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Emil's Tavern on Center

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161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
847-543-8879
Today
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 12
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice sports bar restaurant

Good food, reasonable. Can be really loud in the evenings, but for lunch it offers a quieter atmosphere. Try the pepper bisque. Yum!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
MikeandLinda H
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Grayslake, Illinois, United States
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Kentwood, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great wings and fries. Park in back and get takeout! It's quick and delicious. Sides are fantastic also.

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Grayslake, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good food, reasonable. Can be really loud in the evenings, but for lunch it offers a quieter atmosphere. Try the pepper bisque. Yum!

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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The food here is pretty average bar food. The pizza looks good but I've never tried it. The burgers and wings are ok. If you're hungry and want to cheer on your favorite sports team this is the place to go.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is great because the food is really good and they have great drinks too. There is a dining area to eat with the family, and a big enough bar that you never feel too crowded.

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Grayslake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very friendly place for both single people and families. I have met with business clients, friends and family at Emil's. The food is good from appetizers, soup, burgers, pizza and chicken. They have it all.... Yes great salads also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Great service and varied menu. Can be loud when they are busy. Comfortable patio to sit outside and watch the occasional band that will play there. Get there early on Sundays to watch the Bears.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had been to the Emil's in Mundelein and were disappointed by the greasy bar food choices - what a pleasant SURPRISE the Grayslake menu is! My husband had Ahi tuna tacos - they were perfect, excellent grade of sushi tuna & great sauce. I had the BBQ sandwich and is was very good. The place was packed for the... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great bar to grab some food, grab some beers, and enjoy the game. They have a great selection of beer on tab with a solid menu.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have always had a good experience at Emil's The food is consistently good The service has always been very friendly and accommodating The Pizza and Broasted Chicken and mushrooms are our favorites fries are great too Also want to mention their pizza delivery is friendly and fast although pizza Could some times be a little hotter Overall a great... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to eat with family and friends! The food and waiters were great. Will definitely go again!

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Additional Information about Emil's Tavern on Center

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

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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
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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