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Al's Cafe & Creamery

43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
+1 847-742-1180
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (18 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
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Reviewed yesterday

Always great food and friendly wait staff. You can't miss with Al's. Their shakes are locally a draw. Burgers are great.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 393george
Reviewed 6 November 2018

wonderful experience great food very quaint area & historical home environment. Highly recommend for families

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lorelei L
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to go for all ages. The food is average to slightly above average. The ice cream alone is worth the trip.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BartlettDan
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Such a wonderful restaurant! It is in an old home in downtown Elgin, which is very quaint & charming. We sat upstairs and Allie was our server. She was extremely helpful and kind. The decor included a small fireplace and many shelving units with books....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank larryd6578
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The food was delicious and the menu offers a very nice variety, including ethnic interests. Al's has the best malts in the area!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ssc61851
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Al's is an institution. It's been here forever and the current owners/chef/managers provide superior, consistent service and food quality. In a charming vintage building, Al's has lots of atmosphere and character and provides a cozy setting as well as addition party space on the second...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LeesaChicago
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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