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Al's Cafe & Creamery

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43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
+1 847-742-1180
11:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Elgin, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a quaint place with great food! Wait staff is courteous and friendly. The food us quite delicious. You can eat inside or outside.

Thank J332015
Elgin, IL
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great restaurant and wonderful ice cream! Love to lunch there, indoors or out. Hearty, tasty sandwiches and big servings. Nice people. Highly recommend.

Thank gntraveler8
Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Al's has very good food. The outside eating area is so nice in summer.They are especially known for their wonderful malts. It is the recipe from the old Burns pharmacy on the west side of Elgin.

Thank Susan M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have always enjoyed Al's. It's a charming spot with good food and ice cream. On a summer evening esting outside is lovely.

Thank ElginJeanne
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

There is no ice cream shake like Al's. Made with real ice cream and milk, no other like it! Add a little topping and it is fantastic! Food is also good here!

Thank Ann P
Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have visited this restaurant a number of times, and have always been happy with the food, the service, and the eclectic antique ambience of the restaurant. It has a very nice menu with variety. There are healthy and tasty options, light or big, American or kinda European. There is an outdoors section where we dine when it is good... More 

Thank Leonared K
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My friend's and I were cafe-hopping one Saturday evening on a coffee binge, and this was our second stop. Upon seeing their extensive menu, we decided to try some of the desserts which were delicious!

Thank Lhaz
Darien, Illinois
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242 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Came to Al's Cafe for a business meeting. Sat up stairs and reminds me of the European culture. Had the Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich and a Vanilla Pineapple Shake which was to die for. I will come again!

Thank AviatorMat
Bartlett, Illinois
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221 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This place has been around for a long time. Outside seating weather permitting. Food is very good, prices reasonable. Shakes are the best!! You have to split one with a friend as they are very thick and filling. No room for food if you get your own. Love this place.

Thank tweety874
Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The meals we all had were great as usual, the service was spot on, the atmosphere is cozy and very homey. Al's is the place where we are able to purchase the best malts anywhere. In addition, the owners always come over and greet us when we visit the restaurant.

Thank haefligers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-742-1180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?