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5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815 459 2100
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6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant family restaurant

There are fewer and fewer family restaurants around, and it was nice to find this one in Crystal Lake. I mostly ate here because it was close to the hotel where I was staying, but it made a very nice place to have dinner. The menu is enormous, with a variety of different cuisines. I came in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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English first
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a good place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner of a midnight snack. They have wonderful bakery goods. We have bought pies for holiday dinners. Very casual and open at odd hours.

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Nashotah
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Quick service even when really busy. The food was good and you got a lot. The prices where good. I forgot my purse and live over 1.5 hour away! They were so helpful with getting it shipped back to me.

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Illinois
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went for breakfast. The food was average diner food - which is what I was expecting - however, all the food had a strange 'twist' that, unless you read VERY carefully, you may not have been prepared for. For example, a Mexican Omlet... with a meat tomato sauce on top. And a Farmer's Scramble... with summer sausage instead of... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A local breakfast spot of ours. Always warm and inviting and the servers are consistently friendly. I typically go with the bacon, eggs, and pancakes and have never been disappointed.

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Fox River Grove, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have stopped here a few times before, and had decent food and service. On our last visit, my daughter was served a sandwich and fries with a thick black hair laying across the plate. Our waitress was very nice and apologetic, and eventually my daughter had her meal replaced as my wife and I were finishing our meal. When... More 

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Iowa
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There are fewer and fewer family restaurants around, and it was nice to find this one in Crystal Lake. I mostly ate here because it was close to the hotel where I was staying, but it made a very nice place to have dinner. The menu is enormous, with a variety of different cuisines. I came in expecting to order... More 

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been to Around the Clock many times. I have always enjoyed my meal. Every weekend they have prime rib at a very good price. It is not the same as the type at a steakhouse but you also pay less than half of what they charge at a steakhouse. It is moist, tender and juicy. Other dinners are... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Someone recommended this to us and we were so glad we stopped in. Had a very nice lunch, omelet, and my daughter got a wrap. Good service. It's also a bakery and we had the most scrumptious brownie I've ever had!!!!

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Dayton, Ohio
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were visiting in the area and this restaurant was nearby. It was recommended to us as a "Local's Favorite". We went for lunch on a Sunday and the parking lot was nearly full. We were seated immediately when I was expecting a wait. Their dining area is large with homey touches. Our area had bookshelves along one wall with... More 

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Licking, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Area is surrounded by chain restraunts, ever notice 95% of their menu is fried ? I'm a healthy eater, Around the Clock offered wide variety of cuizine, great service and friendley staff. They have daily Specials, including $ 9.95 Prime rib on the weekends. While my co-workers took off for the Texas Road House and Chipoltas every night and spent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: 815 459 2100
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?