Docks Bar & Grill

★★★☆☆
  • 313 E Liberty St

    Wauconda, IL 60084

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  • 847-526-9993

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So my family and I went to Dock's for the first time, when we had a bit of good weather recently, and expected to have a really nice time--boy were we wrong. First of all, we sat down at a filthy table and it took the waiter 15 minutes for

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So my family and I went to Dock's for the first time, when we had a bit of good weather recently, and expected to have a really nice time--boy were we wrong. First of all, we sat down at a filthy table and it took the waiter 15 minutes for

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My boyfriend and I went there when we first moved here. It was great. After that the experiences just went downhill!\r
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One night we ordered food for pickup and when we got there the waitresses ignored me for 10 minutes no joke. They

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My boyfriend and I went there when we first moved here. It was great. After that the experiences just went downhill!\r
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One night we ordered food for pickup and when we got there the waitresses ignored me for 10 minutes no joke. They

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Its too bad the management of this restaurant in wauconda IL is not attentive. On the surface the ownership appears to have set up a very nice place to spend time, eat and have a few cocktails with friends and family. That is until you

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Its too bad the management of this restaurant in wauconda IL is not attentive. On the surface the ownership appears to have set up a very nice place to spend time, eat and have a few cocktails with friends and family. That is until you

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Docks has a great location on the water which is especially nice for summer nights. We have been there many times since they opened and have been more than happy with the service, prices and food.

During summer months you can sit out on

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Docks has a great location on the water which is especially nice for summer nights. We have been there many times since they opened and have been more than happy with the service, prices and food.

During summer months you can sit out on

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Too bad. This would be a great place to hang out. We have been to Docks on numerous occasions. Each time the staff has been rude and snotty. The bar tenders are inattentive or have attitude. The security snotty and rude. We were sitting at a table in the bar area having dinner (the hostess sat us there) and were asked to move in the middle of dinner because the table was reserved. We moved and no one came to sit at the table for the next hour we were there. I have had enough of their attitude and will be spending my money at Lindy's instead.

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Too bad. This would be a great place to hang out. We have been to Docks on numerous occasions. Each time the staff has been rude and snotty. The bar tenders are inattentive or have attitude. The security snotty and rude. We were sitting at a table in the bar area having dinner (the hostess sat us there) and were asked to move in the middle of dinner because the table was reserved. We moved and no one came to sit at the table for the next hour we were there. I have had enough of their attitude and will be spending my money at Lindy's instead.

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Having lived in Wauconda for over 13 yrs until we moved a few yrs ago, we frequented that same location every Friday night under the prior ownership of MERS RESTAURANT. The food, and service then was Outstanding-10 stars! We went there very weekend faithfully, for many years. But, with "The Docks " - we wont go back there again. Tried it a few times, and the service was worse than awful, the food was barely mediocre, and the 'Free' Valet parking attendants beat the heck out of 'your cars' !!!! Not worth wasting your hard earned money in this difficult economy. There's much better places to go in Wauconda, like Lindys Landing.

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Having lived in Wauconda for over 13 yrs until we moved a few yrs ago, we frequented that same location every Friday night under the prior ownership of MERS RESTAURANT. The food, and service then was Outstanding-10 stars! We went there very weekend faithfully, for many years. But, with "The Docks " - we wont go back there again. Tried it a few times, and the service was worse than awful, the food was barely mediocre, and the 'Free' Valet parking attendants beat the heck out of 'your cars' !!!! Not worth wasting your hard earned money in this difficult economy. There's much better places to go in Wauconda, like Lindys Landing.

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The Docks restaurant may have a good location on the water, and look appealing - but beware - Tried it more than a few times, and the service was Horrible each time, the food was cold and took forever to find its way to our table, and the Valet parking attendants squeel the tires on 'your cars' while on the lower level parking area!!! Not to mention the falling down obnoxious drunks we saw on the outside deck. If what has been described with our experiences is 'your kind of place' then go to The Docks! But, if you'd really rather go for a good tasty meal, with efficient friednly caring staff, there's much better places to go in Wauconda and the immediate area.

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The Docks restaurant may have a good location on the water, and look appealing - but beware - Tried it more than a few times, and the service was Horrible each time, the food was cold and took forever to find its way to our table, and the Valet parking attendants squeel the tires on 'your cars' while on the lower level parking area!!! Not to mention the falling down obnoxious drunks we saw on the outside deck. If what has been described with our experiences is 'your kind of place' then go to The Docks! But, if you'd really rather go for a good tasty meal, with efficient friednly caring staff, there's much better places to go in Wauconda and the immediate area.

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING

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My family is crazy for this place. They have great food. Is an awesome summer place because there is usually live entertainment.

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My family is crazy for this place. They have great food. Is an awesome summer place because there is usually live entertainment.

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We went to Docks last night as a special occasion with a few friends and our disappointing experience there last night put a damper on the outing, so I am compelled to submit my opinion. My friends said they enjoyed going there a couple of times, so we all went last night. I was impressed by the deck and nice view of the lake and they were pretty busy for a Tuesday night. The waiter was seemed inexperienced and just didn't have it together. We sat there for 7-10 minutes before being able to order drinks. He was slow on the drinks, forgot to bring drinks for some, forgot to bring what was ordered. The food was very disappointing. My burger was overcooked and rubbery. The garden salad was good. The salad with the Blue Cheese which you paid extra for did not come with Blue Cheese chunks as we expected. The chicken was good. The meatballs on the sandwich were bland, the baked sweet potato was unacceptable. Some of the staff was busy texting on their cell phones and goofing around and not really focused on taking care of customers. Once inside the bar, the bar was chilly. There seemed to be a problem getting the staff to understand what we wanted and listening to what we said. So it seems that you have to eat there at the right time, the night when the good cooks are in the kitchen and the good staff is serving the customers. I hope they get better.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Docks last night as a special occasion with a few friends and our disappointing experience there last night put a damper on the outing, so I am compelled to submit my opinion. My friends said they enjoyed going there a couple of times, so we all went last night. I was impressed by the deck and nice view of the lake and they were pretty busy for a Tuesday night. The waiter was seemed inexperienced and just didn't have it together. We sat there for 7-10 minutes before being able to order drinks. He was slow on the drinks, forgot to bring drinks for some, forgot to bring what was ordered. The food was very disappointing. My burger was overcooked and rubbery. The garden salad was good. The salad with the Blue Cheese which you paid extra for did not come with Blue Cheese chunks as we expected. The chicken was good. The meatballs on the sandwich were bland, the baked sweet potato was unacceptable. Some of the staff was busy texting on their cell phones and goofing around and not really focused on taking care of customers. Once inside the bar, the bar was chilly. There seemed to be a problem getting the staff to understand what we wanted and listening to what we said. So it seems that you have to eat there at the right time, the night when the good cooks are in the kitchen and the good staff is serving the customers. I hope they get better.

Pros: Nice Deck on the Lake

Cons: Marginal Food, Lousy Service

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We have been here many times and normally have good service and food. But not the last time. The hostess would not let us sit at a table overlooking the lake, even thought all the tables were empty. Told us they had been reserved. Most of them were still empty when we left almost 2 hours later. Our waiter had an arrogant, snotty, wish I were anywhere but here attitude. When I questioned the bill, I was told that they could not do anything about it. Then, when I pressed the issue with the manager (firmly and without vulgarities), I was told to leave. As she held the door and told me to get out.
With memories as special as this, we won't be going back.

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★★☆☆☆

We have been here many times and normally have good service and food. But not the last time. The hostess would not let us sit at a table overlooking the lake, even thought all the tables were empty. Told us they had been reserved. Most of them were still empty when we left almost 2 hours later. Our waiter had an arrogant, snotty, wish I were anywhere but here attitude. When I questioned the bill, I was told that they could not do anything about it. Then, when I pressed the issue with the manager (firmly and without vulgarities), I was told to leave. As she held the door and told me to get out.
With memories as special as this, we won't be going back.

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Food: Okay. I had the Shrimp in garlic, it tasted packaged. My sides were garlic mashed potatoes, wonderful and perfectly cooked vegetables. Mine came with a starter salad, which was nondescript. My friend had the grouper, no yummy sounds.

Selection: They have a great selection, not just bar food. Check out the really good specials. We had the Docks' Combo appetizer, which was very good - the calamari was perfect, light and not greasy.

Service: Quick and friendly.

$: Not a good value, our choices should have been saved for a better restaurant. Next time I will stick with a burger for under $6 (Wednesdays special).

Cleanliness: Very nice, with good bathrooms.

Ambiance: Just lovely, we sat on the deck overlooking Bangs Lake, it was so peaceful. We went on A Wednesday so weekends are probably different. They have a bar side and a restaurant side, so good for families.

Come again: This was our first visit and will probably go again, but I will order differently.

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Food: Okay. I had the Shrimp in garlic, it tasted packaged. My sides were garlic mashed potatoes, wonderful and perfectly cooked vegetables. Mine came with a starter salad, which was nondescript. My friend had the grouper, no yummy sounds.

Selection: They have a great selection, not just bar food. Check out the really good specials. We had the Docks' Combo appetizer, which was very good - the calamari was perfect, light and not greasy.

Service: Quick and friendly.

$: Not a good value, our choices should have been saved for a better restaurant. Next time I will stick with a burger for under $6 (Wednesdays special).

Cleanliness: Very nice, with good bathrooms.

Ambiance: Just lovely, we sat on the deck overlooking Bangs Lake, it was so peaceful. We went on A Wednesday so weekends are probably different. They have a bar side and a restaurant side, so good for families.

Come again: This was our first visit and will probably go again, but I will order differently.

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Bangs Lake eatery is a local favorite for outdoor eats and watching the game.

 

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