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Captains Cove

$$ - $$$American, ,
1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
+1 815-434-0881
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible21%
Aug 3, 2018
“Great Food for Hungry Canoers”
May 23, 2018
“Relaxing and Good Food”
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Great food and drinks. My wife had the Grouper Reuben and I the cheddar bacon burger. Both were good. Service was very quick. This is a bit of a dive bar, but good for a quick lunch and paddling down the Illinois river.

Thank Keith h
Reviewed May 23, 2018

I am a repeat customer. The view of the Murky Illinois,from the screened Lanai is nice. It isn't the Carrabean,but your in Illinois! LOL!!! The Grouper samy,or the Grouper Dinner is Awesom,The Burgers are Suculent,and Tasty,Hand made Fries are delicious.Ruebans are Tasty{it did need a...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Sat on the screened in patio overlooking the river. Might be a great view but the screens were so filthy and bug encrusted you couldn't see it. The food was awful. Don't bother. Hasn't been remodeled since I went there for prom in 1974.

Thank mari s
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Not that great of food. Nothing exciting on the menu. We were told to go here for lunch. I wish we would have tried a different place. Staff was somewhat friendly but slow. I ordered a cup of soup and pretty sure that is what...More

1  Thank JoAnnA467
Reviewed September 15, 2017

I’d like to be able to report on the food and service here, but, unfortunately, we could not get a table. Don’t take that to mean that the place was so busy that they could not seat us. Quite to the contrary, there was almost...More

1  Thank sailorillinois60
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Out riding motorcycle and stumbled across this restaurant. The location on the river is good and nice views. The staff was friendly, just a little slow. But they were busy when we were there. The food was just average.

Thank Roving555756
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Great burgers and chicken and fish. Seat yourself out on the enclosed balcony overlooking the river.

Thank smarcellis2017
Reviewed August 9, 2016

This little gem is a great place to have a meal when you are visiting Starved Rock. We come for the grouper but have enjoyed many of the appetizers.

Thank Jose H
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here at rec of the b and b owners and were really excited to have dinner this lovely evening on the river. Drove all the way out to find them closed. No note on the door. Hours on the brochure said open 7 days...More

Thank whitsend123
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. We hadn't been in a couple years. They were somewhat busy but there were many open tables. We were seated right away. It was overcast and chilly. Most people were seated inside not on the screened in...More

Thank Sandy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-434-0881
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