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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 - 9:00 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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Nice food, service varies

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
tedkirby
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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170 reviews 170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant 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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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?