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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music
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Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

We were boating on the Fox River chain and decided to stop here for lunch. It was horrible. Now, being on an island, I expected to pay a little more than at an on-shore Resturaunt, but the food was not what we ordered, marginal in...taste and grossly overpriced. I ordered a hamburger with onion. I got a cheeseburger without onion. The taste was marginal at best. The price was $10.00. My wife ordered a ceaser salad with chicken and balsamic dressing. She received a Ceaser salad without chicken and a mystery dressing which was certainly NOT balsamic. Total bill was $27.00 for the wrong, not very tasty food, no fries and no drinks. I have learned my lesson — I will never return, and I suggest you stay away as well. If all you want to do is get drunk, this is a fine place. If you want to spend an outrageous amount of money to get food that is worse than Sonic, this is a fine place. However, if you want decent food that is what you actually ordered at a reasonable price, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 16, 2020

My wife and I were on our boat on June 12th and noticed some human movement on Blarney Island, which had been closed due to the pandemic. So, we cruised over and docked. According to our waitress, they had just re-opened the day before. We...were among only a handful of people there at just after noon on this Friday. The staff had masks or face shields on and there is plenty of hand sanitizer placed in strategic locations. They are not using menus yet for cleanliness reasons, so we ordered while looking at the menu on the wall. We took a nice table on one of the patios in the sun. The food was good as usual and the beer was cold. Our waitress told us that the current plan is to be open on Thursdays through Sundays for the balance of the season. We were glad to see signs of life at this iconic spot on the Chain-o-Lakes.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed April 9, 2020

We stopped here with friends in the summer (2019) while out boating the chain. Olivia was our mixologist and we couldn't have been happier.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

It was colder than usual & place was not busy; but I wanted to see while I was here in early September because my friends sent me such fun pics/videos all summer of how crowded/fun, live bands. we still had awesome time on chilly slow...day because of super fun bartender Ellie & just great energy of the place out in middle of lake; was highlight of my trip to Illinois before I had to work in busy Chicago all week. Looking forward to proper visit next summer...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

We were out boating with friends. We stopped by Blarney Island. It was a super cool place out on the lake. They have live music on the weekend. We had a few drinks and moved on to the next place.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Fantasy fest 2019 was one to remember. Our group had an amazing time, our bartender Tuesday was a blast! She knew how to have fun and work at the same time! One of the best bartenders EVER!! The body paint on everyone was super cool...too! It really felt like we were in the key west! The food counter was super organized and Maddie was an great help with retail as the night got a little chilly. Highly recommend if you want a party! Definitely will be coming again!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Always Fun! Best Boating Bar in the World! If You do not have a boat there are 2 shuttle boats to take You to the Party! Great Music, people and You can bring the kids until 7pm...They love it also!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Always love coming out for the races! The retail counter was an amazing help especially madi! Always love coming out for the races with the family! Had a blast!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Amazing place! Everyone is so nice and the employees are a blast! The retail girls were an amazing help especially Madi! Definitely coming again!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

I've been going here for many years...people are great and nice. I started to notice if you run a tab at the bar,with your credit card. The bartenders well tend to add drinks to your tab that you didn't order and you'll never know cause...they always give you the total but not the actual itemized tab showing all your drinks. got to be careful. I tried to tell the bartender but she was super busy and looked at me weird when i question her. I had just started drinking for the day so I knew what i had. This didn't get resolved, i just left. I will pay with cash for now on!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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There’s some video game machines and on thursdays there is turtle and boat races! Have seen kids out there having a blast! Thursday’s and Sunday’s are prime family days on the island!
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