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Geneva Ale House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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319 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2156
+1 630-262-3877
11:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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North Aurora, Illinois
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Recently had the fish & chips -- was good. Always enjoy the fried pickles, steak sliders. Nice spot to meet friends & hang out.

Thank J-zue
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had lunch on a Saturday during Geneva Restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. For $19 we had our choice on 1 appetizer and 2 sandwiches and we chose the Peno bites, Brisket & Brie and Cubano sandwiches. The $19 deal basically gives you a free appetizer. Everything was excellent and our service was good. The atmosphere is simple oak... More 

Thank egsmith4
Highland Park, Illinois
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My family visited this local establishment recently for lunch. The beer selection is excellent, but they do not brew themselves. The menu is more the bar variety with sandwiches, burgers and a few entrees. We had the house made chips and calamari for apps. The latter was excellent. My catfish sandwich was awesome. A Reuben was very good. However, the... More 

Thank Bryan D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Always great food, service, fun and libations. Good place to go for a nice casual evening with friends. Friendly staff and this restaurant is always very clean. Always packed on weekend nights so get there early for table. Located right in the center of historic downtown Geneva.

Thank Laurel3591
Elgin, Illinois
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330 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I got to sample 3 draft beers for $9 and loved the veggie burger. Choose the deep fried brussle sprouts as a side.

Thank DonJefe18
Naperville, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good food, good service. Very loud. Good for games. Not good for large groups or if you want to talk.

Thank gqrochi
Treasure Island, Florida
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lunch for two was a positive experience. Service was attentive, beverages were cold, and meals were hot and well portioned.

Thank Rich H
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I visited the restaurant today with friends from work. I had the shrimp Po Boy sandwich with the sweet potato fries. The sandwich was okay, way to much mustard. I mean, it was oozing out everywhere from my sandwich. I only gave this place 2 stars because the sweet potato fries were decent. The bad review has to do with... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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199 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

It was raining so hard yesterday that we stopped on State Street simply to be safe. After looking around we discover that we are right in front of The Geneva Ale House. Never having been there before, we looked at each other and said " what the hell". As we stumbled through the door trying to escape the rain, we... More 

Thank blackfootcamp
Delray Beach
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216 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We only had drinks. The beer selection of course is wonderful. Had a beer flight. Good drink choices. The food looked very good. Some fun and different choices on the menu. Will go back to eat and drink more beer. Would love to go on mystery beer night. $3 beer and you roll the dice on what you will get.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2156
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-262-3877

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