We love Duke's and their great
We love Duke's and their great selection of beers. Food was mostly good and interesring. My turkey spinach panini was a bit salt as were my son's fries. Overall great though.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good menu. Gluten free & vegetarian options available. I will definitely return.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, great food,
Great service, great food, great beer selection.
One of my favorite places to go.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome beer menu, great apps
The beer menu is massive, and the appetizers were really, really good. Tomatillo salsa was better than Frontera Grill Most of our table got tacos, which were disappointingly dry, and the tortillas basically fell apart when we tried to eat them. (tacos are a temporary menu highlight, so perhaps that's why?) The one burger ordered was reportedly good, so stick to the tried-and-true bar menu items.
Still, worth a second try if we are in Crystal Lake again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything on the menu is locally grown/purchased. The presentation is excellent and everything we ordered was delicious!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dukes has a respectful casual
Dukes has a respectful casual atmosphere. The waitstaff is always friendly, helpful and appropriately attentive. The food has always been excellent with locally grown products. Known for its burgers and, surprisingly, muscles, the rest of the menu is equally as good. The beer selection is outstanding!!!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Work Friends Outing
A group of us was looking for a spot to get together in Crystal Lake after work. Heard good things about the place so we decided to give it a try. The food selection was good for this type of outing. Everyone enjoyed their orders. Service was fairly prompt. The outdoor patio was relatively quiet. Indoor dining isn't really separated too well from the bar so those diners had to deal with the enthusiastic bar patrons. All in all good atmosphere, clean facilities, good food & drink selections located in historic downtown Crystal Lake. It's also right across from the metra so commuters have a nice place to stop for happy hour after a long day.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hip and delicious!
Duke's Alehouse has changed names a few times over the years, but I really like this latest incarnation. They use lots of locally-sourced produce and meat in their cooking, so they have specials that change all the time. Many of their options are vegetarian as well, which is a nice change. My wife and I had the Monday special, which was a discount if you order 2 beverages and all vegetarian entrees.
Duke's beer offerings are impressive- they must have 150+ beers there, and many draught beers from around the world.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was all really delicious and the beer menu is great too. I love that I can eat healthy while out for dinner at Duke's plus the food is sourced locally.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the grilled veggie pita with the jalapeno hummus on it. It was great.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old-time tavern feel
Great old-time tavern atmosphere, very good food and extensive beer list. Highly recommend for casual dining .
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good local spot
We really enjoyed our dining experience here. It is a fairly small place so busy nights might be an issue. Also, if you are trying to eat healthy, this may not be the best place for you.
We'll definitely visit again.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
I've loved this place for a long time especially due to their participation with local growers and producers. Everything is fresh, inventive, and varied enough for everyone to find something unexpectedly delicious. Personally I love the "spaghetti" salad with grilled chicken and won't even try to duplicate it at home. I've never dined there without walking away happy and with satisfied dinner companions. Can get busy on the weekends or in the later dinner hours but that's where reservations can come in handy :)
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duke's is known for its excellent
Duke's is known for its excellent selection of beers and their specialty drinks. The food is excellent; they have unique, delicious offerings. They get kudos for their eco-friendly practices. They buy foods from local farmers and they recycle like no one else. I recommend their special events, especially beer school.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great burger, Cuban and fries.
Great burger, Cuban and fries. Friendly service too.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duke's is Always a Winner!
Love this place and never fails to disappoint!!! The food is fresh and tasty. Very vegetarian-friendly!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duke's is great for the tastebuds. The beet salad was wonderful. Love that they. Accomodate customers needing gluten free. Especialy enjoyed the bison burger. My boyfriend and I were to split tge carrot cake however once he finished his half he was fighting to have more of mine. It was delicious! We will be going bsck to have more.....
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
New spin on bar food
Duke's has improved greatly over the years. Now with their emphasis on imaginative dishes, many of them vegetarian, and a substantial beer catalog, it's a favorite place for me to go.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dukes is a great place to get great food, great beer and great service. Would suggest it to anyone!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed my dining experience.
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!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local gastropub
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.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great good and great beer list
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?
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM