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Gators wing shack

American, Bar, Pub
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1719 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-2357
+1 847-705-0555
11:00 - 04:00
Open now
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 04:00
Sat 16:00 - 04:00
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Wheeling, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for a few drinks and some BUFFALO. Sat at the bar and ordered 2 bar apps priced nicely at $4.99 and a few Non-special drinks. Ate close to 3/4 and asked for a to-go container as I hate to throw food away. I was declined and quickly advised that the bar menu was DINE IN ONLY so I... More 

Thank J P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great Lunch Menu...fast service for that in and out Lunch you want. Great Wings tons of ways to have them.

Thank Paula B
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, sports on tv, well lit dart board area. The real draw? The well appointed traditional wings. Nice size, with excellent buffalo garlic sauce. We will return for these in the wooden bowl. Are you up for a thick sandwich? Try the Chrissy garlic bread Italian beef! Woo wee!

Thank jenworldtraveler
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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214 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went to Gator's today with a friend who told us he 'loved' it, and I could see why -- he's a big eater! I ordered a turkey wrap, and then a "cup" of chili, instead of the fries -- and the cup turned out to be a BIG bowl of hot, spicy chili. It really was good, but my... More 

Thank Steve P P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

THE BEST CHICKEN WINGS!! I had a chicken sandwich that was very good. The wait staff was very friendly and checked back with us often.

Thank Holly S
Chicago, Illinois
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132 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our buffalo and teriyaki wings. Service was ok but hostess was extremely helpful and kept us happy.

Thank Tasha T
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We were on a businesses trip in greater Chicago area and ended up visiting places and shopping presents until late hours when most places in suburbs already close. Gator was our "Plan B" for the evening meal and was in fact the only place we visited more than once during our stay. The staff was very friendly and the food... More 

Thank GreenKona
arlington heights, IL
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164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The pizza is just ok. We had a large sausage, but I use the term sausage loosely, as there wasn't much of it. The pizza was otherwise salty and greasy, and it tasted like yeast, if you like that kind of thing. The boneless garlic and teriyaki wings were similarly weird. The service was sparse, and the plates are styrofoam,... More 

Thank lchicagolaw
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

First tried Gators on the recommendation of a friend. Whenever I travel, I prefer to hit the small local places. Gators fits that bill perfectly! Both times I've been here the bar was full and the restaurant was busy (but not packed), even though it was during off hours of the day. The wings are amazing! The first time I... More 

Thank Amy P
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Gators Wing Shack in Palatine, IL, a local bar and restaurant with late night service, has been around for a very long time, but I rediscovered it yesterday evening. It is a place enjoyed by patrons of all ages. I am happy to report that the the place has not changed much except for the increase in popularity. The chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1719 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-2357
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-705-0555

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