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“It's all about the burger” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hackney's On Lake

Hackney's On Lake
1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-2193
(847) 724-7171
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Ranked #21 of 138 Restaurants in Glenview
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It's all about the burger”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Locals have a special place in their hearts and stomachs for the Hackney burger, fried onion rings and that delicious cole slaw. No, it's not healthy, just necessary every once in a while.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Best Hamburger in Chicago area. Onion block is out of this world. Corned beef is also outstanding. Casual family dining. Actually travel 3+ hours to come and eat here.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glenview, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Cozy inside, nice option for outside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our family enjoys the sandwiches and amazing onion loaf here! The indoor atmosphere is cozy and well-planned, and the outside space is shielded from the road by a hedge. For some reason the burgers don't seem great to us-- overcooked, possibly.

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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750 reviews 750 reviews
587 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 184 cities Reviews in 184 cities
871 helpful votes 871 helpful votes
“A Decent Burger with History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The rave reviews of burgers and the long time business had my expectations pretty high. Made a reservation and the booth they gave us the table was low and uncomfortable. Server was very nice and efficient. Burgers were big, just not that flavorfull. Buns are excellent, fries nothing special. Good, but not the best I've eaten. Onion loaf was immense and again tasty, but very greasy. Had a $10 off online coupon from their website. Being on Diners, Driveins and Dives I truly expected outstanding, but just thought average was more accurate.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Glenview, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A fine old family establishment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I've been coming to Hackney's for over 40 years. The patio on Harms is one of the most unique and enjoyable experiences one can have in the summers around here. The multiple dining rooms on Lake St are all wonderful atmospheres to savor the delectable Hackneyburger - which is a one of a kind experience. The onion loaf is another one-of-a-kind experience. Service is always above average and friendly and food is excellent. Great for private parties lie birthdays, rehearsal dinners and small office parties.

Visited September 2012
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