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Al's Cafe & Creamery

43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
+1 847-742-1180
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (18 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful experience great food very quaint area & historical home environment. Highly recommend for families

Thank Lorelei L
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Great place to go for all ages. The food is average to slightly above average. The ice cream alone is worth the trip.

Thank BartlettDan
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Such a wonderful restaurant! It is in an old home in downtown Elgin, which is very quaint & charming. We sat upstairs and Allie was our server. She was extremely helpful and kind. The decor included a small fireplace and many shelving units with books....More

Thank larryd6578
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The food was delicious and the menu offers a very nice variety, including ethnic interests. Al's has the best malts in the area!

Thank ssc61851
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Al's is an institution. It's been here forever and the current owners/chef/managers provide superior, consistent service and food quality. In a charming vintage building, Al's has lots of atmosphere and character and provides a cozy setting as well as addition party space on the second...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We hadn't been by Al's for quite some time. Tonight while on a walk on a perfectly gorgeous evening, we decided to stop by. The outdoor café seemed just right, and Wow, were we surprised! The food was terrific! Beautifully presented, plenty to eat, and...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Al’s cafe was an enjoyable outdoor patio experience with good food. Small inside seating area, extensive menu with Chicago Deli type luncheon meats and delicious breads. Service was quick. If it wasn’t for the cobbled street patio seating, I’m not sure if I would return....More

Thank Mskitty1974
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Ive been going here for years...especially for the "secret" Burn's malts that I remember as a child. Food is always fresh and delicious. A favorite place to celebrate and take guests form out of town. Always awesome!

Thank MarciaP317
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This place is tiny - but is quite the yummy little restaurant. I tell people about this place all the time. Great food - you have to check it out!

Thank LeesaChicago
Reviewed June 18, 2018

What Al's does, it does extremely well. They use quality ingredients, set an attractive plate, and use spices expertly. Service is very good, and the outside seating in the summer months is a tradition.

Thank Cheryl W
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Savannah B
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Laura W | Reviewed this property |
If you are asking about their patio seating, and a lap dog or dog on a leash, you would have to call the restaurant and ask. The restaurant must comply with the ADA as it relates to service animals. Copied from... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-742-1180
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