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Dover Straits

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245 S US Hwy 45, Mundelein, IL 60060-2715
(847) 949-1550
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We love the warm welcome

Dover Straits is a step back into time with live entertainment, great food and a warm welcome at the door. The "salad boat" comes to your table for a custom made salad. The early bird specials offer a great value. My favorites are the Lake Superior Whitefish Almondine and the whole Red Snapper.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Joannkaydavis
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Barrington, Illinois
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Grayslake
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What has happened here? Hosts are very nice - food not so much. This is a seafood house and a simple surf and turf which is one of the items I have ordered - last year the lobster appeared to be 6 to 7 oz - this year maybe 4oz. Last year beautifully presented and this year - overcooked. Last... More 

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Thank gigagirl
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a reservation for my parents anniversary. We got there a few minutes early. We waited an hour and still no table. We talked to the host several times. He got ruder each time. We eventually had to leave. Don't go to this restaurant!

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Thank Chuckem12
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Bland food. The $26 special included a tiny lobster tail, 2 tiny scallops, and 3 small shrimp. The filet was small and chewy. The kids fish sticks were hallow in some and chewy in others. The bar staff was great, but our waiter was dry and inattentive. First and last visit here!

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Thank jess9667
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Their anniversary month is November and this is their 37th year. We have been going there once every 2 months (after Marriott Theatre) for a couple of years and the food and service are always excellent. We were disappointed this time because Bill (one of the owners, I think) wasn't there. We ordered from the celebration part of the menu... More 

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Thank ThePolishPrince
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I am laughing so hard that it is hard to type this review! PLEASE - Avoid this place like the plague. This is Dante's version of Diner hell. It was like eating at the Captain's table on the Titanic and, I believe, many of Dover Straits patrons were on that ship. It's like eating at a retirement home or geriatric... More 

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1 Thank Harith R
Louie M, Owner at Dover Straits, responded to this review

We regret you have had a negative experience. Please contact us at 847-949-1550 if you would like to discuss this further. Thank You More 

USA
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Hasn't changed in 40 yrs, but the owners continue to greet guests personally and pack 'em in on Friday and Saturday nights with entertainment nightly. Good Seafood and up to date choices.

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Thank Mrlene4
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Has been around for a long time but they still have some of the best seafood in the area. Go for their early bird specials and you get soup, salad, entrée and desert for under $25.00. Some people might say that the place shows signs of wear but I say so what, still clean, great food and excellent service.

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Thank Sue I
Barrington, Illinois
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Dover Straits is a step back into time with live entertainment, great food and a warm welcome at the door. The "salad boat" comes to your table for a custom made salad. The early bird specials offer a great value. My favorites are the Lake Superior Whitefish Almondine and the whole Red Snapper.

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Thank Joannkaydavis
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We love to eat at Dover Straits, with good food and excellent service. You can sit and talk without feeling you must leave. The choices of fish are very nice, and the food is plentiful. We usually go here before Marriott and know we will have a great meal and be on time to the theater.

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Thank Willie722
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We live very close to Dover Straits and often see their carpark full to overflowing. We have always wondered why. It isn't much to look at and hasn't received very positive reviews on most food sites. We had always joked that the place seemed to be frequented by a lot of really old people - you would always see clientele... More 

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4 Thank Goatog
Louie M, Owner at Dover Straits, responded to this review

We are very sorry to here you had a negative experience at our establishment. We have been in business for over 37 years and take pride in our food and service. As you can see from the many positive reviews, we have many satisfied customers. We would really like to have the opportunity to turn you into one of our... More 

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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?