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Docks Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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313 E Liberty St, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL 60084-1960
+1 847-526-3625
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

good food, moderate prices, great staff. enjoyable outdoor bar several months of the year. nice lake view

Thank puppymonkeybaby777
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We love the outdoor bar and seating. Great view, good drinks and very big plates for just about anything on the menu. Portions are big. Don't tell too many people about Docks because we need to keep it a bit of a secret. I want to be able to get seated. LOL

Thank Q4240KFpeterl
Scarsdale, New York
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location on the lake. The business associates that brought me there were upset that the outdoor area was closed for the season. This was a Monday evening. We sat at the bar area and was instantly greeted. Bartender was very attentive and explained the drink special. The rib eye was recommended and did not disappoint perfectly medium. View from... More 

Thank fleetmike
Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

As nice as tiki deck sounded, the bees had a plan. So I moved seats a couple times. Burger with bacon and provolone and cheddar was of the best I've had since relocating here 4 years ago.

Thank Tasha T
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a nice warm afternoon so the outside dining and bar area were very comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Had an amazing bison burger and there was a nice selection of beer. Try the Ruben eggrolls-they are excellent.

Thank Pier P
Grayslake, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We have visited the Docks multiple times for lunch and have always enjoyed eating on the deck with a view of the lake. Unfortuneatly, the weather did not cooperate this time. We ended up inside but the large windows still provided a beautiful view. The food as usual was great. We were a party of 8 but the drinks and... More 

Thank crownct938
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place for lunch, we stopped at Docks. Most diners were enjoying the lake view from the large outdoor deck, but we opted for the cool comfort inside. The menu listed entrees too pricey for the quick stop-over lunch we were seeking. We settled on the lowest priced items offered: a pulled pork sandwich for me and a... More 

Thank yellow98cobra
Washington, Illinois
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146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Our party of 3 arrived on around 4pm on a Saturday and opted to dine outside. It's a pretty large deck with an equally large bar, plus a smaller inside, but nice looking area. They have live music/bands, possibly weekly, which is a real plus. The service was average, and the food offerings were ample, but seemed a bit high,... More 

Thank Laurieuhoo
Palatine, Illinois
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162 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Great outside deck- but the food is really not good. Had a burger- totally overcooked and dry. Fries were cold- and we waited quite a long time for the food. Was going to send it back but didn't want to wait another 1/2 hour for the replacement. So many better places for food in the area- but again, nice outdoor... More 

Thank James C
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

It's all about the atmosphere. My wife liked the Turkey Burger. Fed two.Drinks were reasonable. The open faced Philly Cheese sandwich was slightly dry, served with a huge portion of fries. Better than McD/'s..... :)

Thank Researcher388

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 E Liberty St, Rte 176, Wauconda, IL 60084-1960
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wauconda
  • Phone Number: +1 847-526-3625

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