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768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
+1 847-234-9844
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“patty melt” (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 5 weeks ago

Always the best burger in the world. In fact pretty much everything is good here. You really can't go wrong. However on Sunday's at 6:00 it turns into Romper Room. Screaming uncontrolled children run around the the dining room and terrorise the customers. But other...More

Thank Tod N
Reviewed 4 October 2018

found this place by accident when in IL for our daughters graduation from great lakes. great simple comfort food, cozy ambience and right in the middle of town. The staff is attentive and professional. Lake forest has a charming downtown and there is a very...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Went to the Lantern for a couple of beers on a sunny Sunday afternoon. What a great spot. Nothing fancy mind you but obviously a local hangout. The beer prices were excellent. They have a popcorn machine for munching. If I lived in Lake Forest,...More

Thank TheOakvillian
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We stopped for lunch during our 50 mile bike ride. Loved the oldies on walls, delicious food, and generous portion at a reasonable price.

Thank mt_wmc
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Locals have flocked here for generations. Best burgers, good beer selection, friendly servers and great location. It is surprisingly resistant to train noise from the line across the street and has its own train set circling a well-run dining area

Thank Puddleglum
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The food here was delicious! We had felt a little out of place in the general Lake Forest area but felt at ease here and really enjoyed our meal. We sat in the bar area and there were a few local regulars in there as...More

Thank Barb W
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Sunday night is Balloon Lady night for kids. We (4 adults and two grandchildren aged 3 and 5) arrived 5 minutes before the Balloon Lady did. She started her rounds just after we were seated and was getting to our table about the time we...More

1  Thank 577gordonj
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

2  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brew Pub, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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