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

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    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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Iowa
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Illinois
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews
11 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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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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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24 reviews
8 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 22 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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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We used to frequent Around the Clock in the wee hours after shows and rehearsals when it was open around the clock. But the hours changed. Now we mostly go for breakfast or lunch, although the weekend Prime Rib dinner is good--just hope it hasn't sold out by the time you get there. The restaurant is always crowded because the... More 

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New City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A perennial favorite dining destination when we visit Crystal Lake. Definitely try the French Onion Soup and then finish your meal with a Turtle Sunday! Simply Wonderful!

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Additional Information about Around the Clock

Address: 5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone Number: 815 459 2100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
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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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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