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“Good food, reasonable prices”
Review of Lantern

Lantern
Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

First time trying the Lantern in Lake Forest. We had dinner at night, but I'd recommend getting there a couple hours early to take advantage of the quaint shopping village. Restaurant and Bar have a lot of Chicago sports team memorabilia and old-time trains running Good throughout. Good place for burgers and fries and variety of other American style cooking. Broasted Chicken dinner is a good buy for $12, but could have used some more seasoning. Side dish of apple bacon beans was very good. Tried wings with teriyaki sauce. Menu read oversized jumbo wings - they didn't live up to expectations. Flavor was fine, but wings were pretty small. Overall, good atmosphere and very reasonable priced American food. Great service!

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

A great little menu (best burgers in town), and a train track that runs above the customers' heads, and a bar. That day, the lunch special was a brat on a great toasty roll, with sauerkraut.
Happy, courteous teen wait staff (in the summer, anyhow). Great neighborhood dining.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

It seems this place is getting a little tired. I have tried all the wraps and the last one - southwest chicken - was dry and kind of boring. The one before that - the buffalo chicken - was almost too hot to eat - and I like spicy food. Too much pepper in the sauce it seems. The have new menus but seems to be the same food - and the decor hasn't changed in years. Maybe that is part of the charm - but it seesm like thye could try a little harder to keep up with the times. The service is always fast though - so we keep going back for lunch.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Ate here late one night on business travel when everything else was closed by 9. Happily surprised by the hometown atmosphere and deliciuous burger. Short walk from Deer Park Inn. Locals were friendly.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Ate a very nice burger here along worth a couple of nice beers!

Perfectly decent food and it was nice to watch the train trundling by overhead while eating.

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Thank gongladosh
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