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“Great Family-Run Diner Fare - Pancakes Top the Local List” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Point Restaurant

Point Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 143 Restaurants in Gurnee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Grayslake, Illinois, USA
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Great Family-Run Diner Fare - Pancakes Top the Local List”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

My family and I have been coming to the Point on a regular basis for over 4 years, and during that time have had a consistently great experience. The restaurant is family owned and operated, and the hosts know us as soon as we walk in, a rarity in today's market, trust me. Here are the highlights you can expect:

ATMOSPHERE
A bit on the "kitchy" side, with country-themed decor surrounding the dining room. Pictures and statues (which can be picked up, watch out kiddies) of chickens and other farm animals adorn the walls and booth spaces. The restaurant is ALWAYS busy, whether morning, noon, or night, so there is a constant buzz from other diners going on all around you. The staff is a bit loud, not overly so, as they work the floor like pros.

SERVICE
The staff has been around forEVER, including the bus boys. Most of them are family or friends of the family, and very loyal to the owners - a testament to the quality of the place and the food. The service here has always been very good, bordering excellent for what they do, and they treat you like your mom would if you came for a meal.

FOOD
Decent to great, depending on what you get. Recommendations for breakfast include:

Red Velvet French Toast - you can only get it on special - two words... WORTH IT!!
Pancakes - Strawberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry top the list, though most any choice is great. Light, fluffy, and filling.
Mexican Egg Burrito - Tasty, with a mere hint of heat to it, this is the perfect fill 'er up.

VALUE
Fair, considering the quality and the service. Most items range from $6.00 per plate up to $12.00, depending on whether breakfast lunch or dinner, and I haven't had one thing which I felt wasn't worth what we paid.

Overall, if you're looking for a diner, drive out of your way for this one - it's the best in the area, and worth the trip.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Really good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2011

This is a great after church breakfast restaurant. Always lively, service good, food very good!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gemini5930
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eschuber
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163 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great, old-fashionedish restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2009

A very welcome find on old highway 41, which doesn't have much to offer. Very friendly service, large menu, featuring standard fare plus fun daily specials, crepes (delicious!), belgian waffles, and homemade soups. Try the cheese blintz with strawberries and cream on top, wow! Definitely the place for breakfast or lunch! Like a trip back to your grandma's house, great find!!!!!!!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eschuber
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