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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
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Very filling, large portions

We sat on the patio and had lunch with drinks. This place will not let you leave hungry. Bowl of popcorn, bread and butter-- both complementary. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich lunch portion, and it came with a soup. Really needed someone to roll me out of there. Service was a bit slow, but we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
jkramer1201
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Chicago, Illinois
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We sat on the patio and had lunch with drinks. This place will not let you leave hungry. Bowl of popcorn, bread and butter-- both complementary. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich lunch portion, and it came with a soup. Really needed someone to roll me out of there. Service was a bit slow, but we weren't in a hurry.... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We've been going to The Village Squire for 20 years. When my kids where little they lives the castle atmosphere. Today we celebrated our youngest going to college and our middle staring his 3rd year in college. There is always good music! And saganaki....always saganaki!!! Opa!!!!!!!!!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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137 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We haven't been to the Squire in a while. We had a fabulous night out. First, the architecture and the decor is very fun. It is Midevil Times meets pub. The outside is castle like, the interior has stained glass, wrought-iron, and crest motif. The food is good. I had a taco salad and my husband had a fried seafood... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We've frequented the Village Squire for years and we've always enjoyed the live music, the popcorn, and the tasty menu!

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I enjoyed dining here with my husband and a large bridal party after a wedding rehearsal. The group was seated in a large room in the back of the restaurant, which provided privacy for the gathering. The wait staff made us feel welcome and was very attentive throughout the meal. They did an excellent job serving 35+ people a multi-course... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great variety on the menu, always start with a great bowl of popcorn. Great decor, rustic but very cozy. Only negative it's so popular on the weekends you might have to wait a little bit, but they have a great bar to sit at & watch tv.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
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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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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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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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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?