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Twins Tavern

1028 S 4th Street, De Kalb, IL 60115
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Ranked #15 of 87 restaurants in De Kalb
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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8 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

When I return to DeKalb I alway attempt to make it to the Twin Tavern. I never fails to provide good, simple food, good beer, and a great venue for conversation. One can alway count on all three.

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Camdenton, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We've been going to Twins Tavern for over 20 years. Seldom do we walk in when there's no one there we know. The spaghetti on Wednesday nights is the best in town (maybe all of DeKalb County), and the weekend broasted chicken is similarly delicious. Mike, the owner, is usually on hand to greet newcomers and welcome back loyalists. The... More

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Lee, IL
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

How often is it that you go into a bar and feel at home. The Twins Tavern is a place that I immediately felt relaxed and at home. There is a good variety of drinks and the food is good. The waitresses, while busy are attentive to the customers need. The overall feel is very low keyed, the noise level... More

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Naperville, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Grilled smiling mike is my favorite. I like it with extra Marinara. Cheesy pot roast on an onion roll is also a favortie!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere, good burgers and sweet service from very pleasant waitress. My visit was like an episode of Cheers, where every one knew your name.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

My family has been visiting Twins for 30 years or so,even back when Pete was still running the show.Twins has a great atmosphere.for whatever you need..Great fish,hambergers and baskets of all kinds.Wish they were located in Sycamore..Nice job smiling Mike..

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dekalb, illinois
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156 reviews 156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Loyal local patrons. Friday night fish fry is OK, but nothing outstanding. Place often smells from the frying fish.

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Sycamore, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

Our family has been coming here for about 20 years. This is the classic neighborhood joint. It's on the south side of DeKalb and far from the university, so diners can enjoy their beers without obnoxious frat boys and gum snapping trixies crowding up the place. Twins is the place to bring your softball team after a win (or loss),... More

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