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Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

) #9 of 108 Restaurants in Crystal Lake $$ - $$$ American, ,
110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433
+1 815-356-9980
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chorizo” (5 reviews)
“hush puppies” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well Dukes has one of the best beer selection in the Northwest suburbs with a constantly changing draft list and I can highly recommend stopping in for a couple. Prices and pours vary but they are all listed on their menu, as for the pricing...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We really love Dukes. Their mussels are fabulous and they do not skimp on portions of anything. Always leave with a satisfied sense.

Thank ASM129
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Took my visiting Mother-in-law here for fish fry. Never disappoints. Only place around that serves hush puppies. Great tasting corn bread batter. Great fish and portions. We all substituted the potatoe for asparagus, for a $2 up charge, bringing it to $16.00. Kind of high...More

Thank Trav_LN_now
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We went on a Saturday night, crowded. The bar service was very good, but wait staff--not so. We were helped by other staff more than our waiter. The place boasts farm to table. It was prepared well, but kind of pricey. I was not impressed....More

Thank jcmacsue
Reviewed 23 May 2017

They serve some really good food, but so snotty and rude. Would advise anyone to go anywhere else. McDonald's is more pleasant. At least they will serve you.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Went with my fiance and a few other couples and heard this musician shred the guitar!!! free entry, great drinks, and prices and awesome food... only thing was line at bar, but I'll overlook that for the music it was sick!!! A MUST GO...

Thank fatherof600
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Dukes is in a cool old building in downtown Crystal Lake. They have outdoor seating and seating on two floors inside. They have live bands at night and it's a good place for lunch or dinner. My husband loves thee burgers and hand cut fries....More

Thank mbdennis
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant in Crystal lake. Has a great selection of beers and a place for vegetarians. Close to Metra train. Entertainment on the weekends.

Thank rolla58
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good, I had a Cuban sandwich on a pretzel bun with roasted sweet potatoes. The service was slow. We waited a while for our food and our drinks.

Thank cangel1307
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Awesome Beer Selection at this bar. Food was great. Staff Service was great and quick. Overall pleased with the experience and will be returning... Must Try...

Thank marklE5542JK
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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
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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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