If you happen to be in the Downtown Arlington Heights area, you have to stop by Dunton House to feed your hunger. Dunton House is, according to our waitress, the oldest continuously running restaurant in the area.
When we stopped in, the staff was preparing to close; however, it was not until we were leaving that we even realized they had closed while we were dining. I only point that out because we still received excellent service. They never once rushed us or even mentioned they were closing.
In addition to the staff being super nice, the food was delicious and the portions were a good size. Matter-of-fact, both of the guests I was with took home part of their meal to finish it later.
The only regret I had was that I ordered a hamburger. Though it was good, I wish I had gone with either the Hot Roast Turkey Sandwich or the Turkey Burrito. Sometimes I go with a burger just so I do not have to decide what I want to try, but I will go back just to try some of the other items on their menu.
In terms of pricing, Dunton House is pretty average on the cost of food. It is not the cheapest food you will ever come across, but it is also not expensive at all. You get exactly what you pay for.
So, the next time you find yourself near 11 West David Street in Arlington Heights (that is between Dunton and Vail Avenues), be sure to stop by and try some down home cooking. I am certain you will not be disappointed.