10 Things to Do in Fox Lake That You Shouldn't Miss

January 3, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

Fox Lake is a village in Grant and Antioch townships in Lake County, Illinois and Burton Township, McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 10,579 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Fox Lake

1. Volo Auto Museum

27582 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9613 +1 815-385-3644
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 336 reviews

Volo Auto Museum

Reviewed By Dan B

I’ve literally been driving past the Volo Auto Museum my entire life without ever stopping in. Finally decided to take my two 10 year old boys over for a Saturday afternoon.

Never realized exactly how big the entire place is, there are multiple buildings full of different types of vehicles. A majority of the vehicles displayed are also available for purchase.

Going once is probably enough to say you’ve been there and seen it. Neat place.

2. Volo Bog State Natural Area

28478 W Brandenburg Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041-9314 +1 815-344-1294
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Reviewed By Karen75017 - Paris, France

We certainly intend to be outfitted correctly for our next visit to take the larger/longer tour! We ran into a fellow who knew the bog so very well and he took us all around and told us about it - what a chance!

3. Route 12 Bar & Grill

37540 Highway Rte 12, Fox Lake, IL 60020 +1 847-629-5075
Excellent
29%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Route 12 Bar & Grill

Reviewed By sh1520 - Crystal Lake, Illinois

Went here on a Friday morning at 11 AM to meet some friends for a Bloody and some lunch. Turned into a marathon day-drinking event until 6PM, but what the hell? I'm glad I started out with their signature MEGA MARY! It was a meal + a drink. A LARGE drink too. Underneath the skewers of veggies, pickle, mini burger and brat, hot wing, and assorted cheeses, was a filled to the rim mug with great homemade bloody mary mix. It was awesome.(The pics are NOT exaggerated) And a bit filling. But, I rounded out the day with $2 bottles of Miller Lites, and a couple orders off appetizers. We had the Rueben bites, and Southwestern Eggrolls. They were both great. Bartender was friendly and fun, and the customers I encountered were as well. What's with the flies though?? I regard this as a "roadhouse" type of bar, so they didn't bug me too much. (pun intended) Parking was the only reason I didn't give this review a 5. I was lucky to grab a good spot, but it is limited. And the little "road" that encircles the bar looks like it's been used for artillery practice with all the potholes. But so what? I'll be back!

4. Kristof's Entertainment Center

421 W Rollins Rd, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073-1256 +1 847-546-2512
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Kristof's Entertainment Center

Kristof's has been Lake County's Family-Fun Destination since 1974!We have been updating and improving our action-packed fun center with all new...well, everything! And with so much to do, like: Bowling, Go Karts, Mini Golf, Batting Cages, a Huge Arcade and More! It is impossible to not have fun here with us. Kristof's is a family owned and operated business that is dedicated to providing you an

Reviewed By Susanne P - Arlington Heights, Illinois

We come here Every year for St.Baldriks. which is an amazing charity. We also frequently come to Kristofs for family/ friends get togeathers. Always a blast staff are all friendly and the place is clean. BEST part is we lost our dad in Dec.2016 and Candi the main bartender and Steven the owner maid our event honoring him. Perfect and help us with any and everything we needed. Bringing in extra staff/ security and giving us the lounge to have people gather and celebrate his life's. Just an amazing time at Kristofs. I highly recommend going weather it's play or an event.

5. Stade's Farm and Market

3709 Miller Rd, McHenry, IL 60051-4802 +1 815-675-6396
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Stade's Farm and Market

Farm Fresh, non-GMO Produce, Bakery, U-Pick Fruits/Vegetables, Family Fun, Attractions, Concerts & Sunday Outdoor Worship Services. Mission To provide healthy home grown farm products, agricultural education, and fine family entertainment at reasonable prices to our local and surrounding community. Stade's Farm & Market is located in scenic McHenry County in northeastern Illinois approximately 50 miles from Chicago. We produce 2,200 acres of crops that range from traditional corn and soybeans to specialty crops including many fruits and vegetables commonly grown in northern Illinois. Through our own farm market, we sell our fresh fruits and non-GMO vegetables directly to consumers in our local area. Our goal is to provide our customers with the finest quality produce possible.

Reviewed By Kristin G

We went Sunday right at ten am to go apple picking. There was only five rows (each only approximately half picked already) and were able to pick two varieties of apples- honey crisp and gala. The honey crisp were extremely large but very tasty. The gala were reasonable size but not ripe yet. It took us ten minutes to fill our two bags (one small one large). It was rather disappointing for our "day at the orchard". We put the apples in the car and decided to check out the activities area, however we were very disappointed that it was 15$ per person, even adults who wouldn't be "riding" anything. It seemed extremely steep and we chose to just stay in the free area (fun teeter tatter) and have a lemonade and cheese curds (both very good!) We then headed to the market were we tried a few things. We found the zucchini bread to be very dry when we got home. I will choose other apple orchards in the future this did not deliver the apple picking experience we were looking for and the activities area was very expensive. We were also disappointed by the number of people who were smoking on the grounds after it being marked a smoke free environment.

6. Halftime Bar and Grill Sand Volleyball

2405 W Johnsburg Rd, Johnsburg, IL 60051-5178 +1 815-344-0007
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
15%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Halftime Bar and Grill Sand Volleyball

Reviewed By ritapawl - Ingleside, Illinois

We've eaten here on several occasions (not during the dinner hour), and the service has always been extremely slow.

We liked the pizza, esp.
the thin butter crust one. The ribs are very tender. But the wings had a very hard breading and what they call "potato skins" is really just a whole potato cut in half with the skins toppings.

Probably a fun place in the summer with volleyball.

But we probably won't be back because of the service.

7. Chain 'O Lakes State Park

8916 Wilmot Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081-8104 +1 847-587-5512
Excellent
36%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Chain 'O Lakes State Park

A water-oriented recreation area known for its fishing, boating and water-skiing.

Reviewed By Colleen C - Spring Grove

Chain 'o Lakes State Park has nice trails to hike. The main trails are also bike trails with a rock base. The travel through prairie and waterfront. There is also a boat launch, rentals, and picnic areas. The wild flowers bloom throughout the summer and there are excellent opportunities for bird watching.

8. 60 to Escape

6170 Grand Ave, Store 147, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592 +1 844-623-7227
Excellent
93%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 255 reviews

60 to Escape

The rules here are so simple that they're laid out right in the business's name: 60 to Escape. Small groups of friends, family members, or coworkers are locked in a room, where they have only an hour to use problem-solving skills and teamwork to escape. Players can select from a variety of scenarios to challenge themselves with.

Reviewed By Jbohacheff

If you are into riddles and mind puzzles this is the place.The story line is mind challenging and entertaining. This is no video game. My wife and I did well together and completed 80% of the puzzle. We would have beat the clock if we had more people. Best for two or more couples.

9. Famous Freddie's Roadhouse

510 Park Ave, Fox Lake, IL 60020-1920 +1 847-587-9677
Excellent
21%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 19 reviews

Famous Freddie's Roadhouse

A restaurant, bar and lakeside entertainment venue. On the shores of scenic Pistakee Lake (on the Chain o' Lakes), Famous Freddie's Roadhouse is a 10,000 square-foot two-story establishment with seating for over 300 diners and includes two 40-seat 35-foot island bars, a 16 seat wall bar and a giant lakeside "Beach Bar" and outdoor patio. Freddie's boasts a open express kitchen serving a new summer menu, including Freddie's famous affordable eats and Chef-inspired comfort food. A second floor nightclub venue, complete with dance floor and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Accessible by car, bike or boat, Freddie's has free parking and over 100 slips for boats of all sizes.

Reviewed By FastGirl39 - Wisconsin

Get on your Harley and ride to this destination on the lake. Plenty of outdoor seating as well as indoor. Don't miss the shrimp in the shell, delish. Fun place to watch a game or just sit outside and relax after a long cruise. Great people watching.

10. Skate on Grand

720 E Grand Ave, Ingleside, IL 60020 +1 847-546-7000
Excellent
40%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Skate on Grand

Reviewed By Grobs3

Went for birthday party . It was great and my 7 year old had a blast. Real fun for me being 34 and her skating together just a great family expierience . I would recommend it to anyone in the area to spend quality time with the family.great time for a birthday party also.

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