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Emil's Tavern on Center

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
+1 847-543-8879
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We order often from them - note "order and have it delivered" it's been a few years since we went in there and sat outside during summer. They're quick and usually the food is delivered hot. Often we order their broasted chicken which everyone likes or sandwiches (burgers and steak sandwiches) - pizza once in a rare occassion. Truthfully I... More 

Thank gigagirl
Grayslake, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emils is good food and lots of locals frequent it. I try to avoid it on the weekends or the day of a sporting event. It gets way too loud for me. Great place for lunch or dinner early Pizza is really good and so is the broasted chicken.

Thank sadiesnoni
Illinois, USA
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always a fun place to go to meet friends, or to watch a game, and the food is always excellent.

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Many choices on the menu, good prices, really good service. Tv's on the walls, and a really good atmoshphere.

Thank Mark D
Grayslake, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A real nice spot in downtown Grayslake. Great sandwiches, soup salad and pizza. Reasonable beer specials, lots of TVs and outdoor garden seating. Love the Broasted Chicken, the Steak Salad and Roasted red pepper soup. Came in for a Community Lake Party donation and they were great, nice they help out locally. First choice for us in Grayslake.

Thank Cindy B
Antioch, Illinois
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

You felt at home from the time you walked in the door. The people were so nice. The burgers and chili were really good.

Thank Sue W
Grayslake, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Great for sports watching. Not good for conversation. Bring your earplugs! Good sandwiches and pizza.

Thank Ursa2
Gurnee, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Usually very crowded and for a reason. They have a very good broasted chicken and a very good steak sandwich. Can't go wrong with either one.

Thank John T
Port Orange, Florida
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Went here with son for dinner on last nite before leaving for home. Have eaten here before but this time food was sort of ok. I had brisket sandwich which was ok. Wife had wings again, ok but her soup, she said, was tasteless. Son likes the place but will make other choices in future

Thank robertru44
Grayslake, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

It is a sport bar, good selection of beer, lots of TV's, average food, tends to get very loud, very friendly staff and owners

Thank Joseph D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Grayslake
  • Phone Number: +1 847-543-8879

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