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Fox's on the River - CLOSED

31 N River St., Batavia, IL
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Cuisines: American
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9 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Love this location.. has been many restaurants.. I tried Fox's 4-5 times.. great thin crust pizza for carry out.. but for dining in.. service never good. They closed in Nov 2011.

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Montgomery, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Have been twice. Had a Taco Pizza the first time. It was so salty, that we just gave up after one piece. Nacho appetizers were over salted, too. Excuse given: It's the taco seasoning. Well, seasoning or whatever, it was way too salty and inedible. Second visit was just as bad as the first. Had broasted chicken. No flavor, greasy,... More

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Montgomery, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

This location has been home to several failed restaurants over recent years...it's such a great building, with a fantastic patio overlooking the river, it's too bad that the food and service can't keep it going. Our first visit under the current name was during a festival - the place was busy and although our food and service were both horrible... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

I've seen cleaner women's bathrooms on Interstates. The wings were cooked in old grease. The Mexican Pizza was underwhelming: way too thin of a crust (akin to Mazto bread), the taco meat was scant, toppings consisted of chopped raw tomatoes and some lettuce w/ a swirl of sour cream. What about the black olives? Not! How about some cheddar cheese?... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

In the last decade, this place has changed ownership at least three times, and if they keep up the service that I had yesterday, they'll be changing ownership again in no time! I went here with my family on Father's Day for lunch. I am actually amazed by how bad the service was, as I haven't had this negative of... More

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Batavia, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

We waited 20 minutes for a waitress. No one came, so we had to go and ask someone to help us. Waited another 20 minutes for our drinks. We ordered an appetizer, and it was served WITH our actual food. It was the worst service I have ever had anywhere. I would NOT recommend ever dining in.

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Naperville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

At first it looked promising because of the location overlooking the river. It quickly went downhill. The server was unprofessional, the restaurant didn't have half of what was on the menu despite it being early in the evening. The orders for half of our table came out cold while the other half of the table waited 15 minutes for their... More

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chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Waited over 20 minutes for a server. Asked someone to wait on us --"Not my station." No one ever appeared, we were never acknowledged. Hardly anyone there on a beautiful evening. What a shame--lovely patio on the river but will not be back. Got up and left.

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

Second time here in a week, this time with 2 neighbor families, and 8 kids.....just as good as before, and maybe better because the kids went off to the game room and didn't kill us for $$$ since they were watching Sponge Bob...... Please see my blog at http://talesfromtheroad-mwalno.blogspot.com/ Something was missing with $2 beers unless they rang us up... More

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