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“Surprisingly good”

Mad Dan's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Twin Lakes
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Perfect balance of fish to batter ratio makes this fun place a perfect fish fry, PLUS, my gluten free wife was surprised by how good the Poor Man's "lobster" was. They are willing to work with GF issues and the people watching is a hoot. They have a Sunday breakfast/brunch we are anxious to try.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great menu”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Known for fish fry which is fabulous. But much more to menu. Ribs and chicken are also great. Great place to relax with family and friends.

  • Visited June 2013
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Belvidere, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fish Fry extraordinaire!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Mad Dan's fish fry is the ultimate definition of Wisconsin fish fry. The atmosphere is true bar fish fry, with the bar crowded with patrons waiting, not long, for a table. The Manhattans flow freely! The waitstaff is friendly, efficient and fun. The food... most excellent. Fish and sides enough for even the biggest appetite, and all prepared perfectly. Can get busy on a Friday, but what good fish fry destination doesn't?

Visited May 2013
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Grayslake, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“wow!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

went there for the first time in a while and was way better than i remember portions are huge. fried chicken,ribs,shrimp,chicken dumpling soup is to die for! bread is fresh and soft service is out of this world GREAT BAR TO WAIT AT meet the locals see old fasioned times owner comes around to check on you just like the old days!

Visited January 2013
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Thank 160cheese
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Gurnee, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best fish fry around”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

There's a reason Mad Dan's is famous for it's 'Fish Fry Friday' - because it's awesome! Free refills on the fish :-) Recommend the potato pancakes.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Diane M
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