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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 Guesthouse restaurant offers lunch and evening dining with a forest view. The 401 Grille serves fast meals and there are a number of Starbucks coffee shops. These services are managed by Sodexo.

Bistro 213 Cafeteria

The cafeteria serves a wide variety of foods, including full plated entrees. There is a grill, sandwich counter, salad bar, and grab-and-go service.

  • Breakfast is served 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch is served 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Hot and cold beverages and snacks are available 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Starbucks Coffee Kiosk is open 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Guest House Restaurant

The Guest House restaurant is on the ground floor of Building 460. Large windows make for a scenic dining experience. The restaurant is open to Argonne employees and is available for special events, with seating for 210 people.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served Monday through Friday.
  • Breakfast served Saturday and Sunday.

401 Grille

The 401 Grille is located on the ground level of the Advance Photon Source Conference Center (follow the signs west of the APS Auditorium) and serves a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and beverages.

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch/Dinner: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Weekend Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 pm

Building 240 Concrete Café

  • Coffee Shop offers coffee, espresso, juice, soft drinks, and bakery goods
  • 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Building 201 Coffee Shop

  • Offers brewed coffee, juice, soft drinks, and bakery goods
  • 7:3010:30 a.m., Monday-Friday.

213 Starbucks

  • Offers coffee, espresso, tea and baked goods.
  • 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


    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 Café & 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