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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 11
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sports bar and restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Julie O
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Grayslake
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Grayslake, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Grayslake
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very typical sports bar food servings and atmosphere. Not bad but service is a little slow no matter when you go and it is so noisy with even a few patrons that you have to yell to be heard across the table. Not place we frequent because of that.

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Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great food and excellent service make this local neighborhood pub an excellent choice. Nightly specials along with an excellent beer selection makes Emils a great place to catch a game.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Was told Emil ' s had good pizza. We happened to visit during a Chicago Bears football game. Wow! Grayslake sure like watching Bears football. The service was a little slow and the pizza was average. Will try Bill's next.

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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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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
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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