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Thirsty Whale

) #62 of 90 Restaurants in Algonquin $$ - $$$ American, ,
1700 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5924
+1 847-458-8555
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good29%
  • Average47%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
13 Sep 2016
“bar atmospher”
20 Jun 2016
“Don't visit on Sunday”
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1700 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5924
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

if you are looking for a casual place to have a early evening cocktail and not be too crowded this could be the one the food is just okay and bartenders seem to cater more to the regulars at first but all in all its...More

Thank dolly306
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I've been here twice, both times Sunday afternoon. Both times they don't have several of the beers available and appertizers are average.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A great place to watch the game or listen to live music. I love the calamari. The patio is nice for the summer & available year round for you smokers.

Thank McB921
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Met up some old friends here on a Sunday night. Hip-hop music got louder and louder and we tried moving around so we could talk to no avail. So loud the amplifier went into overload and screeched for a couple of minutes before the DJ...More

Thank Johhhhn
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I expected the setting and menu to be similar to Buffalo Wild Wings and that turned out to be true, but I was happy to find that the food and service here was even better. The wings are bigger and better than at BWW. Salads...More

Thank Hchip00
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I went there for a work thing years ago and it was fun. My mom and dad invited the wife and I to go with them and it was not as fun.. Great place to go and pick up someone, bad for couples or family...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 June 2015

My spouse, my son and I went to The Thirsty Whale in Algonquin to watch the Blackhawks as they play for the Stanley Cup. I had a couple beers, my spouse drank sprite and my son had lemonade. We ordered the nacho appetizer and then...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We have been here several times and if you are going with family I advise go on the early side as it really is a bar filled with lots of 21 years olds after 9pm. On sports days lots of families do bring their kids...More

Thank Cbjhome
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Stopped by after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Drink specials are ok, TV's everywhere can't say anything about the food didn't order any. Staff was friendly drinks were so-so. nothing special about this place. Typical bar fare nothing special sports are us. Plenty of room...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The location used to be a Redstar from what I remembered when I used to live in the area. Thursday night gathering of family to catch up for a bit. Basically a Bar, Music was loud from speakers, no band in the house. Booth was...More

Thank BeachFoodie_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 S Randall Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102-5924
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-458-8555
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