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Lake County Family Friendly & Casual Restaurants

Delicious casual eats waiting for you and your family...

You don’t need a special occasion to eat at a restaurant. Good food is reason enough. Next weekend, bring the kids, or stop in for some casual dining… no reservations needed. Who has time to call ahead anyway? Let spontaneity be your culinary guide.

Dine on a vast array of food options while surrounded by giant fish tanks, trumpeting elephants and performing gorillas at the Rainforest Café in Gurnee Mills Mall. Stop in while shopping, or just while passing through the area for an eating adventure that Kids and parents will both love. Be sure to leave room for a Volcano Cake, complete with lit sparklers!

From their family to yours, Miller's Dog N Suds Drive-In  is all about a great meal with a laid back and fun atmosphere. The old-school drive-in makes for an interesting dining experience that’s fun for everyone. Known for their homemade rootbeer, they also have great burgers and delicious sandwiches.

Everyone loves pizza… but literally EVERYONE Loves Bill’s Pizza and Pub. Their Double Decker pizza is known far and wide, and was even featured on Chicago’s Best.

Voted best pancakes in Chicago, Wildberry is a great way to get the day started. Make your own scramble, or pick something from their menu that offers breakfast and lunch options, using only the freshest local farm ingredients. Make a normal breakfast, a treat that the kids will remember with some Oreo S’more Pancakes!

Townee Square Restaurant in Libertyville serves up casual family lunch and brunch options to choose from. Kids will love favorites like waffles, french toasts and pancakes and many more!

Eat great food next weekend in Lake County!

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129 Center Cut
(Grayslake)
Modern Steakhouse in downtown Grayslake. Serving a great selection of steak cuts, seafood, artisanal...

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Abel's Mexican Restaurant
(Grayslake)
Abel's is a hometown favorite offering tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, tamales and pizza. T...

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Anastasia's Restaurant Sports Lounge North
(Antioch)
Family owned & operated proudly serving Lake County lunch and dinner. Famous for our pizza, pasta, ...

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Ania's Polish Deli
(Lake Zurich)
Ania's deli offers a wide range of products from Europe, mainly specializing in product made in Pola...

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Austin's Saloon & Eatery
(Libertyville)
Perfect night out under one roof. Family friendly environment with food, entertainment, outdoor dini...

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Authentico Mexican Restaurant and Bar
(Lake Forest)
The best of two worlds  traditional Mexican food with a modern twist....

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B.Good
(Vernon Hills)
B. Good specializes in farm to table fare, serving the best food to the best people. Choose from a v...

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Bacchus Nibbles
(Lake Zurich)
A comfortable and relaxed atmosphere to indulge in a feast of the finest steaks, seafood and chops. ...

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Backyard Steak Pit
(Gurnee)
A family owned restaurant serving a wide selection of Black Angus aged steaks, cut fresh to order P...

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Baker's Square
(Libertyville)
In addition to The Best Pie in America® we serve equally tempting meals throughout the day. Our exte...

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Barnwood Restaurant inside Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee
(Gurnee)
Open for lunch and dinner, Barnwood offers all the best in small, shareable plates and craft cocktai...

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Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
(Deer Park)
Biaggi's is a casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of house-made and imported p...

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Big Bowl Chinese and Thai
(Lincolnshire)
Big Bowl is the place for authentic Chinese or Thai cuisine and countless ways to satisfy. Using the...

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Bill's Pizza & Pub
(Mundelein)
Bill's Pizza & Pub is a family-friendly restaurant, since 1957, with a unique, comfortable, rustic, ...

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Bill's Pub North
(Grayslake)
Bill's Pub North has a beautiful unique north woods atmosphere and a delicious assortment of food on...

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Bluegrass Restaurant
(Highland Park)
Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west...

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Bobbers Lake Zurich
(Lake Zurich)
Appetizers are prepared to order, including mega nachos with house-made tortilla chips and chicken w...

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Bobby's Deerfield
(Deerfield)
Bobby’s is reminiscent of the iconic, nostalgic neighborhood restaurant of yesteryear. Menu include...

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Bonta' Pizzeria and Restaurant
(Lincolnshire)
An authentic Italian market with a deli boasting fine imported and domestic meats and cheeses, fresh...

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Boston Blackie's
(Deerfield)
Enjoy hearty burgers and classic sandwiches, wraps,steaks, chops and ribs....

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Buffalo Wild Wings
(Vernon Hills)
Three things to know about us is Sports, Beer and Wings. A place for all sports fans to enjoy with f...

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Cadwell's Grille
(Deerfield)
Contemporary American cuisine with local flair. Located in Embassy Suites Chicago/North Shore. Sink ...

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Chessie's Restaurant
(Barrington)
Chessie's was built around Barrington's former train station and features a unique dining experience...

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Chick-Fil-A
(Vernon Hills)
Providing freshly prepared food and personal customer service in a comfortable environment. Open for...

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Chili's Grill and Bar
(Vernon Hills)
From fresh, hand-prepared salads to mouth-watering burgers, Chili's kicks up the flavor with food th...

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Chuck E. Cheese
(Gurnee)
Family fun for everyone! The Birthday Capital of the Universe offers food, games and rides for chil...

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City Barbeque
(Deerfield)
Barbeque restaurant with catering serving smoked in-house brisket, pork, ribs, chicken and turkey....

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City Barbeque Vernon Hills
(Vernon Hills)
Barbeque restaurant with catering serving smoked in-house brisket, pork, ribs, chicken and turkey....

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Clucker's Charcoal Chicken - Libertyville
(Libertyville)
Clucker's serves only the highest quality organic, natural, golden plump chickens. As each bird is c...

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Cracker Barrel
(Gurnee)
Since 1969, it’s been the goal to offer authentic Southern hospitality, serving the very best countr...

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D & J Bistro
(Lake Zurich)
This chef owned since 1987 restaurant, offers a great line-up of "True Bistro Dishes", with special...

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Demetri's Greek Restaurant
(Deerfield)
Immerse yourself in a warm, friendly, and fun atmosphere that is suitable for every occasion....

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Denny's
(Gurnee)
A casual family style dining atmosphere with moderately priced meals served 24 hours a day. Best kno...

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Di Piero's Ristorante
(Lake Zurich)
DiPiero's has been providing fantastic food and a great atmosphere in downtown Lake Zurich for over ...

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Dockers FoxLake
(Fox Lake)
Burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza and more! Catering and banquet menu also available....

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Dog N Suds Drive-In Grayslake
(Grayslake)
Drive-in restaurant offering hamburgers, sub sandwiches, wraps, chicken and the famous coney dogs an...

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Egg Harbor Cafe
(Lake Forest)
Specializes in gourmet breakfast and lunch creations in a warm, charming, country setting with fast,...

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Egg Harbor Cafe
(Lincolnshire)
Egg Harbor Café is a restaurant specializing in gourmet breakfast and lunch creations served from 6:...

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Egg Harbor Libertyville
(Libertyville)
At Egg Harbor Café Libertyville find great service and an eggs-traordinary breakfast and lunch creat...

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EggShells Restaurant
(Lake Zurich)
EggShells is the perfect place to meet a friend for breakfast or lunch. Enjoy fresh donuts, bagels, ...

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El Barrio Mexican Restaurant
(Mundelein)
Dining at El Barrio is always a memorable experience. This family owned restaurant offers a Tex-Mex ...

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El Puerto Mexican Restaurant
(Fox Lake)
This authentic Mexican restaurant has a beautiful scenic view and is located on Nippersink Lake, con...

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Emil's Tavern on Center
(Grayslake)
Sports bar and restaurant offering a relaxed environment serving lunch and dinner including their fa...

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Firkin
(Libertyville)
Voted one of the best beer bars offering an array of delicious menu items including hamburgers from ...

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Fodrak's
(Libertyville)
Fodrak’s is a family style restaurant which opened its doors on December 7, 1987 and has been helpin...

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Francesca's Intimo, Inc.
(Lake Forest)
Located in downtown Lake Forest, this restaurant has a contemporary, casually-sophisticated trattori...

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Fritzl's Restaurant and Pub
(Lake Zurich)
Fritzl’s is a family owned and operated, fine dining restaurant, with a casual “Bistro” atmosphere. ...

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Gino's East Pizzeria
(Libertyville)
Famous deep-dish pizza made by hand and feature an unique look. Each legendary pizza is created with...

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Giordano's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria - Buffalo Grove
(Buffalo Grove)
Pioneer of the award-winning famous stuffed and equally-renowned thin-crust pizza. Enjoy a variety o...

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Giordano's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria - Gurnee
(Gurnee)
Pioneer of the famous stuffed and equally-renowned thin-crust pizza. Their menu also has great pasta...

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Golden Corral
(Gurnee)
Golden Corral offer the biggest and best buffet and grill available anywhere. The famous buffet cont...

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Green Basil Thai Restaurant & Bar
(Vernon Hills)
Green Basil Thai Restaurant and Bar is an elegant but affordable dining experience of authentic fami...

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Green Town Tavern
(Waukegan)
Green Town Tavern is that special place where all the locals hang out, but newcomers will always fee...

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Half Day Brewing Co.
(Lincolnshire)
Casual, comfortable yet energetic and an inviting, exciting and sophisticated atmosphere. The menu f...

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HoneyBaked Ham of Gurnee
(Gurnee)
Home of the famous spiral-sliced ham, tender HoneyBaked hams and other quality special meats and mea...

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Jason's Deli
(Vernon Hills)
Jason Deli offers savory sandwiches, crisp salads and quick, quality meals made with fresh ingredien...

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Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove
(Long Grove)
This restaurant offers a variety of American, pizza and BBQ dishes. Enjoy salads, Calzones, great ap...

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Johnny's Chophouse
(Antioch)
Johnny's Chophouse is the ideal restaurant to celebrate those special occasions, or to stop in for a...

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Judy's Pizzeria
(Highland Park)
Judy's Pizzeria is a family-owned, local pizzeria serving the best pizza in town! The pizzeria was e...

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Kaiser's Pizza & Pub
(Gurnee)
Family-friendly restaurant serving sandwiches, salads, wraps, a Friday Fish Fry, stuffed baked potat...

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Kawa Fine Japanese Restaurant
(Grayslake)
Sushi, Sushi buffet, fine dining all in a family friendly place....

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Lakeside Restaurant
(Zion)
The Lakeside Restaurant is a great place where to enjoy fine dining with a stunning view of Lake Mic...

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Lauretta's Italian Bake Shop & Cafe
(Mundelein)
Lauretta's is a unique experience that customers love. We are a full service restaurant as well as ...

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Liberty Restaurant
(Libertyville)
This family-owned restaurant serving the finest in upscale cuisine, in a casual and friendly atmosph...

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Lindy's Restaurant & Marina
(Wauconda)
A beautiful family-owned restaurant and sports bar located on Bangs Lake with two outdoor decks and ...

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Luke's of Mundelein
(Mundelein)
For over 40 years Luke’s has offered delicious homemade items such as Italian Beef, meatballs and ch...

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Maggiano's Little Italy
(Vernon Hills)
Maggiano’s Little Italy® specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmos...

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Magnolia Cafe & Bakery at Lambs Farm
(Libertyville)
Country-style restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, offering a variety of breakfast items, a week...

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MainStreet Libertyville
(Libertyville)
Experience great shopping, dining and professional services in our picture-perfect downtown. Enjoy ...

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Mama K's Pizza & Grille
(Gurnee)
Family owned restaurant serving pizza, hot sandwiches, salads, burgers, wraps and soft serve and han...

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Meritage Bar & Restaurant in the Marriott Suites Deerfield
(Deerfield)
Meet at Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar and enjoy a delightful dining experience with friendly servic...

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Mickey Finn's Brewery
(Libertyville)
Mickey Finn's Brewery is a landmark, casual, social gathering place famous for handcrafted beer. Sin...

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Miller's Dog N Suds Drive-In
(Ingleside)
Original 50's style drive-in restaurant with car hops serving frosted mugs of Homemade Root Beer, Ro...

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Milwalky Taco
(Libertyville)
A lively little downtown joint obsessed with tacos, tequila and whiskey, where handmade tortillas ar...

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Momcorn
(Gurnee)
The authentic taste of a Latin American street festival is at Momcorn, where tradition and modernity...

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Morgan's Bar & Grill
(Libertyville)
Located downtown Libertyville Morgan's is the area's best choice for friendly service and great foo...

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Noodles & Co. Gurnee
(Gurnee)
Fast-casual restaurant with a global flavors inspired menu. Featuring noodles, pastas, salads, soup...

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Noodles & Co. Vernon Hills
(Vernon Hills)
Fast-casual restaurant with a global flavors inspired menu. Featuring noodles, pastas, salads, soup...

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O'Toole's Libertyville
(Libertyville)
This long awaited gastropub boasts 48 beers on tap, private party rooms and an extensive wine and cr...

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Oberweis Dairy and Ice Cream Store
(Gurnee)
Oberweis is an old fashioned family ice cream parlor and dairy store....

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
(Gurnee)
Olive Garden's menu features a variety of Italian specialties, including classic and filled pastas, ...

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Oliverii North
(Antioch)
Abruzzese Italian Cuisine and a warm and convivial place to relax and enjoy....

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On the Border
(Vernon Hills)
Mexican restaurant serving great food made from fresh ingredients, from freshly hand-pressed tortill...

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Onion Pub and Brewery
(Barrington Area)
The Onion Pub is a perfect place to relax with friends and family. Enjoy fresh handcrafted beers fro...

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Papa Marcos Falafel and Pita
(Waukegan)
Middle Eastern Cuisine - dine in, carry out, catering and call in....

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Park Street Restaurant
(Mundelein)
Considered to be the best-kept secret in Mundelein, Park Street boasts fine dining in a casual setti...

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Pizzeria DeVille
(Libertyville)
Wood-fired pizzas, salads, pasta, burgers and full bar....

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Portillo's
(Vernon Hills)
Offering Portillo's famous Italian Beef, hot dogs, char-broiled burgers, chicken and no-meat sandwic...

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Pupusita Express
(Lake Zurich)
Fresh healthy food made the right way capturing the spirit of Central American cuisine with an aut...

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QDoba Mexican Grill
(Vernon Hills)
At Qdoba, we live food. Enjoy a fresh, handcrafted meal prepared just for you!...

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Rainforest Cafe
(Gurnee)
A wild place to shop and eat! Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the whole ...

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Real Urban BBQ
(Vernon Hills)
Authentic wood-fired BBQ featuring all the bbq favorites including ribs, pulled pork, brisket and ch...

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Rhapsody Cafe
(Deerfield)
Whether it's breakfast or lunch we offer a large and diverse menu of great food at affordable prices...

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Rosatis of Mundelein
(Mundelein)
The Mundelein Rosati’s is a sports pub with a full-service bar, seating for 120 customers, expansive...

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Rosebud Deerfield
(Deerfield)
Rosebud Deerfield serves up the home-styled Italian dishes that made Rosebud a legend, and then some...

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Roti Modern Mediterranean
(Vernon Hills)
Roti serves only the freshest and finest Mediterranean foods rich in vegetables, olive oil, wholesom...

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Route 41 Roadhouse
(Wadsworth)
At Route 41 RoadHouse they serve delicious . You are greeted with warm homemade corn muffins and swe...

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Sake Sushi and Grill
(Lake Zurich)
Sake's offers traditional sushi as well as contemporary style of rolls to satisfy either sushi begin...

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Salutos Pizza & Pasta
(Gurnee)
Salutos, a favorite Italian restaurant in Gurnee draws residents from various local communities. The...

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Scoreboard Bar & Grill
(Lake Zurich)
A neighborhood sports bar and grill with great service and an amazing food including burgers, pizza,...

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Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Co - Highwood
(Highwood)
Our pursuit of the perfect pizza is a tribute to all those who have made pizza what it is today.Slyc...

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Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Co.
(Wauconda)
We have preserved the art of making hand crafted artisanal coal fired pizzas. Our mission is simple...

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Smokin' T's Bar-B-Que
(Long Grove)
Smokin' T's barbeque is diverse; it is not defined by a specific region, but by the ability to creat...

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Somethings Brewing
(Grayslake)
An unique coffee shop serving breakfast,lunch and dinner. Menu includes an array of coffees, smoothi...

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Somethings Brewing - Washington Square
(Grayslake)
Established in 1993, Somethings Brewing is a family-owned small business with two locations in Grays...

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Spice Restaurant
(Gurnee)
Combining traditional American Cuisine with an Eastern Fusion of flavors, Spice Restaurant and Loung...

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Stone Creek Grill
(Winthrop Harbor)
Classic American grill in Winthrop Harbor serves steaks, seafood, ribs and pizza in a lodge-like set...

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Strawberry Field
(Lincolnshire)
This new cafe serves breakfast and lunch. The menu is fresh and organic, from the field to the table...

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Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill
(Waukegan)
Welcome to Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill, the new Waukegan hotspot. With 15 TV screens, appe...

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Sunset Foods
(Libertyville)
Grab a fresh bite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The in-store dining options are perfect for a sa...

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Sushi Thai Cuisine
(Libertyville)
Sushi Thai offers different variations on authentic Thai & Japanese cuisine that is unique and yet t...

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Sushi Thai II
(Vernon Hills)
Restaurant offers different variations on authentic Thai & Japanese cuisine that is unique and yet t...

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Tacos El Norte of Libertyville
(Libertyville)
Mexican restaurant celebrating Mexican flavor. Fabulous lunch and dinner specials. Big patio and in...

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Tang's Chinese Restaurant
(Grayslake)
Restaurant offering a huge selection of Chinese favorites while using the freshest ingredients....

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Taste of Paris
(Mundelein)
We are a traditional French restaurant, bakery, and catering service with over 35 years of experienc...

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That Pasta Place
(Grayslake)
Established in 1999, this casual, family-owned restaurant offers diverse, authentic Italian cuisine ...

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The Cheesecake Factory
(Lincolnshire)
The menu features more than 200 menu selections made fresh from scratch each day using only the high...

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The Chocolate Sanctuary
(Gurnee)
One-of-a-kind chocolate inspired restaurant. A fun and casual restaurant, lounge and boutique for fo...

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The Claim Company Restaurant
(Vernon Hills)
The Claim Company restaurant was created by Jim Errant in the early 70’s. He opened his first locati...

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The Eating Hub
(Mundelein)
The Eating Hub, serves salads, paninis, wraps, and pizza all freshly made-to-order using the finest ...

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The Fairfield Inn Restaurant
(Lincolnshire)
Offering Midwestern cooking that is familiar and simple, using the freshest ingredients of the heart...

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The Green Room
(Libertyville)
The Green Room draws on culinary traditions from around the world, including Latin America, India, A...

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The Lantern of Lake Forest
(Lake Forest)
Since 1934 we've been serving up the best burgers, barbeque and craft beers in the area....

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The Lodge of Antioch
(Antioch)
Great American bar and restaurant on the Main Street of Antioch serving weekend breakfast, daily lun...

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The Picnic Basket & Gourmet Food Works
(Libertyville)
Full-service catering, wedding planning and restaurant with delicious soups, salads and sandwiches....

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The Shanty
(Wadsworth)
Throughout our building’s 100 year history, The Shanty Restaurant has been a gathering place for nei...

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The Tropics at North Point Marina
(Winthrop Harbor)
At The Tropics, there is plenty of options to keep taste buds excited. Try the Daily Specials a try ...

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The Village Tavern
(Long Grove)
The Village Tavern has been in continuous operation since 1849. This family-owned restaurant, in cla...

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Timothy O'Toole's Pub
(Gurnee)
Full service restaurant/bar famous for award-winning wings, burgers, fish and chips and much more. ...

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Tina's Italian Cafe and Bake Shop
(Gurnee)
Tina, who came from Sicily to America as a 20 year old, learned from her mother and grandmother the ...

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Tony's Pizza
(Zion)
Choose from a variety of pizzas including thin and stuffed. Other Italian items also available....

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Townee Square Restaurant
(Libertyville)
Cozy, comfy eatery serving classic American breakfast and lunch....

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Twisted Burger Grayslake
(Grayslake)
Eat wholesome meals in this 50's-style family restaurant. Bulldogs Grill offers a huge variety of bu...

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Walker Bros. Lake Zurich
(Lake Zurich)
Menu includes many breakfast items, including pancakes, crepes, eggs, french toast, along with speci...

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Walker Brothers Original Pancake House
(Lincolnshire)
Serving the famous apple pancakes and many more varieties, crepes and waffles, omelettes, eggs, sand...

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Warehouse Eatery
(Deerfield)
Come enjoy lunch and dinner in a newly renovated and expanded dining room, or stop into our full-ser...

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Whitney Street
(Grayslake)
Local casual diner located in downtown Grayslake offering breakfast, lunch and dinner....

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Wildberry
(Libertyville)
Wildberry specializes in gourmet breakfasts, fresh-baked breads, panini sandwiches and much more. O...

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