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Big Ed's BBQ & Bar 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan
Big Ed's BBQ & Bar
Bar & Grill • $$

Big Ed's BBQ & Bar

4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Our district ordered catering from this business at the start of the new school year so I didn't get to take a picture ... all I know is I loved the food...

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  • Superb293 Reviews4.7
Papa Marcos Restaurant 622 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Papa Marcos Restaurant
Mediterranean • $

Papa Marcos Restaurant

622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Amazing food. I get the black bean salad and chick pea salad with a side of pitas, and the falafel burger. So. Freaking. Good. The food is so refreshing and...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.8
Louie's Restaurant 1009 North Ave, Waukegan
Louie's Restaurant
Italian • $$

Louie's Restaurant

1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

This Place Is A True Gem ? Here In Waukegan. The Food Is Always Great. The Staff Is Awesome. It's Good Place To Relax, Have A Few Drinks, and Enjoy A...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.6
Green Town Tavern 110 S Genesee St, Waukegan
Green Town Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Green Town Tavern

110 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Finally a good option to grab a bite or a drink located in downtown Waukegan. I was happy with the quality of food and taste. This is a great spot for you to...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.6
C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan 2114 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan
Fast Food • $$

C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan

2114 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087

This place never disappoints. I drive an hour to introduce and share this great food with my friends. They were really impressed by the sandwiches as was I. I...

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  • Superb188 Reviews4.3
Quonset Pizza 2602 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Quonset Pizza
Pizza • $$

Quonset Pizza

2602 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

My family has enjoyed this place's pizza for decades. Great tavern style pizza! We have moved away from the area but will occasionally drive the hour or...

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  • Good203 Reviews4.2
Anastasia's Restaurant & Sports Lounge 3880 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan
Anastasia's Restaurant & Sports Lounge
Pizza • $$

Anastasia's Restaurant & Sports Lounge

3880 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085

I like this restaurant, it is a great option for breakfasts, the service is very friendly. Although I would like them to use raw jalapeno peppers for the...

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  • Good213 Reviews4.1
TR's Front Row On Greenwood 219 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
TR's Front Row On Greenwood
Sports Bar • $

TR's Front Row On Greenwood

219 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

Excellent 1/2 lb bacon cheddar burger! Waffle fries great and huge portion! The cook and bartender were friendly and provided great service! I highly...

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  • Superb110 Reviews4.8
SMC Pampanga Express 2855 Washington St, Waukegan
SMC Pampanga Express
Filipino • $

SMC Pampanga Express

2855 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Holy flavor! ?? I cannot express in words how delicious this food is! These folks can cook! And the prices are great. I will definitely be back. I have found...

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  • Superb114 Reviews4.7
El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant 2941 Sunset Ave, Waukegan
El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant

2941 Sunset Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

A nicely decorated little restaurant with FANTASTIC food! Whenever I'm wanting to treat myself to food I really love, this place is my first thought each...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.6
La Canoa 50 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
La Canoa
Seafood • $$

La Canoa

50 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Food & drinks are great ! Sorry for the people who had not so great experiences in this restaurant it really depends who cooks your food tbh they do take...

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  • Good192 Reviews3.9
Monica's Diner 1541 Belvidere St, Waukegan
Monica's Diner
Diner • $$

Monica's Diner

1541 Belvidere St, Waukegan, IL 60085

My favorite diner in Waukegan. In full honesty, I love the small hole-in-the-wall aesthetic. Some may find it cramped, but I think it's cozy. I love...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.6
Dockside Ice Cream 38 E Madison St, Waukegan
Dockside Ice Cream
Hot Dogs • $

Dockside Ice Cream

38 E Madison St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Best ice cream place on the North Shore in my opinion. Very friendly & always a yummy experience. Plus you can sit & watch the boats go in & out...

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  • Superb108 Reviews4.6
Glen Flora Tap & Grill 938 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan
Glen Flora Tap & Grill
Pizza • $$

Glen Flora Tap & Grill

938 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

I'm so happy his place is literally a half block from my house! The food is fresh, flavorful, fast, with great prices. My Aunt called in an order for...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.6
Leno's Sandwich Shop 1826 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Leno's Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Leno's Sandwich Shop

1826 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

A home town staple! Grew up eating the "Original" and my parents went there in high school! After 30+years it still tastes the same! Quick, ...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.4
Bob & Anne's Restaurant 1739 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan
Bob & Anne's Restaurant
Family • $$

Bob & Anne's Restaurant

1739 N Sheridan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

This place hasn't changed a bit since they got rid of the smoking section. It is exactly what I would expect from a family diner in Waukegan. The food hit...

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  • Good126 Reviews4.2
Poppys 1535 Washington St, Waukegan
Poppys
Fast Food • $

Poppys

1535 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

10/10 bang for your buck place. Can get a triple cheeseburger for like 3.99 if I remember correctly. They have specials that change daily which is really nice....

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  • Superb108 Reviews4.5
Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant 1522 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant
American • $

Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant

1522 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

The food is very good but the people who take the orders by phone have to be more ordered I call 8 am for my food and she say is ready in 15 minutes I wait...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.4
Waukegan Bally Muck Inc 1930 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Waukegan Bally Muck Inc
Sports Bar • $$

Waukegan Bally Muck Inc

1930 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Normally not a bar scene type of person, but went to hang out with some friends between Christmas and New Years. Friendly atmosphere and you actually hear the...

  • Superb62 Reviews4.6
Hoagie Hut 2807 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Hoagie Hut
Burgers • $

Hoagie Hut

2807 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

They've been around forever, and they're one of the better priced stalwarts of this particular food fair. The homemade German chocolate cake is to...

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  • Good141 Reviews4.2
El Rey Del Pollo Asado 505 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
El Rey Del Pollo Asado
Mexican • $

El Rey Del Pollo Asado

505 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Delicious food. Want something fast but delicious this is the spot. Love ❤ chicken met my protein intake.Sorry the pic shows my half eaten chicken ...I...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.3
Avocado Express 2632 Washington St, Waukegan
Avocado Express
Fast Food • $

Avocado Express

2632 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Been coming here since they opened. Consistently good food and friendly staff. Love the burgers and paninis. It’s livelier than the traditional diner, partly...

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  • Superb110 Reviews4.4
bb.q Chicken Waukegan 554 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
bb.q Chicken Waukegan
Chicken

bb.q Chicken Waukegan

554 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Just tried this place. Soy Garlic wings are awesome! Great flavor with just a little kick of spicy deliciousness. Glad I tried it. I will definitely order...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.6
Catrachos Restaurant 330 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Catrachos Restaurant
Honduran

Catrachos Restaurant

330 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Hole in the wall type spot!!!!For my military folks who are stationed in NAVSTA GreatLakes area and looking for something other than Mexican, then this is the...

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  • Superb68 Reviews4.8
La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano 916 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano
Mexican

La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano

916 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

This is my new favorite Mexican restaurant in Waukegan... actually, in Lake County!Great food and very friendly service.The machete is of special note, but the...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.7
Emily's Pancake House 488 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Emily's Pancake House
Brunch

Emily's Pancake House

488 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Just went to Emily's for breakfast. Great food and friendly service. Dividers between booths allow for greater health safety. My daughter wanted rye...

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  • Good179 Reviews4
Chili's Grill & Bar 890 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan
Chili's Grill & Bar
Tex-Mex • $$

Chili's Grill & Bar

890 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Everything was wonderful the waitress was polite and punctual. I would rather have raspberry iced tea then blueberry. Fajitas make a husky individual very...

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  • Good126 Reviews3.9
Sunset House Restaurant 1451 Golf Rd, Waukegan
Sunset House Restaurant
American • $

Sunset House Restaurant

1451 Golf Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087

This is a gem and a step back in time. The food is your classic diner food. They do offer a few different dishes that I wouldn't have expected. I love it...

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  • Superb114 Reviews4.3
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant 760 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

760 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Had a great time at Pepe's! Pepe's has been a staple in Waukegan for over 20 years. Remember when it was off Lewis near Glen Flora? Enjoyed a...

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  • Good136 Reviews3.8
George's Gyros 2122 Grand Ave, Waukegan
George's Gyros
Greek • $

George's Gyros

2122 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Closest Chicago Style Food to my house ! I’ll be definitely coming back ! Love their chili cheese dogs and Fries ! A bit pricey but totally worth it ?It’s...

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  • Good140 Reviews4.1

American Restaurants

American in Waukegan
Culver's 850 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan
Culver's
American • $

Culver's

850 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Had never been here before (was visiting from out of state) so was completely new to the restaurant. Decided to give it a try since it was close to the hotel...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.4
Gojos Cafe & Pancake House 2929 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Gojos Cafe & Pancake House
American • $

Gojos Cafe & Pancake House

2929 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Fast and friendly service, our coffee cups were never empty. My wife and I relish going to Gojo's for their good food and friendly atmosphere. I wish...

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  • Good167 Reviews3.7
Buffalo Wild Wings 3961 Fountain Square Pl, Waukegan
Buffalo Wild Wings
American • $$

Buffalo Wild Wings

3961 Fountain Square Pl, Waukegan, IL 60085

Initially my order did not come out correctly and they forgot a few items but the manager was helpful and personally remade my entire order which came out...

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  • Average180 Reviews3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Waukegan
Jimano's Pizzeria 938 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Jimano's Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Jimano's Pizzeria

938 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Jimanos has the best thin crust pizza, hands down. Their menu is a little pricey but the food is good. I really like their Caeser salad, it's enough for...

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  • Good115 Reviews3.9
MOD Pizza 970 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan
MOD Pizza
Pizza • $

MOD Pizza

970 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

First time to a Mod Pizza. The crust is really excellent (it's a thin crust), and the toppings ate fresh and high quality. I had their buffalo chicken...

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  • Good133 Reviews4
K & R Jesters 1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
K & R Jesters
Pizza

K & R Jesters

1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

We always feel welcomed here! Love the staff and the other patrons! Food is so good! Pizza, wings, burgers and fish are items we can vouch for! Recommend...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Waukegan
Tute's Bakery and Taqueria 623 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
Tute's Bakery and Taqueria
Mexican • $

Tute's Bakery and Taqueria

623 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

I've literally never been in a better panaderia than this one. It is always PACKED with amazing fresh bread and they make the best Tortas Cubanas. The...

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  • Superb75 Reviews4.6
Taqueria Toluca 822 10th St, Waukegan
Taqueria Toluca
Mexican • $

Taqueria Toluca

822 10th St, Waukegan, IL 60085

There are a number of Mexican restaurants that are authentic but not many get the Mexican seasoning right. I've been eating here for years and truly enjoy...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.3
El Famous Burrito 3210 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
El Famous Burrito
Mexican • $

El Famous Burrito

3210 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

I highly recommend this place as your dining spot whenever you're craving Mexican food. I've been eating at this location for over 15 years. The food...

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  • Good153 Reviews3.9

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Waukegan
Ming Toy Restaurant 3139 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
Ming Toy Restaurant
Chinese • $

Ming Toy Restaurant

3139 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

The food is delicious. I had a hard time finding good Chinese food but this food is sooooo good. I had the shrimp egg fo young and the peppers steak with...

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  • Good137 Reviews4.1
China Garden Restaurant 318 N Genesee St, Waukegan
China Garden Restaurant
Chinese • $

China Garden Restaurant

318 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

We just moved to waukegan and this is our 1st experience ordering in and it was Amazing it was better than what we hoped and we will definitely be our go to...

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  • Good114 Reviews4.2
China V Star Buffet 2253 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
China V Star Buffet
Chinese • $$

China V Star Buffet

2253 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

I really like being in this buffet. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is friendly and helpful. If you really want a place to relax and eat this is...

  • Good96 Reviews3.5

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Waukegan
McDonald's 1010 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan
McDonald's
Burgers • $

McDonald's

1010 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Standard food and service for McDonald's but additionally table service and extra sanitation related to COVID precautions. Only down side was the somewhat...

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  • Good100 Reviews3.5
Checkers 3035 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Checkers
Burgers • $

Checkers

3035 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

All I got was a strawberry shake and wow is it good. Except for homemade I thought McDonald's had the best strawberry shake but I was wrong checkers wins...

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  • Good112 Reviews3.3
Wendy's 2005 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

2005 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

I really enjoy their dishes. I always get excellent service there. The place is well organised and the staff members are always very welcoming. Will visit here...

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  • Good87 Reviews3.5
Subway 1415 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1415 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Good service, friendly staff. 4 stars because they don't have buffalo chicken. Not even the sauce :( I feel like every subway should at least have a jar...

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  • Good39 Reviews4.1
Subway 2662 Washington St Unit A, Waukegan
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

2662 Washington St Unit A, Waukegan, IL 60085

Really excellent service. One of the best subways I've ever been to. All the food was fresh. He gave a suggestion on the sandwich that I didnt even think...

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  • Good42 Reviews3.9
Subway 1167 Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1167 Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Good food. They are a little stingy with the toppings unless you ask for more. Is it just me or has Subway gotten a bit expensive?! I think it is a smart move...

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  • Good48 Reviews3.6
Brown's Chicken 3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Brown's Chicken
Chicken

Brown's Chicken

3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Their employees are always so welcoming and sweet. Really nice, clean and neat. Their food is delicious, especially since they added their ribs. Definitely my...

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  • Superb114 Reviews4.3
Wingstop 1808 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
Wingstop
Chicken • $$

Wingstop

1808 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

They were super busy (6 august at like 7pm) but they were so kind and worked so hard to serve me perfect food!!!!! Best wing stop crew ever!!!! Give them a...

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  • Average127 Reviews3.2
JJ FISH & CHICKEN 1332 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
JJ FISH & CHICKEN
Chicken Wings

JJ FISH & CHICKEN

1332 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

This place has some amazing food! The cat fish is my favorite from this place. Call ahead works best if not you will wait a little but it’s fresh every time....

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  • Good102 Reviews3.8
Booners 1210 Washington St, Waukegan
Booners
Sports Bar • $

Booners

1210 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

A Great Bar To Sit Back Relax and Have A Cold Beer or Your Choice Of Cocktail. Booners Is A Place For Good People. Whether Your Regular or New To This Place. I...

  • Superb54 Reviews4.7
Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill 200 N Green Bay Rd rd, Waukegan
Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar

Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill

200 N Green Bay Rd rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

This restaurant is obviously one of the finest place in the area. Every time I go there I am awfully satisfied. They maintain their high standard service and...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.6
Las Vegas Pool Hall 2500 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Las Vegas Pool Hall
Sports Bar

Las Vegas Pool Hall

2500 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Players are friendly. bartenders are some friendly clean has security, small parking lot .. but nice place I don't know the age to enter.. I will ask...

  • Good30 Reviews3.8