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Donkey Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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923 S Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
+1 847-359-5451
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Palatine, Illinois
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166 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

Thank baldfellow
Chicago, Illinois
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183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a great place to grab a bite and have a drink,they have a variety of choices on the menu I and friends had different meals and everyone seemed to be happy with their choices. They have many daily specials too in food and drinks. Plenty of seating and parking ,however at times they draw a big crowd. Just... More 

Thank boopdboop
Berea, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I travel for work and find myself always coming back to this establishment. The barmaids are friendly, the food is way above the average "bar" quality. They should create a loyalty program for the regular customers! Love this place!!!

Thank bartlettalex21
Bartlett, Illinois
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Have been to the Donkey Inn a few times now and the food has been excellent every time. The waitresses were very attentive and nice and the prices are quite reasonable. The burgers are great and half price on Wednesdays, so it's a bonus. Very casual atmosphere, it appears this place has its regulars that come in. Definitely will be... More 

Thank KandKAndrews

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 923 S Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
  • 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?