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Gators wing shack

Bar, American
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1719 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL 60074-2357
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
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arlington heights, IL
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 and teriyaki wings were similarly weird. The service was sparse, and the plates are styrofoam,... More 

Thank lchicagolaw
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 was during off hours of the day. The wings are amazing! The first time I... More 

Thank Amy P
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 the the place has not changed much except for the increase in popularity. The chicken... More 

Thank ProteusF
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Large restaurant with friendly staff and large portions of food. Moderately priced with a large menu.

Thank Jake c
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Found this place by chance happened to be in area wanted sings and stopped wings were excellent service was fast it wasn't overly busy at the time so can't comment about service when really busy. Only thing didn't like server didn't tell us that if you order bone in wing and order fries that it's full price for fries not... More 

Thank Bill R
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

a local place with the best wings I ever had..Gators is a great place to watch sporting events with family or your buddies.staff is very friendly all the food that I have tried from burgers to pizza I have enjoyed.I have not been disappointed yet. The owner is very nice seems to know his business well. all and all I... More 

Thank bert p
Chicago, Illinois
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Gators knows how to prepare wings. They are well done and have excellent flavor plain. Their Garlic Buffalo sauce is delicious and everything down to the fries is fresh. They have TVs everywhere with comfortable seating and prompt service. We eat here regularly and are never disappointed.

Thank Bonnster
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Sometimes you go to a restaurant and order something that is garlicky, but the best that it comes to you is with a hint of garlic, or less. Not here! Located on Rand Rd. in the northwest suburbs, they offer plenty of off-street parking and an outside patio. They have an interesting menu and there are some variations of other... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love garlic so I got the hot garlic wings and they were super garlicky and I liked it. The broccoli bacon cheese bites are good not healthy but tasty. Gonna try the regular hot next time. Lots of TVs with sports on. I like this place and I will be back

Thank GuidoTheKilerPimp
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Gator's used to be the spot for good food and service. No longer true. Prices are too high. Over $11 for a regular burger and $9 for a grilled cheese is not worth it at all. And to charge $2 for a bowl of popcorn is ridiculous. There are many other places in the area that beat their prices and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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: 847-705-0555

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