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Bulldog Ale House - Carol Stream

10 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Bulldog Ale House in Carol Stream is in the Fountains at Town Center. With food and drink specials each day diners can pick a day that suits a specific craving at a discounted price. Boneless wings, chicken tenders, pizza and burgers each get a spotlighted day.

The Bulldog Ale House in Carol Stream has a number of ale house signature dishes including ale house ribs and homemade pot pie. The burger choices are a full half pound or chicken or a veggie patty can be substituted. Popular specialty burgers include the bulldog with signature hot sauce and the sriracha goat (no, it isn’t goat meat, it has goat cheese!). A unique option is the one with mac and cheese bites on it. Be sure to save room for the desserts made in-house at the Bulldog Ale House in Carol Stream, including the homemade donuts with three dipping sauces.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
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Phone number
(630) 690-0333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Arnold Vega
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Bulldog Ale House has an extensive catering menu.
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Cross street
Gary and Lies
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTrace4 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on June 13, 2015

I chose this place to watch the Hawks game with friends because the menu was varied, it was advertised to have a large number of tvs, and because we were able to make a reservation. Unfortunately when we arrived,they refused to honor the reservation even after we explained we had used open table and had a confirmation number. I was told they NEVER take reservations (it wasn't due to the Stanley Cup finals being on and increased business) and they were unaware of the business being on open table. They could not promise us a table or estimate a wait time. Luckily it worked out and were seated minutes before game time. The food, prices, and atmosphere were great. Service was adequate. I would go again but the reservation not being honored was frustrating. Don't expect to have yours honored either!

vipGretaGile (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

My party of six arrived promptly for our 6:00 reservation. It took approximately 22 minutes until I waved down the manager to advise him we had yet to see our server. He advised us she was @having a rough night". Mind you the place was far from busy. He offered to get our drinks. We finally received them around 6:45. Our server finally showed up shortly after with no apology and asked if we were ready to order. I would hope so after almost an hour! The food came rather quickly. It was pretty mediocre. Very little flavor to the beef stroganoff, mac n cheese was Velveeta on some elbow macaroni.
Had the manager apologized or offered some sort of compensation, I may have been willing to give it another go but it was obvious he didn't care.

vipNess (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on September 7, 2014

I was very sad at the service this year.This was our top spot to watch fb games. First off I went up to hostess stand to check in and 3 girls were there,they told me they checked me in and a few hrs later got an email saying my reservation was cancelled.had to go talk to someone who had me rebook a later reservation so I could get points. We sat at the bar and for 40 mins no one came by I had to go ask hostess for menus. The bar tender walked by me 5 times before he noticed me trying to get his attention for another round of beers. Overall- awful.sad, cause was a good bears Sunday football location. But will be looking for a new spot to watch the game! Will not be going back. Service is huge and this place disappoints on every level!

vipschruszch (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2014

Can't beat the Friday fish fry at the Carol Stream BullDog! Our favorite one - really like the manager at the Carol Stream BullDog!

shorty14313 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2014

We had a wonderful time because our waitress Carrie was so much fun and on the ball!!! The music was upbeat and the drinks were great!!! Fun time all around.

vipDhoff (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 21, 2014

Village and Anyways had a 1hr wait so I turned to opentable to try something new. What a nice surprise! Open, clean and the menu choices broad. From pasta, burgers, wings it's the great pub location. I had the fish fry and my husband had the wings. The fish was outstanding, beer batter light and cod flaky; more fish than batter! We will return!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

This is where my husband and I had our first date. It is where we went for our first Valentines day as husband and wife. The service is great. The food and prices are really good. I love this restaurant.

JerBer (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

More of a bar experience than a dinning experience. Food was good, not great. Staff was very friendly. Overall good experience and we will go back.

vipGregg (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2013

Excellent bar service with great appetizers and bar/dinner food. Salads are awesome and the pizza is even better. Always a special on, so very worth going on any evening. Great servers too!

Toni (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2013

Had a great time with friends. Appetizers are great. Service was great. We made reservations online and they said they didn't get to look at i, so webhad to wait.. But that was okay. Everything else was great.