Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen

Duke's Alehouse & KitchenDuke's Alehouse & Kitchen
BA SCORE
4.03/5
43 Ratings
Duke's Alehouse & KitchenDuke's Alehouse & Kitchen
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

110 N Main St
Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014-4433
United States

(815) 356-9980 | map
thedukeabides.com

Notes:
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am – 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am – 2:00am

Kitchen Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am – 9:00pm

Added by circuitmonkey on 07-13-2005

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
43
pDev:
17.62%
 
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Photo of heartland44
1/5  rDev -75.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

AWFUL SERVICE - our DRUNK bartender ignored us the entire time. Losers galore at the bar. Not chill at all.

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Photo of bigjsempire
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Chris912
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dgtlcwby
4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Always on point and beer is well chosen and vast, most of the staff is passionate about beer which really helps. Great beer community and superb chef who cares about what is in his food and tells you where it came from.

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Photo of Ironman84
3.91/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of zaraspook
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of egoo33
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of wapcap
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

An awesome craft beer & eatery located near Chicago!
The place was hoping and there were not many open seats. Its located near the downtown area with many parking spots and walking activities.
The beer selection was great. Dogfish Head, Three Floyds, Stone and many Chicago options.
Food was very good and they source quite a bit of local foods.
The place is would be suitable for families, but it did seem to get packed more as the night went along. If you are within shouting distance of this place, check it out for sure!

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Photo of duobob
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Irishmafia
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Stezz420
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Alright here's a place that was an amazing and I mean top 100 beer bars in America stuff. Well went back tonight and all i gotta say is, im not impressed at all anymore. Every single bartender in this place is drunk!!! I don't care if its a benefit or not, im sorry service still comes first and drinking comes last. Being a bartender myself there's no excuse to shitty service to other people, because you've been busy drinking/talking with other people from the benefit. Food was amazing as always and came quick, but no thanks to the bartenders (a food runner brought it to me) actually if I recall the bar back took my order, shit man he should be running the place.. time for new staff members.

Edit: NOV 2015

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of P-funk
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Never disappointing. Just a great place for beer and amazing food.

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Photo of Paul_H
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Fries topped with pulled pork and Stone Arrogant Ale cheese sauce, steamed mussels in garlic, and a few beers from the huge beer menu....all very good.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Wolfhead
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of stupid_outfit
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
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.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/durtydukes/

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Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake, IL
Place rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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