Emmettís Ale House - Downers Grove | Downers Grove, Illinois
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Emmettís Ale House - Downers Grove
Exceptional based on 22 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

5200 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois United States 60515 [ print map ]
630 434 8500

emmettsalehouse.com

Hours: Open for lunch, dinner, and beyond


Mayor: bluekarma (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 15


Emmettís Ale House - Downers Grove

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Beer Available At Emmettís Ale House - Downers Grove (arranged by most recent)
Emmetts Loco Notion Session IPA - Equinox , Emmetts McCarthy American Red 77, Emmetts Victory Pale Ale 95, Emmetts Quintennial IPA
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22 reviews for Emmettís Ale House - Downers Grove
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  74%
 Selection  59%
 Food  72%
 Value  60%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  73%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
don_zouras  (19) Bartlett, Illinois | May 9, 2010
I have been to the other Emmettís locations, so I decided to give this one a try. The beer selection was the same as the other locations. I was only planning to have lunch and a quick beer, so I went with the one that I knew I liked. The McCarthy Red was good as usual. My wife tried the seasonal which was a Beligian Wit. It had a nice citrus hint and the flavor went well with food. I have found that the "high end" entrees at the other locations have been disappointing to me, so I decided to keep it on the simpler side. The salmon sandwich was pretty good. It had a nice grilled flavor and the fish was still moist. My wife had the spinach and strawberry salad, which she said was good. The atmosphere in this Emmettís was similar to the other locations with lots of dark wood. The number of TVís was less than obnoxious also. It was about noon on a Friday of the July 4th weekend, so the place was pretty dead. This made for a nice quiet dining experience for our visit, but I donít know what it would be like on a busy Saturday night. Overall this place is acceptable, but I am still underwhelmed by the beer selection. When considering the driving distance, I would have done better to go somewhere else.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Atom  (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 28, 2012
Visited on Pawola22 recommendation. Nice place in an upscale suburb of Chicago. Good food at a reasonable price. Service was fast! Took a piss and drank less then half a beer and our food was ready, would have actually liked to have had time for a whole beer before food, but whatever. Beer was equally as good. Recommended if on that side of the cities.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BVery  (448) Burnsville, Minnesota | December 30, 2011
Visted here with the Folty family on Dec. 27, 2011. About a half dozen house taps, a couple guest taps. Had a couple of nice brews, and flights were available. Good food as well. Solid spot!
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty  (204) Bourbon County, Minnesota | December 29, 2011
Met up with BVery here on December 27, 2011 for dinner and drinks. The place seemed very nice and location was downtown DG, though we did get stopped by the Metra 3 times before crossing the tracks on Main. They have a nice selection of in house brews and a few guest taps as well. Prices were very reasonable and service wasnít bad, but the waiter was a little pushy in trying to get us to order more quickly though it was a Tuesday night and not terribly busy. Had flights so total bonus!
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | August 10, 2010
Kind of an upscale feel to this place. The beer is very well made and runs the gamut of styles, from lagers, to stouts, to pale ales and so on. Food is decent as well. Beer is fresh.
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 8/20
donttreadonme  (23) Chicago, Illinois | March 20, 2010
With few options in the Chicago suburbs, itís hard to knock this place. They usually have 8+ original brews on tap, they are consistent, I wouldnít say great, not bad though. They need to get a little more creative though, all very standard (i.e. basic pale, basic stout, etc). The bar area is pretty damn nice, good TVs for sporting events. The food pricing is ridiculous, i.e. 9 bucks for some crap American style pretzels. It could be a lot better, but compared to going to Flingers and Chackhkies, itís worthwhile.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | September 6, 2008
more of a resturant that serves beer then the other way around, though that was all i expected. service was excellent on a saturday afternoon, food was slightly above average and beer was just about dead on average. it was worth a stop in and though i wouldnt necessarily recommend it, it wasnt a total loss. simiilar overall fare and feel to the ram, and i think id rather hang out there.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
rednapx3  (4) , Isle of Man | August 11, 2008
used to work right down the street from this place. Food was decent for a bar. Not to bad on the quality for the beer they brew, never tried them all due to them having other beers I knew that would be better. Decent place, but downers grove can get annoying. Itís like barbies play land make ship come to life.
48
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | April 15, 2008
Mediocre service and mediocre beers...cool little suburb though...
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
gws57  (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | December 8, 2007
Visited for dinner on a Friday evening. A bit loud but not too bad. Felt a bit out of place since everyone was nicely dressed but that wasnít a problem either. Got the sampler great beers, as usual, but only six of them, five of which were in the sampler, not including the seasonal. My buffalo burger was delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. Great experience.

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