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313 East Liberty Street, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL
(847) 526-3625
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Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Location

Just popped in for a few beers. I wanted to check out the ice fishing in the area. It was a big place with great views of the lake. Clean with friendly service. Plenty of parking in front. Located on the main drag. It seems like it's a happening place in the warmer months. Big deck with lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
roadtripperAmerica
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
291 reviews 291 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Just popped in for a few beers. I wanted to check out the ice fishing in the area. It was a big place with great views of the lake. Clean with friendly service. Plenty of parking in front. Located on the main drag. It seems like it's a happening place in the warmer months. Big deck with lots of seating... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

went there for dinner with friends and it was quite good and the price was just right. burger with fries $9 on a Wednesday. what a deal. it was delicious. staff was friendly. would go back in the summer.

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Docks Bar and Grill sits on Bang's Lake, in wauconda, IL. The view and atmosphere is incredible! The food was fantastic and our service could not have been better.

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oz
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a lakeside place in a small town with New York prices ! The manager is a complete power hungry idiot. After being seated and ordering a coke and looking at the over priced menu I was ready to leave....But no MR. Manager had to say " what did you just need a pit stop " First of all... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great place if you like eating outside, on the water, dockside with entertainment and good food. They usually have great music, this day they must have had some sort of open mic-day and the entertainment was sub-par. That is not the norm. If you are in the area you should definitely make a stop at Dock's!.

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Palatine, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Everything you dreamed about last January -- dinning outside on a summer evening-- is done right at Docks. All that's missing are the palm trees. The bar is open, the band is playing, the food is casual, tasty, and the service is outstanding. Oh, the large outdoor seating area overlooks the calm waters of Bangs Lake. Being there at sunset... More 

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great food,drinks live music. A great place to chill out on the weekend. Service could be better. But then again I'm in no hurry. LOL

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Island Lake, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Dionner on a Saturday. Not crowded/no wait for a table at 7:00. The food was quite good. soup was hot and creamy, salad was salady, prime rib looked good as my wife didn'[t want to share (haha), and my Guinness pot roast was vey good. Good sized portions. Service was just kind of blah.

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Carson City, Nevada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Try a lunch at The Docks. Their lunch menu is limited but you will find something that you like. Its an up-scale lunch menu that is priced very attractively. In cool and cold weather the inside seating is quite nice. In warm and hot weather you have your choice of inside or outside. The deck bar is great for drinks... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I was with a party of 8 after a long hike in the woods. We all asked for water, the staff brought us each a glass and a pitcher so we would not have to wait for refills. The place was fairly empty as it was about 3pm. We were not rushed. I had the parmesan encrusted walleye. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 313 East Liberty Street, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wauconda
  • Phone Number: (847) 526-3625

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 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
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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