Destination: Downtown Wauconda

Explore the hidden gems of our region. Interactive map included.

Bulldogs Grill

Casual/American. Award-winning burgers, wings, chili, comfort food. Family-oriented.
122 S. Main St., Wauconda
(847) 526-8234

Fradillio’s Hot Dogs: Diners Have No Beef with This Restaurant

Restaurant Profile: This hot dog joint may have a silly name, but it’s serious about offering a wide variety of delicious dishes.

Hounds Blue Moon: Comfort Food Served Up With a Bit of Fancy

Restaurant Profile: Discover an Aurora restaurant that combines comfort food with a classy, white-tablecloth atmosphere, and find out how the owner’s dog has a special place here.

Porter’s Pub

Casual/American. English pub atmosphere. Pub fare, burgers, entrees, kids menu. Extensive beer list; wine & martini list.
At Bowes Creek Country Club, 1250 Bowes Creek Blvd., Elgin
(847) 214-5877

McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub

Casual/Irish American. Authentic Irish pub atmosphere. Shepherd’s Pie, Boxty, Irish stew, bangers & mash, burgers, steaks, draft beer
109 W. Main St., St. Charles
(630) 513-6300

Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen

Casual/Earth-friendly. Artisan craft beers; local-sourced ingredients; bison & grass-fed beef burgers; pork; chicken; vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free items
110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake
(815) 356-9980
Lunch, Dinner

Alley 64

Casual/American. Appetizers, burgers, wraps, 24 beers on tap.
212 W. Main St., St. Charles
(630) 513-6464

Tom & Eddie’s: Burger Buddies

Restaurant Profile: The burger business is a way of life for these former McDonald’s executives, who’ve launched their own gourmet burger restaurant as a retirement project.

Rookies Pub & Grill

Casual/American. Pizza, burgers, entrées, daily specials
2486 Bushwood Dr., Elgin (847) 551-9006
4607 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates (847) 645-0005
1545 W. Main, St. Charles (630) 513-0681