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Donkey Inn

American, Bar, Pub
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923 S Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7256
847 359-5451
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are ever in the area on a Wed night stop by the donkey for a $5.00 burger and fries. Service is super fast, beer is cold and burger is super hot. Your choice of fries, tots or waffle fries makes the deal even sweeter.

Thank trippin2u
Palatine, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My new neighbor introduced me to this homey neighborhood kinda place! She loves it because they actually will serve a RARE burger. That speaks to the confidence and freshness of the beef served there. We also had BBQ ribs on a Saturday Special. Full slab w/ sides 14.95! Delicious! Enough to share... tho' you won't want to once you try... More 

Thank Judith S
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Great burgers, chicken pot pie and comfort food. Sports on TV, friendly service and reasonable prices make this a favorite for a quick casual meal.

Inverness, Illinois
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is another of those places you go to when you don't want to cook, you've been working all day and are dressed like a slob, and you just want something decent, and maybe a beer or a drink with your meal. Many of the people around the bar are regulars, you can always strike up a conversation if you... More 

Thank baldfellow
Chicago, Illinois
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162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a great place to grab a bite and have a drink,they have a variety of choices on the menu I and friends had different meals and everyone seemed to be happy with their choices. They have many daily specials too in food and drinks. Plenty of seating and parking ,however at times they draw a big crowd. Just... More 

Thank boopdboop
Berea, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I travel for work and find myself always coming back to this establishment. The barmaids are friendly, the food is way above the average "bar" quality. They should create a loyalty program for the regular customers! Love this place!!!

Thank bartlettalex21
Bartlett, Illinois
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Have been to the Donkey Inn a few times now and the food has been excellent every time. The waitresses were very attentive and nice and the prices are quite reasonable. The burgers are great and half price on Wednesdays, so it's a bonus. Very casual atmosphere, it appears this place has its regulars that come in. Definitely will be... More 

Thank KandKAndrews
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went there on Christmas Eve morning. I had a few drinks & was sitting at a table. I needed a glass of water because I was coughing. Went to the bar so I could get one quickly. Crabby woman bartender said I would have to wait to get some glasses washed. There was a huge stack of different size CLEAN... More 

Thank KaitlynRose2015
Palatine, Illinois
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The burgers are great The service is poor We have been there a few times and we will go back A great neighborhood restaurant Too bad they can't get some friendly servers

Thank yayalynn
Palatine, Illinois
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have lived down the street from the Donkey Inn for almost 30 years. We usually order take out. We have never been disappointed in the meals. We enjoy going with friends and family to watch hockey games during the winter months.

Thank teri0526

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 923 S Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7256
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: 847 359-5451

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