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Allgauer's on the Riverfront

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2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062-6103 (Winkleman)
+1 847-664-7999
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I dined at this long-established restaurant on a Saturday night. Long established as in in, my wife had a meal there for her high school prom in 1975. Allgauer's is attached to the Northbrook Hilton (I am only reviewing the restaurant) and was not at all busy. Where to begin with this disaster of an experience? We... More 

Thank Kilo60089
Northbrook, Illinois
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Food was good but service is unpredictable. Food is very good depending but does not break through to excellent. Very pretty surroundings and very nice staff.

Thank 84u2c
Niles, Illinois
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a school reunion there and everyone enjoyed themselves. That, by itself, deserves a "Very Good". The service was excellent, the food very good, the atmosphere pleasant. We plan on going back for the next one.

Thank Hans M
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Breakfast meeting two separate days. Found the waitstaff very attentive and friendly. Buffet fresh and good choices. Would return to try lunch or dinner.

Thank IllinoisILtraveler
Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Some friends and I visited Allgauer's for brunch. There is an omelette station, seafood, pasta, salads, etc. The omelette station only had a few basic options such as onions, mushrooms, etc. The other breakfast options were bacon, sausage, French toast, diced potatoes, and Eggs Benedict. The bacon and sausage were piled in a big greasy heap. The French roast was... More 

Thank MistyRoe
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were invited for a wedding and the reception was at Allgauers. We had tomato soup which was awful then salad was ok and then the main meal steak with potatoe and vegetables. The steak was so tough you could not even chew it. They also expected us to cut the steak with butter knives. At home we made fries... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I do not know why but the bar is full of divorced woman. It is a great place to pick up a lady and become friends with. The bar is friendly and people are very open with each other. Much better for a more mature crowd than Rush Street is.

Thank PauloJ5_148
Des Plaines, Illinois
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We visited Allquaer"s again after a pleasant visit last year. It was a Saturday nite and there was little parking available due to a wedding. This time we were very disappointed. The service was terrible, very slow and accommodating. They appeared very understaffed. The food was adequate at best. Our party of 6 ordered lamb, steak, fish and chips, scallops,... More 

Thank rosieChicago2
Long Grove, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We go to Allgauers about once every few weeks. It's a very pretty restaurant and you can request to sit by the window which overlooks the Des Plaines River. They light it up so it's very attractive, especially in the summer. Their house salads are presented so uniquely. They use the peel of a cucumber to wrap around the greens... More 

Thank jcl8
Lake Forest, Illinois
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had not been to Allgauers in 15 years. Decided to have dinner here on Friday night with our 3 adult children and their wives/husband. They offer on Fridays a seafood/Prime Rib buffet. Not a big fan of buffets I reluctantly made the reservation and hoped for the best. The food was delicious, fresh and an amazing variety. Oysters on... More 

Thank Mary L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062-6103
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-664-7999

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