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4818 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 455-4130
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An all around solid place to eat.

The atmosphere is cozy, and reflects the exterior of the building design. Lots of brick, iron gates, a large fireplace. Not well lit, but it carries over the atmosphere quite well. The food is above average, but it nothing there to really "wow" you. Plenty of popcorn to keep you munching before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
hotwheels2016
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere is cozy, and reflects the exterior of the building design. Lots of brick, iron gates, a large fireplace. Not well lit, but it carries over the atmosphere quite well. The food is above average, but it nothing there to really "wow" you. Plenty of popcorn to keep you munching before your meal, and a flaming saganaki is a... More 

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Thank hotwheels2016
Mound, Minnesota
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New to this town and checked out later night dining options on a cold blustery night. I checked out this tony brick location and was greeting by a fire pit right inside the front door... and nice young singer guitar player adding to the good first vibes. The service was right on and the food ranged from Greek to Americana... More 

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Thank Harpbreaker
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a place we go to frequently. excellent food and service. be prepared for a little wait at dinner time or Sunday afternoon. be sure to try saki for taste and oop-pah

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Thank James D
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a place I have regularly visited for over 30 years and you just can't go wrong with lunch, dinner or appetizers. I recently joined a former work colleague here as we just enjoy not only the atmosphere, but even more so, the food. I had the iconic gyro plate which was simply delicious. My friend had the chipotle... More 

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Thank Jerrybuch
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Everytime we go here it is absolutely delicious and we have never, ever have any complaints. Their bartender knows how to mix a wonderful cocktail. Order the Pomegranate martini. It is the best. This is one of the places in Crystal Lake I love to go.

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Thank Cassi F
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

What can you say about an old friend! We've been eating at the Squire since the 90's. The ribs are the best around. The fish tacos have layers of flavor! The burgers are satisfying and tasty! The onion rings are crunchy! And the prices are reasonable! Many of the servers have been there for years and they are all attentive... More 

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Thank Bev G
Louisville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A varied menu that pleases all. The pizza is excellent as well as their sandwiches. Service is always good and the bowls of popcorn that they serve before dinner just keep coming. Excellent value.

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Thank Denny R
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We love to go here for any occasion. They have food for all types of tastes. The baked French onion soup and saganaki are so flavorful. Complimentary popcorn and free refills. Have music on the weekends and it's usually pretty relaxing. The atmosphere is romantic and rustic. Very warm and inviting.

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Thank Staci B
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This iconic Crystal Lake location just dishes out great meals. I dropped by with a friend for lunch today and had an old favorite on the menu that I haven't had in a while. We both ordered the French Dip sandwich. It was just as good as I remember! It came with steak fries (other sides available as well) and... More 

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Thank Jerrybuch
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The charm of the Village Squire is evident the moment you walk in and see the stone fireplace. An old pub sign for Guinness, the quaint sculpture of a pig, and friendly hostesses greet you. They then fill a bowl of popcorn and take you to one of many rooms decorated with old world charm. And it only gets better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4818 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: (815) 455-4130

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?