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Al's Cafe & Creamery

43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
+1 847-742-1180
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“salmon” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
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43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been by Al's for quite some time. Tonight while on a walk on a perfectly gorgeous evening, we decided to stop by. The outdoor café seemed just right, and Wow, were we surprised! The food was terrific! Beautifully presented, plenty to eat, and...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Al’s cafe was an enjoyable outdoor patio experience with good food. Small inside seating area, extensive menu with Chicago Deli type luncheon meats and delicious breads. Service was quick. If it wasn’t for the cobbled street patio seating, I’m not sure if I would return....More

Thank Mskitty1974
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Ive been going here for years...especially for the "secret" Burn's malts that I remember as a child. Food is always fresh and delicious. A favorite place to celebrate and take guests form out of town. Always awesome!

Thank MarciaP317
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This place is tiny - but is quite the yummy little restaurant. I tell people about this place all the time. Great food - you have to check it out!

Thank LeesaChicago
Reviewed 18 June 2018

What Al's does, it does extremely well. They use quality ingredients, set an attractive plate, and use spices expertly. Service is very good, and the outside seating in the summer months is a tradition.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My son got me a gift card for Al's years ago, I was excited to try it. Couldn't be happier, great fresh food and the service is pleasant and accommodating. We find ourselves wanting to go back often.

Thank lindaC5993HA
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Been to Al's Cafe a number of times and you can't go wrong here. I have enjoyed everything I have every had here. I love the Trout. Oh yes can't forget their awesome shakes and malts. Give it a try for sure.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Al's Cafe is THE place to go if you want a sandwich and a malt. All their sandwiches, hot or cold, are delicious. My favorite, the Florentine, is like a grilled cheese with spinach and sunflower seeds. The combination of ingredients is perfect. They are...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Al's Cafe has been a required stop for me, anytime I would find myself Elgin since the early 90s! Great service, consistently delicious food and lovely ambiance. It's wonderful!

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food and service at Al's is always excellent. depending on the time of day you may have to wait for a table.

Thank Bob T
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Savannah B
28 May 2017|
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Response from Laura W | Reviewed this property |
If you are asking about their patio seating, and a lap dog or dog on a leash, you would have to call the restaurant and ask. The restaurant must comply with the ADA as it relates to service animals. Copied from... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-742-1180
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