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Duckfat Tavern and Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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7218 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1765 (Formerly Horan's Snug)
+1 708-488-1493
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were heading to a Blackhawks game, and decided to stop here instead of trying to get into a place closer to the UC. Had a great bowl of Black bean turkey chili, and loved the duck fat fries. They have a nice selection of beers. Good service, reasonable prices, and an overall fun experience.

Thank Rhonda S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I heard a lot of great things from friends who had visited. The restaurant was very popular so expect a wait. The food is pretty trendy and I wasn't too sure of what I was ordering. A unique experience.

Thank karlyann s
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I had the mac and cheese and my husband had a burger and duck fries. Everything was good and prices a in line with most bar food. The service was excelent.

Thank jeeplas
Forest Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

You wouldn't know it from the outside, but very good food. I especially love the sliders, wedge salad, and of course, the duck fat fries. The owners are very nice and helpful

Thank Nancy1256
Oak Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Duck fat has become our local "go-to" since moving to OP 5 years ago. Delicious fries, fantastic beer menu to utilize as chaser to their amazing Bloody Mary. Burgers are top quality, Reuben sandwich is hands down the best in the area. In fact, the best I've had anywhere. And the fries. I'm not even a fry person...but those...dangerous.

Thank JennCain
San Juan
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315 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The best thing about this place is that it seems to be a place for locals where you feel right at home. The burgers and fries are excellent and the service is very good. Would I live nearby, I would make this place my water hole for the atmosphere and warm feeling. There is a nice bar and plenty more.... More 

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great food , I have never been disappointed here GREAT BURGERS and GREAT DUCK FAT FRIES I usually have the Duck Fat Burger, great beverages, great service, and the outdoor patio is very relaxing on a warm nite

Thank sirtaper1
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

A member of my party highly recommended this place, and initially everything was fine. The service was decent, the drink I ordered slightly below average but not poor review worthy... and then the horrible stomach cramping started after eating the truffle fries. Don't get me wrong, they tasted good. However, after about 20 minutes of snacking on them, my stomach... More 

Thank Sara R
Westerville, Ohio
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Duckfat Tavern and Grill is the perfect setting to gather for tasty food and a large variety of beverages. This Tavern offers indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy good food from a wide menu selection while socializing with friends or a quaint dinner for two.

Thank DPurdy
Tucson, Arizona
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We had a family party in the side room (to the right of the bar) and it was a nice venue. There is a bar in the room and we had our own dedicated bartender/server. The room seats dozens and I would urge anyone to consider it for an office party, reunion or family party.

Thank Andy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7218 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1765 (Formerly Horan's Snug)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-488-1493

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