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Village Squire

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Greek
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4818 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 455-4130
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's date night, dinner with family, friends or the folks this is my go to spot. The restaurant has different areas that fit the needs for the customer very well. I have never had a bad seat! They are always accommodating. They have a good menu selection and the saganaki is very good! They have entertainment on weekends and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place has a great atmosphere decorated in medieval castle type decor. Brickwork inside and out, a large fireplace in the center, chains, lamps, high back wooden booths for privacy and some tables. The food is very good. I like the schnitzel and spaetzel and the saganaki (flaming cheese) the best, but everything on the menu is good, including ribs,... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had dinner at the Squire a few weeks ago -- first time 'back' in many years. No real reason for not going, it had just dropped off our radar. Well, it's now back on our radar. The food was good, the service was good and the atmosphere was very inviting. We ate in the bar where we could get... More 

Thank kfsinc
Cary, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times for lunch and dinner and the food has always been good. The bar makes great drinks, our favorite is the rum barrel. Nice atmosphere!

Thank bcrylen
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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78 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I went to lunch today with a friend and his buddy and we all enjoyed the fish fry. It's not a bad deal for $11.99 with all you can eat friend perch. The perch was crispy, flakey and tasty. Our only wish wass that they had their outdoortables set up on this beautiful day. That will come in a little... More 

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I've been dining at the Village Squire for over twenty years, and always had a good experience. This time was not any different. Excellent food, good service, pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant itself has a a nice climate, and it is always clean. It was quiet enough, so we could talk and hear each other across the larger table. We had... More 

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Crystal Lake
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

People are so pleasant, food arrives fast. Convenient to location. Parking isn't so bad on an off night, not Saturday.

Thank Davidandgloria Y
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Good sandwiches and a very large bar. Service is usually good and prices are reasonable. Saganaki is fun.

Thank 440lmc
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend, we both had salads which were very good. Cozy atmosphere. The kabons are always good and my kids always like the calamari. I like the musicians they have once in a while. Freshly popped popcorn is always a treat.

Thank KevSarBren
Woodstock, Illinois
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

We love Village Squire and have patronized the Crystal Lake and McHenry locations for many, many years. We'll continue to frequent McHenry, esp. for one of the best Friday Fish Fry's you'll ever find. But the water, used in drinks and cooking at the Crystal Lake location tastes AWFUL. There must be something wrong. It casts a rancid pallor over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4818 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: (815) 455-4130

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