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Docks Bar & Grill

313 E Liberty St, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL 60084-1960
+1 847-526-3625
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“bison burger” (2 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
“filet” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
313 E Liberty St, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL 60084-1960
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My sister lives in the area near here so we went for a late morning cocktail. Service is great & atmosphere lively but yet relaxing. Highly recommend!

Thank rlm319
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad that this location has such a Great and fun restaurant. There had been many restaurants on this spot that didn't make it. Winter or summer this is always a fun place to go to. You can almost feel you're not in Illinois... You...More

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go here several times every summer and love the food and the view of the lake; sometimes we ride our bikes here. Sometimes they have live music, check the website.

Thank bikerMary
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went for a late Sunday afternoon dinner and enjoyed fried calamari and crab cakes for appetizers and then settled in for a tasty blackened tuna sandwich. The other sandwich we had was the pulled BBQ pork and it was good. We sat outside on...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We met family at Docks for lunch and wanted to bring our dog along. We were met with a water bowl and several dog friendly tables. The food is good grill food with several burger options. The view is really nice, and the atmosphere is...More

Thank 276elizabethl
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Sorry to read the negative reviews about Docks. We have never experienced any of the problems described. We love the view, the live music and the food. They do get busy and you have to be a little patient but everyone has always been friendly...More

Thank martinigirl312
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Took family for dinner. Waiter took our drink order and brought water for some of table not all. Had to ask three times for our drinks other than water and got drinks after appetizer.drinks were served in 8 oz glasses with ice. Asked for lemon...More

1  Thank Robin C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We were there on the 4th of July with a group and saw a family who was in the wrong area get bullied by the owner. He started swearing at the family, who had kids that looked like they were between 4 and 8 years...More

Thank tmdggn54
Meat12342014, Owner at Docks Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

I would appreciate if you get your facts straight!!!! I am the owner and that was not myself involved in the altercation. I never left this building and would never yell at children. This was all done by the Valet who pays for the property...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant sits above Bangs Lake in Wauconda, IL. They have normal bar food, but also some upscale food. They do have gluten free buns as well. They were somewhat busy, our server was slow getting to us and just fair service. The iced tea...More

Thank lcrib
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Not really a one star, but no one reads the 3 stars. This place is cool but we didn't like some things. They are having a Dog event today and we brought our little dog. There were very few seats and dogs everywhere and a...More

Thank John R
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John A
10 June 2017|
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Response from Dave D | Reviewed this property |
Haven't had the babybacks in sometime. When I did they were moist and tasty. I'm partial to the filets that Docks serves. They cut them to size on demand.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 E Liberty St, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL 60084-1960
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wauconda
  • Phone Number: +1 847-526-3625
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