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Allgauer's on the Riverfront

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$30 and under
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Exciting, contemporary twists on American fare - using only the freshest ingredients available - that is what makes Allgauer's on the Riverfront THE destination restaurant on the North Shore! Overlooking a gently flowing, tree-lined river, our award-winning restaurant offers only USDA prime steaks, amazing seafood entrees, tender pasta, fresh salads and decadent desserts. Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere, accented with distinctive artwork, and soaring vaulted ceilings that compliment the exquisite culinary creations of the Chef. Allgauer's is the perfect setting for a business power lunch or a romantic dinner for two. Allgauer’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and is noted for a mouth-watering Friday SeaFest Seafood Buffet and Award-Winning Sunday Champagne Brunch.
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Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Seafood Buffet every Friday night
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(847) 664-7999
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Business Casual
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Cross street
Winkleman
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Complimentary Parking.
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Annual Special Events:
Easter Champagne Brunch
Mother's Day Champagne Brunch
Thanksgiving Brunch
Christmas Day Champagne Brunch
New Year's Day Champagne Brunch
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Allgauer's on the Riverfront is the perfect host for a private party in the Pond View Room. Allgauer's would be delighted to host your next wedding, bridal shower, retirement dinner, breakfast meeting or family gathering!

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What 462 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved the place. Easter Sunday was fantastic and have gone 2 years in a row...would definitely recommend it.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had very high expectations based on the reviews that were posted on many websites for this restaurant and the buffet was highly recommended. Unfortunately we did not have a good experience.

When we first arrived we were told that our reservation on Open Table could not be met since the buffet hours were from 10 to 4 that day ( we had clicked 9:30 on Open Table). The hostess went on to say that they had tried to contact me on 2 occasions and had left voicemail messages for me with regards to this issue. I have my phone on me at all times and I did not have any missed calls or messages (had I known this I likely would have cancelled). So the start of our experience was less than stellar. They did however sit us in our table but we had to wait until 10 when the buffet opened. We were given drinks while we waited.

Once the buffet opened we were thrilled. The options for breakfast were very limited and the items that we did choose we cold. For the opening of a buffet you would expect the food to be hot. We did get the omelet as this was made fresh to order.

The non-breakfast items were good but the same with regards to cold/luke warm.

The flow of the whole setup was not well laid out. The line for breakfast was crazy long at times and I was thankful we did arrive when we did.

The service was okay throughout the beginning but we waited far too long for our check.

I would not recommend this location and we will likely never go back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We always go for their Sunday brunch to celebrate special occasions. We went for my mom’s birthday and they didn’t disappoint. They even brought out a birthday cupcake with a candle while we sang. We always go for their Mother’s Day Brunch and already made our reservations!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Lovely time for the four of us. Service and food were wonderful. We will be back and already have our reservations for Mother's Day Brunch!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The service was amazing. There was so much to eat and so many varieties that pretty much everyone can find something to eat. The view was great if you sit by the window. Well worth the price.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was my 50th birthday brunch celebration.

The tablecloth was ripped in two areas, the napkins were very wrinkled, the Mimosa (twice) had WAY too much champagne,. The coffee mug was dirty.

The food was good, except for the roasted vegetables, they were unedible, the chef didn’t clean his pan prior to making my omelette and it turned out to be greasy., I could only eat the non greasy sides. The seared scallops were WAY too greasy and a tad over cooked.

I was really really disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful for special occasions . Very nice brunch , great selection .

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The seafood buffet is much smaller than it used to be. The items were fresh and delicious but not as many choices. Surprisingly, there were very few people in the restaurant at dinner time.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Love Allgauer's for Sunday brunch! Excellent, wide variety of foods and bottomless mimosas.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Three of us had Sunday Buffet Brunch and we were extremely pleased and impressed. They have substantially upgraded since the last time we had brunch there. More spacious set-up made it easy to navigate. More expansive hot, made/served-to-order offerings. Tons of delicious choices. Food was excellent, server was pleasant and efficient. Great experience!

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1.0Dined on November 19, 2017

I was disappointed when I dined in with my family. We frequently come to Drury Lane and we found out there’s one close by my house same as Drury Lane’ Sunday brunch. Our server was excellent but there were few variety of food compared to Drury Lane. The food doesn’t look fresh as well. The only plus side is, it is not as packed as Drury Lane. I don’t recommend their Sunday brunch.

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2.0Dined on November 15, 2017

First time to visit and our dinner party was unimpressed. Service was very slow and food was just ok, will not return

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2017

I had eaten here a couple years ago. Overall it was decent but my breakfast sausage was undercooked and although they open for breakfast early the omelette station wasn't setup until like 9:30-10am and we had already eaten by then. I'm not sure I'd go back for breakfast unless there was an event there or I was meeting someone staying there. That said I have had dinner/lunch there a couple times and it was very good. Maybe the lesson is to order off the menu and not do their breakfast buffet.

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2.0Dined on October 15, 2017

We previously have celebrated special family events with a Sunday brunch at Allgauers. This time, we were appalled at the brunch, and we won't be coming back.

Food selection was limited (for example, no ham); service was at best negligent (up to ten used plates never removed from our table); and food preparation was lackluster (roast beef was tasteless, salads were dull).

Don't go!

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

had the salad bar with soup and desert. everything was good.

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1.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Needs a new Chef, food was tasteless

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable, I highly recommend this restaurant for pleasurable dining.

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2.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Overpriced, average food, skip! We couldn't have been more disappointed.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Great and comfortable

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

The food was delicious. We ordered salmon, fillet and chicken and all were great. Two of us ordered the lobster bisque which was fantastic. The waiter was excellent.

We had a long dinner and talked a lot with no push to get us out the door.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2017

A conversation friendly room with wonderful views near the windows. Varied menu and wonderful Sunday brunch.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day Brunch - Wonderful salad selection. Little things missing - cream cheese for bagels, crackers for cheeses. Great selection of all brunch categories. The service however really brought it down. Multiple requests needed for coffee, water, and mimosa refills. Very slow at clearing plates. Also the room was very warm which made it unpleasant.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Went for lunch--4 of us. Food was good. Service was not great. Waiter did not bring menus, forgot who ordered what, never cleared our plates (we ended up setting them on the table next to us which was dirty and was like that all through our lunch). Food took a long time. The restaurant was not crowded at all--2 other tables besides ours. I got up and found the coffee pot so I could refill my father's coffee--more than once. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2017

This is a great place for Sunday Brunch. They have a wide variety of food. we enjoyed it.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Food selection was good but food which should have been hot was like warm at best. No seafood forks or frackers out for the crab legs, which weren't split. Rock on the PA (love it but not at brunch - how about piano or jazz?). Host stopped and spoke to servers while taking us to our table - didn't excuse himself - and didn't pull out any chairs - it's like we weren't even there. At $180+ for four (before tip), I expect a lot more. The servers, however, were friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2017

This is a great place for a brunch! Some food however was a bit cold the sternos weren't lit and the eggs benedict was cold!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

We love the Friday night seafood buffet! Such a great selection of food!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2017

We were seated on time by a very pleasant hostess. The food was delicious & the servers were excellent! Kept our drinks flowing & plates cleared, great service. The brunch food was kept full & food area very appealing. More than enough choices for any type of diet.
Allgauers is great place to celebrate for any occasion. Thank you we will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2017

They have condensed into one room for food but did not cut down on the selections, just smaller bowls to refill more often, keeping everything fresh. The wait staff could not have been more attentive.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Went for the Friday fish fry, our first time. Service was terrible, drinks were small and seemed a bit watered down, potato pancakes were the size of a quarter, cole slaw was in a thimble size little cup, fries were cold. The fish was okay although they advertised walleye, cod and perch but only had cod and perch. Then to make matters worse when we presented the coupon we had received in the mail that very day ($5.00 off) wasn't accepted. The waiter said the fish fry wasn't on the everyday menu .......WHAT!!! The only exclusions were the seafood buffet and one other steak & something. If we hadn't wanted to get out of there as soon as we could we would have made an issue of it. What a disappointment!!! Will never go back and will tell others not to waste their time or money there!!!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Go to Shaws for a better and cheaper seafood buffet...what they did to the lobster should have been a crime...they over cooked it with the tail split...gross 🙁

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2017

Food was fine. Restaurant is in the Hilton so very convenient for business or social meetings while staying there. Menu has lots of options. Everyone was happy with their meal.

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1.0Dined on February 12, 2017

My experience was not that great. For almost $200 it was not worth it. The most positive was that the food was decent. When we could get it. The food was hardly replaced when empty. The carving station and omelette station should be two separate stations with two people working it. I waited 25 minutes for a slice of prime rib. There were large groups of people and they were way understaffed. Our plates were not cleared away and piled up 5-6 at a time. But our server kept coming to our table offering my 6 year olds more orange juice when I kept saying no more for them. Very disappointing and a waste of $200 of hard earned money. So sad. Lesson learned!!

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Unfortunately the food was as bad as I remember it to be. We hadn't been there for dinner in quite a long time. The place was empty and I understand why. We won't return there and it's a shame because it's a beautiful room. The wait staff was fine but OMG the food was overly expensive.
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2.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Disappointed. Have been there before and possibly changed ownership because food and service was sub par. Expensive for what we got.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Not impressed at all, overpriced and deserted, poor service. Will not go back

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1.0Dined on December 24, 2016

We have been spending Christmas Eve here for the last ten years and won't be going back. The waitress was kind but injured and seemed to be the only one there. For the money the good was subpar, the service long and non existent and a mediocre way to spend a family dinner. A chain restaurant would have been better on every count.

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2.0Dined on December 19, 2016

Glad we had a coupon.....our waiter was brand new & did not have a clue when I asked if there were any "specials" to consider in fact he had to get the hostess to tell us about the special....the alfredo sauce was very runny (like milk) and the shrimp & scallops lukewarm & kind of slimy.....the chicken parmesan was a breaded patty that looked like it came out of a box over pasta which had very little sauce and there was no sauce or cheese on the patty. Allgauer's is certainly not the restaurant I remember it to be.....very disappointed!

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2016

My absolute favorite place for Sunday buffet brunch and Weekday buffet lunch. Outstanding, wide selection of great food, and an okay price point. Sunday brunch is $39 and Weekday buffet lunch is either $12 (soup, salad bar and dessert bar) or $18 (soup, salad bar, hot entrees and dessert bar) -- love this place and so has everyone else that I've taken here!

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2016

The whole time we were eating, a worker was painting a wall 40 feet away. 6 pm on a Saturday evening. Very odd for a reputable restaurant. Good presentation of Main Course Dinners.

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