Duke of Perth

Restaurants , Scottish Lake View
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Duke of Perth

You’ll never know how relaxing Celtic music can be until you spend an afternoon at this Scottish ale house. Listen closely as you hang out on the serene outdoor patio, eating fish-and-chips (it’s all-you-can-eat on Wednesdays and Fridays) and drinking from one of the best Scotch whiskey lists in the city—soon you’ll be humming along.

Venue name: Duke of Perth
Contact:
Address: 2913 N Clark St
Chicago
60657
Cross street: between Surf St and Oakdale Ave
Opening hours: Mon 5pm-2am; Tues-Fri noon-2am; Sat noon-3am; Sun noon-2am
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey. Bus: 22, 36, 76.
Price: Average main course: $12
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Joe L
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Food- 2 stars

Service- 0 Stars


I had heard that this place has some of the best Fish N Chips in the city, so I was very excited when I found out they were so close to my apartment. I went for lunch on a Sunday, and was one of two patrons in the restaurant. "Score!" I thought, thinking that I would hit a brunch mob. I ordered the Fish N Chips and a beer and waited for the magic. Within five minutes, my food was done and hit the table. At first glance everything looked pretty good, but I discovered that the fish was not cooked long enough, because the batter was still rather soft, and the whole thing fell apart as you ate it. It tasted okay though, I was just expecting a more crispy batter. That wouldn't have been such a big deal, if it wasn't for my next point.


For my server only having me as a guest, there was zero attentiveness. I did not see him until my plate was empty, so I never got the chance to ask for more tartar sauce, or to maybe ask for a more well done piece of fish. As a server myself, I can understand neglecting your tables when you're busy, but I was his only guest and the place was a silent ghost town. When he came back to ask if I was done, I said yes, he walked away without taking my plate, and then stood by the bar for a minute or two watching the TV. I had to finally ask for my check from across the floor. I have only had one other experience like this where there was zero attentiveness by a server, and it isn't fun. But hey, I guess it shows me how not to treat my own tables? (Don't worry, I didn't stiff him. I'm not that evil.)