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Bluffington's Cafe Incorporated

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113 E Scranton Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2576
+1 847-295-3344
07:00 - 15:00
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Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Bluffington's is our favorite sandwich go-to. The Cajun chicken is spicy, messy but oh-so good. Another favorite is Doug's club - it has their homemade chicken salad with tomato and bacon on toasted bread. I usually can only eat a half of the sandwich so I still have more of this truly yummy sandwich for the next day. You also... More 

Thank DZare
Near Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I bike here solo or with friends every week or two. If you arrive by 10:30, be sure to have one of their scones. Fresh daily and very tasty! Coffee and sandwiches (especially the egg bluffing ton) are good and very reasonably priced. Service is friendly. Nice family-operated restaurant. Pleasant to sit outside in warmer weather too.

Thank Bruce014
Chicago, Illinois
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2,717 reviews
2,109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped at Bluffington's Cafe, after an appointment at the Great Lakes Hospital. We came back, because we had great experiences before and we were not let down this time. The staff was as friendly as always. We ordered a Reuben melt and also a large chili. Both were great. For good food, with a small town feel, and reasonable... More 

Thank Allen21096
Lake Forest, IL, United States
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Bluffington's is a sweet little local restaurant in lovely downtown Lake Bluff, IL. The food is great, the service is top-notch, and the locals love it. Whether you're there for breakfast or lunch, you're sure to have a great meal and see a friendly face!

Thank Holly K
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Bluffington's is true neighborhood place -- not pretentious, great for kids and dogs, and full of simple -- but extremely tasty and well made food options. Love the tuna salad. Had the quiche yesterday and it was good -- a no-crust version that is much healthier than most quiches. The portion size was huge -- couldn't finish it, so took... More 

Thank Kathleen H
Chicago, Illinois
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2,109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was our second visit to Bluffington's Cafe and we found the food to be exceptional. The chili is one of the best that I've tasted. The staff is very friendly. The food is made from fresh ingredients. Besides the chili, we also had the Doug's club sandwich, which is chicken salad, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise served... More 

Thank Allen21096
Oak Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Have eaten here a lots of times...an abundance of sandwich/wraps and salad choices are just part of the reason I come back. Everything looks and tastes so fresh - the flavors just flow over those tastebuds...particularly like the chipolte chicken in/on almost anything. Servers are cordial with a welcoming demeanor. Only parking or seating may be an issue - but... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Excellent made from scratch breakfast and lunch options. For breakfast the crustless quiche and for lunch Doug's special sandwich can't be beat. The service is always friendly, pleasant, and accommodating. A slice of Americana at it's very best .

Thank chr_8
San Francisco, California
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Whenever I pass there I want to get an ice cream cone. Most places it's 3 or 4 dollars but here it's 1.

Thank Warren C
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

" … I'm easily satisfied by the best." This quote from Winston Churchill is posted over the kitchen window, and is entirely appropriate. I've never had anything here that wasn't top quality and very enjoyable. The venue was inspired by a restaurant in London owned by Sir Cedric Bluffington in the early 1900's, and is decorated with memorabilia of London,... More 

Thank Ross M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 E Scranton Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-2576
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Bluff
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-3344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?