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Ray's Family Restaurant 801 St Charles St, Elgin
Ray's Family Restaurant
Family • $

Ray's Family Restaurant

801 St Charles St, Elgin, IL 60120

The name says it all...this was our first time here but it won't be our last. From the minute you enter it felt like home..one of those old style diners...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.8
Kubo Sushi and Sake Lounge 70 S Grove Ave, Elgin
Kubo Sushi and Sake Lounge
Sushi • $$

Kubo Sushi and Sake Lounge

70 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Takoyaki, ramen and the up in smoke roll were all delicious. I'm a big fan of yellowtail and this place offers a couple of options. Menu's got some...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.7
Al's Cafe & Creamery 43 Dupage Ct, Elgin
Al's Cafe & Creamery
American • $$

Al's Cafe & Creamery

43 Dupage Ct, Elgin, IL 60120

my dear readers around the globe, it is a great privilege to tell you about this great man who helped me over come the tragedy in my relationship, and how his...

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  • Superb216 Reviews4.6
Larsa's Kitchen 1188 N McLean Blvd, Elgin
Larsa's Kitchen
Mediterranean • $

Larsa's Kitchen

1188 N McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123

I discovered this place by accident, I have tried so many different things on their menu, never got disappointed, their baba ghanouj is delicious, their dolma...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.6
Cafe Roma 2175 Point Blvd #120, Elgin
Cafe Roma
Italian • $$

Cafe Roma

2175 Point Blvd #120, Elgin, IL 60123

Had a company event catered today. Food was awesome! Thank you to all who worked so hard to make this event so special. The 3 different pasta sauces were...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.6
Bennigan's 495 Airport Rd, Elgin
Bennigan's
American • $$

Bennigan's

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

Bennigan's Elgin IL. The last of the line in Illinois. They were a popular and good chain of restaurants at one time. In 2008, the company went bankrupt,...

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  • Superb233 Reviews4.5
Baker Hill Pancake House 1279 Dundee Ave, Elgin
Baker Hill Pancake House
Breakfast • $

Baker Hill Pancake House

1279 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Since everyone leaves short reviews; I will do the same.Mr.and Mrs.First-timers found this to be a MUST return to place.The fries and slaw were the perfect tag...

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  • Superb188 Reviews4.5
Red Poppy Bistro 109 E Highland Ave, Elgin
Red Poppy Bistro
Sandwich Shop

Red Poppy Bistro

109 E Highland Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Went here tonight for their German themed dinner and it was awesome! Must have their Red Poppy cocktail, it was so good. Staff was amazing and attentive. Food...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.8
Grumpy Goat Tavern 875 Sports Way, Elgin
Grumpy Goat Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Grumpy Goat Tavern

875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123

So if I order a cocktail “neat” with rocks on the side I am sure he would charge again for the rocks. Better yet….just include...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.4
Jester's Fast Food 96 Tyler Creek Plaza, Elgin
Jester's Fast Food
Fast Food • $

Jester's Fast Food

96 Tyler Creek Plaza, Elgin, IL 60123

Really Like Jesters, food is really Good. I normally order the Italian Combo and last visit got the Oven Brown Potatoes which were very good indeed. I hear...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.5
Culinary Fox Cafe & Catering 2090 Larkin Ave, Elgin
Culinary Fox Cafe & Catering
Fish & Chips • $

Culinary Fox Cafe & Catering

2090 Larkin Ave, Elgin, IL 60123

Checked this place out based on the 5 star reviews! It did NOT DISAPPOINT! Everything scratch made including soups, sauces, quiches and even the salad...

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  • Superb85 Reviews4.8
Fatsoz Bar 959 Villa St, Elgin
Fatsoz Bar
Pubs • $$

Fatsoz Bar

959 Villa St, Elgin, IL 60120

Its not only the huge profit you helped me earn in one week for that I am grateful for Mrs. Linda, my most joy is that I have finally found the expert trader...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.7
Elgin Public House 219 E Chicago St, Elgin
Elgin Public House
Pubs • $$

Elgin Public House

219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120

The food was delicious. We each had something different and all were great: a tuna melt, cheeseburger and a salad. And, the mashed potatoes were fabulous....

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  • Superb391 Reviews4.3
Alexander's Cafe 1725 N State St, Elgin
Alexander's Cafe
American • $$

Alexander's Cafe

1725 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123

Alexander's Cafe was okay but not great for us.Pros: country fried steak was excellent, portions were large, complimentary to go coffee, friendly...

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  • Superb279 Reviews4.3
Plank Road Tap Room 39W149 Plank Rd, Elgin
Plank Road Tap Room
Beer Gardens • $$

Plank Road Tap Room

39W149 Plank Rd, Elgin, IL 60124

Great beer garden that’s dog friendly. Highly recommend a visit. They have a good selection of beer, including options for German beer lovers. In the summer...

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  • Superb124 Reviews4.5
Gabutto Burger 2502 South Randall Road, Elgin
Gabutto Burger
Hamburger

Gabutto Burger

2502 South Randall Road, Elgin, IL 60123

Asian-fusion foods, especially burgers, are really delicious. I ate a burger at this restaurant, and it was really good. It was actually my first time eating...

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  • Superb257 Reviews4.3
Martini Room 161 E Chicago St, Elgin
Martini Room
Cocktail Bar • $$

Martini Room

161 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120

Great Martini’s and serviceThanks Felipe (bartender)not sure if that was your real name, martini flight was great. I will return for more.Wild sensation was...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.4
BeaUnique Latin Kitchen 74 S Grove Ave, Elgin
BeaUnique Latin Kitchen
Latin American

BeaUnique Latin Kitchen

74 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

We stopped in for Bea’s steak sandwich. It was phenomenal as always! We did not expect her to come out and thank us for coming in as she was so busy, but...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.9
Golden Skillet Big Oak Shopping Center, 740 W Chicago St, Elgin
Golden Skillet
Pancakes • $

Golden Skillet

Big Oak Shopping Center, 740 W Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60123

Small mom and pop place that can cook a mean crisp country fried steak and Spicy jalapeno omelette. Only thing I would say is you have Tabasco, Coulutha, now...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.4
Gee N Jays 925 Dundee Ave, Elgin
Gee N Jays
Chinese • $

Gee N Jays

925 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Ok. Seriously the BEST Chinese food in the area ! like the entire Chicago Metropolitan area. I ordered a lil bit of everything..and ever dang thing was...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.3
White Pearl Restaurant 265 S McLean Blvd, Elgin
White Pearl Restaurant
Asian • $$

White Pearl Restaurant

265 S McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123

One of the best Vietnamese/Thai food in the area. I have been going there for about 20 years since moved to Chicago. Even now I am not close to this restaurant...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.3
Tatsu Ramen House 2490 Bushwood Dr, Elgin
Tatsu Ramen House
Japanese

Tatsu Ramen House

2490 Bushwood Dr, Elgin, IL 60124

Small place inside with a few tables but punching way above their weight in flavor and portion size. The gigantic Nagoya Ramen is no joke, this plate is...

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  • Superb85 Reviews4.5
Street food kingz 1544 Fleetwood Dr, Elgin
Street food kingz
Puerto Rican

Street food kingz

1544 Fleetwood Dr, Elgin, IL 60123

This is going on our list for our favorite spots! I am a garlic lover and they know how to season their food, amazingly! Portions are large and food is...

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  • Superb40 Reviews5
Chicago Pizza Authority 1050 Summit St, Elgin
Chicago Pizza Authority
Pizza • $$

Chicago Pizza Authority

1050 Summit St, Elgin, IL 60120

My wife and I order from CPA often and the customer service is always very friendly and very nice. Even the delivery drivers always have a smile while...

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  • Good224 Reviews4.2
Lark & Owl Eatery 219 Walnut Ave, Elgin
Lark & Owl Eatery
Breakfast

Lark & Owl Eatery

219 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL 60123

Believe it or not it's hard to find a good salad. I ordered the Greek salad and it was excellent. Big leafy greens with plenty of toppings and a...

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  • Superb38 Reviews5
Paul's Family Restaurant 1300 Lawrence Ave, Elgin
Paul's Family Restaurant
Family • $$

Paul's Family Restaurant

1300 Lawrence Ave, Elgin, IL 60123

My son found this place years ago when he lived in Elgin with friends. What brought him in was the huge garden beside the restaurant. I had forgotten about...

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  • Good206 Reviews4.2
Big Sammy's Hot Dogs II 2490 Bushwood Dr C, Elgin
Big Sammy's Hot Dogs II
Fast Food • $

Big Sammy's Hot Dogs II

2490 Bushwood Dr C, Elgin, IL 60124

The restaurant is definitely perfect for something quick. I went here for the very first time, and the service was really fast. It is not only that, because...

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  • Good179 Reviews4.2
Dutch Inn West 2288 Foothill Rd, Elgin
Dutch Inn West
Bar & Grill • $$

Dutch Inn West

2288 Foothill Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

Great Dive bar. Been there for years and years but has recently been updated. Great Staff. Nice friendly crowd, a good place for locals and you might actually...

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  • Superb114 Reviews4.3
Hoppe's Tavern 1075 N Liberty St, Elgin
Hoppe's Tavern
Dive Bar • $

Hoppe's Tavern

1075 N Liberty St, Elgin, IL 60120

We stop by for a quick drink. The service was prompt and courteous and the bartenders would come often to see if we were all right. Great service but the...

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  • Superb67 Reviews4.5
Taqueria Chapala 901 N Liberty St, Elgin
Taqueria Chapala
Mexican • $

Taqueria Chapala

901 N Liberty St, Elgin, IL 60120

Is the best restaurant around here the portion of the food is really good the salsa guacamole the service is not good sometimes you got a good service...

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  • Good153 Reviews4.2

American Restaurants

American in Elgin
Al's Cafe & Creamery 43 Dupage Ct, Elgin
Al's Cafe & Creamery
American • $$

Al's Cafe & Creamery

43 Dupage Ct, Elgin, IL 60120

my dear readers around the globe, it is a great privilege to tell you about this great man who helped me over come the tragedy in my relationship, and how his...

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  • Superb216 Reviews4.6
Bennigan's 495 Airport Rd, Elgin
Bennigan's
American • $$

Bennigan's

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

Bennigan's Elgin IL. The last of the line in Illinois. They were a popular and good chain of restaurants at one time. In 2008, the company went bankrupt,...

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  • Superb233 Reviews4.5
Alexander's Cafe 1725 N State St, Elgin
Alexander's Cafe
American • $$

Alexander's Cafe

1725 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123

Alexander's Cafe was okay but not great for us.Pros: country fried steak was excellent, portions were large, complimentary to go coffee, friendly...

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  • Superb279 Reviews4.3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Elgin
Chicago Pizza Authority 1050 Summit St, Elgin
Chicago Pizza Authority
Pizza • $$

Chicago Pizza Authority

1050 Summit St, Elgin, IL 60120

My wife and I order from CPA often and the customer service is always very friendly and very nice. Even the delivery drivers always have a smile while...

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  • Good224 Reviews4.2
Mel's Pizza 728 W Chicago St, Elgin
Mel's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Mel's Pizza

728 W Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60123

Pizza is consistently good. Andy works his butt off and knows what he is doing. Chain places do not compare. Highly recommend. My husbands favorite is the...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.3
Nick's Pizza & Pub 990 S Randall Rd, Elgin
Nick's Pizza & Pub
Pizza • $$

Nick's Pizza & Pub

990 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

Great waitress. we had a table with 11 people... everyone was taken care of. Only issues were the pizza we ordered wasn't cooked to our liking. I...

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  • Good251 Reviews4.1

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Elgin
Taqueria Chapala 901 N Liberty St, Elgin
Taqueria Chapala
Mexican • $

Taqueria Chapala

901 N Liberty St, Elgin, IL 60120

Is the best restaurant around here the portion of the food is really good the salsa guacamole the service is not good sometimes you got a good service...

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  • Good153 Reviews4.2
La Casa de Pollo Asado 221 E National St, Elgin
La Casa de Pollo Asado
Mexican • $

La Casa de Pollo Asado

221 E National St, Elgin, IL 60120

El mejor pollo asado en esta área.If you want great rotisserie chicken this is definitely the place to go. Cashier's are bilingual, prices are reasonable...

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  • Good129 Reviews4.2
Taqueria y Antojitos TERE 1315 Dundee Ave, Elgin
Taqueria y Antojitos TERE
Mexican

Taqueria y Antojitos TERE

1315 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

The best Mexican food I've ever had. 5 people ate 10 different dishes and we shared it all. Getting full was the only reason we did not eat more. Gonna...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.5

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Elgin
Gee N Jays 925 Dundee Ave, Elgin
Gee N Jays
Chinese • $

Gee N Jays

925 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Ok. Seriously the BEST Chinese food in the area ! like the entire Chicago Metropolitan area. I ordered a lil bit of everything..and ever dang thing was...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.3
Little Panda Chinese Restaurant 267 S Randall Rd, Elgin
Little Panda Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $

Little Panda Chinese Restaurant

267 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

Food is always tasty, and there's enough on the menu that you can try something new every time! There's plenty in even the smaller containers, enough...

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  • Good130 Reviews4
Chan's Garden 788 S McLean Blvd, Elgin
Chan's Garden
Chinese • $

Chan's Garden

788 S McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123

As a regular customer I have never had a bad meal from Chan's Garden. Due to a family member's allergy we have to be careful with our food orders. ...

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  • Good101 Reviews4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Elgin
Jester's Fast Food 96 Tyler Creek Plaza, Elgin
Jester's Fast Food
Fast Food • $

Jester's Fast Food

96 Tyler Creek Plaza, Elgin, IL 60123

Really Like Jesters, food is really Good. I normally order the Italian Combo and last visit got the Oven Brown Potatoes which were very good indeed. I hear...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.5
Big Sammy's Hot Dogs II 2490 Bushwood Dr C, Elgin
Big Sammy's Hot Dogs II
Fast Food • $

Big Sammy's Hot Dogs II

2490 Bushwood Dr C, Elgin, IL 60124

The restaurant is definitely perfect for something quick. I went here for the very first time, and the service was really fast. It is not only that, because...

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  • Good179 Reviews4.2
Beef Shack 3145 US-20 #201, Elgin
Beef Shack
Fast Food • $

Beef Shack

3145 US-20 #201, Elgin, IL 60124

Big shout out to the staff at Beef Shack tonight. Friendly welcome. Helpful. Service with a smile and the cheesey beef on garlic and fries were exceptional...

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  • Good162 Reviews4.1

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Elgin
Cafe Roma 2175 Point Blvd #120, Elgin
Cafe Roma
Italian • $$

Cafe Roma

2175 Point Blvd #120, Elgin, IL 60123

Had a company event catered today. Food was awesome! Thank you to all who worked so hard to make this event so special. The 3 different pasta sauces were...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.6
Papa Saverio's Pizzeria 949 N McLean Blvd, Elgin
Papa Saverio's Pizzeria
Italian

Papa Saverio's Pizzeria

949 N McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123

This spot is my favorite. I go to a lot of restaurants but to this one I constantly return again and again. The crew is very affectionate and the food they...

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  • Good12 Reviews3.3
Pizza Hut 819 S Randall Rd Unit D, Elgin
Pizza Hut
Italian

Pizza Hut

819 S Randall Rd Unit D, Elgin, IL 60123

The delivery was very quick. It only took about 15-20 minutes. The pizza was also hot and done exactly the way I wanted it. The delivery guy was very friendly...

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  • Average68 Reviews3
Red Poppy Bistro 109 E Highland Ave, Elgin
Red Poppy Bistro
Sandwich Shop

Red Poppy Bistro

109 E Highland Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Went here tonight for their German themed dinner and it was awesome! Must have their Red Poppy cocktail, it was so good. Staff was amazing and attentive. Food...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.8
McAlister's Deli 1120 S Randall Rd, Elgin
McAlister's Deli
Sandwich Shop • $

McAlister's Deli

1120 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60124

Just had lunch here with the kids. Rueben sandwich was great. Had the Mac and cheese as a side, tasted great also. The tea was also good. Seemed reasonable...

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  • Good161 Reviews4.1
Addy's Subs & Salads 4608 W Main St, Elgin
Addy's Subs & Salads
Sandwich Shop • $

Addy's Subs & Salads

4608 W Main St, Elgin, IL 60124

My son and me stopped by for the first time, fantastic classic subs, we both loved. We got the spicy favorite. Would highly recommend, the bread really makes...

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  • Good115 Reviews4.1
It's Just Wings 620 S Randall Rd S, Elgin
It's Just Wings
Chicken Wings

It's Just Wings

620 S Randall Rd S, Elgin, IL 60177

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Wingstop 855 S Randall Rd, Elgin
Wingstop
Chicken Wings • $

Wingstop

855 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

It was our first visit & we're surprised at how delicious the chicken & hand cut fries were. Staff was friendly & kind. Only negative is the...

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  • Good130 Reviews3.5
Wingstop 848 Summit St, Elgin
Wingstop
Chicken Wings

Wingstop

848 Summit St, Elgin, IL 60120

Thought I'd try a Wing Stop 6 pc combo meal. I chose 3 Lemon Pepper and, 3 Louisiana Rub extra crispy with ranch dressing.The wings were really good and,...

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  • Average61 Reviews2.6
Grumpy Goat Tavern 875 Sports Way, Elgin
Grumpy Goat Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Grumpy Goat Tavern

875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123

So if I order a cocktail “neat” with rocks on the side I am sure he would charge again for the rocks. Better yet….just include...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.4
Dutch Inn West 2288 Foothill Rd, Elgin
Dutch Inn West
Bar & Grill • $$

Dutch Inn West

2288 Foothill Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

Great Dive bar. Been there for years and years but has recently been updated. Great Staff. Nice friendly crowd, a good place for locals and you might actually...

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  • Superb114 Reviews4.3
Olde Towne Inn 412 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin
Olde Towne Inn
Bar & Grill • $

Olde Towne Inn

412 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin, IL 60120

Easily my favorite bar. The food is delicious, and the drinks are phenomenal. The prices are extremely reasonable too! And not to mention the extremely...

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  • Good102 Reviews4.1