Grayslake Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Grayslake

April 14, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Grayslake is a village in Lake County in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is located in the Chicago metropolitan area, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Chicago's downtown, 14 miles (23 km) west of Lake Michigan, and 15 miles (24 km) south of the Wisconsin border. The village's population at the 2010 census was 20,957.
Things to do in Grayslake

1. Fred's diner

225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 847-223-9776
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Fred's diner

Reviewed By Patti2 - North Suburbs, IL

Great consistent and old diner. Cheap eats with crazy service and great tasting food. We good there several times a year for a real old school blast from the past! The food is plentiful and is very reasonable. Crazy in your face service with a big heart.. This is a fun place. But it si a small place and you may have to wait in prime breakfast hours..We lover this place!

2. Bbq'd Productions

34121 N US Highway 45, Suite 1, Third Lake, IL 60030-1768 Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 31 +1 847-543-1234
Excellent
66%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Bbq'd Productions

Reviewed By bgskyman - North Chicago, Illinois

The hype was the majority of food is made from scratch, well I expected BBQ would be but I was not impressed. My tips were very dry and too chewy, seemed to have been under the lamp too long. Sides were average and definitely did not taste from scratch. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable which made choices easier. Didn't feel I got my money's worth compared too some other local BBQ places and will not return.

3. Tastee Freez

131 Hawley St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1514 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 847-223-2262
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Tastee Freez

Reviewed By corndogsmom - Burlington, Wisconsin

Went for a walk with my boys and stopped for some yummy ice cream strawberry soft serve isn't common, neither is the variety of dips they offer! I had strawberry soft serve dipped in cotton candy!! Yum! My sons got a milkshake and sundae. All 3 under $10!!! Courteous and fast service!

4. Bento Cafe

9 W Belvidere Rd, Hainesville, IL 60030-1046 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20
Excellent
69%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Reviewed By Tami W - Lake Villa, Illinois

Tiny restaurant but nice size menu gives you some great choices for rolls. Also offers bento boxes for those not fond of sushi. Staff is great! Give this restaurant a try!

5. Cacao Sweets & Treats

122 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1533 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 847-223-2253
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Cacao Sweets & Treats

Reviewed By illinois travelere

Do check out this boutique bakery, and believe all those admiring reviews.

Those who praise the Cacao version of a Snickers bar are NOT exaggerating.
Nor are those who praise the chocolate chip cookie.
Looking forward to returning and trying more items.

There are no prices in the cases or on the wall. To ease the shock,at payment time, look for the menu at the cash register.

The party room is charming. We chose to take our goodies home, but you can also eat in the shabby-chic (is that still a thing) party room.

6. Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe

1783 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1316 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 847-247-7777
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 416 reviews

Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe

Reviewed By Bob M - Lake Bluff, Illinois

I have eaten here 3 or 4 times previous to this visit. Each time I could not finish my order — too much (very good) food! This time I ordered the Senior Special consisting of 2 pancakes, one egg and a sausage patty (or sausage link or bacon). It was enough to eat without being wasteful and was less than $7.00.

The sausage patty was tasty, the egg was properly cooked and the pancakes were excellent. My wife had a salad, which was also very good.

This place gets very busy for lunch — come early or wait.

7. The Vine Martini & Wine Bar

101 Center St, Ste 2, Grayslake, IL 60030-3661 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 26 +1 847-543-0900
Excellent
31%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 163 reviews

The Vine Martini & Wine Bar

Please visit our website for the most up-to-date menu.

Reviewed By Judith Z - Grayslake, Illinois

The deck is nice and private even though it backs up to the alley. Sipping a delightful martini as we sat in a very comfortable setting by the fire while waiting for out table. Food was excellent. Have eaten inside as well. However, acoustics make for a very loud atmosphere. On the whole, a great place.

8. Emil's Tavern on Center

161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery American, Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 847-543-8879
Excellent
35%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Emil's Tavern on Center

Reviewed By Teri z

Above average pub food. Husband said pulled pork sandwich was good. My bbq burger was excellent. Fried mushrooms were good and generous quantity.

Only negative is the fried food was made first and had to wait while burger cooked, so got a little cold. Would have been better piping hot.

9. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

34500 N US Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030-4041 Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 847-231-5550
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

This location offers carry-out, delivery and catering services only.

Reviewed By Michael G - Gurnee, Illinois

Wow! Lou Malnatis is by far the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. Just absolutely amazing. I had a pepperoni and green pepper deep dish and it was delicious. It was delivered hot and crispy and awesome. Can't wait to eat it again. This restaurant is a delivery and carry out place only, but amazing...

10. Lovely Thai Restaurant

1144 E Washington St, Grayslake, IL 60030-7960 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 847-231-6442
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Lovely Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By Windyxman

The Lovely Thai Restaurant was a new spot for me to try and it did not disappoint. I was pleasantly surprised at the lunchtime menu. For a lunch time menu you are offered a 3 course meal of an appetizer, soup and main dish. The price was very reasonable for what you get and the service was quick and friendly. I would definitely go again.

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