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Docks Bar & Grill

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313 East Liberty Street, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL
(847) 526-3625
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place on a summer night.

Live music, good food, huge deck to enjoy the summer night. Food was good but it was really the atmosphere that we enjoyed. The place is packed on a summer night and there is a wait. The free valet helps out with the overcrowded parking lot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Nancy E
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Live music, good food, huge deck to enjoy the summer night. Food was good but it was really the atmosphere that we enjoyed. The place is packed on a summer night and there is a wait. The free valet helps out with the overcrowded parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A very good place to have fun with good people. The service was good and the food taste the way i want it

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The deck is AMAZING! It's got tons of seating and the view over the lake is a wonderful background to some great food! I love the bruschetta and would highly suggest it (it's a meal all by itself!)!! It's great for families, friends, and even dates! It's a regular on my list of restaurants.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Your busy, llooking out the window at water, or sitting on the deck, restaurant. Busy place, but for me just ok, if that. The usual suspect food, burgers, salads, and way too expensive drinks, for the type of casual place. I guess the money has to come from someplace. Would not return.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped at Docks on a Sunday afernoon for a bite to eat and it was a pleasant surprise. Great mix of young and old. Nice outdoor seating overlooking the water, a good bloody mary, very good fried calamari and excellent burgers. We truly enjoyed the food, service and live music. Will definitely go back.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was impressed with such a big GF menu for a non-chain restaurant. Out waiter even allowed me to mix and match some menu items to create a meal that was delicious and still met my dietary needs. Their GF bun was excellent in comparison to many places I've been. Very pleased! Great glass of house Cabernet too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here with a group of ladies. Happy to see that the crowd covered all age groups. It was too cold to sit on the huge deck by the water but the dining room was very nicely decorated too. Food was great. Tough to please a large group of women with different tastes but they did. Absolutely no complaints. Salmon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I tried this place out for the first time after many months of hearing my wife say how great this place is. Stopped in on a gorgeous Monday afternoon and had their dinner special. $21 for 10 ounce steak that was cooked really well. They also had $5 margaritas that were admittedly larger than I thought they would be. The... More 

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Wauconda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The large patio has a great view of the lake, and an outdoor bar! Gets really busy on nice days. Full outdoor bar.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went to Docks for the outside scenic aspect and for dinner-drinks. The service was unacceptably slow. After waiting 15 minutes at our outdoor table I went to the bar for a drink - bartender was rude and abrasive. The crowd there was a little rough and waitresses looked tired and aged. After about an hour the food arrived...my club... 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)  >  Lake County  >  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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?