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Lakeside Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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1 Lake Front Drive, at Illinois Beach Resort, Zion, IL
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation several weeks ago for breakfast with Santa. I confirmed while making the reservation that the kids would get time with Santa. I was told they would. We arrived, waited for a long time to be seated in the upstairs ballroom, had a horrible buffet breakfast and were told Santa was in the lobby. When we got... More 

1 Thank Kim C
Jackson, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Thumbs up! They do a really good prime rib special on Saturday nights, and a filet special on Wednesday every week.

Thank BillsReview
Waukegan, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good Italian beef sandwich. I went with two other friends and they all enjoyed their lunch also. It is in a scenic area and from our table we could look out onto Lake Michigan.

Thank BarbaraYH
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

What a variety! The breakfast buffet was enjoyed by our family of 5 both mornings we were at the resort! Lots of choices and attentive staff!

Thank Tahna E
Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The small restaurant is a positive point for this property. During the week-days, food and drink service is a real value. This is like the food and service we get in the national park lodges. Good entrees of meat and fish with sandwiches and salads. All vegetables were fresh. Prices were modest, with most entrees being around $18 and sandwiches... More 

Thank chadchicago
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This review is for the restaurant only at the Illnois Beach Resort facility. When you walk in the front entrance of the building, you can immediately smell chlorine and a gym locker room smell from the indoor pool that must have been nearby. The restaurant is straight ahead after entering but I don't recall noticing the smell in the restaurant... More 

Thank Barb0719
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We stopped for dinner at the Lakeside restaurant at this resort. We are local to the area. Service was terrible, just terrible. Server was busy showing photos on her iPhone to bartender when arrived. Very un-attentive. We were the only people there... which should have said something right there. We had fried chicken which was okay, but it known to... More 

Thank Pamela C
Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

My wife and son joined me for dinner. She ordered Seafood Alfredo and it was very runny. My son and I looked forward to the 2 for $25 prime rib, but weren't pleased. The food was ALMOST WARM, and the baked potato was very dry and looked like elephant skin from being prepared many hours beforehand. Ledi, our waitress was... More 

Thank Ron R
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Cesar's salad with to much dressing. Fried catfish with heavy coating, both mediocre in taste. French fries lousy (greasy & not crisp). Potato chips as a curtosy were fine.

Thank HWLange
Zion, Illinois
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Go here with the family for the fish fry and every once in a while on Friday nights and just love sitting there looking out the window at the beautiful sandy beach and Lake Michigan ... The staff here is always very nice and friendly quick service very attentive. Everything that I've eaten here is very good.

Thank dougiedue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lake Front Drive, at Illinois Beach Resort, Zion, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Zion

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?