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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always lively

We go during the summer to eat outside on their spacious deck. The food is good and the live music when they have it is entertaining. Haven't dined inside so can't comment on the inside ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Dennis S
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Glenview, Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The only reason we really go in the summer is for the view. Food is so so and service is not good at all. But nice to be able to sit outside.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The price of the food was way way overpriced. The selection on the menu was very basic, not very creative. Would not recommend dining there.

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Thank Coachkurt
Glenview, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We go during the summer to eat outside on their spacious deck. The food is good and the live music when they have it is entertaining. Haven't dined inside so can't comment on the inside ambiance.

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Thank Dennis S
Wauconda, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

living in Wauconda makes it convenient, but I would come anyway. The views of the lake are beautiful. Deck seating in the summer is great, but, on the weekends you might have to wait a bit. The MaiTais are hand made and will creep up on you. Try the BBQ ribs, my favorite. Enjoy!

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Thank CARL B
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I read of the slow service and I must say that was not the case with us. I guess if your making good quality food its gonna take a bit O time as this is not Mc Donnalds. We ordered the Philly cheese steak, the Ruben and Patty Melt. They were cooked perfectly and were presented in a timely manner.... More 

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Thank Arkus A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Our 7 year old son wanted to come here for his birthday. The weather was beautiful so we decided to sit on the deck and have a great view of the lake. That was nice. There was music blaring and it was difficult to have a conversation without yelling. But it is a bar. So I'll let that part go.... More 

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Thank Amanda G
Batavia, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was my first time up in Wauconda and I was visiting this location for drinks for a birthday. The drinks were reasonably priced, but the service was kind of spotty. I think this was because they didn't want to interrupt our conversations. Any who, it was a great big deck outside near the lake and easy to get to.

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Thank JonBenditz
Evanston, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Headed here to have lunch with an old friend. Great setting and really good food. For the second time we had really slow service. No one could figure it out and there was some finger-pointing going.

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Thank Kathleen Q
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Had a date lunch w/ the hubby. We are new in the area. I had the caprese salad. OMG, that was amazing. The balsamic and the fresh tomato. Just wow. Fun atmosphere, great people watching.

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Thank audChicago_IL
Cary, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great spot to stop in the summer. Extensive outdoor seating area with a great view of the lake..relaxing atmosphere, but lively and friendly. Some nights they have live music and dancing. The menu has a nice selection and variety..salads, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers. The burgers a big and tasty. Reuben was very good, everything we ordered has been good. We had... More 

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Thank J S

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?