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Around the Clock

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American, Diner
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5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7330
815 459 2100
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the staples of Crystal Lake's dining opportunities with great meals anytime of the day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a dessert. Stop in. And take home a pie!

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Round Lake, Illinois
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No matter what time of day, the food here has always been good. Nice family friendly place to eat. Bakery is a major tempting plus!

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Thank Ashoken
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Round The Clock Restaurant is a great place for lunch and it even offers a senior discount. Their menu offers a wide variety of choices at reasonable prices. The service is terrific.

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Wenona
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Around the clock is a staple here in CL. Normal diner food. Breakfast is a huge hit so be prepared for a wait. Really good eggs Benedict.

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Thank Brynn S
Huntley, Illinois
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This was our fifth or sixth time to have lunch at Around the Clock. Always a pleasure as the food is freshly prepared and with generous portions. I enjoyed the Reuben sandwich and my wife loved her chicken salad sandwich. Kippy, our server, was prompt and courteous throughout. Would definitely recommend breakfast or lunch there. Will try dinner sometime soon.

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South Elgin, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I want to thank Around the Clock for cooking excellent food for my family. There is a variety of choices on the menu. Wait to see the desserts you have a choice from; you'll want to try a little of everything. Our waitress, Melinda was so friendly & kind; & great with kids. The restaurant is clean. I would highly... More 

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Marengo, Illinois
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I grew up in Crystal Lake and have been a McHenry county resident for almost 50 years...this was my first visit. Food, service and atmosphere was very good. I ordered the "Leaner & Meaner" lunch special which consists of grilled chicken breast, cottage cheese, hard boiled egg, peaches, pineapple, green pepper slices, tomato slices and a cup of soup. It... More 

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Chicago
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a little step back in time to an all-booth '70s diner/ Greek restaurant/ hang-out kind of place. Very friendly servers and an extensive menu. Breakfast served all day. Had the chicken souvlaki -- very nice -- and partner had the prime rib, which was a huge portion and deliciously tender. Food came quickly and was tasty all around.... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast, lots of choice on the menu. I Had the nicest homemade banana pancakes. They were unreal. The staff are really friendly and attentive too.

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Thank Lainey S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Very good service the food is good and the pie is divine. I had the prime rib and it was very good and tasty. Bread was warm. Waitress was pleasant and attentive. Helped with their voluminous menu.

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Thank daniel m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7330
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: 815 459 2100

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