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Dine Like a Seasoned Traveler During Restaurant Week

By: Jonathan Jones 03/01/2019

Sometimes you can’t make that big trip to Europe, that safari excursion in Africa, or that relaxing beach setting in Southeast Asia, Central America and/or the Caribbean Islands.

Lake County Restaurant Week has arrived and you can have the next best thing from the comfort of an Illinois eatery.

Lake County Restaurant Week is March 1-10 and features over 65 restaurants for 10 days to savor highlighted by prix-fixe menus and dinner deals for attendees to devour delicious fare around Lake County. 

Who says you can’t stay Lake County local to eat traditional, rustic, ethnic and divine bites like a seasoned traveler abroad?

Here is a list of Lake County Restaurant Week participants that provide international fare (plus a few feature dishes to help you make your decision).

Big Bowl


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Today’s lunch at #bigbowlrestaurant Beef & Broccoli #lettuceentertainyou #bigbowl #beef #broccoli #friedrice #rice #mushrooms #vegetables #chicago #chicagofood #chicagofoodauthority #foodie #foodporn #yummy #instafood #instagood #foodpic #foodphotography #photography #photographer #iphone

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Lincolnshire, China/Thailand

Lake County Restaurant Week (LCRW) Entrees:

Café Pomigliano


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It continues to be our most popular selling dish... even though we’ve posted it before, we had to post this mouthwatering piece that just came out of the kitchen. @cafepomigliano160 Grandmas homemade Lasagna. #grandmas #homemade #lasagna #cafe #pomigliano #libertyville

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Libertyville, Italy

LCRW Entrees:

Chrissoula's Restaurant


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New dishes starting tonight! Fresh new menu for the new year! Branzino served w/ zucchini, marinated tomatoes, and pistachio herb puree. #chrissoulas #libertyville #mainstreetlibertyville #cheflife #freshseafood #seafoodlove

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Libertyville, Greece

LCRW Entrees:

Disotto Italian


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Found my new favorite Italian place last night and life will never be the same ?? #burbs

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Highwood, Italy

LCRW Entrees:

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant


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Getting VIP treatment complete with private dining room! Time for #dinner!

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Fox Lake, Mexico

Favorite Dishes (take 10 percent off of entire bill):

Francesca's Intimo


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Pizza and wine... just one of those days...#happyhour #wine #pizza #comfortfood #dinner

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Lake Forest, Italy

LCRW Entrees:

Franco's Pescheria


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An instant favorite since it landed on our dinner menu last weekend: a Connecticut-style buttered lobster roll. Just shy of half a pound of Maine lobster piled on toasted brioche, served with warm drawn butter on the side, to be drizzled as you see fit.

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Lake Zurich, Italy

LCRW Tapas:

La Casa de Samuel


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@jr75lc visited La Casa de Samuel as we are kicking off Lake County Restaurant Week. It runs from March 1st to March 10th. We have all of the details at 1023XLC.com. #LakeCountyRW

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Waukegan, Mexico

Signature Dishes:

Maggiano's Little Italy


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cheesy pasta ?

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Vernon Hills, Italy

Classic Pasta Dishes:

Marigold Maison Indian Cuisine


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#Lincolnshire , join us for Lake County Restaurant Week March 1 - 10 and enjoy 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, naan and a dessert to share for $50 per couple or $25 per person. #LakeCountyRW #MarigoldMaison

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Lincolnshire, India

Signature Dish:

Porto's Peri Peri


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The Pita, Porto's Wings, Chicken and Rice Bowl, Peri Cassava Fries...what's your favorite? #chicagoepic #illinois #chicago #schaumburg #skokie #portosperiperi #eathealthy

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Libertyville, Portugal

Signature Dishes:

Ruby of Siam


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Tofu pad Thai #vegan #veganfood #veganeats #northshore #northshorevegan

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Highland Park, Thailand

LCRW Menu:


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Gurnee, Italy

Signature Dishes:

The Shanty

Wadsworth, Greece

LCRW Entrees:

Timothy O'Toole's


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The shrimp ? is taking over, and we’re loving it ? ————————— Check out our sautéed Shrimp Tacos ? or our 1/2 Slab of Ribs & Beer Battered Shrimp Combo ? #weekendspecials #shrimpgang #otoolesgurnee

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Gurnee, Lake Villa and Libertyville, Ireland

LCRW Entrees:

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