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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 24
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 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
Just a Good Solid Breakfast

If there's one thing most people look forward to on a weekend morning it's got to be a good breakfast. Around the Clock doesn't disappoint and has been doing a great job for decades. I just visited this past Sunday and had one of their classic platters called the Belt Buster. Two sausages, two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Jerrybuch
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If there's one thing most people look forward to on a weekend morning it's got to be a good breakfast. Around the Clock doesn't disappoint and has been doing a great job for decades. I just visited this past Sunday and had one of their classic platters called the Belt Buster. Two sausages, two pieces of bacon, two eggs (any... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Breakfasts are pretty good, ice cream is good, but had the worst meal ever for dinner here. Good for late night, after movie snack. Locally owned, has a lot of repeat customers.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

love the gals working there,they take such good care of me and know just how to fix the way i like my breakfast..much better then my cooking for sure and love chating with them..catching up on all the towns news, and my sunday morning meet with old friends that come from out of town..

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Typical Greek restaurant with lots of affordable choices. Servers are pleasant and efficient. Place is bright and clean. Wonderful selection of homemade. Breakfasts are good but nothing special

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McHenry, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been to this restaurant twice in the last month, both times meeting up with friends. Each time the restaurant was pretty much empty. Each time the waitress was constantly pushing us to order and then when we were done she was pushing us to leave. I could understand if the restaurant was full they need to move the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice service with family-friendly location. Good ample parking. Food was tasty with portions adequate. Desserts looked plentiful and tasty. Was too full to try them out!!!!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We come here often. The employees are friendly and we can count on a good meal. They are also a bakery and the desserts are delicious.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We've never had a bad meal at Around The Clock. I prefer a nice coffee shop to a fancy restaurant if the food and service are good and Around The Clock has both. My favorite meals are Steve's omelette for breakfast and a great prime rib for dinner.

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Naples, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is not a terrific restaurant, despite the friendly staff. It has a large menu and you can order breakfast at any time of the day, but the food is just mediocre, or perhaps one could say a step above fast food. With so many other restaurants in the area, definitely skip this one.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We love eating here for breakfast. Most of the time the food is really good. However, when its not so good...its realy not so good. Breakfasts for the most part are on the mark. This is not a burger place! The salad bar is small but always fresh looking. This is your typical diner type food place. It's always crowded... 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?