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The Dam Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Pub
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65 N. River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134-4519
+1 630-845-3266
11:00 - 02:00
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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325 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food that is pretty darn modern and not just typical pub grub. Nice bar with good drinks. Seating is super casual but nice. Parking is across the street and very easy. Great staff.

1 Thank Troy G
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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325 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

a typical bar setting with great tv's and high tops. but the the food is awesome. crazy to say but try the Mac and cheese. and we are not fans of Mac and cheese, but here it was really good. the bar is very nice and there is good seating. great staff too!

1 Thank Troy G
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had an hour to kill before we could check in at the Herrington. We stopped and had a beer and also ordered the coconut shrimp which was delicious. Not much on ambiance but would stop there again. The waitress was friendly.

1 Thank lindak07
Warrenville, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very nice bartenders and great food. Always makes you feel welcome and the servers are always friendly. Always a great place to hang out especially being right on the river.

1 Thank Joseph G
Saint Charles, Illinois
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

My son and I stopped for lunch @ noon on a Saturday. Cozy pub with a nice affordable menu. I enjoyed the stuffed pepper soup and steak taco. Son had a great burger. We'll be back.

1 Thank Ken C
Geneva, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Atmosphere is always comfortable and welcoming. You can get all types here. "The usuals", "the sports fans", "the drinkers", and even "post-wedding partiers". Decent staff, bar tenders are sure to pour a good drink. Darts available, juke box, the usual. Not a huge place. Reasonable prices.

1 Thank Adam K
Whitehouse, Ohio
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Came in to town to catch up with old friends. We decided to do a Pub Crawl and walked to the river to work our way back up the street. The name of this place enticed us to start there. Good selection of draft beer and appetizers. We had stuffed peppers (hot!!) and hummus with veggies. The hummus left sometime... More 

1 Thank tmmock
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

Good range of draught beers to try in a local bar with a true American feel. Made to feel welcome although that may have been because there were only 4 other people in the bar and I was in a group of 14 that walked in? But it was Tuesday!!

1 Thank Seerafee
Geneva, Illinois
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724 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a very fun atmosphere, with excellent service. The food is also very good. I had a tuna melt and my husband had a club sandwich. Large portions that come with a side of fries, soup or salad. It is right by the river. .. wish they had outdoor seating.

1 Thank larryd6578
Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2011

The Dam Pub is named after the Geneva Dam on the Fox Rover behind it. Parking is ultraconvenient in the free city lots right outside the front door (in fact, you'll park in those lots for access to all of Geneva downtown). The bar has a Cheers bar feel, and although underground, has windows and an open feel. They serve... More 

3 Thank WrenSmythe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 N. River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134-4519
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-845-3266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?