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Geneva Ale House

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319 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 262-3877
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic tap list.

Be prepared to wait for a table on a weekend. Good food. Traditional bar food with a bit of an upscale twist. The best reason to go is the tap list full of high quality local craft beer. Experienced bartenders that understand beer, and can make informed suggestions not only for a beer that you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
KurtB_69
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West of Chicago, IL
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West of Chicago, IL
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to wait for a table on a weekend. Good food. Traditional bar food with a bit of an upscale twist. The best reason to go is the tap list full of high quality local craft beer. Experienced bartenders that understand beer, and can make informed suggestions not only for a beer that you may enjoy but one that... More 

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Thank KurtB_69
Libertyville
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The good was good but nothing to write home about. Service was very good, helpful and friendly. The fried fish was greasy and the cole slaw didn't taste very good. The rest of the food was good.

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Thank xtedx
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a bite on our way through the town. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor of an old movie theater. We were greeted as soon as we came inside and told we could sit anywhere we liked. We chose a table in the front window to enjoy the warm sunlight on a chilly day. The... More 

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Thank Gerry C
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Went to the GAH with my husband & 5 other friends. We had to wait a while for table but it worked out well since we were waiting for a few of our friends. We all ordered food, I got the burger of the month (turkey burger with avocado, star fruit, bacon & a creamy pomegranate sauce) while my husband... More 

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Thank Sasha G
Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday afternoon and we were all pleasantly surprised. Great service, good food, large menu and in the heart of downtown Geneva. For those who like pretzel rolls, sweet potato fries or onion strings, this place is for you. After dining it's nice to walk around town and check out the stores/sites.

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Thank travelingtrio2010
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Ate here today for the second time and had an exceptional dinner. The Cubans, black forest turkey and cheese curds were great. The service was timely and friendly.

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Thank Timbayer
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We stopped in for sandwiches and a quick beer after our daughter had purchased her wedding veil at a local shop. Great staff, good food and the beer tasted refreshing on a hot day:)

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Thank Lovetogarden719
Sylvania, Georgia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Food was avg bar food , had the cheese curds and the aioli was mayo with bacon and garlic absolutely no flavor or spices added.

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Thank George J
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Come for the beer, stay for the service. This place never disappoints. The ever-chaning tap list and can/bottle inventory makes every visit unique. And while they don't have a huge menu, everything I've had here has been great. Personal favorite is the turkey sandwich. Don't know where they get there turkey but it takes like the day after Thanksgiving. But... More 

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Thank Tim D
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had the chance to try both of these restaurants again back-to-back. Food here was good but served inconsistently. A variety of drinks including beers and martini were all fine and the selection wins over Stockholms. Appetizer (fried pickles and onion rings) arrived after a long wait just moments before main course. Main course for party of four was a mix... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: (630) 262-3877

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?