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O'Leary's Ale House

) #10 of 76 Restaurants in DeKalb ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Irish
260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-3229
+1 815-748-0000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“cobb salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Irish
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260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-3229
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Reviews (69)
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Great pub atmosphere. Wide range of drinks served quickly even when busy. The food is way above bar food. They ribs are very tasty and tender. The Guinness battered onion rings are ridiculously good. Whether you just want a beer and a snack or a...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I was moved to write a very unhappy review which I'm not accustomed to doing. Glenn was our server. We started with a desire for a beer. Many were beers I never had heard of which has never stopped me but when I asked for...More

Thank wendythewiseone
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We walked in and we're quickly seated. Drinks ordered fairly fast food order soon after. We wound up getting 2 salads and a flat bread. The food seemed to take awhile for what it was but the flat bread might have been slowing the order...More

Thank TheRiddleBox
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is actually a real nice place located in the heart of downtown DeKalb. Pretty much a bar / sandwich place for the college town patrons. Service was very good. The menu has a lot of choices but my diet is very restrictive to high...More

Thank HOTROD37
Reviewed 4 January 2017

When we get a chance, we love to come here for their burgers and especially the onion soup. It is so tasty. They have excellent sandwiches too. Half a Sandwich and this French onion soup is sooooo good.

Thank Bonana
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a fun place to go lots of the collage kids go and work there , food is good and the beer is very cold.

Thank Blair A
Reviewed 14 November 2016

O'Leary's Ale House, located in downtown DeKalb, is a good spot for a quick bite or drinks and dinner with friends. The food is good and the atmosphere is comfortable for all ages.

Thank okie56
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Came across this when looking for restaurants on my GPS. This was an excellent find. The food was great. Being an Irish pub we ordered the fish and chips, they were excellent. The establishment was very clean and the service was excellent. We would recommend...More

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Mac & Cheese with bacon burger ...Mac & cheese was great, bacon was crisp BUT they screwed up and served it with a frozen formed hamburger patty ...gross...also had Thia chicken flatbread with NO flavor ...disappointed

Thank clark2424
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Like many restaurants O'Learys the food can be uneven at times. They have a separate lunch and dinner menu. I enjoy the pastas most. They added chicken taco's, that I really enjoyed this last time. I have given up trying to get a Gold Cadillac...More

Thank daughterofhercules
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-3229
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb
  • Phone Number: +1 815-748-0000
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