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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (21 reviews)
“beet salad” (3 reviews)
“hush puppies” (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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The outdoor seating provides a welcome opportunity to enjoy great friends, good food, and some wine. The service is typically smooth and timely. The menu offers unique and locally grown items available.

1  Thank karen c
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

First time here and it was overall a great choice. We were in Crystal Lake for an event and I decided to make a reservation for 5pm on a Saturday which I wasn't sure I needed but there was a beer festival going on in...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I had dinner at Dukes this past weekend. The food is locally sourced and tastes great! They have a very large beer selection if that's your thing. Our server was attentive and knew the menu very well. Loved the glass water bottles on the table!...More

1  Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Title says it all. Went for a business meeting, cuz of always great experiences with the food...they have an internet connection, but it doesn't work. In this day and age...won't be back for business lunches. Will be back for the food and BEER!!! Great, almost...More

1  Thank MaryAnn H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food choices. If you are looking for something a bit different, interesting menu, this is the place. If you have vegetarian friends Duke's is a great choice and is affordable. Outstanding beer menu! One of our favorite spots.

1  Thank jrheger
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend Duke's. The picture speaks for itself! The burgers, Mac and Cheese, cheese fries, and of course the beer selection are fantastic.

1  Thank Steven J
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The food is always excellent we have been to Duke's numerous times. Randy, recently moved away, and Kyle are excellent people and servers. There is one server who we try to avoid but overall excellent restaurant.

1  Thank JD P
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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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