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

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    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
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
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English first
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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291 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 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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7 reviews
6 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 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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115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Docks Bar & Grill

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

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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?