Holiday Your Way with Gurnee Cuisine

Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things in Gurnee

Barnwood Restaurant

Great Wolf Lodge's full-service eatery offers lunch and dinner for guests of the resort as well as walk-in diners. Craft cocktails, shareable plates and affordable comfort for the entire family in this fully-themed rustic setting.

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Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant

Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant

Gurnee just opened this second Lake County location on November 7, just in time for the holidays. Coopers Hawk's menu is highlighted by appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, steaks and chops, succulent sides, burgers, pasta, vegetarian entrees and more. The Cooper’s Hawk brand in the past partnered with Lake County Libation Trail partner Lynfred Winery in Highland Park and Wheeling. The founder of the establishment, Tim McEnery, who also used to be an employee of Lynfred Winery, created a collaborative red wine called Origins - A Taste of Where it All Began. Besides their delectable fare, the new Gurnee business offers over 50 selections of award-winning vino.

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Fatmans of Gurnee

The beloved Fatmans in Gurnee is a staple in the community. The eatery's amenities are highlighted by two dining rooms, three bars, three patios, a stage for live music and outdoor volleyball courts. The menu features barbecue, burgers, pizza and more.

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Giordano's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

The rich-flavored, deep-dish double-crusted pies are a fan favorite in the Chicagoland area. The Gurnee eatery’s menu also features scrumptious pastas and fresh salads.

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Golden Corral

The renowned Golden Corral. The Gurnee buffet eatery features steaks, poultry, fish and other carved meats, a salad bar, various mouthwatering side dishes, desserts, and many myriad delectable cuisines. The all-you-can-eat restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Lola's Tacos & Tequila inside Gurnee Mills 

Take a proverbial trip south of the border to Gurnee Mills where Lola's Tacos & Tequila has moved into the Chicago Woodfire Pizza location. The lively Latin restaurant serves up your favorites from tacos to steaks to enchiladas, to burritos and a plethora of salads, soups, appetizers and other desserts. Sink your chompers into intriguing sweet tooth selections like the churro sundae and the margarita cheesecake. Salud to Lola's. 

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Primo Italian American Cuisine

Primo Italian American Cuisine is Lake County’s dining hot spot with five-star ratings across the board. The Gurnee establishment’s menu includes salads and sandwiches, pasta, seafood, steaks and much more. The Gurnee establishment boasts an array of Daily Herald Reader’s Choice Awards. A wine list of 100+ flavors complements the jam-packed fare menu.

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Salutos Pizza & Pasta

The mouthwatering pasta, pizzas, bread and desserts are all freshly-made at this one-of-a-kind, family-owned restaurant. Their homemade salad dressing is always a favorite (and a great gift!).

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Rainforest Café inside Gurnee Mills

A wild place to shop and eat! Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the whole family, the Rainforest Cafe re-creates a tropical rainforest, lush vegetation and indigenous creatures. The menu features seafood, Latin-themed dishes, New Orleans-themed platters, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and more. 

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Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

This Irish-style pub is famous for its award-winning wings, burgers, fish and chips, plus 19 different beers on tap. The Gaelic pub has been a staple of Gurnee for decades.

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