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Emil's Tavern on Center

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161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
847-543-8879
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friday dining!

Great food, good service, multiple accommodations for group size, and not bad waiting even when extremely busy on a Friday night. Pizza is always good, but the menu goes much further on to ribs, chicken, wings, sandwiches, and even breakfast options. The beer and drink menu is very extensive!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
george g
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Grayslake, Illinois
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Grayslake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, good service, multiple accommodations for group size, and not bad waiting even when extremely busy on a Friday night. Pizza is always good, but the menu goes much further on to ribs, chicken, wings, sandwiches, and even breakfast options. The beer and drink menu is very extensive!

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Thank george g
Grayslake, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to watch a game, gather with friends, or just hang out. It's a neighborhood staple in the area. Food menu is average stuff, specials are the best along with chili, nachos, and of course their pizza. Service is hit or miss.

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Thank Andrew P
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Met family here for dinner and discuss some things. We were put in a nice corner booth with plenty if room. Dinner was great, service was fantastic and prices were reasonable. Will go back for sure!

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Thank Crystal M
Grayslake
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very family friendly. Love the big screen tv for the Hawks games! Great friendly wait staff. Not pricey food.

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Thank windy56
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This place seems to be a local favorite by many. For it's bar and for it's food. We were visited by the manager (maybe owner?) He obviously wanted to know about our visit. He was very friendly and accommodating. The wait staff work as a team and are also very friendly. This place has always been busy but the wait... More 

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Thank RuBaHa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Good place for food and to watch the game in grayslake. Plenty of choices on the menu for food and drinks. Friendly staff and good food.

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Thank Kelsey S
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Emil's pizza is really good!!! Lots of t v's so you can watch your favorite team in this really nice facility. They also have a full bar and large selection of beers. Haven't been to the Sunday brunch but hopefully will try it soon.

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Thank RadfordLady
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

As a local Grayslake resident I had high hopes for Emils. What I enjoy about our town is the small town hospitality. Sadly, it is lacking here. Hostess was rude! A simple smile can go a long way.

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Thank Dan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Good food every time....period! Good TV locations for sports! Good patio! Buffalo Chicken Wrap - you won't be disappointed!!!

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Thank Scott C
Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Appetizers were very good. Regular menu is a little bit of everything. Large portions but food overall is nothing that special. Good ambiance. Waitresses were fantastic keeping up with the crowd. Did get a little muggy inside after awhile and lot of mosquitos inside. Nice neighborhood bar.

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Thank Matthew F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Grayslake
  • Phone Number: 847-543-8879

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?