We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Iron Horse Grill

$$ - $$$
Grill, Diner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
499 Railroad Ave, Round Lake, IL 60073-3231
+1 847-740-9336
Today
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 18: English reviews
Round Lake Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go to the Iron Horse Grill for the atmmosphere. I like to have my breakfast or lunch and see the different people coming through. The regulars at the "old guys" table, talking local events and politics. The working guys coming through before they go out to make roads or mow lawns. Older couples and younger families. Not fancy, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank susanjanesmyname
Round Lake, IL
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we lived in Round Lake we visited the Iron Horse Grill many times. The main attraction for us was always the breakfast. The food was always very good and the service was always great as well. The owner was friendly and it was just always a good experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves the friendliness... More 

Helpful?
Thank cousin1950
Antioch, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Iron Horse Grill is a little restaurant across from the Round Lake Metra Train station. We often go there for breakfast and have children with us. People are kind and caring. Service is efficient and by friendly staff.

Helpful?
Thank Kathleen B
Illinois
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

If the father is cooking the food is not done as good as when the son cooks. Also be aware that they only accept CASH at this establishment. This is a deterrent for us and we hardly go there any more. The food is average. It is your basic greasy spoon. The are only open from 0600 - 1400 and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nancy P
Round Lake, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My family and I go here frequently since it's right around the corner. I love that's it's not a chain and love seeing it packed with people. They have the best corned beef hash omelet! Well, all the omelets are great! ! Give 'em a try!

Helpful?
Thank Casandra S
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Good food, prices and service, located accros metra station and very close to everthing, walking distance and has parking

Helpful?
Thank mrtavo4
Wisconsin Dells,
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

The are not many tables but John ( the owner) and his 2 wait staff keep moving things along. Generous portions of good food is served along with friendly bantering from my favorite waitress, Dawn. I like the small town flavor and if you keep going there you will begin to see familiar faces and soon are joining in on... More 

Helpful?
Thank T9230FVsusanb
Grayslake, Illinois
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food is very good with great service & won't cost a arm & leg. Open for breakfast & lunch only. Not fancy, but clean.

Helpful?
Thank Bob C
McHenry, Illinois
Level Contributor
69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

It tends to be very busy. Prices are good and service also. I have been coming here for about 15 years. Very comfortable environment and good coffee while you wait for your food.

Helpful?
Thank Ann C
Round Lake, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great little place. Good greasy-spoon food. Nuttin' fancy, but plain ol' nice solid choice. Friendly service and typical morning and lunch only diner. Easy on the wallet too.

Helpful?
Thank ScottH-BigHoss

Travelers who viewed Iron Horse Grill also viewed

Round Lake, Lake County
Round Lake, Lake County
 
Round Lake, Lake County
Round Lake, Lake County
 
Round Lake, Lake County
Round Lake, Lake County
 

Been to Iron Horse Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Grill, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 Railroad Ave, Round Lake, IL 60073-3231
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Round Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 847-740-9336

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Iron Horse Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?