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On the Border

€€ - €€€Mexican,
535 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1827
+1 224-433-5450
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“taco” (3 reviews)
“enchiladas” (3 reviews)
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10:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
535 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1827
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here in awhile but was pleased. Staff was friendly, service was very good. Even the manager checked on us. My niece and I were both happy with our meals. One change they've made that I like is to serve the sides in...More

Thank dellafromreno
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The meal was good I had fajitas, the martini was not the best, tasted like gin only. Service was good, nice place to stop for a quick bite to eat.

Thank jdbuller
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a large group at lunch time. The hostess gave us a choice of table or booth. The server made recommended good choices if we were unsure. The guacamole was made fresh at our table.

Thank Lewis P
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We came from our drive to Schaumburg from Milwaukee for lunch. They say us down promptly. Placed our drinks order and it was downhill from there. We got the chips and salsa. We love on the border as we are from Texas and eat there...More

Thank Bhrigu S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoy the food and ambiance of this place. Not stuffy and not too casual. Food is always good and service too.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly server, attentive and helpful. Great menu with calorie info. Loved the chips! Overall a fantastic dinner experience for a solo female travellet!

Thank Minnesotamom2304
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Beers were ice cold and served with a frosty glass. Tortilla soup got a ho-hum from hubby and quest dip was fine. I had chicken fajitas. Good. Hubster had a sampler platter. He was satisfied. Server was pleasant.

Thank Libertyvillian
Reviewed 15 July 2017

On the Border has been at this location for a long time, and that's saying something for an area that has a very high turnover of restaurants. The food is predictable and always good. Chips and salsa are top notch. Chips are served warm and...More

Thank Kimmarie S
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We don't have this restaurant in our state so whenever we go on vacation our kids beg us to find this restaurant wherever we are. They love that the kids meals include sundaes. My husband and i loved the Monday deal if bottomless enchiladas and...More

Thank kellylwag
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Our family enjoys eating at On the Border. We typically visit for dinner. if the weather is nice, the outdoor patio is great. They have seating for parties of 6 or less outside. Inside, they can accommodate larger groups in the dining room or the...More

Thank djcollie03
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Dave S
26 November 2017|
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Response from Kimmarie S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they have actual gift cards, but I'm sure you could get a certificate for whatever amount.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1827
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 224-433-5450
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
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