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“heavy, dry and overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Don's Dock

Don's Dock
Ranked #11 of 184 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Price range: US$6 - US$20
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Don's Dock has been family owned & operated since 1951. We offer fried, grilled, raw, smoked, and steamed seafood for dine in or carry out (and don't forget- we're BYOB!). Some of our most popular items include fried shrimp, cocktail shrimp, grilled seafood tacos, lobster rolls, clam chowder, grilled crab stuffed salmon, and jambalaya. All of our recipes are freshly made from scratch. We can also order in any fresh seafood that you need, typically with in a day. Stop in and get hooked on our seafood!
Chicago, Illinois
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“heavy, dry and overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

this place sells carryout seafood by the pound. It's not cheap and the fish and shrimp we got was over breaded and over cooked. Dry and tasteless. We won't go back even though it's only a few blocks from home.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fresh food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We pick up food from Dons Dock all the time, it's nice not to cook dinner! The food is always great, and ready in minutes! You can buy dinners or by the pound, either way it's a great place to eat!

Visited March 2014
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Tasty and relatively inexpensive take-out food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

We did visit this place on the evening of Mardi Gras along with lots of other folks so it was very busy. Our order was taken very promptly but it take about 30 minutes to get our food. On the other occasions that we went here, it did not take as long. As we've found in the past, our food (shrimp Po Boy, catfish sandwich, crawfish pie, jambalaya and bread pudding) was all very tasty and not that expensive. It's really great to have fast food from a local business rather than a national chain.
Note - we ate here once (rather than take-out) but there's isn't much ambiance (or space) and, in the winter months, there a draft very time the door at either end is opened.

  • Visited March 2014
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Des Plaines, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty Shrimp!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Dons Dock has been a favorite of mine since the 70's.. Love the shrimp and the fish chips/smelt are delicious. Highly recommend this place to others!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,950 reviews
2,289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
“Well prepared varieties of fresh seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

If you're looking for fast food for carry-out, Don's is definitely the place. They have a variety of shrimp by the pound and more than a few other items. It is small if you eat there, but the food is served very hot, and very tasty. Some of the things that we have tried with the fried shrimp are the cole slaw, the red beans and rice, as well as the hush puppies. We'll be back.

  • Visited February 2014
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