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5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815 459 2100
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Gem!

The food is always good, and has that "homestyle" taste and presentation. The waitstaff is always friendly, and willing to give a smile. Great value to bring the family to, and not just for the main course. DESERTS!!!!! Oh My! Pies and other baked goods are just out of this world outstanding!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
hotwheels2016
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is always good, and has that "homestyle" taste and presentation. The waitstaff is always friendly, and willing to give a smile. Great value to bring the family to, and not just for the main course. DESERTS!!!!! Oh My! Pies and other baked goods are just out of this world outstanding!

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Thank hotwheels2016
woodstock, il
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to round the clock since 1987 and never had a bad meal whether it was breakfast,lunch or dinner. Coffee is good and your cup is always filled. They treat children well and everyone else too! Omelets, sandwiches, stir fry, french toast, biscuits and gravy the list goes on and on and we have probably tried almost everything... More 

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Thank jc l
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great venue for coffee, food, and conversation. A treat is the bakery---the homemade pies are awesome to take to your friends (especially if you want them to gain weight so you look better). ATC has a large menu that will satisfy most appetites; however, the breakfast is amazing. Group or solo travel, I have always felt welcomed.... More 

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Thank John H
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We've been going to Around The Clock for years. Their food is always good. Never any wait for a table unless it's Sunday morning but still that's a short wait. Around The Clock is a notch above the typical diner. We've tried several restaurants like theirs but always go back because their food and service is better.

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Thank rgkeys
McHenry, Illinois
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

is a restaurant with almost everything. that is my problem to much to choose. was supprised at my steak it was good and a good price. now dont expect a gibsons or such but it was yummy. and the pies . they have great soup. good diner food

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Thank bamandag
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We always go for breakfast. If you like eggs Benedict, you must try theirs!! I'm a fan of omletts and skillets and they never let me down. They are always busy in the mornings and early afternoons on the weekends but the wait staff is always spot on. The prices are great too.

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Thank Staci B
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place is a must stop for all. The food is wonderful, deserts are in a case as you first walk in- yumm. Great selection, generous portions and very tasty.

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1 Thank John K
Crystal Lake, United States
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Why is it always crowded? Because the food, service and prices are great. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, on premises bakery, huge menu, Wait staff has been around forever, family owned and operated, from scrambled eggs or omelettes to prime rib, you can't go wrong.

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1 Thank James B
finger lakes NY
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204 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Breakfast at 6AM was good. Prompt coffee and frequent refills, and a wide menu assortment. I chose eggs and home fries and received exactly what I'd ordered. Their bakery case looked tempting but after the breakfast I did not need any more.

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1 Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is our favorite in the area. Excellent food quality, friendly servers and the prices are reasonable. I enjoy their Steve's Omelette for breakfast and the Chicken Fajita Pita Sandwich. For dessert I recommend their Dutch Apple Pie.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: 815 459 2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 am

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