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Gators wing shack

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1719 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-2357
+1 847-705-0555
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“wings” (14 reviews)
“chicago area” (2 reviews)
“buffalo” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
1719 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-2357
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

Stopped by for a few drinks and some BUFFALO. Sat at the bar and ordered 2 bar apps priced nicely at $4.99 and a few Non-special drinks. Ate close to 3/4 and asked for a to-go container as I hate to throw food away. I...More

Thank J P
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Great Lunch Menu...fast service for that in and out Lunch you want. Great Wings tons of ways to have them.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, sports on tv, well lit dart board area. The real draw? The well appointed traditional wings. Nice size, with excellent buffalo garlic sauce. We will return for these in the wooden bowl. Are you up for a thick sandwich? Try the Chrissy garlic...More

Thank jenworldtraveler
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We went to Gator's today with a friend who told us he 'loved' it, and I could see why -- he's a big eater! I ordered a turkey wrap, and then a "cup" of chili, instead of the fries -- and the cup turned out...More

Thank Steve P P
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

THE BEST CHICKEN WINGS!! I had a chicken sandwich that was very good. The wait staff was very friendly and checked back with us often.

Thank Holly S
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our buffalo and teriyaki wings. Service was ok but hostess was extremely helpful and kept us happy.

Thank Tasha T
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We were on a businesses trip in greater Chicago area and ended up visiting places and shopping presents until late hours when most places in suburbs already close. Gator was our "Plan B" for the evening meal and was in fact the only place we...More

Thank GreenKona
Reviewed March 21, 2016

The pizza is just ok. We had a large sausage, but I use the term sausage loosely, as there wasn't much of it. The pizza was otherwise salty and greasy, and it tasted like yeast, if you like that kind of thing. The boneless garlic...More

Thank lchicagolaw
Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

First tried Gators on the recommendation of a friend. Whenever I travel, I prefer to hit the small local places. Gators fits that bill perfectly! Both times I've been here the bar was full and the restaurant was busy (but not packed), even though it...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Gators Wing Shack in Palatine, IL, a local bar and restaurant with late night service, has been around for a very long time, but I rediscovered it yesterday evening. It is a place enjoyed by patrons of all ages. I am happy to report that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1719 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-2357
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-705-0555