Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 165
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
4.24/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Great beer list for something so far out in the 'burbs. Good selection of rotating drafts. They do a decent job of keeping everything on the list in stock (which is totally frustrating if what you want isn't there!) They are often understaffed on busy nights, but the servers/bartenders who are there provide good service-it's just slow due to customer load.
Food is pretty good and different from the usual suburban fare. They focus on local sources which I appreciate.
If you're feeling social join their beer club. Folks show up with a lot of interesting, rare beers.
05-07-2014 15:02:18 | More by stupid_outfit
4.54/5 rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
A great place to meet friends and choose from a variety of craft brews. They often have 'rare' beers such as Zombie Dust on tap. The beef (and most of the other food) is local and tastes great. They are a very green restaurant and do a lot to support the community.
08-02-2013 03:11:41 | More by kendrid
4.46/5 rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
Duke's is a greay place to go to in the burbs.
The atmosphere is what you would expect, it is what looks like an old house/apartment complex that has been turned into a restaraunt. The entrance is directly into the bar, which can be tight squeeze when it gets busy, which it typically does after the 5:50 train reaches the CL stop (Metra station is directly across the street). Reservations are a no go on Friday through Sunday.
Food selection is broad, you can get a spectacular veggie burger or a spectacular "vegan slayer" burger, your choice. All of the selections are top quality and advertises as a green restaraunt which is great as well.
The beer menu is second to none really. There is a vast FFF selection as well as other local micro breweries. They tend to keep thier beer menu rotatinfg and have frequent tap takeover events. They also have a text message alert that you can sign up for and get instant event information.
Duke's is a great place that i frequent often.
07-16-2013 04:26:42 | More by carmike813
4.51/5 rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$
Great place, who knew? Visiting with the missus last night for the first time and was impressed not only with the draughts available (had my first O'so Hop Whoopin' IPA) and the overall look/feel of the place, but the food was excellent! It is now on my very short list of places to go in the far NW Suburbs.
02-16-2013 22:28:34 | More by jeffhenders0n
Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake, IL
89 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.