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Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thedukeabides.com
  • Email: zak@thedukeabides.com
  • Phone: (815) 356-9980
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Organic, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Zak Dolezal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Duke's will be happy to cater your next event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen's local cuisine and affordable price tags combine to make your next private event a success. We have an eclectic menu of hors d' oeuvres, entrees, and desserts that can be mixed and matched to fit parties of all types and sizes. Our two banquet spaces and private bar can accommodate parties up to 125 guests. Private plated three and five course dinners are also available up to 50 people. 

All of our rooms contain HD capable flatscreen TVs and DVD players for your event if needed. Please e-mail Eli Weber at eliweber712@gmail.com to book your event today.
  • Private Party Contact: Eli Weber (815) 356-9980
  • Entertainment: Duke's offers entertainment four nights a week. On Thursdays we have live jazz from 6pm-8pm. On Fridays we feature karaoke. Saturdays we have live music from bluegrass to rock. Sundays we have a unique game show experience that cannot be missed.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Railroad
  • Public Transit: Across the street from the Union Pacific Northwest Crystal Lake stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available in our lot in addition to plenty of street parking.
A word from Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen is an upscale-casual gastro pub featuring gourmet sandwiches and comfort foods using local and sustainable produce, meats, fish, and cheeses. Our bar has over 140 different American craft beers and Belgian ales to choose from. Duke's also features live entertainment Thursday through Sunday ranging from Karaoke, Live Bands, and a unique style Game Show every Sunday.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I love this place! Amazing flavors and constantly changing specials. This place gets it right."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Mondays is 1/2 price on meatless meals- Why wasn't I given points for this restaurant?"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Just plain awesome. Everything from where we were seated to every thing that touched our mouths...good beer, great food!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Dukes is a delicious, fun restaurant. So Many Beers to choose, and great food to go along with. Service is great too!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Always fantastic food and service, incredible beer menu. The band was mixed too loud for the room and we had to leave to hear each other. Always a good choice though! V"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "always has great food and outstanding beer selection. the entertainment was great. fantastic jazz duo on Thursday nights. will recommend this place to our friends."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great beer choices with knowledgable bar staff. Great choices for meat eaters as well as vegetarians. Great potato choices, all yummy! We really liked the board that tells where cheese, meats, etc. come from! Very enjoyable meals enjoyed by all 6 in our group."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Excellent food and beer selection! Exceptional little bar with high quality food! I recommend the burgers but the salads are exceptional also."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This was our 2nd dinner at this Crystal Lake gem and just as delicious as the first time. The pasta dish with chicken and spicy sausage is large enough for 2 to share. The skirt steak sandwich ( meat cooked to order) was equally delicious. Excellent beer and wine list AND this restaurant prides itself on utilizing local produce and other products from organic sources."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We love Duke's. The food is great! They use fresh local produce. The specials always have something unique to try. They have a great craft beer list. 17 rotating taps and a great bottle selection, too. what's not to like?"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "The food was very very good. The service was prompt and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Duke's is a fantastic local gastropub with a fantastic selection of beers with plenty of fresh, local food to pair with it. I ordered the one-time brew Stone Farking w00tstout which was on tap along with the pulled pork sandwich. Both were delicious. My wife enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner turkey burger special, who claimed it was more enjoyable than any proper Thanksgiving meal she's ever had."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Enjoyed my dining experience. Food was well presented and tasty. Extensive Beer list available to choose from although they did not have Pepe Nero!... Overall a very good experience. I plan to go back for Friday night karoeke!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013