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Captains Cove

American, Bar, Pub
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Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
+1 815-434-0881
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Ottawa, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great burgers and chicken and fish. Seat yourself out on the enclosed balcony overlooking the river.

Thank smarcellis2017
Vernon Hills, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This little gem is a great place to have a meal when you are visiting Starved Rock. We come for the grouper but have enjoyed many of the appetizers.

Thank Jose H
SW new york
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Went here at rec of the b and b owners and were really excited to have dinner this lovely evening on the river. Drove all the way out to find them closed. No note on the door. Hours on the brochure said open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Had even looked at their website. Disappointing!!!!

Thank whitsend123
Elgin, Illinois
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. We hadn't been in a couple years. They were somewhat busy but there were many open tables. We were seated right away. It was overcast and chilly. Most people were seated inside not on the screened in deck overlooking the river but people kept opening the door and the chilly breeze kept... More 

Thank Sandy S
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoy driving to this place. They have a good BLT and a yummy soup and salad bar. Prices are reasonable and service is good. Fun to eat out on their screened porch. We will definitely be going back. Especially enjoy their Sunset cocktail!

Thank TravellingIsFun2015
Montgomery, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We were there yesterday on the way to Starve Rock Lock along the Illinois River, we go there about every 2 weeks, I enjoy the Salad Bar, watch the towboats go by on the way to and from the locks, my wife goes with me and sometimes my older son goes with his wife with us, he is the oldest... More 

Thank ASM997
Level Contributor
84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We ordered the fried mushroom appetizer and the mushrooms were HUGE! I had a Texas BLT which was very good. My husband had the pork tenderloin which was a little disappointing. It needed a unique sauce to perk it up. Our waitress was very friendly and we would definitely go back.

Thank kdm11559
Ottawa, Illinois
Level Contributor
31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The fare here is rather standard and the prices fair. Perhaps more than anything else is the view afforded of the Illinois River. You can select to eat inside or, on nice days, within a screened in porch. Barges and smaller boat traffic often pass by.

Thank Shanny53
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My wife and I were looking for a family restaurant on the river and behold we found one! We felt like we were in Florida minus the beach but add the river. Had the Mahi Mahi and it was the best that I have had in a long time. My wife had the grouper and it was fantastic. The service... More 

Thank David0308
Flossmoor, Illinois
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We had a georgous warm day in September. Chose to eat on the screened in deck area overlooking the river. What fun, barges and pleasure boats, wave runners, lots of excitement to keep the kids busy. The kids loved the chicken strips, just wished they had juice for the baby, pink lemonade sufficed. Reasonably priced food, generous portions and good... More 

Thank julb817

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-434-0881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?