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Benedict's La Strata

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40 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4472
+1 815-459-6500
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07:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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100 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in heaven as I had my two kids and their spouses together for once as one couple was visiting from out of town. This is a MUST go to place for breakfast. The portions are generous and the food is all wonderful. My son-in-law order cheesy grits with Andouille sausage even though it wasn't on the menu and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

It was 2015 when we went there and my youngest son was 8y old he ordered chicken noodle soup, which was So good home made style. we also ordered red velvet pancake that was pretty good too.

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Thank N C
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Over the last several months Benedicts has not lived up to its old reputation. Service is still great, but the food has taken a dive. My scrambled eggs were overcooked. I ordered an unbuttered English muffin and received a buttered muffin which could have passed for a hockey puck The side potatoes are no longer a treat. They are bland... More 

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Thank Judy-Chuck
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had a decent breakfast. The wait without a reservation was quite long and our kids were getting crazy. I wouldn't recommend for groups of 4+ with kids, but that's just my experience The food was average and that's really all there is to say.

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Thank Kevin A
Darien, Illinois
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A friend of mine accompanied me to Benedict's.... I thought it was going to be a great treat because the reviews were so good - until I found out she had been there many times before! The servers were exceptionally friendly and cooperative - it seemed like 3 or four had a part in our order, our delivery, our clean... More 

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Thank Robert C
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The price is right, the food is great, the service is fast, but it is a small place and plan on waiting.

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Thank Leon A
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I have been here 2 times now. I am pleased with the service and the food is good. If there is a line, it is worth the wait.

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Thank TERRY S
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Always delicious food from a extensive menu. We have yet to find something we would not come back for.

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Thank Cecilia F
McHenry, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Have lived and worked in Mchenry county for a number of years and have had numerous breakfast & lunches @ BLS. I've never once had a meal that I was disappointed with and the service is always top notch. I like how they always have great seasonal offerings and they leave the coffee and water on your table. Get your... More 

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Thank GValez
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We've been to Benedict's for breakfast or lunch many times. The menu is great. Many delicious choices. In good weather, you can sit outside in their screened porch. The service is consistently good. It's located in downtown Crystal Lake. When you're done eating, take a stroll through the many great stores downtown!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4472
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-459-6500
Description
This is the best breakfast place in Crystal Lake. The menu is great, the food is great, the atmosphere is great, the prices are great. Please add it!! look at the google review here http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=benedict%27s+la+strata+crystal+lake&fb=1&gl=us&hq=benedict%27s+la+strata&hnear=Crystal+Lake,+IL&cid=6372799243711111990&dtab=2&ei=rj6rTJTCBsT_nAfvyJXEBg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQqgUwAA

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