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Captains Cove

$$ - $$$American, ,
1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
+1 815-434-0881
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible22%
8 Jul 2017
“DM”
3 weeks ago
“Washed up”
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat on the screened in patio overlooking the river. Might be a great view but the screens were so filthy and bug encrusted you couldn't see it. The food was awful. Don't bother. Hasn't been remodeled since I went there for prom in 1974.

Thank mari s
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Not that great of food. Nothing exciting on the menu. We were told to go here for lunch. I wish we would have tried a different place. Staff was somewhat friendly but slow. I ordered a cup of soup and pretty sure that is what...More

Thank JoAnn A
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I’d like to be able to report on the food and service here, but, unfortunately, we could not get a table. Don’t take that to mean that the place was so busy that they could not seat us. Quite to the contrary, there was almost...More

Thank sailorillinois60
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Out riding motorcycle and stumbled across this restaurant. The location on the river is good and nice views. The staff was friendly, just a little slow. But they were busy when we were there. The food was just average.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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

Thank smarcellis2017
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
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...More

Thank whitsend123
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...More

Thank Sandy S
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...More

Thank TravellingIsFun2015
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...More

Thank ASM997
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dee Bennett Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-434-0881
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