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161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
847-543-8879
Today
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: Delivery, Late Night

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 13
    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 Atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
jag1975
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Grayslake, Illinois
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grayslake, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Grayslake
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you're looking for a sports bar, look no further! Lots of screens and good pub food. The pizza is good and on Fridays they usually offer fish tacos on the specials menu which are fantastic (and they will make them plain even though offered as blackened)! The side dinner salads are very fresh and larger with more ingredients than... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Yes, it is loud sometimes - hey! - it IS a sports bar. But - with ample flat screens, good service, and above average bar food, Emil's is the area go-to place especially for football, hockey and basketball. They have one flat screen that must be 100" and at least 6 -8 others of 40+". Not a bad seat in... More 

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Buxton, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Walked in the door for a late dinner. It was painfully loud between the TV and the music and the patrons trying to talk over the raucous noise. It actually hurt my ears. .... won't be back.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We have had many very nice meals at Emil's. The Friday fish fry is very good. Lovely soups and salads. Good burgers. The atmosphere can be a bit loud (it is a sports bar) however, they are very family friendly. They have been very accommodating in terms of preparing salads to my personal liking. A great place to go to... More 

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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
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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