We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

€€ - €€€American, ,
110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433
+1 815-356-9980
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (37 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
“fish fry” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (220)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locally sourced, with limited menu. It’s a place without cents on the menu. For lunch, not many items under $15. Portions are big. Almost everybody in our party had leftovers. Food tasted good, not great.

Thank Shephusky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in an old hotel building across from the train station ... once the site of the local general store....Duke's is now a two-story, eco-conscious gastropub. Front-of-the-house manager, Liz, stopped by our table to make sure everything was going well. I had nothing but praise...More

Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

In our party of 8 ordering a selection of items from the menu, not one of us rated the food above a C. Apple pizza sounded intriguing but had a tough crust. The pretzel appetizers and burgers had little taste, and on and on. The...More

Thank meSGtwo
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

My friends and I spent five hours there. I had a pizza with pear and Gouda cheese and walnuts that was excellent. She had the salmon. We both ordered a glass of wine and were able to enjoy it without any kind of a time...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Met a co-worker here for dinner. The wine and beer list is extensive and has something for everyone. My friend had the beet salad and loved it. I had the Alehouse salad with salmon and it was delicious! Very modern and it a great part...More

Thank brookeb2704
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We ate at the bar a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was really good. Their beer selection is always excellent.

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Pleasant servers, bright and clean inside and great patio and a Grain Bowl on the menu that is just outstanding. Filling and healthy! Also good beer choices when you just need to have one. This has become my go to spot when having meetings in...More

Thank JeffR21
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We were headed up to the Auto Museum in Volo, and got hungry so we picked this place at random. Good pick! We ordered our lunch - we each ordered a bison burger. I had mine with Garlic Parmesan french fries, which were very tasty....More

Thank AvWriter
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Just before my friend and I arrived at Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen for lunch I told her, "I really want a good salad. But I'm craving salmon, too." Without batting an eye, our server had salmon grilled and added to the top of my salad....More

Thank lauriebuchanan
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. I've been here a couple of times. The fried goat cheese salad with grilled salmon is so good, paired with a glass of prosecco. Perfect brunch or lunch. If you like burgers, the Bison burger is juicy, and delicious. Wait...More

Thank Cindy J
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Crystal Lake
Super 8 by Wyndham Crystal Lake
171 reviews
2.17 km away
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Crystal Lake, IL
270 reviews
2.32 km away
Comfort Inn
112 reviews
2.39 km away
Holiday Inn Chicago Nw Crystal Lk Conv Ctr
307 reviews
3.69 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Benedict's La Strata
227 reviews
.27 km away
Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria
184 reviews
.13 km away
da Baffone Cucina Italiana
164 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Veteran Acres Park
27 reviews
.91 km away
Finn McCool's Crystal Lake
8 reviews
.15 km away
Crystal Lake Brewing
55 reviews
.21 km away
Raue Center for the Arts
36 reviews
.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 November 2017|
Response from MaryAnn H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do
Improve this listing

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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing