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Port Edward Restaurant

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20 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102
+1 847-658-5441
Sun 09:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have been going there for all of our anniversaries, plus birthdays. i seem to prefer their Friday night seafood buffet, over the Sunday brunch. Going a bit early is the key. Service is impeccable, you can go back and forth to the buffet as many times as you would like. The buffet is constantly being restocked... More 

Thank Barbhalast
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I treated my son to a pound of crab legs...$65 and they were awful. I had lobster and it was tough and hard to eat. In the freezer too long? While the waitress was very nice she wasn't very attentive. Rushing right past with a stack of dishes without checking on us. The food was slow to come out.

Thank Sparky724
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in the area for over 25 years and never visited this established restaurant. We has dinner there on Sunday evening the 29th.. I must say I was taken back by the food prep that certainly did NOT live up to the reputation it supposed to have. The room was not well lit; service spotty; food bland and... More 

Thank fjferaco
Elgin, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An established Fox River restaurant in Algonquin was a disappointment for us. We went for dinner on Sat. 1/28/17 @ 7 pm. We made dinner reservations the night before with no problem. I recall it used to be reservations had to be made weeks to months in advance . When we arrived and checked in, they did not show us... More 

Thank Gary L
Fox Lake, Illinois
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Still ok but it has been downsized. Fewer options and the crab was waterlogged and lacked flavor. There was 2 servers spread between the omelette station, hot crab and the 2 carving stations resulting in long waits or no turkey or beef. Somewhat disappointing after coming here for many years. The dining room was half empty. I think the word... More 

Thank Matt M
Algonquin, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Port Edwards has the most fresh seafood we found anywhere in the Midwest. We've tried most everything on the menu and have never had a bad experience. Our favorite has to be the seafood buffet on Fridays...all you can eat and so much to try. Fresh crab, many types of fish, sushi, smoked salmon, a Cajun bowl of goodies and... More 

Thank grgdom
Huntley, Illinois
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Port Eds reminds me of the restaurants of yesterday with its old world charm. Seafood is their specialty and it shows. Love the buffet! Highly recomended!

Thank Roni R
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

On Friday evening for $42 per adult from 5p-9p they have an international seafood buffet, we made reservations for 5p and when we arrived it was pretty empty but its still a good idea to make one, by 7 it was packed and there was a wait. The buffet is very good, hot & cold plates, hot & cold crab,... More 

Thank Horizonflyer
Chicago, IL
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321 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I went to Port Edwards to celebrate a family member's birthday. I hadn't visited this establishment in years; however, and wondered about the quality. It surpassed my expectations. Unusual, but reasonably cozy elegance. Our server was very professional, polite and knowledgeable. Our food was delicious. Definitely a keeper.

Thank wlamb123
Antioch, Illinois
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217 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch. Three of our group ordered the fried grouper sandwich. I ordered the lobster roll. We all enjoyed our meals and would definitely return. I really enjoyed the lobster roll which was served on a buttered roll. It was served "wet" compared to the dry lobster roll we had in New Hampshire. I would order this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-658-5441

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