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768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
+1 847-234-9844
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (37 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
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Brew Pub, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Traditional place in this town as the only bar for years with food. Food is pretty basic no frills and average taste at best. Love the location with many so called “locals” keeping it alive. Today more choices near town so give them a try...More

Thank Mitchieboy
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Ate here twice yesterday. Had their chili with cheese and onions for lunch and it was the best. A little spicy but that is my preference. Bar service was prompt and good. A group of us went back for fish and chips for dinner. The...More

Thank nsuciu
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I ate here with my son. He had the Mac and cheese and he said it was the best he ever had. I had a cheeseburger and it was fantastic. Truly great. They also give each table popcorn, which was terrific too. I am just...More

Thank msstrauss
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The drinks have always been great at the lantern, but the food is much improved. Just keeps getting better.

Thank Nosoup4u72
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The burgers are always fabulous, onion straws are to die for!! Service is always prompt. Daily specials are as good as homemade. Very accommodating to groups and children.

Thank ttkura
Reviewed 21 December 2017

similiar to going to the diner in high school in chicago. Very laid back, with people and kids there to eat and drink. Not fancy, but comfortable and clean.

Thank Sheldon S
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This place is really cute. The food is very good and the menu is rather large with good choices. The wait staff we had was pleasant but she did not realize she did not bring us napkins and utensils or water. I think she was...More

Thank mycomments25
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This restaurant is probably more of a diner - it has a homely atmosphere, service is friendly, and the food is average.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a place where the locals frequent in the neighborhood enjoying good food and drinks. I have had burgers and other food which is tasty. Right by the train, parking nearby and the Market Square area has many shops to visit.

Thank P5405MSdianas
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A great place to relax and grab a beer, or have a casual lunch with the family. The menu has a lot of variety. I recommend their burgers.

Thank 744garrys
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brew Pub, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-9844
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