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Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

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110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433 (Railroad)
+1 815-356-9980
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome Beer Selection at this bar. Food was great. Staff Service was great and quick. Overall pleased with the experience and will be returning... Must Try...

Thank marklE5542JK
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always a great place to go. Lots of beer to choose from, and excellent food choices. There's a deck outside for warmer times of the year.

Thank S R
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Long time customer of the team at Duke's. They have done a great job of keeping the place current and updated; changing menu and focus to adapt to crowd. Its not going to please everyone but at least its not boring and predictable. Bar still could use a remake; needs more space. The dining areas, especially upstairs is great and... More 

Thank BoatLoad777
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The food was good nothing like, oh! I miss there food and I need to go back... no nothing like that. Probably bc I cook a lot my self. So if you are not like me who is into cooking that much than I think you will enjoy it.

Thank N C
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

First, I would like to retract my review of August 12th, 2015, as a lot has just changed. Next, please read AJREINa's recent review (1/9/17). IT IS SPOT ON, and I echo his hope that the owner is reading the reviews. I have very specific complaints about my visit yesterday for lunch, and returned today to discuss them with Zak,... More 

1 Thank Judy-Chuck
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The one great thing about this restaurant historically - besides its great beer menu - has been its cool food offerings. Lots of creative items with plenty of 'farm to table' and locally sourced options to keep all those hipsters and eco-conscious millennials paying the premium for quality ingredients. But lets put all that aside. Something bad happened during the... More 

3 Thank ajreina
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We love Duke's local sourcing and fairly healthy options. We have had mixed experiences with the service. It is often very slow and bit nonchalant. It can be quite noisy in the main dining room especially when there is live music. I don't like yelling over music when I am out with friends and family. We enjoyed Pub Trivia.

Thank AggyJane
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Always wanted to try this place. Great atmosphere and great beer selection. Thought the menu was very limited. My impression is they try very hard to be eclectic with moderate results. I heard a waiter say they were going back to regular menu so not sure what is up with that. All that said it is very cute and will... More 

Thank Phil B
McHenry, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Second time there tonight with my wife, who is a vegetarian. Many options for both of us, when most places have only two or three choices for her if we are lucky. Had the cuban sandwich and it was amazing. Huge beer menu and it is a neat old building. They pride themselves on being green and using local, and... More 

Thank Jeff S
Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I took a friend from out of town here for lunch, after a long break from our last visit here. We love the menu, food sounds delicious, and now that they have my favorite goat cheese salad back, it's hard to stay away. Lunch service on a Friday is busy, but we decided to give it a go for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from the Union Pacific Northwest Crystal Lake stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-356-9980
Casual gastropub featuring gourmet sandwiches and comfort food featuring locally sourced organic and sustainable foods. Over 140 different Craft Brews and Belgian Ales, 21 of which are on draft.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?