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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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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sylvania, Georgia
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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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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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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a nice bar with decent bar food. However their Cuban Sandwich is AMAZING. I would love to say I have tried other things, but I always get the Cuban. My wife got one of their special burgers and ordered it rare to mid-rare. It came out well done and even the pretzel bun was a little over cooked.... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I went here for lunch and enjoyed the expansive beer selection. When it came time for food however we were a bit disappointed when we selected a grass fed beef hamburger Cooke medium rare and it came out well done. We were so hungry that we still ate it but let the service staff know. We didn't... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

In town on business, sought out a good beer and meal after a long day. Staff were friendly and attentive but not too engaging. Beer menu is impressive, though if like to have seen a more varied or larger selection - not everyone is so sweet on IPAs people. The food was good, had the chickpea quinoa burger. For someone... More 

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stopped in on a Wed night as part of a pub crawl. Great selection of beer to choose from. Bartender was really helpful in helping us to get exactly what we wanted. We didn't eat anything here but the food looked good. Fun place to be in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is our "go to " place in Geneva. It has a nice vibe, consistently good food, great drinks, and a wide selection of beer. We generally start our meal with the cheese curd appetizer. For the main meal we like the burgers, turkey sandwich, or veggie panini. Our favorite dessert (the blueberry/ bacon waffle) was removed from the menu.... More 

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North Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stopped in on a whim...on Valentine's Day afternoon. Was great from start to finish. Terrific waitress gave us suggestions that were spot on. 5 oz beer flight for $9...unheard of! Food was presented nicely, tasted phenomenal. Hate to give this place 5 stars and drive more people there, but gotta do it.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went for lunch New Year's eve. Nice service and good pub fair with a menu that also had options other then pub fair. I had a Cajun pasta wasn't the best I ever had but was good. Others had burgers and really enjoyed. Will return.

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?