highly inappropriate considering it’s illegal in the state of Illinois for minors to be sitting at a bar. Big Bowl needs to fix this problem now or we will NOT come back!!?

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The food and service were good. The server although very busy was attentive

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We always enjoy Big Bowl with our friends! The food is outstanding! It is pretty noisy though.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fine. Always good.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good place to have a meal without alcohol. With an appetizer, you can also share an entree if you wish. Great happy hour with 1/2 price appetizers.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Forgot to make my food, took 2 1/2 hours to eat stir fry. Food was terrible.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a great dinner and very good service too. I love that I have choices on the Gluten Free menu.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I like the fact that we can pic our stir fry options and get it done on time and its healthy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food and service. Like the mix and match available at back of menu. Recommend reservations, can be very busy on weekends.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Another great meal at Big Bowl. Shrimp pad Thai and seven flavor chicken are our go to meals. Service tonight was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Even though I specified it was our Anniversary when I made the reservation, it was never mentioned or acknowledged

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Birthday
Service was good and quick food was good

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food to value ratio was off.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Overall 4-Star.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had a very nice time. The food was very good. Nice place for a break in a busy work day!
It was a bit loud for conversation.
At the end, our server, who was really very attentive at the beginning, was a little stretched.
Full house of customers ordering off menu, instead of going up and getting wok type service.
All in all very good.
Thanks for the good time!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good service, there's just better local Thai food at a better price available.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good food choiced

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food was amazing! I always have a good experience when I’m there!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We had an anniversary dinner here and the special just so happened to be half-price bottles of wine which we definitely took advantage of! Great service, delicious food. They even gave us warm towelettes with our Thai chili wings. To top it off, we received a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. We will definitely be visiting again!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We eat here often. Most of the time food is great so that's why we keep coming back.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The experience at this Big Bowl is more of a hectic, crowded, loud feel than the other locations. The restaurant itself has a larger amount of seating and the surrounding neighborhoods and business district definitely feed the demand. If you are looking for decent food with excellent waitstaff then this is a good place to go but it isn't the typical Big Bowl experience .

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place and reasonable price wise.
However, the noise level is unpleasant.
Need earplugs.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went with group. Made my reservation through the app. I was called the day of my reservation to confirm and asked if I had any special needs eg. highchair. I arrived 5 minutes prior to my reservation and sat down immediately. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Everything great as always

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Antonio was a really nice and friendly waiter. He was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Was great as usual

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We really like their food. Their staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I made a reservation for an early dinner at 5pm, knowing it would be very crowded later. We came to Lincolnshire location because we liked the food there. However, we were seated this time at the very first table behind the hostess stand when the restaurant was mostly empty. Cold air comes in and I had to wear my coat throughout
our meal. We had our two grandsons with us. They were complaining about the cold air too.

We were very pleased with our server who was attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

One of our favorite places for “date night”. The service was great, attentive but not pushy, quick but not rushed at all. Lots of delicious dinner options.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Business meeting, we all enjoyed the menu choices, the food was fresh/hot. Our waiter was friendly and explained the dishes and menu very well.

Thank you,

Definitely will be back..

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Just a very good place for variety of items

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great experience-- our server Derek had a great sense of humor and made it a fun meal! Hadn't been to the Big Bowl in years! Food was very good!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It is always good

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was great! Service was out of this world!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First time there. Liked it but would not go out of my way to go there.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always great

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Never a bad meal. Better to go early. Frequent fairly regularly

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great food exceptional service and a wonderful neighborhood gem

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Always like the food here, but the portions for the entrees are getting smaller and smaller. Just sayin.........

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