Dining & Nightlife

Anyone craving a sandwich or sangria before the concert should head to Al’s Café. There is outdoor seating to enjoy the weather or sit inside to enjoy the eclectic decorations. Make sure you do not leave without trying a famous Burns’ Malt.
Chooch’s Pizzeria
Great little pizzeria located in Downtown Elgin on the Fox River. Located off of Riverside Drive Promenade with a view of Fox River and promenade lighting this a local favorite for pizza in the summertime.
Bakery in Elgin!
Concept is designed around a static daily menu of gourmet hot dogs and sausages locally sourced with a fresh feel, that will match well with the “New Culinary District” that East Dundee is striving to create. Not your ordinary Chicago Dog Stand, not just a snack shop, not just beverage depot on the bike path…. Yes all of those things but elevated to another level with outstanding flavor combinations, creative food choices brought to you that are chef driven! Yes! There’s a chef in the Caboose! Then there is the twist! Daily and weekly specials you can only get at the Trail Side Café. A seasonal rotating menu of items that are unique and interesting. Not your typical East Dundee Fare and not something you would expect from a Caboose….
Come in and give us a try. See why our gourmet popcorn is defined as “Happiness with a Crunch”™.
Craving authentic Mexican cooking and margaritas then you have found your place! Outdoor seating and dinner specials make this a local favorite.
Coast to coast, and right here in the Midwest, American craft beer is taking over. We're huge fans of our local craft scene in Chicago, the suburbs, and great towns throughout America. And after traveling the country in search of great beers, we hatched a plan to bring them all right back here, to our home in Elgin. We are a destination for locals and visitors alike. Relax...you're here now.
This is your typical neighborhood bar. Great food with limited outdoor seating. Located just steps from Festival Park in Downtown Elgin.