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Argonne National Laboratory

Dining Options

Where to eat at Argonne and in the surrounding area

For those of you staying at or near Argonne, there is a range of dining options available on site and in the surrounding area.

Argonne has a cafeteria serving breakfast and lunch which includes flexible meeting and working spaces. The Argonne Guest House restaurant offers dining with a forest view. The 401 Grille serves fast meals and there are a number of Starbucks coffee shops. 

Building 213 Cafeteria (Bistro 213)

A chef-led, privately owned company headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, with 41 years of food service experience, Taher operates the Building 213 Cafeteria (Bistro 213).

Weekly Menus, Info on Taher’s Food4Life App, and More

Whether you’re in search of a refreshing salad or a comforting hot meal, Taher’s team will provide an unforgettable dining experience, including an onsite chef preparing food from fresh ingredients daily, healthy menu options, and gourmet grab-n-go offering an array of salads, sandwiches, and wraps, perfectly crafted for your convenience.

Hours of Operation
  • Monday -Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (note earlier closing time)
  • Hot Breakfast: 7:00 -10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. (1:00 p.m. on Friday)
  • Starbucks: 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (1:00 p.m. on Friday)

Argonne Guest House Restaurant and 401 Grille

Sodexo provides food service, catering, and hotel management for Argonne and operates the Argonne Guest House Restaurant and the 401 Grille.

401 Grille
  • Monday- Friday: 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Argonne Guest House Restaurant
  • Breakfast: Service provided based on hotel occupancy.
  • Buffet Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
  • Dinner and Lounge: Service provided based on hotel occupancy.
  • Menus and catering information


    Where to eat in the surrounding area

    A large number of dining options can be found within a few minutes’ drive. These establishments are provided as a sample of the variety of restaurants nearby and are not endorsed by the laboratory.

    Matty’s Family Restaurant & Pancake House

    Family-owned restaurant turning out traditional breakfast and lunch fare in a comfortable setting.
    10S642 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527

    Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets

    Serves barbecue, plus some Mexican and Cajun-Creole dishes, in a casual environment.
    8025 Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561

    Chiba Japanese Restaurant

    Casual Japanese dining offering standards such as sushi and hibachi dinners.
    7533 S Cass Ave unit a & b, Darien, IL 60561

    Home Run Inn Pizza

    Old-school local chain serving an assortment of pizzas, pastas and burgers.
    7521 Lemont Rd, Darien, IL 60561

    Portillo’s Hot Dogs

    Chicago-born chain for hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches and more, plus beer and wine, in a retro atmosphere.
    7195 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527

    Chinese Kitchen

    Small eatery serving traditional Chinese favorites for dining in, to take out or for delivery.
    6551 S Cass Ave # M, Westmont, IL 60559