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Hackney's On Lake

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-2193
+1 847-724-7171
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Mundelein, Illinois
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

It you haven't been to Hackney's you should stop in and try one of their great burgers with their famous onion loaf. I like the Bison burger because it is leaner but you don't give up any flavor. They have plenty of different rooms so it can accommodate many people. I have even had a few Christmas parties for work... More 

Thank jmkn78
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Its no surprise that generations of diners have been enjoying Hackneys on Lake. The dark rye hackney burger alone would be reason enough to head to this popular spot. There are nightly specials as well as an extensive menu but the real attraction here is burgers. Dont pass up the classic onion rings. Crisp, hot and delicious-they are a must... More 

Thank Beth G
Glenview, Illinois
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We've enjoyed both the Harms and Lake restaurants in winter and in summer. We love the fried mushrooms and the onion loaf, though my family generally does not like deep fried foods. Both dishes come out tender, not burnt, not dried up, like some places. Very wheelchair friendly. Service has been predictably kind and family like. The Harms location is... More 

Thank Glenview_mom
Philadelphia, PA
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

My family loves going to Hackney's on Harms during the summer months. Nothing is better than sitting outside in their garden area. My 6 year old daughter always plays in the wooden house. Onto the tasty menu. Everyone enjoyed the burgers on dark rye, onion rings, potato skins, and desserts. So hard to pick a favorite between the brownie sundae,... More 

Glenview, Illinois, Usa
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Always have the best burgers and fries! Great service and out door dining! Inside very rustic and nice bar.

Thank Deborah H
Niles, Illinois
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Regardless of which Hackney's we eat at, the atmosphere is nice, wait staff friendly, and the quality of food is consistently good. One thing that could be improved are their fish dishes: today was the first time there was enough seasoning on the fish we ordered to give it some flavor--was this a fluke, or (hopefully) something that's (FINALLY) catching... More 

Thank klaus724
Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 bubbles 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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!

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, 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: +1 847-724-7171

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West Linn, Oregon
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?