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Emmett's Ale House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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110 N Brockway St, Palatine, IL 60067-5063
+1 847-359-1533
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went looking for a restaurant specifically in Palatine. Took a chance, 25 minute wait, hostess offered water while waiting. Once seated, waitress was very attentive and food came in a reasonable time with how busy they were. If in the area, would go there again.

Thank Carol B
Reno, Nevada
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group had the slider trio and the fish tacos (with beer battered cod). All were excellent and the portions were big. Great service as well.

Thank Ilogjr
Naperville, Illinois
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food is pretty good and the atmosphere is pretty nice. The menu is relatively extensive with a lot of non-typical bar food. It's a great place to go. My only complaint is that they never have enough staff to handle the crowd. The waitresses are all very nice, but they are running around like chickens with their heads cut... More 

Thank Charlie M
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were welcomed by a waitress who had taken care of us outside. She was very friendly and welcoming We ordered seafood and my husband ordered the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly.Our friends Prime rib was a bit undercooked, but our waitress was eager to take it back. She was always very attentive to or beers, etc. We ordered... More 

Thank frenchkuff54
Palatine, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I had the pork chops and was very impressed. My wife ate all of her filet done medium rear. We also enjoyed an apple strudel for dessert with ice cream. It was great. Our server was excellent.

Thank David A
Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Better food and larger beer variety than the ballydoyles across the street. Come here instead, the service is better and so is the beer. The American stout was a big hit for me but even better was a cask conditioned imperial stout i had, the name escapes me but I was impressed by the breweries adventurous nature to brew a... More 

Thank Michal F
Palatine, Illinois
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Emmett's is definitely a nice fancy brewery. The beers can be a hit or miss for me. There will be at least one good beer that you'll like. The food is not very vegan friendly, vegetarians would do fine. If you want a place with ambiance, it's definitely classy. A bit on the expensive side but not horribly expensive. Definitely... More 

Thank ErinGoBailey
Dublin, Ireland
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were with a private party in a separate dining space so we can't really comment on the regular pub food. The food we were served was nice. Our hosts had expected the baked ham to be carved "off the bone". Instead the ham was carved from what looked like a "formed roll", tasty enough but visually uninspiring. We did... More 

Thank dcregan
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I went here with 3 other people on a Saturday night so it was fairly busy but we didn't have to wait long. The table they say the 4 of us at was a round high top which was much too small. Our server was nice and I could tell she was trying, but she was slow and kept messing... More 

Thank HeadsUp4u
Manila, Philippines
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Different beers rotate. I like the Oktoberfest beer but that will be rotated out soon Really good food and nice selection of unusual menu items

Thank dksto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 N Brockway St, Palatine, IL 60067-5063
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-359-1533

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