Front Row Seats and Quality Food at 2Toots Train Whistle Grill

2Toots Train Whistle Grill is an old favorite of ours and we’re so excited to introduce them as the newest Kidlist sponsor. Your kids will have front row seats as Lionel electric trains deliver your meals! 2Toots not only cares about a fun experience for your family, they serve quality food too. With locations in Naperville, Glen Ellyn, and Bartlett, you won’t have to travel far for a good time. We love this train restaurant!

The first 2Toots opened before my son was born and it didn’t take him long to get into trains… we had so much fun going to 2Toots, enjoying a great meal, and marveling at the trains running around the track. It was incredibly fun to see his eyes wide in anticipation! So it was endearing to hear that lifelong friends Dale Eisenberg and Mike Ventre started the restaurant to create an environment that fostered family connectivity. They succeeded!

2Toots Menu

At 2Toots, you can expect classic favorites like burgers and sandwiches, but they take it a step further with 100% grass-fed beef for the burgers, hot dogs, and chili along with old-fashioned crinkle cut fries, hand-dipped milkshakes, and homemade desserts. They also have gluten-free options for their buns, cookies, burgers, and hot dogs, and serve organic milk.

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They are happy to make accommodations for those with special dietary needs. If your child has allergies, you are welcome to bring their own food and if it’s train appropriate and safe to do so, they will even send it out with everyone else’s meal so they can join in on the fun for no extra charge! Please note that they are not a nut-free facility as they serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and have walnuts in the brownies. Click here to view their full menu.

Nostalgic Ambiance

Bright red counter stools and booths along with Boomerang Formica countertops take you back to a 1950s dime store or soda fountain. The walls are covered with framed pictures of trains and large display cases are full of old vintage electric trains. To add to the fun there’s an authentic 1950s horse ride complete with real leather reins and saddle for your kids to enjoy.

2Toots is the only train restaurant that uses two Lionel electric trains to deliver meals to every seat, so no one sits away from the fun! There’s no need to bring anything to keep your kids occupied while waiting for your food because they will be completely enthralled by the non-stop action of trains running around the track!

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Birthday Parties at 2Toots

2Toots has plenty of room for your next party! The Naperville and Bartlett locations have the most room for walk-in parties, but all three locations (Glen Ellyn, Naperville, and Bartlett) have the ability to accommodate most any size party. You only pay for the meals that are ordered. There is no minimum charge, which makes it a great party option for groups of any size!

Reservations are limited, so contact them at or call individual locations for more information.

Sign up for the 2Toots Birthday Club (for kids 12 and under) either in store or online and they will send your child a Birthday card for a kids meal and a “Trainwhistle” cupcake, all delivered by train and accompanied by a special Happy Birthday song. We love receiving that in the mail!

Looks at these cuties all dressed for the occasion! I found affordable child-sized train conductor hats on Amazon if your kids are interested in living the train-lovers dream:

Don’t forget to tag @kidlist and @2tootstrainwhistlegrill the next time you go!

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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