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Al's Cafe & Creamery

43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
847-742-1180
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English first
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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 via mobile

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Al's creamery has the absolute best chocolate malt - menu selections are fantastic too. Every month features a new specialty, which has consistently been phenomenal.

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Huntley, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A VERY rainy night brought a group of 10 friends to Al's. Our first visit and our server (Kyle) could not have been nicer ! Enjoyed their Schnitzel-fest and sadly I cannot say it was amazing ! Found the red cabbage to be outstanding - but only about 4 tablespoons. Spaetzel lacked any flavor and veal was tender, but surrounded... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family really enjoyed this cafe. Everything we ordered was very good. My husband and son had burgers, my other son had the Manhattan tuna (really tasty) and I had the Southwest Chicken Salad. I loved the guacamole! The boys also had awesome milk shakes and my husband had the carrot cake which was really fantastic. I think they added... More 

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Chicago
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Al's features ribs done several different ways. I had the Jack Daniels sauce and next time will try another. Creamy cole slaw was to die for - as good as cole slaw can be. Al also features ice cream. I was too full to try it. Maybe next time. Features outdoor covered dining when weather permits. Service was really good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Al's Café is always one of our go to places. Family friendly and a good date spot too! Their sandwiches and salads are always fresh...and lets not for get the milk shakes are AWSOME!! Good food, good service, and all in a charming setting! :-)

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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I decided to go to Al's Cafe on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. They have a beautiful outdoor dining area, that was packed with customers. Unfortunately their outdoor seats do not work for those of us that are of a larger size, so we opted for the inside dining instead. They were busy inside as well but still... More 

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Elgin Illinois 60120
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I live in Elgin and this little place is a delight. Great food, good wine, nice wait staff, pretty atmosphere. Try the chefs homemade chocolate truffles when available, this is a nice surprise!!

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Additional Information about Al's Cafe & Creamery

Address: 43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
Phone Number: 847-742-1180
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
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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