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Blue Heron Cafe & Bar

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405 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-3041
+1 847-304-1994
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Barrington, Illinois
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204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This bar/grill is located behind the motel in Barrington off Northwest Highway. It is small and seems to have a group of regulars that frequent the place. We tried it for the Friday Night Fish Fry. The service was good and the fish fry was good. There are several TV's for sporting events. It is a very laid back, quaint... More 

Thank RPS1971
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2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

And damn good , no foo-foo , no fancy dudes. Good food ( burgers pizza) , hard drinks and lots of tv's , great joint. Place has killer juke box , darts and s killer kitchen. On top if it all it is the locals local. This is a hidden treasure

Thank Brian M
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

What a hidden gem! My 4 friends and I were in Barrington for a pleasure trip and were staying nearby. Saw good reviews and went in. The food was remarkable, drinks were generous and the locals were very friendly as was the owner. I would definitely recommend this great place to any and all of my friends!

Thank KYGrace
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

This is a bar/restaurant where everybody knows your name. There are always a few locals manning their barstools and visitor or newbies are alway welcomed. An elderly family member's failing health required our frequent visits to Barrington and the crowd at the "Heron" has offered great support during these troubling visits. The food is great too! Addie, the proprietor, works... More 

Thank langenfass
Barrington, Illinois
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Good place to get a drink, watch local sports and have a good time with friends. More a guy's place than anything else. Cannot comment about food as I have only had drinks there with buddies

Thank Lubes60
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Good Bar with suprisingly good bar food. Decent beer selection. Plenty of TVs and catch Meghan behind the bar on Mondays.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-304-1994

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