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Around the Clock

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5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7330
+1 815-459-2100
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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Willowbrook, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Around the Clock has an all around menu from standard breakfast dishes to lunch sandwiches to dinner entrees. One of their specials on Friday and Saturday nights is prime rib, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The dinner includes fresh baked bread, choice of soup and type of potato, vegetable, and prime rib cooked to your preference. The portions were very generous... More 

Thank Susan L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty meal at a reasonable price. The soup was delicious. Sandwich was excellent.friendly wait staff

Thank 708kathyd
South Elgin, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had recently had a bariatric sleeve procedure done. A restaurant experience is still a treat for me, but I eat a tenth of what I used to. I have been to many restaurants since my procedure and all have been very accommodating after reading the card the surgeon provided me asking if the person named may order off the... More 

Thank granadasky
McHenry, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place has become one of our favorite Sunday Morning breakfast joints. I love their 'Our Famous Jackpot' breakfast. Sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes, yum. The place is always busy on Sunday so get in early. Coffee was good.

Thank Typhoon_elb
Crystal Lake
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119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went for a quick lunch last weekend and while I am happy to say we had a great wait staff experience, the coffee seemed to not be quite right? A coffee shop with coffee issues? Hmmmm. Sometimes you have to re-learn to clean the equipment properly, sometimes you have to use a good coffee to begin with. It matters.We... More 

Thank Sheila L
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The smoked sausage breakfast skillet was the perfect order after a night camping out at the end of October. Hearty, warm, and delicious - a great meal. Also, they give kids a choice of a toy as you check out, very nice!

Thank Joel S
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This place is not terrible. It is beyond terrible from manager, server and food. Went for dinner on a Saturday. Place was busy had to wait for table. Got seated and ordered our food and waited and waited. I ordered French onion soup and the cheese on top was burnt! Told our server, Eil**n and another one was served. It... More 

Thank Travelprn
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Again maybe I'm seeking too much value for my money, but I bought breakfast for a friend and I here and it was $30 bucks with tip. That includes two coffees, a standard bacon/cheese omelet, and a half order of biscuits and gravy. That seems like a lot to me. There's got to be an equal alternative in terms of... More 

Thank Kevin A
Denver. CO
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

You can not go wrong here for breakfast. The plates are big enough, but not overwhelming and the food is good. The waitstaff are funny too!

Thank karlruth
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We go here alot. The food is always good, price is budget friendly, and the wait staff are always nice. And the pastries?!!! Amazing!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jennifer M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7330
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-459-2100

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?