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“Do come here..food good..Tiki bar a blast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Docks Bar & Grill

Docks Bar & Grill
313 East Liberty Street, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL
(847) 526-3625
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Ranked #17 of 37 Restaurants in Wauconda
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Woodstock, Illinois, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Do come here..food good..Tiki bar a blast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

3 of us were having a farewell get together for a friend leaving for Arizona. The weather was cool (first time in weeks!) and too windy to eat on the deck so we moved inside. It was over 15 minutes before anyone came by our table, even though I signaled to several servers who were running inside and outside. Once we were noticed and began the process, everything was fine. The food is excellent - I had the Bacon Brie burger...WOW! The other two had salads that were large and filling with fresh ingredients and a lovely presentation. I've been here for dinner many times and never been disappointed..once again it was a wonderful experience in spite of the little start off snag of feeling ignored. After eating the weather had warmed and we decided to have one more drink at the Tiki bar....wonderful servers out there, great view, live music and the decks were full of late lunch customers. This is a must visit and great way to still say good-bye to summer!. For lunch $$ for dinner it's still not overly formal, but prices are up there $$$. I'll have to give it $$, but there should be a middle ground of pricing.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Norcross, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“OK experience-”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

They accomodated a group of 10 for a business lunch. It was "OK" but the prices were very high for lunch. I had a panini sandwich. The chicken was very dry and not much of it. You get a choice of pasta salad, fries, etc as a side. I chose the pasta salad. The pasta was limp and rather greasy. My rasberry iced tea did not have any rasberry flavor and it had so little ice that the tea was actually tepid, rather than cold. The staff was good to a point. We did have to ask for drink refills, and the few who just wanted water had to ask for refills a couple of times before some one acted on the request. They really did a fairly decent job with a big crowd, right up until the end, then they disappeared when we needed "to go" containers and the bill.
The prices on some items were astounding: Dessert- red velvet cake was $8.95 along, same with the Tiramisu. We didn't try any because of the price- The bill was high enough anyway!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wauconda
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Arrogant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

What happened to the customer is always right. This place has horrible service and horrible managers. Who makes clients cry? They do!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Like it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Nice views, good service, sometimes there are bands.
The dinner specials make it more affordable.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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127 reviews 127 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great dinner specials during the week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

The 2 for $25.00 includes soup or salad along with a choice of meat or fish entries + veggies etc. + desert. We cleaned our plates as not only was the food well presented it tasted good as well.

We also added a bottle of house wine for only $9.00. That kind of pricing is something that I have not seen in a long time. Not only that the wine was actually rather good.

Our attentive server also helped make our experience a good one.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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