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Eggshells Cafe

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596 West Main Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
+1 847-719-3447
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Our family has ordered carry out breakfasts from Eggshells 4 times. Their menu is varied, food is delicious, carry out service is prompt and packaged appropriately, and staff is friendly. Menu online for easy ordering. Highly recommend for food quality. That also have delivery, which we haven't used. Restaurant itself is intimate, nice atmosphere.

Thank Joanne W
Chicago, IL
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great neighborhood breakfast place. Usually a line on weekends for this dozen or so table diner. Line moves quickly. The eggs are fresh to order and donuts are also fresh daily. Coffee is plentiful and you could catch your favorite sports team in the large screen above the tables. Very casual and kid friendly. They need to work on the... More 

Thank browneydlady
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Went with my son sat down ordered drinks. Server came over says we got a catering order it will be a while. I said what she said ya it will be a long time I asked how long we says at least a half an hour to stare our food. So the catering takes precedence over customers in seats. Sorry... More 

Thank Warren S
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast with generally poor service. Very small spot so seating is almost always a challenge. The tables are generally sticky from syrup or just need to be cleaned. Delicious donuts and they will deliver and cater.

Thank LZMike
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203 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Not big, not cheap, but great food. There are only 25 seats and always busy, you know why the breakfast is great. Omelets, eggs benedict and the most have is one of their homemade donuts to die for I actually crave their donuts puts Dunkin to shame get there early or late always busy

Thank Patrick H
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Love love the food here. Super breakfast great staff. Just wish they were a little bigger. Gets very cramped, I don't mind but not everyone wants to go because of the size. I feel the food is well worth it

Thank nanabanana2014
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Very, very tiny (almost too tiny.) Attentive staff. Large portions. Fresh made, on premise, doughnuts. Food was good.

Thank Yiayia C
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

You can order for pick up, in the warm weather can take a quick ride over to the park and eat outside. Enjoy the one of the egg sandwiches, solid portion. Enjoy the blueberry pancakes with side of butter and syrup. The egg and two sides is a good price, and the selection of sides are all quality. Recommend trying... More 

Thank T W
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2016

We've been meaning to stop in and try Eggshells for quite some time. Part of the issue is was time (assumed it was too busy on weekends) and the fact that it's a bit of a pain to get to (the wrong side of a divided highway). Limited parking around the restaurant as well. But not a deal breaker. While... More 

Thank larwilson
Wauconda, Illinois
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154 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Very nice breakfast, bagel, scrambled egg with Cheese, and bacon sandwich. I ordered a side of Grits which were smooth and buttery in flavor. Come early as seating is limited and tables are very close to each other. Check out the wall of donuts and bagels. There is a daily special after 1pm for $4 per dozen till they are... More 

Thank Rex M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 596 West Main Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Zurich
  • Phone Number: +1 847-719-3447

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