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Don's Dock

1220 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016-3391
+1 847-827-1817
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (10 reviews)
“hush puppies” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (24 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1220 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016-3391
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I would eat any of the fish or hush puppies at Don’s Dock.....but NOTHING containing mayonnaise.....I think they use Miracle Whip....ruins every salad!! Wish they would just use plain old mayo!

Thank Gaygay53
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a native New Englander, I didn't expect much but this place has fresh seafood and they prepare it well! Monthly specials are a good place to start but their regular menu is also good.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of their June shrimp specials, we went here for dinner, a trek from where we live. My wife ordered Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Kabobs, on skewers over "zesty Caribbean rice" (with almonds, beans, peppers). I ordered their regular grilled shrimp dinner, but since I knew...More

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon Don's Dock one Saturday afternoon driving around Des Plaines. It has since become a monthly staple. The fish is delicious and the coleslaw is out of this world. I understand it is somebody's grandmother's recipe. We highly recommend Don's...More

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in early on a Saturday night after traveling, about 5 PM. People were coming and going like crazy for takeout so I considered that a good sign. Cute place, clean, decorated with a nautical theme featuring Great Lakes decor and Collectibles. The place only...More

Thank PinkVerbena
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped by Don’s Dock for lunch with a couple friends. For a small place they have a large selection of fresh seafood. The staff was very friendly and helpful. These folks have been around for a long time and it’s because they offer excellent quality...More

Thank jsachanda
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Quick lunch, take home for dinner? Need something for a party? Check out Don’s Dock for some tasty choices. Check out their menu for soup, sandwiches, pasta and more.

Thank CAClemente
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

The staff is really patient and informative. This is a BYOB small cozy restaurant. Carry out or dine in. I read reviews so I decided to stop by. The food ok however hot. It’s a pricy menu but it’s seafood I guess.

Thank MissFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Wonderful, casual seafood restaurant! It is truly a hidden gem in Des Plaines! Fresh seafood at it's finest!

Thank frauevi
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This seafood restaurant and takeout has been here for ever. Great fresh fish and big variety. Nothing fancy.

Thank Kurt M
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18 June 2016|
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Response from Colleen E | Reviewed this property |
Agree - perch is amazing - but call them and ask to be certain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016-3391
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-827-1817
  • E-mail
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!
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