Dutch & Doc's

4.3
297 reviews
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$30 and under
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From BOKA Restaurant Group and Chef Chris Pandel, DUTCH & DOC’S is Wrigleyville's neighborhood restaurant and bar serving upscale American ballpark fare for the whole family.

Located at one of the most historic cross streets in Chicago, our love for the North Side is reflected in all we do. Menu items are dishes we know and love. Teamwork is who we are. We welcome you to our warm, welcoming hangout with all-day friendly service and food that reminds us of home.
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LB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mussels were tiny and over cooked. Strip steak was very tough. Fish and chips were good but not exceptional. Being that it is a Boka restaurant we expected more and were underwhelmed. Maybe it was just a bad night.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Too cold in there as well.

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice environment, good food. We’ll be back.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great informal atmosphere with excellent food and variety

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MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server, Adam was very informative and so nice. He made great recommendations!

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l
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good comfort food, great taste. The desserts were a little limited it be nice if they had some pie or cake !

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The "pastries for the table" part of the brunch menu was quite terrible. There were far too few and both the sticky buns and scone (yes, singular for two meals) were too hard. The mains were fantastic. I highly recommend the Serrano ham Benedict and the potato sides were fabulous. Both the atmosphere and the service was great!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was alright. The quiche definitely was the best thing we had. I probably would not go again for brunch. But maybe for dinner

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal from the restaurant week menu. The baked brie and the roast chicken was outstanding! The service was great. It was not crowded at the time so the noise level was fine.

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a
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Sunday evening family-style pasta deal

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unlimited spaghetti night For $20/person is amazing!

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DS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was very pleasantly surprised by Dutch & Doc's brunch for Restaurant Week! I'm used to the typical Wrigleyville restaurants/bars with dark interiors and with menus heavy on fried food and sandwiches. Dutch & Doc's interior is light, bright, clean and gorgeous -- and the food was delicious. The brunch was very generous (brunch cocktail, plate of breakfast pastries, and an entree for $24?!? unreal) for the price, and we loved our server. I will definitely be back when the weather warms up and the garage door-style windows are open!

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DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

This place is a mixed bag. I think the place itself is gorgeous. Beautiful, airy, filled with light. The food is good but overpriced for what it is: the dishes are simple, American cuisine. Nothing is fancy, there is no real creativity to any of the dishes, nothing to truly justify the prices. For example - I ordered a plain latte. They brought it to me and it was about 8 ounces and in a dirty mug (lipstick from another patron). I sent it back and they brought me another one. That 8 ounce latte cost me $6. That's insane. Additionally, it would have been nice for them to comp it for me considering they served it to me in a dirty mug. Our waitress was very nice but service was very slow. Not sure if it is always like that or if they were understaffed. Overall if you are nearby and hungry for some basic American then by all means stop hear, but don't go out of your way for it.

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A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was great but the service could be better

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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch during restaurant week. Food was great. Drinks were expensive 9$ for a pint. Crying babies. I'm sure the vibe will be completely different during game days. Lots of natural light. Huge windows are perfect for people watching. Large bar. Seating was comfortable.

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RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

A disappointing experience for my wife and I on a friday evening. The food was overly salty and lacked any real imagination. The service from Zack was exceptional, the bright spot of the evening.

Additionally, our experience had both my wife and I indisposed for the evening and following morning. Something was clearly amiss as this was our only shared dining experience for the day.

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Their about us on the menu says it all: in the warm glow of the marquee at the friendly confines. During baseball season this place is packed! Good food, good drink and a great location. During the off season it is a great place to take a Cubs fan, or any human being for that matter, to a spectacular restaurant in a very cool location.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a bachelorette party of 9 people , and the team at Dutch and Doc's took great care of us! Our waitress even brought us a free round of appetizers and cocktails on the house! Thank you for a great night!

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B
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dan and David were fantastic! We chatted with both and enjoyed our conversations. These two gentleman will do a great job of making Dutch & Doc's a dining destination and a stable of our dining adventures ... just don't make it so popular that we can't get in!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The menu is very misleading and my server did not make up for it. I asked the server about the Apple and Brussel Sprout salad, wondering what the ratio was between brussel sprouts and apples, assuming it would be mainly shaved brussel sprouts and some small garnish of shaved or diced apples. The server confirmed that, saying that there are some apples, but mostly brussel sprouts. What I received was about 95% apples...there had to be at least 2 whole apples in this salad. There were hardly any brussel sprouts at all. I was extremely disappointed, as this was not what I thought I had ordered, and was not a salad to me at all. It also was not satisfying. I could have just eaten two plain apples and it would have been the same. I was upset, because not only was it not a good dish, but I was still hungry. For a $23 salad, this should not be the case. I told my server that the dish was either misleading, or it was made improperly, and that I was disappointed, and he simply said “oh, sorry to hear that” and went on his merry way. After seeing that I basically left an entire cut up apple on my plate (having already eaten the other one), and hearing that I was disappointed that the dish was misleading and had no brussel sprouts, my server didn’t offer to bring something else instead, or to comp the dish, nothing. I felt it was distasteful and I left with a bad feeling about the restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Dutch and Doc’s a few times now- before a game, for weekend brunch and on a weeknight with the kids. It’s become a new favorite in the neighborhood. The space is beautiful, the service is fantastic and the kids love their clean plate club. The food is straightforward and well-prepared. We’ll be going back again and again.

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I was very disappointed by the food and the service. We went for the family night on Sunday for spaghetti and meatballs. It was served family style and there was not enough food. For 5 of us, there were 2 regular size pieces of garlic bread cut in half for example. The meatballs were funky as I believe they were seasoned with taco seasoning. It also took us 90 minutes from start to end with all of eating the spaghetti special. Way too long with kids. Overall, great location, but I would not recommend beyond that.

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e
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great new spot in Wrigleyville. Food was good but pricey for what you get.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with my birthday reservation! Will definitely be returning regularly.

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KL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu is a bit limited and mostly heavy Chicago foods. Starters and share plate items were expensive (the same cost as an entree), which hindered our group from trying more items (budget and portion reasons). Cocktails were delicious. Decor is nice and it's nice to have street side seating plus the area in the back that is kind of cozy. The salad I had was decent but a bit bland and lots of roughage (brussels salad) - and I didn't get much of the mustard dressing until the very end so it didn't quite come together. Entree serving sizes varied as well; one of our group finished his food in minutes where it took others twice as long due to size/quantity. Server was attentive. Quality of ingredients was good. Overall decent.

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LJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good and the service was great. Will go here again. Wine menu and beer selection was very good. Wish the there were more options on the menu, but I only went for dinner. Would like to see what brunch menu is like. Defin. worth a try.

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EM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From being greeted, seated and waited on it was a great experience. The food was very good, cooked and prepared to our liking and our waiter Sam, was very good and not bashful to offer suggestions. All in all it was a great experience and we will definitely return.

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P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was unique and amazing. We tried a few apps along with main dishes and the chef clearly knows their way around flavors! I will say it ain’t cheap but a nice splurge for a higher end place in the neighborhood which was something we really needed. The deviled eggs were great as well as the malt aioli fries which we shared as the portion was large. I had the chicken which had amazing flavor and they were able to accommodate another person with dairy allergies which was nice.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service started out slow but improved significantly. We liked all the food and our server was extremely helpful. We sat in the bar and watched sports. Nice place

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O
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my visit to Dutch & Doc's! I had been recommended to come here by a friend and it was great! The server was wonderful. We were the first reservation of the day for brunch and we got to sit in a cozy booth. The cinnamon donut holes are a must! They have a very generous brunch menu which I liked. It's nice to have lots of options. Highly recommend this spot.

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My partner and I went here for NYE dinner hoping to have a special experience. I made 9pm reservations, we arrived 15 minutes early and the hostess neglected to inform us that we would receive a text message when our table was ready. When I'm out to dinner, I usually put my phone away which I had done that night. Luckily I checked my phone to get up for the ladies room, and they sent a text about our table being ready (albeit 10 minutes later). Table was ready at 9:15 and I didn't notice the text until 10 minutes later (strike one). Our server seemed flustered, was pleasant but didn't take the time to let us know about the special menu and always seemed rushed. We ordered dinner and I asked about ordering a half order of mac n cheese since they offer it as a full size dinner portion and my partner and I wanted to share as a side dish. Our server said that he didn't think they could do that and didn't bother to check with the manager. After ordering, I noticed on the special NYE menu that in fact there was a smaller portion of mac n cheese being offered for less (strike two). Being a special occasion, I ordered the $49 filet mignon and was excited for such a treat. Having been to many of the great steak restaurants in Chicago and ordering a filet, I was expecting the best for such a high price point. I was extremely disappointed as the filet was definitely NOT worth the $49 price tag (strike three). My dinner companion enjoyed his pasta dish, the mashed potatoes were exceptional but my caeser salad was overly dressed. I understand that this restaurant is fairly new and perhaps they were working out the kinks with service and food, but I'm lukewarm about whether or not to return. The ambience at the bar was great as it's a beautiful restaurant so maybe I would go back and sit at the bar, have drinks and try the appetizers. For a New Year's dinner, I was very disappointed and really wanted to like this place. Maybe I will give them one more chance...

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Nice atmosphere, mediocre food. Brussels sprouts were very good.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here for NYE dinner. Reasonable prix fixe menu with generous portions (incl. open bar) and fun atmosphere!

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ZZ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance are great. Love the location as it’s right across Wrigleyville!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Being that this is a Boka establishment I expected the service and food to be of a higher caliber. That said, the service was extremely slow for such an empty restaurant. It was as if we needed to order multiple drinks at a time. As far as the food, it wasn’t bad by any means, but certain menu items such as the brussels sprouts and apple salad came with egg when the menu had no mention it, and it came without apple. This was odd given egg is a common food allergy, so it should have been mentioned if it wasn’t a simple error in the kitchen. While they brought a new salad, most guests had already eaten half their meal, so some sort of comp would have been appreciated. Overall, while it wasn’t a bad experience it certainly wasn’t like other Boka experiences.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well rounded menu. Casual, but elevated ambiance. Excited to see how it operates when it’s full.

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g
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The location and neighborhood view is spectacular and the ambiance convivial and friendly. I was a little disappointed that the menu wasn't broader, offering more choices of appetizers and main courses. The baked brie and brussel sprouts appetizers were good, not great, and the main courses of salmon and tagliatelle with ragu also were good, but not great. Desserts of three baked cookies and chocolate sundae were better. Wine list had lots of moderately-priced selections. Based on a variety of reviews that I had seen before we went, I was expecting better. As long as your expectations are not too high, Dutch & Doc's is a good choice.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is good, but beyond overpriced.

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A
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good and bad. We sent one item back (sticky spare ribs) and replaced with crispy spicy shrimp and that was good. Brassel spouts were burnt Pasta was good

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EI
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boka group hits Wrigleyville! Yay! Ok- everything my family ordered was excellent. Wrigleyville is a tough area for a restaurant at this level of food, but we are grateful it is here. Fun restaurants around it too. The cookie griddle at the end of the meal sealed the deal. Great food and cozy restaurant with lots of little rooms and big rooms.

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