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Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

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110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433 (Railroad)
+1 815-356-9980
11:30 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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McHenry, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time there tonight with my wife, who is a vegetarian. Many options for both of us, when most places have only two or three choices for her if we are lucky. Had the cuban sandwich and it was amazing. Huge beer menu and it is a neat old building. They pride themselves on being green and using local, and... More 

Thank Jeff S
Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took a friend from out of town here for lunch, after a long break from our last visit here. We love the menu, food sounds delicious, and now that they have my favorite goat cheese salad back, it's hard to stay away. Lunch service on a Friday is busy, but we decided to give it a go for the... More 

Thank Greeneyedgirl373
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for training and we went over to Duke's for dinner and drinks. I am Vegan and being in a relatively small town is always hard to find something I can eat. However, Duke's had what I needed. First, this place is dedicated to Farm to Table in a big way and are diligent to being zero... More 

Thank xwtmc
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Met a girlfriend there and had a burger. It tasted SO GOOD! Like a throw back to how burgers used to taste before they were bought pre made. Loved it!

Thank Laura5360014
Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Met a colleague here for lunch and had a very nice experience. Good portions, nice selection of healthy choices and excellent service. I will return!

Thank ChgoJohn
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Besides their wide beer variety selection they offer very good food. First of all they serve Zombie Dust beer from Three Floyds which is very rare to find. I hope they keep serving that great IPA. When it comes to food they offer nice selection of burgers, sandwiches and couple different fries options. Pepper Piper burger with Hen of The... More 

Thank Marcinos79
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good food, fast, efficient and usually friendly service and urban atmosphere! This place sets the example of local and sustainable serving locally sourced items when possible. Their goal of zero waste is also impressive. Great burgers, awesome flavors for fries and menu oddities are a great reason to go back time and again.

Thank jefferyrice
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome beer selection, great food. A quizmaster was there and we tried to compete ;) Excellent spicy french fries. Friendly staff. Great location. Highly recommended.

Thank Adriano S
Ottawa, Canada
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

As a celiac, I have been wanting to go to Duke's everytime I go to Crystal Lake. I must say I impressed with the he food that they served, They sourced all their ingredients from local farms, so everything is nice and fresh. In additional, they are great in making gluten free food taste wonderful. If you are there, you... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Duke's has the best burgers around! You can order what type of meat you like and then add your toppings. A little "secret" you can ask for a pretzel bun if you like. The burgers are very large, grilled to perfection! Side dish choices , we like the sweet potato fries, garlic fries and I love the Duke's house salad... More 

Thank Mary L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4433
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from the Union Pacific Northwest Crystal Lake stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-356-9980
Casual gastropub featuring gourmet sandwiches and comfort food featuring locally sourced organic and sustainable foods. Over 140 different Craft Brews and Belgian Ales, 21 of which are on draft.

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