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Papa Marcos Restaurant 622 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Papa Marcos Restaurant
Middle Eastern • $

Papa Marcos Restaurant

622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Every single meal has been done right. The owner is personable and he told me about a sauce he made and now, every time I go, I just have to have this sauce on...

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  • Superb272 Reviews4.8
Big Ed's BBQ & Bar 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan
Big Ed's BBQ & Bar
Barbecue • $$

Big Ed's BBQ & Bar

4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085

First I’ll start off saying the staff was very friendly, and inviting upon entering the establishment. Now to the best part, the food. I’m from Indiana,...

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  • Superb330 Reviews4.7
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

Place is a little smaller than the pictures make it look. The food though is outstanding. Burgers are excellent the cook them for you perfectly, and they toast...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.8
SMC Pampanga Express 2855 Washington St, Waukegan
SMC Pampanga Express
Filipino • $

SMC Pampanga Express

2855 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

The food was amazing. My Filipino friends that brought me there had me try some of everything. They had one dish that was liver, I usually hate liver but I...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.7
Green Town Tavern 110 S Genesee St, Waukegan
Green Town Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Green Town Tavern

110 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

The atmosphere is very "local" which is exactly what we wanted. Our waitress was incredible with her suggestions and humorous personality. The...

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  • Superb148 Reviews4.6
Louie's Restaurant 1009 North Ave, Waukegan
Louie's Restaurant
Pizza • $$

Louie's Restaurant

1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Been going to Louie's ever since I lived near Waukegan. I used to go there when I was a little kid with my aunts and grandma. The food has always been...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.5
Catrachos Restaurant 330 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Catrachos Restaurant
Honduran

Catrachos Restaurant

330 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Excellent place for breakfast or anytime of day. The people there were fast and provided excellent service. This place will be a must everything I come to...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.8
Dockside Ice Cream 38 E Madison St, Waukegan
Dockside Ice Cream
Hot Dogs • $

Dockside Ice Cream

38 E Madison St, Waukegan, IL 60085

I was very surprised to find this ice cream shop. I was even more surprised with how good the ice cream tasted. If you are any where close to this place stop...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.6
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

Delicious food and staff is awesome! I usually order to go but decided to have a dinner date with my husband, and service was excellent. My fave dish is the...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.6
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

The food here is great! If you want filling food come here I don’t know where I’ve been not finding this place sooner. Everything was flavorful and...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.7
Monica's Diner 1541 Belvidere St, Waukegan
Monica's Diner
Diner • $$

Monica's Diner

1541 Belvidere St, Waukegan, IL 60085

This was one of those places that I've past by tons of times with out giving it a thought. Today I did a Google search for brunch and they popped up. Good...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.6
Poppys 1535 Washington St, Waukegan
Poppys
Fast Food • $

Poppys

1535 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Best place ever I remember going to Jordys when I was a kid the owner still same minus the wife witch its always been the man anyways I will forever support...

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  • Superb123 Reviews4.5
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

The bakery is awesome but, they also offer food as well! I tried the asada, al pastor, and tripa tacos. I also tried the shrimp tostada. All the tacos were...

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  • Superb89 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

I have been going to this little sub shop for over 40 years. The owner changed many years ago. Same great sub sandwich. I live 2000 miles away, but every time...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.4
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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  • Superb101 Reviews4.5
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...

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  • Superb56 Reviews4.7
The Taproom 36 N Genesee St, Waukegan
The Taproom
Bar & Grill • $

The Taproom

36 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

So... I did this thing, "The Polar Plunge" on New Year's Day after being asked to join my friend, Nate, who is a Taproom employee. The minute I...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.6
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

This is very good, basic diner fare with a Mexican flavor and a neighborhood feel. The staff is amiable and attentive and they really hustle. I've been a...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.4
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

At the Glen Flora tap and grill it was a nice atmosphere the lady behind the counter that took my order for real chicken sandwich and soup was very energetic...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.5
Avocado Express 2632 Washington St, Waukegan
Avocado Express
Fast Food • $

Avocado Express

2632 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Excellent Torta de Asada! This place doesn't disappoint; I got that along with a side of fruit. Service was terrific, and they were accommodating to some...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.4
Sazón Cocina Mexicana 910 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan
Sazón Cocina Mexicana
Mexican

Sazón Cocina Mexicana

910 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

My favorite place for tacos and tamales. Absolutely delicious! They hand make tortillas. The staff is friendly, the place is clean and modern. It's...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.6
Paulina's 816 Belvidere St, Waukegan
Paulina's
Mexican

Paulina's

816 Belvidere St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Although the restaurant itself needs a lot of attention, I must admit the cooks are all about the taste and authentic Mexican quality of the food they serve....

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  • Superb50 Reviews4.7
K & R Jesters 1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
K & R Jesters
Pizza

K & R Jesters

1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Unfortunately the owner was very rude when I approached to ask about my order, when I placed the order he just placed it the way he wanted, I did not get what...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.4
Ohsio Sushi 550 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Ohsio Sushi
Japanese

Ohsio Sushi

550 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Good sushi in the area but a little pricey. I enjoy 2 rolls on their menu . They also changed the menu so theres limited selection now. Depending on how busy...

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  • Superb40 Reviews4.8
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

Enjoyable evening. Laid back and casual atmosphere. Big space. Modest drink prices. Touchtunes jukebox. I saw what looked like a karaoke stage (wasn't...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.5
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

This place is as great as you heard and better! Honest, humble people cooking some food that will make your mouth go into overload! I don't sugar coat...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.3
Waukegan Bally Muck Inc 1930 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Waukegan Bally Muck Inc
Sports Bar • $$

Waukegan Bally Muck Inc

1930 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Always a good time at the ‘Muck’! Great for Bears fans, and they always feed you! Not many places do that!!! Good food, too! Thanks Joe and Julia for a...

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  • Superb66 Reviews4.5
Waukegan Gyros 1120 Golf Rd, Waukegan
Waukegan Gyros
Greek

Waukegan Gyros

1120 Golf Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087

This is a hidden gem of Waukegan. The prices are competitive, and the food has always been great - and with decent portion sizing. I especially like their...

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  • Superb49 Reviews4.6
Brown's Chicken 3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Brown's Chicken
Chicken

Brown's Chicken

3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

I love all the choices on the menu. Plus kool-aid wow. Ribs are great but skimpily! CATFISH CATFISH CATFISH bang for your buck there and it taste great. I...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.3
Sunset House Restaurant 1451 Golf Rd, Waukegan
Sunset House Restaurant
American • $

Sunset House Restaurant

1451 Golf Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087

The owners were very friendly, service was great and the food was delicious. We took 5 containers of soup home with us. We live in Chicago but definitely will...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Waukegan
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

This is very good, basic diner fare with a Mexican flavor and a neighborhood feel. The staff is amiable and attentive and they really hustle. I've been a...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.4
Sunset House Restaurant 1451 Golf Rd, Waukegan
Sunset House Restaurant
American • $

Sunset House Restaurant

1451 Golf Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087

The owners were very friendly, service was great and the food was delicious. We took 5 containers of soup home with us. We live in Chicago but definitely will...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.3
Culver's 850 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan
Culver's
American • $

Culver's

850 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

This Culver’s is better than the one in Gurnee. Customer service and food here are great. If you ever wanna get Culver’s come to this one and avoid going...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Waukegan
Louie's Restaurant 1009 North Ave, Waukegan
Louie's Restaurant
Pizza • $$

Louie's Restaurant

1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Been going to Louie's ever since I lived near Waukegan. I used to go there when I was a little kid with my aunts and grandma. The food has always been...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.5
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

At the Glen Flora tap and grill it was a nice atmosphere the lady behind the counter that took my order for real chicken sandwich and soup was very energetic...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.5
K & R Jesters 1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
K & R Jesters
Pizza

K & R Jesters

1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Unfortunately the owner was very rude when I approached to ask about my order, when I placed the order he just placed it the way he wanted, I did not get what...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Waukegan
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

The food here is great! If you want filling food come here I don’t know where I’ve been not finding this place sooner. Everything was flavorful and...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.7
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

The bakery is awesome but, they also offer food as well! I tried the asada, al pastor, and tripa tacos. I also tried the shrimp tostada. All the tacos were...

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  • Superb89 Reviews4.6
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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  • Superb101 Reviews4.5

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

Moved to beach park a few years ago and found this lovely little gem. Options are limited in our small town for food and basically anything but Ming Toy is...

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  • Good150 Reviews4.1
China Garden Restaurant 318 N Genesee St, Waukegan
China Garden Restaurant
Chinese • $

China Garden Restaurant

318 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

The food is very delicious, but the portion size is really what makes it so worthwhile to go. I got Crab Rangoon, a plate of potstickers, and sesame chicken...

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  • Good128 Reviews4.1
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant 1802 Washington St, Waukegan
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

1802 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Great food these days is hard to find. I found the food very good, tasty and fast service. Still, currently phone orders only. As things get better the...

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  • Good96 Reviews3.3

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Waukegan
Poppys 1535 Washington St, Waukegan
Poppys
Fast Food • $

Poppys

1535 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Best place ever I remember going to Jordys when I was a kid the owner still same minus the wife witch its always been the man anyways I will forever support...

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  • Superb123 Reviews4.5
Avocado Express 2632 Washington St, Waukegan
Avocado Express
Fast Food • $

Avocado Express

2632 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Excellent Torta de Asada! This place doesn't disappoint; I got that along with a side of fruit. Service was terrific, and they were accommodating to some...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.4
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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  • Good202 Reviews4.2

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Waukegan
Ostioneria Briza Azul 1611 Belvidere St, Waukegan
Ostioneria Briza Azul
Seafood • $$

Ostioneria Briza Azul

1611 Belvidere St, Waukegan, IL 60085

I went for the first time for a very small wedding reception. I was hesitant because I saw seafood and I do not do any type of seafood. Very surprising they...

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  • Good111 Reviews4
Isla Del Mar # 2 1300 Glen Rock Ave, Waukegan
Isla Del Mar # 2
Seafood • $$

Isla Del Mar # 2

1300 Glen Rock Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Very clean and convenient place. They offer big portions and for inexpensive prices. I loved the meals very much and the staff were very attentive and...

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  • Good90 Reviews4
JJ Fish & Chicken (14th & Lewis) 1327 S Lewis Ave, Waukegan
JJ Fish & Chicken (14th & Lewis)
Seafood • $

JJ Fish & Chicken (14th & Lewis)

1327 S Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

YES THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST LOVE IT HERE THANK GOD FOR THE TERRIFIC STAFF AND PATIENT. GOD BLESS YOUR BLACK OWN BUSINESS KEEP...

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  • Average71 Reviews3
Leno's Sandwich Shop 1826 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Leno's Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Leno's Sandwich Shop

1826 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

I have been going to this little sub shop for over 40 years. The owner changed many years ago. Same great sub sandwich. I live 2000 miles away, but every time...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.4
Subway 1415 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1415 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

My order was amazing! I ordered a (sh*t) ton of sandwiches and didn’t realize they closed in an hour. The guy calls me bc my order went through in three...

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  • Good41 Reviews4.2
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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  • Good43 Reviews3.9
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

Delicious food and staff is awesome! I usually order to go but decided to have a dinner date with my husband, and service was excellent. My fave dish is the...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.6
Brown's Chicken 3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Brown's Chicken
Chicken

Brown's Chicken

3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

I love all the choices on the menu. Plus kool-aid wow. Ribs are great but skimpily! CATFISH CATFISH CATFISH bang for your buck there and it taste great. I...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.3
JJ FISH & CHICKEN 1332 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
JJ FISH & CHICKEN
Chicken Wings

JJ FISH & CHICKEN

1332 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

I’m new to the lake county area and found this restaurant I wanna start with applauding the AMAZING phone service. Where I’m from I’m use to snobby...

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  • Good107 Reviews3.8
Green Town Tavern 110 S Genesee St, Waukegan
Green Town Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Green Town Tavern

110 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

The atmosphere is very "local" which is exactly what we wanted. Our waitress was incredible with her suggestions and humorous personality. The...

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  • Superb148 Reviews4.6
The Taproom 36 N Genesee St, Waukegan
The Taproom
Bar & Grill • $

The Taproom

36 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

So... I did this thing, "The Polar Plunge" on New Year's Day after being asked to join my friend, Nate, who is a Taproom employee. The minute I...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.6
North Avenue Tap 637 North Ave, Waukegan
North Avenue Tap
Bar & Grill • $$

North Avenue Tap

637 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Good service, prices, and bar food. Nice area outside. Pretty diverse crowd. Looks kinda dingy but is clean inside. A few gambling machines if that’s your...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.4
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

Place is a little smaller than the pictures make it look. The food though is outstanding. Burgers are excellent the cook them for you perfectly, and they toast...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.8
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...

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  • Superb56 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

Enjoyable evening. Laid back and casual atmosphere. Big space. Modest drink prices. Touchtunes jukebox. I saw what looked like a karaoke stage (wasn't...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.5