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Dover Straits

245 S US Hwy 45, Mundelein, IL 60060-2715
(847) 949-1550
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Ranked #18 of 95 restaurants in Mundelein
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Nov 6, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Beeton, ON
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Based on the great reviews of this place decided to try it while in Libertyville. We knew from reading other reviews the decor was dated, but it looks like it's from the 70's and has never, ever been changed. It's so dated it's almost quirky and charming, but not quite. As others have noted, the salad bar does indeed come... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Going to Dover Straits is like stepping back in time. Music in the bar on Fridays and Saturdays with dancing. The same hosts for years that make you feel like family. Great salad "boat" comes to your table and your salad is custom built for you. Seafood is their specialty and you can enjoy wall-mounted aquariums while you eat!!

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Libertyville
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

You get all three at Dover Straits. We've been going there for over 25 years, The early bird specials are unbeatabe. The only thing that can be improved on is the clam chowder. The salad bar comes to your table. The entrees and sides are delicious, ice cream comes with the specials. Excellent atmosphere and service......cloth tablecloths and napkins too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

First timer and loved it. Obvious popular with locals as manager knew many of the patrons. The August special was lobster tail, scallops and large shrimp for $24.95 and it was excellent. I also enjoyed how they made your salad to order in front of you.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Only one average meal in the last 6 or so visits, otherwise Excellent. Good service, quick response with both food and drinks. Very good value.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We have been going to the Dover Straits for YEARS. And it is always predictable: VERY GOOD! So, a couple weeks ago, on Easter Sunday, we decided to have lunch at one of our favorite restaurants - and that's ANYWHERE that we've traveled. This restaurant just happens to be a short drive from our home. Good for us! As usual,... More

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Wauconda, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The restaurant was fairly empty when we (3) arrived at 5:00pm on a Sunday afternoon. Bar parons seemed to be enjoying themselves drinking and watching the monitors. Our server was the same one we had during our last visit. She is OK, but a little off-beat. She made one or two mistakes, but nothing serious. Today, only one of us... More

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Phoenix
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great seafood. Our physically-challenged friend was quickly accomodated. We ordered off the specials of the day (my wife had the Greek-inspired Tilapia and I had the Mahi). Reasonably priced. Salads made to order at your table. A wonderful waiter--very helpful and attentive. The food was delicious. I highly recommend it and we will definitely return.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Have been going here for years, never had a bad meal never. Dover Sole is the best! Great music on weekends.

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great food quality. Fast service. Nice settings. Recommend for family parties and business get aways. Convenient location.

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