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Up North Ale House

4.4
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62 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Great Beer
Discover a local restaurant that offers the best of food, fun, and drinks. Up North Ale House is excited to welcome you and your guests to a casual dining experience you’ll come back for again and again.

Enjoy your visit on our beautiful, spacious patio, or inside in our clean, well ventilated, socially distanced dining room. High ceilings, moving air, and plenty of PPE and sanitizing to make you safe and comfortable!

As Naperville’s newest and best ale house, we understand what locals are looking for in terms of atmosphere and fare. We have been in the dining industry for more than 20 years, and during that time we’ve had the chance to find out what our patrons like. Visit us to play games, enjoy handcrafted cocktails, and grab a bite to eat with all your favorite people - and be sure to check our Facebook to see what’s happening this week!

Contact us today to find out more about Up North Ale House, or to discuss your reservation needs. We’re here to help and excited to serve you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 62 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Not good. The food was awful, my wings still had hair/feathers on it. They did refund our meal since they saw we didn’t eat it though. Service good- product bad

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CindyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is nice. Waitress was very attentive. Nice selection of beer.

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Jarv
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in town!

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LoraV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food here was wayyyyy over priced. My husband ordered the steak dinner and it was tiny to say the least let alone dried out. The portions are very small and the price tag very big.
There was four of us and everyone of us left hungry. My shrimp tasted freezer burnt. Big disappointment. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent place to eat outdoors. Great food at reasonable price. Service was excellent!

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Jbaier
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Was excited about the menu, as they had some great choices. However, we will NOT be back after our first experience. Wings... $15. Waitress asks us if we would like blue cheese or ranch. We say ranch. Wings comes with sauce everywhere you go. We get charged additional for dipping sauce, not extra sauce, just one small side to dip our 12 wings and veggies in. Completely ridiculous. I ordered spicy chicken wrap- which was 99% lettuce, a few pieces of tomato and a couple very small chicken chunks. It was almost comical. Had our young son with us, so didn’t have the time or patience to send it back. My husband’s burger was overcooked, standard, and again, overpriced. Every single side is up charged on top of already high prices.

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MarkD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great patio. Food is a good value. Service was polite. A nice evening 😃

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Jarv
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio in Naperville! Great wings and large beer selection!

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stevom2
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve found a new favorite in Up North. Lots of brew choices and menu that offers many reasons to return.

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KathyR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and portions were the perfect size. Brian was our server, and he did an awesome job; he was attentive without being annoying. They have a great selection of craft beer. We sat outside, and that was OK, just make sure you get a table that is in the shade, not in direct sunlight. Overall a good experience, will definitely be back!

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vipPugnacious
Chicago
198 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good beer & spirits selection. Started with wings & gouda cheese bites. Both very good. Black & Blue burger very good but choice of chips vx fries confusing. Chips are tortilla chips. Philly cheese steak good. Could’ve used some cheese whiz!

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cajack
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Disappointed when they changed our reservation from outside to inside with no choice for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible first experience. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio to dine

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Sinthia
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Wings and burger!

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AshMan23
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My new go-to for food & drink! Lots of outside seating & great food.

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RyanK
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a brew pub but plenty of tap options and even more bottle/can options.

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LewisB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went the other evening for a date night. We sat on the patio, which was lovely. Everything was wonderful and we can’t wait to go back!

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vipJohnS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They have great food a good prices. We ordered the potato skins as an appetizer and were disappointed to only get three, small, halves of a potato as the complete order! Maybe they ran out of potatoes......

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time... music!!!

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vipTrishM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

So disappointed. Ordered a steak salad. 3 slim pieces of red pepper, 2 cherry tomatoes cut in half, 3 pieces of cucumber and 4 small pieces of beef, lots of lettuce. And a small container of dressing that was a little more than a tablespoon. Slim Pickens for a salad entree. E

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KristiC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice patio seating, good distancing between tables, service was very good and friendly. Food was just so-so. Nice drink menu.

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AnneMarieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Up North! The food is always great. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was attentive, checking in with us throughout the night. The patio is nice and quiet. You do not hear the street or parking lot noise at all. We will definitely be back and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was superb. Wait staff very kind and attentive. Clean venue. Nice plating and reasonable servings. Decently priced. Overall good experience. Will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pizza is Excellent. We did outdoor dining and the patio is very relaxing.

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MelissaN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first dining out experience to kick off Stage 4 in Illinois! Patio was great, food was delicious and the beer menu was extensive. We will be back!

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KatieA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Okay dining experience. Took awhile for food to come out. In regards to the food the chicken avocado sandwich was very good. Also enjoyed the Bavarian pretzel and Mac and cheese bites. Unfortunately, the cheeseburger and mashed potatoes were tasteless. Drinks water downed. Our waiter was very friendly and provided great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice place, good food.

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TomN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service drying the outside tables and timely drinks!

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was clean and atmosphere great. Food and service was really good. Will definitely go back.

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JimP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprised to see people dining inside, and surprised to see people coming and going without masks on.

We enjoyed our outside table.
Had very good service.
The Bell’s Amber Ale that I ordered was not what I received. It may have been another Bell’s beer, but definitely not their outstanding Amber Ale.

The grilled Alaskan salmon was good, but a relatively small portion.

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MeganG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great music and atmosphere. the service was great provided the COVID conditoins. congrats to the staff

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vipKatG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside seating. Great wait staff have to try the reeses cookie 🍪

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LisaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

All the staff we encountered were very nice and accommodating when we needed to move inside due to the wind. They didn't make us feel like a bother at all. I had 2 different cocktails that were very good (not a beer drinker). My issue was that none of the food was hot and the amount of shrimp on the shrimp po' boy was just not enough with the heaviness of the bread. The flavors of everything were good but they were just too cold. I will go again though to give it another shot!

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SamS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We had an awesome server named Brian! He was quick, attentive and friendly. The portion of the food was smaller than we expected. (I only had about 3 shrimps in my shrimp po’boy) but being able to eat outdoors in the nice weather on their patio was worth it

JS
vipJohnS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Cold beer!

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Shelnick
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately we were seated for 13 minutes without being noticed. We did see that 3 tables were seated after us and a server took care of them. We tried to get someone’s attention but no one would even make eye contact. I’m guessing no one knew who was supposed to wait on us. We left and ordered take-out from our local wings place. Probably won’t try this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor patio with the fire. Service was great, we will be back for sure.

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MBRD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Up North Ale House!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noelle, our server, was fantastic! The food was delicious! Looking forward to going again!

FAQs

Up North Ale House does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats. Up North Ale House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 946-6494.

Up North Ale House is rated 4.4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.