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Al's Cafe & Creamery

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43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
847-742-1180
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 47
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Get a malt !

Above average food but excellent malts. They also have a nice dinner menu. It's a small place with an old fashioned decor. Nothing fancy but you will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Above average food but excellent malts. They also have a nice dinner menu. It's a small place with an old fashioned decor. Nothing fancy but you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Al's for years.. Always have great food and lovely service. I recently tried their Mediterranean Salmon, and it was by far the best I've ever had! The presentation was excellent and believe me it tasted better than it looked. Can't wait to go back and order it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner there a few weeks ago and we both had the steak sirloin and it was cooked PERFECTLY! I like my steak more on the medium rare side where as my boyfriend likes it more on the well side but it was still very moist and tender. Our waitress Presley was super fun, spunky, and... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have tried several items on the menu and they are all just ok. Never had anything that I just had to have a second time. Don't get me wrong the food is good just doesn't leave a lasting impression. Downtown Elgin is in need of some great restaurants. It is easy to be number one when you really don't... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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135 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ate here a couple of times, food has always been good, and like the setup. Service varies though. Last time we were there for lunch, and were few people in restaurant upstairs when got there, but food took surprisingly long to arrive. Other tables who'd arrived and ordered after us got their food before we did, and service not that... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Al's Cafe and Creamery has been around in downtown Elgin for decades. I had lived here in the '80s, and moved back, and was delighted to see that it was still open. It's right in the heart of downtown in a historic building, and has a great ambiance. The food is creative, and there are monthly "themes" in the menu... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was with my spouse. for dinner. It had been several years since I was here. We were seated promptly and overall service was good. Spouse ordered soup and a Veal dish Zigeuner Schnitzel (Gypsy Schnitzel) and I had salad with Schwartzwalder Schweiner Schnitzel. My wife indicated the cream of cauliflower soup was tasty as was my salad with a... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had the "special of the day" (chicken alfredo) and had to split it because it was so large. It was yummy...

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner at Al's on Valentine's Day. (I've been coming here since wonderful Al Berg opened his restaurant in the early 1980s, and have continued to be a customer through other owners, most recently, Pat and Tony.) I've found the meals and service to be consistently excellent, and I've eaten at Al's hundreds of... More 

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elgin il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had lunch at Al's Cafe. A quaint little place with great food. Right in downtown Elgin near the Grand Victoria Casino.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: 847-742-1180
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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