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Durty Nellies Pub

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American, Bar, Pub
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180 N Smith St, Palatine, IL 60067-2401
+1 847-358-9150
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Boy Band Review and they were very good and entertaining. It was pretty crowded but the bartenders were very attentive. However, for $8.00 mixed drinks, you should at least get an average sized cup. I'm sure it sells more drinks but it totally sucks. We didn't try the food but heard it was decent. Parking in... More 

Thank Tierandy
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar is open until 3:00am and the kitchen closes at 10 pm. No bar menu. Rude staff and not well trained in customer service.

Thank aemb1955
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it is family, couples or girl's night out...Durty Nellie gives us great food with atmosphere. One doesn't have to go on a Fri night with bands to enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Janet H
Palatine, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We dine and imbibe here frequently. The menu is mainly bar food, but it is very well prepared and certainly ample. The beer list is expansive and ever-changing. Most importantly, the restaurant/bar is really friendly, cozy and warm, like a real neighborhood pub. The owners Mark and Jim frequently stop by at the table to talk with you and thank... More 

Thank jim1049
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Decent food and service. Management ever-present and seems to care. Menu seems to have had healthier (salmon, etc.) choices that they don't have any more. Great tap beer selections.

Thank daryl l
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Many Palatine natives consider Durty Nellies as a local institution. It's a nice place, great service, extensive entertainment schedule, excellent food.

Thank Bill D
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have been going to Dirty Nelly's since I have been old enough to drink and 30 years later I would say this is a place more for the younger crowd than for us middle age couples who want to grab dinner and couple of beers. Food is pretty good and beer selection is above average. Great place if you... More 

Thank Bsch2
Saint Charles, Illinois
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I usually like to keep my post light even if the service was not the best but honestly it was just bad service. I made reservations at 11am on a Friday for that evening right before a show we were going to see. When I called the conversation was very odd and made me question if I had even made... More 

Thank Shannon W
Portland, Oregon
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291 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Saw Tony Ocean show on a Saturday. Not too busy. Good burgers and Mac & Cheese. Scotch egg was also nice. Wine list was adequate.

Thank AnnElizabeth97123
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We saw Run Forrest Run (90s) and Spazmatics (80s) cover bands. It was moderately crowded. Easy to get a drink at the bar in the "stage" room. Was moderately cold early but likely intentional for when it gets crowded/hot. Accoutics sounded great for the 90s band. Too loud on the instruments for the 80s, which I have to attribute to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 N Smith St, Palatine, IL 60067-2401
  • Public Transportation: Metra Palatine Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-358-9150

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