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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%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (18 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been to Al's in several months until today. My daughter and I stopped in for a late lunch after visiting Escapade 360 here in Elgin (awesome escape rooms). As usual, the service, ambience, and food was great. This is a local sandwich shop/ice cream...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Tucked on the corner near the lovely landscaped Fox River, this local favorite ice cream parlor, disguising as a sandwich shop, offered out-of-this world Rueben and Tuna melts as an "appettizer," to terrific thick shakes and malts.. Take home the macadamia nut cookie. Mom couldn't...More

Thank Vance d
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The establishment takes you back to the soda shop days. Really unique and beautiful setting. Servings are plenty. Food tastes great and don’t leave without ordering dessert. This place is also fun to drop by and order a chocolate malt. Served in a glass with...More

Thank J5310QHkimberlym
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Six of us met here for a birthday. After we climbed the very long staircase to the upstairs dining room, we were surprised at how bright and nice it was up there. Very pleasant and very old; not made to look old, but really old....More

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Al went well with the boys . We ate till we almost burst. Could have done more pie. the grub was good. try It

Thank boylstonman
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Outdoor seating is nice. The chairs are not very comfortable however. The food was good as was the service.

1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Al's Café in the heart of beautifully renovated downtown Elgin was delightful. We enjoyed the outdoor dining during one of the festivals. The salmon was done to perfection. My friend's request were handled personally by chef Tony, Our server Cristian was delightful. He was attentive...More

Thank Mayapauline
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This restaurant is like walking back in time 50 years, but the food is absolutely fabulous.. It is a real bargain considering the quality of the food

1  Thank linda k
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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