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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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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great malts, but SO much more.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
terri s
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Elgin, Illinois
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English first
Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Elgin, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant has been in downtown Elgin for a long time, and provides folks with a great selection, not only of sandwiches and salads but also some very high-quality dinner entrees as well. Different times of the year bring special offerings that tie into holidays and celebrations. And don't pass up a chance at the finest Malt in the Fox... More 

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Chicago, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Love this place. I go quite a bit and am never disappointed! Love their sandwiches and ice cream. Also love the history.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This little place has one of the best salad I have ever had. The sandwiches are also awesome. I'm yet to try something I didn't absolutely love. Ice cream is the best.

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cary,ill
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went out for my friend's birthday on Saturday and boy was I happily surprised by al's cafe! It's a cute little place in downtown Elgin. The food was awesome and the prices are reasonable. Three of us had the salmon done differently. All were outstanding and so fresh. The other two had steak and it was tender, great portions... More 

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La Fox, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very good variety of choices. The food preparation is well done. The decor is comfortable and the service is very fiendly. The overall experience is well worth the reasonable cost. They change the featured menue items each month, therefore you can not run out of choices.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The decor is quaint and has a historic ambience. It feels like a special occasion, even if it's just a casual lunch. I always order the Florentine sandwich. Made with sunflower seeds and 3 cheeses, it is worth the drive! My favorite sandwich in all of Elgin!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Al's Café used to be where you went and then took your kids for the best "malt" in town but it has certainly evolved to be one of the best dinner restaurants as well. The quality of their food is consistently good with some creative variations that make it well worth trying. A great place to have lunch anytime, when... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Want to take a walk back in time when everybody knew everybody; you could walk into a resturant and say "the usual"? Well with Elgin's history displayed on the walls of Al's Cafe and Creamery and a very historical looking library upstairs, you get the warm friendly experience that the good ole days had to offer. Al's is definitely the... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?