Donkey has a young waitstaff that is very energetic and eager to please. The food is really good too!
I read the previous reviews and thought how much I enjoy fish fries. The walleye was hard as a rock and had to cut it with a knife. My mother in law got the catfish and thought it tasted swampy. My husband got the bottomless ocean perch and that was the best fish with light coating. The side salads were... More
Road trip that took us to Palatine Illinois. Our friend recommended this lively pub. There was an abundance of televisions hanging from the wall. So you could say sports bar? Nope. Its a lovely pub atmosphere that reminded us of the 'Cheers' pub in the television series. You know where everybody knows your name? Well, at least it felt that... More
In my opinion, Donkey Inn's walleye pike on Friday evenings is by far the best fish dinner in the Palatine area.
Donkey has surprisingly good food considering it's a bar. The salads are huge, the burgers are great, and hey, how often do you see tots on the menu?
This is a great place to go to have some drinks with friends and have a nice meal. The atmosphere is inviting and the staff are attentive.
If you like the "up norh" feel, that's what it reminds me of when I'm there. My husband, my two 5 year old boys and myself were there right after the holidays. It's a great little place where you can go casually there. We sat in the bar area where there were lots of TV's so the boys were happy... More
Fun atmosphere and reasonably price menu. The staff is attentive and prompt. When crowded, impossible to have an intimate conversation. Meals are always consistent and fresh.
This place has great burgers. I haven't had a bad one yet. They are always packed, so I can't advise on when to get there. The fish fry is awesome. There are few places around that have a good fish fry outside of Wisc. Big variety on their menu. There is something for everyone.
Love it, but the "regulars" at the bar can be quite loud...but even with that it's a great place.
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