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Local Favorite Dining and Coffee Spots


<click> MILWALKY TRACE 545 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 247-8700

<click>MAMBO ITALIANO  748 Butterfield Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060 (847) 281-9100

<click>SHAKOU  625 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048 (224) 433-6675

<click> MAIN STREET SOCIAL 608 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048 (847)-549-3490

<click> Park Street Restaurant 14 E Park St, Mundelein, IL 60060 (847) 949-1900

<click> Cluckers Charcoal Chicken 536 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 362-2582

<click> Ristorante Bottaio 946 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 573-1800

<click> Firkin 515 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 5367-6168

Coffee and Breakfast:

Starbucks 775 E Belvidere Rd(also called Rt. 120)Grayslake (847)548-0916

Dunkin Donuts 817 E Belvidere Rd(yes, right by the Starbucks)Grayslake (847)543-7366

Tous les Jour 670 Hawthorne Center, Vernon Hills (847)281-7188 In the mall, but also has an outside across the street from Lazy Dog Restaurant as well. French Bakery items, Macarons, Coffee, Tea, Smoothies, cakes and more!

Wildberry Pancakes, Bakery and Cafe 1783 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville (847)247-7777 Open daily 7am-2pm only. Very popular restaurant.



Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant and Bar 26228 IL Rt. 83, Mundelein (847)949-7900 mexican cuisine, casual, usually not busy, serves alcohol

Invicto Mexican Restaurant 887 N Milwaukee Ave #300, Vernon Hills (224)504-2158 (4 out of 5 stars on Yelp)

Steaks, Burgers and stuff:

The First Draft 250 Center St., Grayslake(downtown) (224)241-4445 Traditional Beer/Sports Bar, burgers, etc.

Downtown Grayslake:

Offers a variety of restaurants...from pizza places, a coffee shop, to sit down restaurants. All about 4 miles from the Lake County Fair Grounds. Take Route 45 or Route 83 to Center Street. Turn LEFT(west) on Center Street to the downtown area. Grayslake has a quaint downtown area.

Austins Saloon 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville (847)549-1972 $$ Full menu, bar, casual.

Jimmy’s Charhouse 1413 Peterson Road, Libertyville (847)549-9900 $$, Steaks, full menu, bar.

City Works 929 N Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills (847)984-3571 Good food, $$, Beer and Wine, located in the Mellody Farm Shopping area.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar 1115 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills (847)780-7977 Pets welcomed on heated patio, Vegetarian Options, $$, happy hour, curbside pick up available, fun entrees and apps like candied bacon. Fish, great burgers, chicken, etc.


Ganello’s Pizza Company 1431 Peterson Road, Libertyville (847)549-3140 $$ Pizza, subs, wraps, calzones.

Olive Garden 2 locations 701 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville (847)816-0293 and

5590 Northridge Dr, Gurnee (847)336-3628 Gurnee location tends to be very busy so call ahead for reservations.


Oishi Sushi Restaurant 163 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville (847)281-7818 Japanese and Chinese Menus

Sushi Thai Libertyville 1742 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville (847)816-4557 Unfortunately closed on Sundays

Lovely Thai 1144 E Washington St, Grayslake(847)231-6442 Family owned, unfortunately closed on Sunday, Dine in on Friday and Saturday only, carry out available.

For a huge variety of nice restaurants(as well as the ones listed)go EAST on Peterson Road(turn RIGHT out of the main entrance of the fairgrounds and then LEFT on Peterson)...keep going 4 miles east on Peterson Road to Milwaukee Ave(you are in Libertyville at this point).

Turn RIGHT on Milwaukee Ave and for the next 4 miles plus, there are great restaurants the whole way into Vernon Hills!!! Enjoy!!!

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