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Al's Cafe & Creamery

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43 Du Page Ct, Elgin, IL 60120-6421
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Elgin, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice historic building, nice ambiance inside. In good weather, they have outside seating with umbrellas. Good food selections. But like the title suggests, a wide variety of shakes and malts, and they'll customize if you'd like. The entries are good, good prices, we keep going back.

Thank chucknotcharles
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is consistently good. The salads are fresh, the shakes are amazing. Love to be able to sit outside in the summer.

Thank Linda R
Elgin, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best malts, bar none. The food is always outstanding and always a nice variety of lunches and dinners. Have never had a bad meal or bad service. Outside dinning is available and great to people watch.

Thank Ron B
Sylvania, Ohio
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped by for a strawberry shake and a chocolate chip malt. Menu looks great. We will definitely be back! The outdoor seating was very nice. The Art Fair and live music really added to the experience.

Thank AnnB43560
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to Al's for lunch or dinner have never had a bad meal. People are friendly and in the summer have a nice place to sit outside and relax have a drink, meal or just a delicious Ice cream Sunday or a wonderful milk shake.

Thank Kathleen G
Elgin, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Employees are very friendly , food s great and the malts are a MUST have!! They are also very generous when it comes to helping support local schools and organizations with donations for fund raisers.

Thank prdma3
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food with great service. Outdoor patio and great deserts. I would recommend for just a family dinner or a good date I cut.

Thank Kevin M
Elgin, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The food and service are consistently good. The prices are reasonable. The arrabiata goat cheese pasta is one of my favorite pasta dishes anywhere. The salads are terrific and the homemade bread is delish! You cannot forget the malts that are some of the best malts around! If you're looking for a yummy alcohol drink, try the sangria!

Thank Tyson1995
Elgin, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The atmosphere whether inside or out is second to none in Elgin. Great not overly fancy but not the same old thing over and over again. Try the drinks and some other items that you would not always try.

Thank Jtabak
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong here. I've never had a bad meal. I highly recommend starting your meal off with their crab cakes. They are the best I've ever eaten. The staff are friendly and the decor is so quaint. Both make you feel at home.

Thank 1966Indian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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: 847-742-1180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?