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Since 1995 we have been serving Buffalo Grove and surrounding communities, The Continental Restaurant remains committed to offering warm, friendly, personal service and a broad menu featuring quality food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening snacks, at affordable prices.

At breakfast, enjoy pancakes, fluffy egg or egg-white omelettes and more. When it’s time for lunch, choose from a selection of signature sandwiches and fresh-made salads. Start lunch or dinner with our original soups–including our famous chicken with matzah balls. Bring the family for dinner when they can opt for popular chicken dishes, Athenian chops, perfectly prepared fresh fish, and tasty pastas.

Our dessert and beverage selection offers diners gourmet coffees, cakes, pies and pastries, both conventional and sugar-free, as well as fine ice creams and fountain delights.

As our take out and catering options continue to grow, our promise is to continue to upgrade and search for new ways to make our restaurant your home away from home–the best family dining spot in the Northwest suburbs.

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Continental Restaurant employees (who feel like family!):

Pete Panayiotou, owner of The Continental Restaurant, welcomes you to his restaurant and treats all of his customers and his employees like family!

Both long-time and newer staff members of The Continental Restaurant echoed one another as they described why they like to work there. “Family!” they said. “Our co-workers and customers are like family.”

Both long-time and newer staff members of The Continental Restaurant echoed one another as they described why they like to work there. “Family!” they said. “Our co-workers and customers are like family.”

Marissa Palmer plans to major in pre-med or psychology. What she loves the most is: “The quick pace and the regulars. Pete is almost like a father to me. I miss him when I’m not here.”

Stacey Lepps, who is getting a master’s degree at NIU, likes working where she has loved to eat for years. She says she grew up at The Continental. “It feels like home–not my grandma’s kitchen, but close to it. The people who eat here are not just customers; they are family.”

Cook Pedro Soto says that he loves his job and enjoys preparing all items on the menu.