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O'Leary's Ale House

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Irish
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260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-3229
+1 815-748-0000
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Illinois
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we get a chance, we love to come here for their burgers and especially the onion soup. It is so tasty. They have excellent sandwiches too. Half a Sandwich and this French onion soup is sooooo good.

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Thank Bonana
ROCKTON
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a fun place to go lots of the collage kids go and work there , food is good and the beer is very cold.

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Thank Blair A
Rockford, Illinois
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

O'Leary's Ale House, located in downtown DeKalb, is a good spot for a quick bite or drinks and dinner with friends. The food is good and the atmosphere is comfortable for all ages.

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Thank okie56
ROCK FALLS
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Came across this when looking for restaurants on my GPS. This was an excellent find. The food was great. Being an Irish pub we ordered the fish and chips, they were excellent. The establishment was very clean and the service was excellent. We would recommend this establishment highly.

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Thank SHARON J
Mendota, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Mac & Cheese with bacon burger ...Mac & cheese was great, bacon was crisp BUT they screwed up and served it with a frozen formed hamburger patty ...gross...also had Thia chicken flatbread with NO flavor ...disappointed

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Thank clark2424
DeKalb, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Like many restaurants O'Learys the food can be uneven at times. They have a separate lunch and dinner menu. I enjoy the pastas most. They added chicken taco's, that I really enjoyed this last time. I have given up trying to get a Gold Cadillac margarita, but the Cosmopolitan's are first rate.

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Thank daughterofhercules
Harrison Twp
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278 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a chef salad with slow roasted turkey and a cornbread muffin. Delish! The "Ale House" looks like a fixture for the locals, Unfortunately I was not able to have a dinner and beverage to get a better feel. If in the area, I will be back1

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Thank John W
Marseilles, Illinois
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Was in the Dekalb area for Northern University Family Weekend. Family of 6 went around 9PM. The food was good and the service was good, no complaints.

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Thank momofboys000
DeKalb, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have had 2 parties here and both were perfect! The banquet area is very clean and spacious. The staff helpful and friendly. Food was delicious!

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Thank Robin K
DeKalb
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Male bartender is rude to servers and non-friendly to guests. Have eaten there three times and have been disappointed each time. One was even corned beef on St. Patrick"s Day- that was the worst meal ! ...Irish my foot...apparently aaarse is considered profanity. Girls/waitresses are nice and beer selection is good, but not going back.

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Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-3229
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb
  • Phone Number: +1 815-748-0000

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