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Donkey Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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923 S Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7256
+1 847-359-5451
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old style dark wood joint. Good food (clean food) drinks, plenty of tv's and music. The makeup of it is clients are younger to old, beer to scotch! Comfortable..good food..good parking!!

Thank Dino S
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161 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Saturday we arrived at 12:15. We received our menues at 12:30. Our waitress did not take our order until 1:00 and our meal arrived at 2:00. This is unexcusable! We asked our waitress to change the tv channel and she said she would, but never did.

Thank Adam054
Barrington, Illinois
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204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We like to try different places for a Friday Night Fish Fry. We had gone by this place many times over the years, but never went in. We were pleasantly surprised to find a very nice pub/restaurant. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was busy, but we sat at a high top in the bar which did not... More 

1 Thank RPS1971
Palatine, Illinois
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166 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Been here many times. Good solid bar food- burger was good. Apps good also. Nice friendly place - long time customers all around the bar you could tell. Decent beer selection - but nothing great

Thank James C
Palatine, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Local spot , great food, never had a bad meal Really good specials reasonable prices food And drinks. Been there forever

Thank babyhuey59
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We usually go for the burger night special! They also have a lot more to offer on their menu...salads, soups, sandwiches, etc.! I like their Ceasar Chicken Salad!

Thank Phyllis P
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in the area on a Wed night stop by the donkey for a $5.00 burger and fries. Service is super fast, beer is cold and burger is super hot. Your choice of fries, tots or waffle fries makes the deal even sweeter.

Thank trippin2u
Palatine, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My new neighbor introduced me to this homey neighborhood kinda place! She loves it because they actually will serve a RARE burger. That speaks to the confidence and freshness of the beef served there. We also had BBQ ribs on a Saturday Special. Full slab w/ sides 14.95! Delicious! Enough to share... tho' you won't want to once you try... More 

Thank Judith S
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great burgers, chicken pot pie and comfort food. Sports on TV, friendly service and reasonable prices make this a favorite for a quick casual meal.

Inverness, Illinois
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is another of those places you go to when you don't want to cook, you've been working all day and are dressed like a slob, and you just want something decent, and maybe a beer or a drink with your meal. Many of the people around the bar are regulars, you can always strike up a conversation if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 923 S Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7256
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-359-5451

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