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Stanley's Ale House and Restaurant

) #2 of 48 Restaurants in South Elgin $$ - $$$ American, ,
335 N McLean Blvd, South Elgin, IL 60177-1452
+1 847-468-8022
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
335 N McLean Blvd, South Elgin, IL 60177-1452
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Stanleys' last night and really enjoyed the experience. Our server Robyn was quite pleasant and gave us good service even with many other people there. We will be back soon for more good times.

Thank Gene B
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Food menu has a good selection from appetizers to sandwiches and dinner. Huge list of beer choices too. Food is always tasty, prices are reasonable. Atmosphere is sports pub style. Kids are welcome at dinner time.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Stanley's Ale House is a local bar in South Elgin that serves burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and more. The hamburgers are really, really great. They come in two doneness levels, pink or not pink (go pink, much juicier). The Cowboy Burger is our favorite, comes with...More

Thank cfdragons
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Great place. Sports bar type of theme. Lots of kinds of beer. GREAT food. Service was also great. Went on a Sunday for lunch and it was pretty empty. Can't complain about anything! Had the cowboy burger...it was huge!

Thank Ky55
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Stanley's is our favorite eating place in the Elgin area. They have a great menu and a wide variety of beers and drinks. From our house it is just a 30 minute drive, and we've been regulars here for a long time. Any the staff...More

Thank Gene B
Reviewed March 30, 2017

robin is a wonderful waitress,you guys are awesome,i will miss the derby there this year,if possible can you get pbr in bottles again

Thank Jeff W
Alehousestan, Owner at Stanley's Ale House and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

I know a lot of guys getting their bets in elsewhere and returning here for a party. As far as PBR Jeff, the cans are such a better value for us and the guests. No markdown for me on bottles.

Reviewed January 12, 2017

Last week despite the bad weather and roads we made it to Stanleys for dinner. Had the Monday burger specials and were not disappointed. Hope to get there again if the roads are good. We live 25 miles away.

Thank Gene B
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Excellent food, good value and great service. If you want local food and friendly service, this it the place!

Thank Lyle R
Alehousestan, Owner at Stanley's Ale House and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2017

Thanks Lyle, With so many other options we are happy you choose us for your "Place to drop by" See you again soon. Scott

Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

This is the new local hangout. From Triva night on thursday to kereokee friday night. The owners(Scott and Dawn) are very friendly. Been coming here for awhile now. Too much GREAT Things to say about this place. Come on out and try it for yourself....More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Got together with family. We picked this place because they have food, alcohol and slot machines. Great service good food.

Thank Pamela E
srs273, Owner at Stanley's Ale House and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2016

Hi Pamela, We are glad that we were the venue for you get together. We love being able to offer our services for our guests. We are glad to hear that you had a great time! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Is there carry out?
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Greg-ster-822 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will do carry out, not with specials or coupons. Call ahead and they will have it ready for you in no time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 N McLean Blvd, South Elgin, IL 60177-1452
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  South Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-468-8022
  • E-mail
A locally owned and operated, full-service restaurant with full liquor bar, 100 craft beers, video slots and video poker. Party room available and catering
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