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Twins Tavern

Bar, American, Pub
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1028 S 4th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115
+1 815-756-9604
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We met some friends for a birthday celebration lunch. We all ordered something different and all enjoyed the meal. Good food....GREAT service!

Thank cornfields
DeKalb, Illinois
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Typical neighborhood tavern with food. Wednesday night is spaghetti night and the 'all you can eat' option is most popular.

Thank stevenjohnson2016
DeKalb, Illinois
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The menu is general pub fare, much fried and grilled like burgers and fries. Over the years they have expanded the sandwich menu so everyone can find something to enjoy. Prices are reasonable and food is good quality. Friday fish fry is always busy but worth the wait for fried fish usually 5 different variety of fish. My personal favorite... More 

Thank Beth P
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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237 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Always have to eat here whenever we're in town. Twins is where I was introduced to the Gyro sandwich many, many years ago. Another favorite is their Italian beef sandwich--YUM! We live in SC and no restaurant knows what an Italian beef sandwich is! Twins would make a killing if they relocated to our area! (Hint, hint!) Myrtle Beach, to... More 

Thank Kathy W
DeKalb, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

You don't come here for the food so much as for the ambience; it is a real neighborhood bar, friends meet here, push tables together, and drink and eat. birthdays and holidays are celebrated. it is an everyone welcome bar, from families with chldren to seniors, townies and gownies. But it does have some special dishes, we especially like the... More 

Thank Irene R
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat in DeKalb. We each had something different. Beef brisket, Italian beef, and broasted chicken and it was delicious. If you have never been there, you should give the place a try.

Thank M B
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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366 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you like the bar & grill scene sans college kids, this place is for you. Located on the South side of DeKalb, you will find video games, TV good food and drinks.

Thank Michael H
Sycamore, Illinois
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217 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Twins is a local institution. I go there for the Pot Roast sandwich. It reminds me of my mother's pot roast for Sunday dinner. I usually have them hold the cheese that usually comes standard. Draft beer prices are very good--especially if you drink standard American beer.

Thank Mamiya7
Sherwood Park, Canada
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223 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

In town for business on a factory tour. The host took us to Twins Tavern, a local favorite. He recommended the pulled pork on a pretzel bun. Very tasty. Soft bun. A great recommendation. Others had the philly steak, and the daily special of meatball sandwich. All passed with flying colors. Great service. It's nice to see small town America... More 

Thank Ed K
Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Been to this great local hang out many times. Always crowded with farmers, business people and long time area residents. The pot roast sandwich is great. Comfort food is their specialty, game room that no one seems to use for other than eating in, popcorn on the table and a bar that runs across the length of the restaurant is... More 

Thank nhigdon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 S 4th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb
  • Phone Number: +1 815-756-9604

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?