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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best for meeting not eating

The Crystal Lake Squire has mediocre food, but a very personable wait staff. Their menu is different from the other Squires but as there aren't many places to dine in Crystal Lake, it's popular. Generally there's good entertainment and the popcorn is free, but we much prefer the Dundee Squire as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The Crystal Lake Squire has mediocre food, but a very personable wait staff. Their menu is different from the other Squires but as there aren't many places to dine in Crystal Lake, it's popular. Generally there's good entertainment and the popcorn is free, but we much prefer the Dundee Squire as they still serve pizza there and their steaks and... More 

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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We didn't quite know what to expect. Driving by the castle looking restaurant... It seemed a bit tacky. We loved it! Fun atmosphere, attentive server, and delicious food. Definitely recommend.

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Chicago, IL
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A last minute search for a restaurant yielded the Village Squire. Hadn't been in years, so decided to give it a whirl. So glad we did! The flaming cheese was awesome, dinner great and our server Kirsten phenomenal!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Village Squire has long been a "go to" restaurant in Crystal Lake for special occasions or just a night out for great dining. However, this is a fantastic spot for lunch as well! I stopped in with my son-in-law for half priced burgers Monday and what a great value! I had the mushroom swiss burger while my son-in-law had... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Village Squire is a long time locally owned restaurant. It is a little noisy but the atmosphere is one of the best of Crystal Lake's restaurants - warmth of lots of wood, fireplaces, and cozy booths. Personally, I've never had a bad meal here and service has always been good. Spanakopita is very tasty.

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Carpentersville, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There are several locations for the Village Squire but this location is my favorite. Its been a family favorite of ours for over 30 years! Its one of our Dad's & Step moms favorite places. I go with friends on a monthly basis. Food is always top notch. Excellent steaks! Good service. They are able to easily handle & accommodate... More 

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Cooperstown, New York
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were here with a large group on Halloween for a wedding rehearsal dinner. We thought the staff was very attentive and the food was great.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Love the popcorn on the table. Nice casual in town dining. The gyro's are great and love the fish specials. Sitting by the fireplace on a cold day is so nice.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went to Village Squire for a friends' birthday. They had a birthday Mai Tai for her that included a lit candle in the straw. Mai Tai's tasted awesome, probably not too much alcohol, though. The Saganaki was fantastic! Fun to have flaming cheese at your table. We loved the singer that was there that night, too. The menu is... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stopped in for a late, casual dinner when in town, and was pleasantly surprised -- loved the popcorn on the table, and the burgers were very, very good. Made to order, very flavorful. Nice casual dining; lots of room; family friendly.

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Additional Information about Village Squire

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

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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: Greek
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?