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Captains Cove

) #60 of 83 Restaurants in Ottawa American, ,
1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
+1 815-434-0881
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
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American, Bar, Pub
1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Out riding motorcycle and stumbled across this restaurant. The location on the river is good and nice views. The staff was friendly, just a little slow. But they were busy when we were there. The food was just average.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great burgers and chicken and fish. Seat yourself out on the enclosed balcony overlooking the river.

Thank smarcellis2017
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This little gem is a great place to have a meal when you are visiting Starved Rock. We come for the grouper but have enjoyed many of the appetizers.

Thank Jose H
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Went here at rec of the b and b owners and were really excited to have dinner this lovely evening on the river. Drove all the way out to find them closed. No note on the door. Hours on the brochure said open 7 days...More

Thank whitsend123
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. We hadn't been in a couple years. They were somewhat busy but there were many open tables. We were seated right away. It was overcast and chilly. Most people were seated inside not on the screened in...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoy driving to this place. They have a good BLT and a yummy soup and salad bar. Prices are reasonable and service is good. Fun to eat out on their screened porch. We will definitely be going back. Especially enjoy their...More

Thank TravellingIsFun2015
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We were there yesterday on the way to Starve Rock Lock along the Illinois River, we go there about every 2 weeks, I enjoy the Salad Bar, watch the towboats go by on the way to and from the locks, my wife goes with me...More

Thank ASM997
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We ordered the fried mushroom appetizer and the mushrooms were HUGE! I had a Texas BLT which was very good. My husband had the pork tenderloin which was a little disappointing. It needed a unique sauce to perk it up. Our waitress was very friendly...More

Thank kdm11559
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The fare here is rather standard and the prices fair. Perhaps more than anything else is the view afforded of the Illinois River. You can select to eat inside or, on nice days, within a screened in porch. Barges and smaller boat traffic often pass...More

Thank Shanny53
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My wife and I were looking for a family restaurant on the river and behold we found one! We felt like we were in Florida minus the beach but add the river. Had the Mahi Mahi and it was the best that I have had...More

Thank David0308
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-434-0881
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