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Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433
+1 815-356-9980
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (22 reviews)
“beet salad” (3 reviews)
“falafel” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433
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Reviewed yesterday

Duke's usually is really good but our last meal wan't. Service was below average: Our food took a long time. Tables ordered food at least ten minutes after us and received their food 10 minutes before us. Our server was attentive in the beginning and...More

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Duke’s Alehouse has a fresh new look! We like it because it is modern and trendy, but the hometown atmosphere is still here. The Friday night special (scallops) was really SPECIAL, and my wife loved her old favorite -grass fed beef burger. The wait staff...More

1  Thank Fred N
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to go with friends. Great selection of craft beers, service was great as well as the food.

1  Thank Tina E
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Our favorite place in the NW burbs, we drive out from Barrington just to go here. Catch them on the right night and you'll get dinner and a show!

1  Thank Matt M
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Dukes is the best all-around restaurant in Crystal Lake. Their menu changes seasonally to offer patrons fresh produce to accompany upscale American staples like burgers and fries to vegan options like falafel and roasted vegetables. It does not matter what time of day you visit,...More

1  Thank RJ M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

What started out as just a quick bite to eat, escalated quickly into a group outing with friends and karaoke. Well worth it, and a definite repeat coming soon!

1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Duke's takes great pride in the provenance of their food. I love the unique items on their menu! Plus they have a fantastic bar with a lot of local and craft Brews to choose from. Live music is always a benefit on the weekend!

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Duke's has the best beer selections in the area. It's a constantly rotating set of draft beers. A great variety of choices too. The food is always really good and varied selection of dishes also.

1  Thank Todd C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Popular even on a Sunday evening, great place to meet with friends. Waited 40 minutes, but great bar service while we waited. Charlie was our efficient and helpful and cheerful waiter. Standard burgers, sandwiches and salads were all good. They were out of salmon that...More

2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Since Duke's changed its menu, increased its prices, and have adopted a rather snobby wait staff, we've decreased our dining at Duke's; even the local and organic food sources aren't enough of a draw to get us back in. We liked the bar and outside...More

1  Thank Calmac3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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