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Hackney's On Lake

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1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-2193
(847) 724-7171
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever gone to for overall value. The food is excellent, the cost is reasonable and the atmosphere is ideal for families. The Hackney burger on dark rye and the brick of onion rings are to die for. I use to live in the Chicago and went to Hackney's on a regular... More 

Thank ChiTownFan23
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I try to stop here when I'm in Chicago. It's a great family restaurant with AWESOME Burgers and onion rings.

Thank Jenni F
Glenview, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This restaurant was well known for excellent hamburgers and famous onion rings and people would drive 30 miles or more just to visit. That was back in the 1960'-70's. Since then, lesser quality meat, frozen French fries and steep prices make this a poor choice. While cheerful atmosphere is a real draw, diners would appreciate better quality, especially when it... More 

Hackneys, General Manager at Hackney's On Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us with feedback. Although we are happy to learn you enjoyed our cheerful atmosphere, we are disappointed to learn that you did not find our cod and French fries to be to your liking. We strive to impress our guests with fresh, perfectly seasoned and cooked dishes, so... More 

Libertyville, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Disinterested bartender, sub par food, prices increased while quality down. 40 years of our patronage, so sad to see this happen to what was always a great go to spot. We bid it farewell!

Thank Cooper623
Hackneys, General Manager at Hackney's On Lake, responded to this review

Although it saddens us to read about your recent visit at at Hackney's, we always appreciate our guests taking the time to share their feedback with us. We will be sure to bring your review to the attention of our staff so we can improve for future visits. We hope you decide to give us another try after all these... More 

Albany, New York
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Hackney's on Lake has been around since 1955; we occasionally went during my childhood for a family meal. Last week my sister and I returned for a weekend lunch. The place is much the same; lots of wood, kind of dark, many different rooms, including a bar area. Lots of real character; a relief from all the cookie-cutter eateries. Service... More 

Thank MemoryofMoose
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I was born and raised in Chicagos north shore. Moved away so I haven't been here in years. Thought I'd give it a try. Every bit as good as I remember. Perhaps they squeezed in a few too many tables since my chair blocked someone from getting in and out of their booth. Dark old time atmosphere. Great burger, potentially... More 

Thank Jason M
Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

I forgot just how good the French Fried Onion Loaf is. I forgot how good the fresh-baked bread is. I thought I remembered how good the burger was - but it was better.

Thank Brad S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We had a group of eighteen friends for dinner one Friday night. We made arrangements in advance for a private room for our group. We ordered off the menu and one server was assigned to us for drinks and taking our food orders. The fried onions were ordered before the main meal as an appetizer. When the food was served... More 

1 Thank Frank K
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We were bored one Sunday and somehow managed to end up at Hackney's on Lake. The burgers are good along with the fried onions. Service is good and quick. We liked it so much we went back on the next 3 or 4 Sundays. The bar area is a little tight with 3 two toppers and one 4 topper, unless... More 

Thank Billy J
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Considering the many options to get a good burger...I would avoid this place. We ordered our burgers to be cooked medium and we recieved two over cooked, well dones charred pieces of meat. Could even finish it. The rye bread was burnt as well...fries where ice cold and they forgot our onion rings. Terrible.

Thank cubsfan50
Hackneys, Owner at Hackney's On Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us with feedback. We certainly try to get our guests’ orders correct the first time and serve all dishes at the appropriate temperature, so we’re sorry that you feel as if your burger was overcooked and fries were not hot enough. In the future, please feel free to... 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
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-2193
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
  • Phone Number: (847) 724-7171

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