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Bulldog Ale House

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US$10 - US$20
American, Brew Pub, Pub

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BDA Sweets
Sweet potato fries tossed in caramel & cinnamon
Truffle Parmesan Fries
Served with a side of truffle aioli. Substitute Onion Rings
Loaded Waffle Fries
Our waffle fries covered in cheddar-jack, chopped bacon, sliced green onion and sour cream
Garlic Parm
Garlic, parmesan cheese, butter
Tomatoes, basil, garlic, onion, balsamic glaze
Pepperoni, cheddar-jack, marinara
Feta, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, Greek dressing
Chili Cheese
Homemade chili, cheddar-jack
Bacon Cheese
Bacon and cheddar-jack, sliced green onion
Buffalo Cheese
Buffalo sauce, cheddar-jack, bleu cheese dressing
Chips and Queso
Mix of cheese and salsa served with crisp tortilla chips. Add Chili, Beef or Chicken
Mozzarella Sticks
Served with marinara sauce
Housemade Pretzels
Served with spicy queso, tomato fondue and sweet mustard butter
Pulled Chicken Nachos
Marinated pulled chicken, chili, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole and fresh sliced jalapenos
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Almonds, mint, sweet thai chili, sesame-sriracha
Fresh Jalapeno Poppers
Filled with chipotle cream cheese and topped with bacon. Served with chipotle aioli
Guacamole & Hummus Platter
Served with carrots, celery, tortilla chips and pita bread
Fried Pickles
Served with chipotle mayo
Select a Sauce: Honey; BBQ; Golden BBQ; Spicy; Honey BBQ; Buffalo - Mild, medium, hot, wicked hot; Pterodactyl - Teriyaki and BBQ sauce; Spicy Pterodactyl - Teriyaki, BBQ Sauce, Cayenne; Teriyaki - Teriyaki, honey, pineapple; Garlic Parm Sweet Chili
Wings or Boneless Wings
Available in 5 pcs | 10 pcs | 15 pcs | 20 pcs | 25 pcs | 50 pcs
Chicken Tenders
Lightly hand breaded tenders. Available in 5 pcs | 10 pcs | 15 pcs | 20 pcs
French Fries
Waffle Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Homemade Coleslaw
Aglio Eolio Pasta
Curly Fries
Onion Rings
House Salad
Caesar Salad
Our pizzas are made fresh daily. We start with made from scratch dough and top it with our signature sauce, the finest meats, cheeses and freshest vegetables
Pesto Margherita
Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil with pesto sauce
Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, black olives, onion and mozzarella cheese
Spicy Pepperoni
Spicy tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, Fresno peppers and pepperoni
Italian Beef
Mozzarella cheese, Italian beef and hot giardiniera
White Truffle
White truffle oil, fresh mozzarella, caramelized brussels sprouts, roasted garlic, charred corn and shaved fingerling potatoes
Buffalo Chicken
Creamy buffalo sauce and spicy chicken topped with mozzarella cheese and parmesan bread crumbs
BBQ Chicken
Grilled chicken, BBQ sauce and red onions smothered with cheddar and mozzarella cheese
Add a Cup of Soup, House Salad or Caesar Salad
Fish 'N' Chips
Beer battered Alaskan cod, tartar sauce, fries, coleslaw
Chicken & Waffles
Lightly breaded chicken breasts served over Belgian waffle on a bed of potato tots, served with jalapeno gravy
Chicken Pesto Alfredo
Grilled chicken breasts with fettuccine pasta in creamy pesto alfredo sauce
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Grilled chicken breasts with penne pasta in a spicy cajun alfredo sauce
Mac 'N' Cheese
Creamy cheese sauce served over elbow macaroni, topped with crisp, buttery bread crumbs. Add Chili, Chicken or Andouille Sausage
Trio of Medallions
Three prime cut filets topped with your choice of fresh horseradish, crumbled bleu cheese, or a parmesan & bread crumb crust. Served with steamed broccoli and a side of your choice
Surf & Turf
Two parmesan-crusted prime cut filet medallions, fresh Atlantic Salmon topped with a pineapple teriyaki sauce, served with steamed broccoli and a side of your choice
Pineapple Teriyaki Atlantic Salmon
Atlantic salmon, served with steamed broccoli, choice of side
Grilled Chicken Platter
Two grilled chicken breasts topped with your favorite sauce, served with a side of steamed broccoli
Substitute any burger with a grilled chicken breast at no extra charge. Substitute for a gluten free bun for $2 more. All of our burgers are a half pound served on a fresh roll. Comes with Free fries or homemade coleslaw. Substitute side for $1.99 more: Onion Rings, Curly Fries, Waffle Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli, Tots, Cup of Soup or Salad
No. 1
Choose with or without cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions
No. 2
Prosciutto, goat cheese, candied walnuts, fig jam, arugula tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, balsamic reduction
No. 3
Pulled pork, mac & cheese, onion ring, pickles, BBQ sauce
No. 4
Garlic parm mushrooms, swiss cheese
No. 5
Bacon, BBQ sauce, creamy bleu cheese, American cheese, lettuce, tomato
No. 6
Grilled pineapple, ham, bacon, teriyaki
No. 7
Bacon, a stack of beer-battered onion rings, honey BBQ sauce, American cheese
No. 8
Homemade ranch dressing, bacon, American cheese
No. 9
Buffalo sauce, crumbled bleu cheese, diced celery, BD sauce
No. 10
100% Plant-Based Beyond Burger® from Beyond Meat®, American cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions
Served with Free Fries or Homemade coleslaw. Substitute Side For $1.99 More: Onion Rings, Curly Fries, Waffle Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli, Tots, Cup of Soup or Salad
French Dip
Roast beef and mozzarella cheese on a French roll. Served with au jus and horseradish mayonnaise on the side
Southwest Turkey Panini
Sliced turkey, grilled onions, grilled peppers, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo
Cuban Panini
Swiss cheese, sliced ham, shredded pork, dill pickle chips and Dijon mayonnaise
House Pork
Pulled BBQ pork marinated in our Bulldog creamy dark brew and topped with homemade coleslaw
Clubhouse Sandwich
Bacon, ham, turkey, lettuce, tomato, swiss, cheddar and mayonnaise layered on toasted white bread
Soup of the Day
Available in Cup or bowl
Tomato Basil
Available in Cup or bowl
Homemade Chili
Available in Cup or bowl
All wraps are served in a honey wheat tortilla. Comes with Free fries or Homemade coleslaw. Substitute Side For $1.99: Onion Rings, Curly Fries, Waffle Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli, Tots, Cup of Soup or Salad. Dressings: House Ranch, 1000 Island, French, House Bleu Cheese, Italian, Oil & Vinegar, Honey Mustard, Jalapeno Ranch, House Dijon Vinaigrette, Ancho-Lime & Balsamic Vinaigrette. Add Dry Bleu Cheese For $1 extra
Buffalo Chicken
Buffalo Boneless wings, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, bacon, shredded cheese with house bleu cheese dressing
House Chicken Club
Grilled or fried chicken tenders, mixed greens, bacon, egg, shredded cheese and cherry tomatoes with honey mustard dressing
Bulldog Chopped
Romaine lettuce, artichoke hearts, avocado, pepperoncini, cherry tomatoes, boiled egg, red onions, cannellini beans, bleu cheese crumbles. Served with Italian dressing
Goat on a Date
Grilled chicken, romaine, mixed greens, fresh goat cheese, dates, corn, avocado, almonds and cherry tomatoes. Served with house Dijon vinaigrette
Bang Bang Shrimp
Beer battered shrimp tossed in sweet chili sauce, bacon, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, onions, shredded cheese and house ranch dressing
Southwest Zesty Chicken
Fresh greens, tortilla strips, avocado crema, cherry tomatoes, pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno-ranch, avocado, chopped crispy buffalo chicken
Romaine, romano cheese, croutons, creamy caesar dressing. Add grilled or blackened chicken breast
California Cobb
Diced turkey, avocado, onions, cherry tomatoes, mixed greens, bacon, cheese and house ranch dressing
For children 12 and under. Free Refills on all fountain beverages. Kids eat free every tuesday!
with French fries
with French fries
Boneless Wings
with French fries
Chicken Tenders
with French fries
Mac & Cheese
Fries not included
Grilled Cheese
with French fries
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Enjoyed the servies as well as the food and drinks. Good place to hangout with friends. Summer/fall/spring, they do have campfire outside. Liked the overall ambience there!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Murugasamy L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We are regulars at this local pub and enjoy their many specials and coupons. They are particularly good if you join their email club. The $3 glasses of wines and half price pizzas on Wednesdays is definitely a win and we love the delicious Fish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank snickes
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Food was ok. My wife and I ordered two burgers medium rare, they came well done. The other couple we went with ordered a salad and chili with dinner. They did not deliver the chili and the salad came with dinner after he asked for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lstegall34
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I visited both the McHenry and Algonquin sites. Same menu. And the food tasted pretty much the same. Instead of a burger however I substituted a grilled chicken breast in the Ale house combo (BBQ sauce, bacon, onion strings, LTOP). I could taste the chicken...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Calmac3
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The food was okay, not excellent. The pot pie was dry; has to add sauce from another meal to make it edible. The atmosphere was very loud, louder than loud. Had trouble having conversation at dinner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Earl W
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This visit, all bad: 10 minutes to have someone come and take my drink order, and that was sitting at the bar. The beer I ordered I had many times before. They either brought the wrong one, or it had gone very bad. I am...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BRIAN22Algonquin
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We went here tonight not knowing what to expect. We had seen a picture online of their pizza and it looked pretty good! So we tried the everything pizza and were really happy with our choice! The crust is different then most but had a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sweetie333
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Solid bar food (wings, pretzels, nachos), good pizzas, interesting burger combos & great beer/drink specials! They have food specials every day as well. 1/2 price pizza on Wed! We usually sit in the main bar area, but there’s also larger rooms for bigger groups &...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank N4851IMkareno
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