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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.

Rainforest Cafe inside Gurnee Mills MallDine 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.

Bills Pizza and Pub in MundeleinEveryone 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!

David's Bistro in Antioch 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 wood fired-pizzas, with a full bar including 20 t...Read More

Abel's Mexican Restaurant (Grayslake)
Abel's is a hometown favorite offering tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, tamales and pizza. This family-owned restaurant, open for lunch or din...Read More

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

Ania's Polish Deli (Lake Zurich)
Ania's deli offers a wide range of products from Europe, mainly specializing in product made in Poland. Cold cut meats & cheeses to freshly prepared p...Read More

Austin's Saloon & Eatery (Libertyville)
Perfect night out under one roof. Family friendly environment with food, entertainment, outdoor dining and ample parking. The Fuel Room Bar offers nig...Read More

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

B.Good (Vernon Hills)
B. Good specializes in farm to table fare, serving the best food to the best people. Choose from a variety of kale and grain bowls, salads, wraps, bur...Read More

Bacchus Nibbles (Lake Zurich)
A comfortable and relaxed atmosphere to indulge in a feast of the finest steaks, seafood and chops. Also choose from a large selection of wine. ...Read More

Backyard Steak Pit (Gurnee)
A family owned restaurant serving a wide selection of Black Angus aged steaks, cut fresh to order Prime Rib, and an unparalleled selection of fresh s...Read More

Baker's Square (Libertyville)
In addition to The Best Pie in America® we serve equally tempting meals throughout the day. Our extensive menu features Bakers Square favorites and ma...Read More

Barnwood Restaurant inside Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee (Gurnee)
Open for lunch and dinner, Barnwood offers all the best in small, shareable plates and craft cocktails in a fully themed rustic setting....Read More

Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano (Deer Park)
Biaggi's is a casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of house-made and imported pastas, soups & salads, pizza, seafood, steaks and ...Read More

Big Bowl Chinese and Thai (Lincolnshire)
Big Bowl is the place for authentic Chinese or Thai cuisine and countless ways to satisfy. Using the freshest and highest quality ingredients and star...Read More

Bill's Pizza & Pub (Mundelein)
Bill's Pizza & Pub is a family-friendly restaurant, since 1957, with a unique, comfortable, rustic, northwoods-inspired dining room with incredible wi...Read More

Bill's Pub North (Grayslake)
Bill's Pub North has a beautiful unique north woods atmosphere and a delicious assortment of food on their menu. World's renowned double-decker and fa...Read More

Bluegrass Restaurant (Highland Park)
Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west side of town it is a true destination dining loca...Read More

Bobbers Lake Zurich (Lake Zurich)
Appetizers are prepared to order, including mega nachos with house-made tortilla chips and chicken wings tossed in a choice of six different sauces. M...Read More

Bobby's Deerfield (Deerfield)
Bobby’s is reminiscent of the iconic, nostalgic neighborhood restaurant of yesteryear. Menu includes a delicious choice of everything from hamburgers...Read More

Bonta' Pizzeria and Restaurant (Lincolnshire)
An authentic Italian market with a deli boasting fine imported and domestic meats and cheeses, fresh grilled vegetables, baked entrees, gelato, olives...Read More

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

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 friends and family. ...Read More

Cadwell's Grille (Deerfield)
Contemporary American cuisine with local flair. Located in Embassy Suites Chicago/North Shore. Sink your teeth into the "Chi-town" ribs, flat bread pi...Read More

Chessie's Restaurant (Barrington)
Chessie's was built around Barrington's former train station and features a unique dining experience in a vintage Illinois Central railroad dining car...Read More

Chick-Fil-A (Vernon Hills)
Providing freshly prepared food and personal customer service in a comfortable environment. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving all the Chick...Read More

Chili's Grill and Bar (Vernon Hills)
From fresh, hand-prepared salads to mouth-watering burgers, Chili's kicks up the flavor with food that is anything but ordinary. ...Read More

Chuck E. Cheese (Gurnee)
Family fun for everyone! The Birthday Capital of the Universe offers food, games and rides for children of all ages. Our secure kid check ensures th...Read More

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

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

Clucker's Charcoal Chicken - Libertyville (Libertyville)
Clucker's serves only the highest quality organic, natural, golden plump chickens. As each bird is carefully roasted, the irresistible aromas of open-...Read More

Cracker Barrel (Gurnee)
Since 1969, it’s been the goal to offer authentic Southern hospitality, serving the very best country cooking made from scratch for breakfast, lunch a...Read More


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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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