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Lake House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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525 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-1778
+1 847-295-7140
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I stopped here for lunch just on a whim last week, and we soon realized we'd happened upon a gem. With classical popular music in the background and a piano in the dining area, we knew this was probably a very congenial night-spot as well -- a supper club of the old(er) type, which we enjoyed very... More 

Thank glcarrasco
Lake Villa
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have become fans of the Khayat family line of restaurants. While we've eaten at the Lake House in Lake Villa closer to home, this was my first visit to this Lake Bluff location. We enjoyed it and it was worth the bit of a drive to get there. The atmosphere is very comfortable and inviting. The bar area is... More 

Thank Linda M
Barrington, Illinois
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752 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

At $17 a person, you can't complain about this brunch. It was good, varied, and plentiful. Good salad bar as a first course with great bloody mary's. Mini-waffles, eggs, sausage, bacon, a couple of soups, and some seafood to round it out (as well as pasta and breakfast pizza (cheese, ham, and I think eggs)) makes this a pretty good... More 

Thank JohntheLast
Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We celebrated our son's navy boot camp graduation at the Lake House. It was absolutely wonderful! I was not expecting how modern it was and the variety of menu options. Service was great and so was the food. My husband had the buffet which included the corned beef/cabbage. The food was hot and salad was fresh. My son and I... More 

Thank twowins92
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

food was good. Was a little disappointed. We had a coupon, but the owner said he couldn't honor the coupon for what we ordered. Too expensive - not planning to go back. I drive by there almost every day and the parking lot is always full, so they won't miss us.

Thank EdithSie
Lake Forest, Illinois
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We have been going here for years - before it was Alek's. They really dressed the place up and it attracts more folks now. The food is good, the service is fast and friendly. The salad bar has a nice selection as well as two kiinds of soups.

Thank Mary L
Chicago, Il
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182 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Conventional menu of American foods. Salads sound good but don't have dark leafy greens. Sandwiches look good but rely on melted cheese. Few/no healthy options. pizzas, burgers etc

Thank EsmeBennion
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 3, 2016

PIR 12/2/16. Staff showed respect for our new sailor. Sea bass was ocean-fresh, melt-in-your-mouth good. Rib eye was tender, juicy. Even flank steak was tasty and tender. Service was a little slow. Salad bar well priced, but you get what you pay for. Did not try, only looked at scant selection. Soups looked ok.

Thank Laurence B
Middletown, New Jersey
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

We were in Great Lakes for our sons graduation from Boot camp PIR 11/23. We search restaurants open Thanksgiving and found the Lake House. We called that morning and made a reservation at 4. We all enjoyed this buffet with all the comforts of home cooking we were missing. Turkey, Mashed potato's, sweet potato's, pork , veggies , roasted potato's... More 

Thank Theresa r
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice during my son's recent graduation from Great Lakes. Ordered off the menu and was not disappointed. Second time, my son and I took advantage of their Thanksgiving buffet during his liberty. They offer many great dishes, tasty salad bar and homemade soups. Convenient location with great service. If you need a change of pace from fast food... More 

Thank bruff1211

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-1778
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Bluff
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-7140

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