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“okay, not great”

The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Glenview, Illinois
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“okay, not great”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This place continually had waits of over an hour the weekend we were there --- not sure if it's just the hype or not but the good was ok, nothing great. Solid bar food, pizza, wings etc... Still, given its location and strong marketing as being a family friendly place which it is -- worth a visit but not sure about an hour wait.

Visited August 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Still good”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Still good after all these years and after remodeling after fire couple years ago. Large selection of burgers, salads, tacos and beers. Prices reasonable for location just down from beach and across from harbor. Outdoor roof for 21 and over seating. But nice to cool off inside after a hot day on the water.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“great dinning option when in New Buffalo”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We saw good reviews for this restaurant and decided to try it out. After a wait (45min at 5pm on a Saturday), we were seated. It is a cute and fun atmosphere and the food was delicious! Appropriate for families, couples, or friends. There is rooftop seating, but it did not open until 8pm. I would highly recommend enjoying dinner here!

  • Visited July 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“A Must Do”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped on our way home from visiting Chicago after using the trip advisor nearby feature. We sat at the bar - excellent sliders, French dip, guacamole & chips & hot dogs! My family was mad at me for stopping then apologized & thanked me for the find!

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55 reviews
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“Great Place, but expect a wait for seating.”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Really enjoyed our trip to the Stray Dog Bar & Grill, but waiting for seating is insane. Often 45 min to 1hr.30minute waits. If you are with children, it can be very trying. If you are all over 21 yrs. old you can sometimes have a shorter wait for a table upstairs on the roof. The atmosphere was great. The food was good, but can't say it was one of the best meals we have ever eaten in a restaurant. It is in a beach town with a lot of traffic both cars & pedestrians. Would highly recommend a stop here.

  • Visited July 2014
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