We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dover Straits

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
245 S US Hwy 45, Mundelein, IL 60060-2715
(847) 949-1550
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 85 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrific shrimp

Some associates and I were in town for business meetings and decided to try Dover Straits. First, the place is REALLY big. Like, it goes on forever. 3 of our party ordered the $25.95 Captains Platter special - lobster tail, shrimp, and scallops. Comes with a side and salad. I wasn't super... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
CSCMSJ
,
Atlanta, Georgia
Add Photo Write a Review

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Some associates and I were in town for business meetings and decided to try Dover Straits. First, the place is REALLY big. Like, it goes on forever. 3 of our party ordered the $25.95 Captains Platter special - lobster tail, shrimp, and scallops. Comes with a side and salad. I wasn't super hungry so went with the stuffed shrimp appetizer... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago area
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Consistent quality and service are their hallmarks. You will never leave hungry. I always get a kick out of the "salad boat"

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mundelein, Illinois
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We enjoy going to this restaurant for the Early Bird Specials. You need to be seated by 6:00pm. There are a number of meals to select from. i would not recommend for kids.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Level Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We met with another couple at 5 PM on a work day and took advantage of the Early Bird and Prime Rib specials. Please note that there are coupons available at the restaurant's website for regular dinner items and lunch (not valid on holidays, expiration Dec-2015). In other words, it is possible to bring down the elevated cost of fine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vernon Hills
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you come before 6 PM you can order from the Early Bird menu. Try the Jumbo fried shrimp. You also get a soup and they have a salad boat that they bring to your table and make it to order.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montclair, New Jersey
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

if you want a good, comfortable, convenient place in Mundelein, steer clear of this place. First, we waited 45 minutes, AFTER we arrived for a reservation 5 minutes prior to our assigned seating time. Second, there was no place to sit/relax while we waited. Third, one waitress was servicing the entire room, so it felt like they went fishing for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sorry, I ordered the Shrimp Dejonghe and it was the worst I ever had. The ambiance is good if you are over 45 years old. I think it is a place that has been there for a long time and so people tend to go back again and again. It is not my cup of tea.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kentwood, Michigan
Level Contributor
58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were warmly greeted by the owner, Bill Metropulos with our local friend Marlene. They do have a nice large dining room, but we chose the bar area for the booths and conversation. Fresh fish is their specialty: Swordfish steak ($25), Whitefish ($23) and the Crab Cakes($22.95) were all excellent. Salads are prepared to order at tableside by the waiter... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northfield, Illinois
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife an I love to eat dinner at Dover Straits! The receptionist at the door is always friendly and makes us feel welcomed. They genuinely appreciate our business. We have have occasionally eaten in the dining room, and it is very nice. We just prefer the bar area because of our waiter, Frank. He always treats my wife and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Libertyville, Illinois
Level Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a great place for a first or second Date. A quiet and relaxed place, with a low light atmosphere... Romantic! The food is outstanding and my Wife loves the place. Good selection of Wine and Beers.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dover Straits also viewed

 
Mundelein, Lake County
Mundelein, Lake County
 

Been to Dover Straits? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 S US Hwy 45, Mundelein, IL 60060-2715
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Mundelein
  • Phone Number: (847) 949-1550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dover Straits staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?