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Reviewed 17 May 2023

Execution of the Cobb salad was terrible. Stopped in when we were shopping nearby. Nice ambience and staff. I ordered a Cobb salad and asked for it to be tossed in the dressing. It arrived un tossed with dressing on the side an d the...bowl was way too small for the generous "deconstructed" salad. I requested a plate. I was brought a smallish plate: way too small to toss the salad. I did my best by slowly transferring the ingredients to the new plate--bit by bit. Soon the plate, the floor, the table, and I was covered with lettuce, blue cheese and bacon. A mess. I ate a bit and took the rest home. I did not enjoy the experience. My husband had the cuban sandwich and I ate some of that. We are in the car now--driving home and I am hungry. TripAdvisor cannot Brin g up Buttermilk in Vernon Hills so I did my best.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

My wife & I stopped here for breakfst & I decided totry lunch. Top quality food and large portions. My wife had eggs, bacon and pancakes and she said it was cooked perfecty. I had a sandwitch called Cubano and it was fantastic. I could...only finish half of the sandwitch and the parmesan fries were spectacular. All that said the price was not too high and the waitress was super friendly. This place is worth the stop and we pan to return often!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

Breakfast cafe. Mashed potatoes, orange juice, omelette, pan cakes and pizza are good and tasty. Too noisy . Staff made lot of sound while Cleaning and collecting the cutlery.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2022 via mobile

This is the best breakfast place in the world! The portions are very generous and the food is tremendous. The pumpkin muffins, pork belly, and chia were best in class. We found the wait staff to be fun, engaging, caring, and diligent. Happy people making...others happy.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

I visited here with family recently for lunch. There are a decent amount of options on the menu and the all of our food tasted good. However, I thought it was a little pricey compared to similar restaurants with bigger portions in the area. While...our waitress was very nice, we waited a long time for just our drinks.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022

One of the best breakfast experiences ever - more food than you can eat, more delicious than you imagined, and fast and friendly service to top it all off! The wait was long but worth it, and you can always put your name in and...stroll about town!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast/brunch spot. Cute atmosphere with large menu and great service. We ordered several different items to share as we struggled to each pick one meal. Prices are good for the large portions!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Always amazing food. You will always have enough for another meal. Service has also been very good never disappointed

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

I visited buttermilk cafe for breakfast. The atmosphere was great and the food was even better. I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

The breakfasts are dependably delicious. Their featured pancake was “apple cider donut” pancake; I passed that up to try the biscuit and I’m glad that I did. Even though I follow a low carb lifestyle, I made an exception to try a bite and ended...up eating the entire thing!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

First time visit. My wife and I were there on a Monday morning 9/27. Restaurant was very busy and we had a short wait. Menu was was fantastic with many great choices. Their gluten free menu was as well. We placed our order and had...our food well within expected time. We'll be going back !More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 22 September 2021

It totally seemed like this place would be good or great. It was just ok the day i went. Fancy and kind of distinctive, but not always in the best of ways. None of the food was that good. My partner did like her food...a bit more than I did mine, but was also a bit underwhelmed, give the atmosphere and prices.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today. I ordered the farmhouse salad - it was delicious! So crunchy and fresh. The beets, apples, candied pecans, red onions were a perfect match to the spring mix and arugula. And the warm crispy goat cheese discs were a great...topper ! My friend enjoyed her kale salad as wellMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

They ought to be ashamed! We’re still have thousands of new Covid-19 cases a day in Illinois, and when I went in to collect a carryout, they were operating a full-capacity dine-in service with standing-room only in the waiting area. No social distancing! They’re putting...the public and the economic recovery of the community at risk!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

Wow. I went to buttermilk this morning for the first time with my two daughters and each of us was blown away by how amazing our breakfast was. Francisco was our waiter and he was charming and kind and a great server. We love going...out for breakfast but this food was so fresh and so unique and delicious it’s definitely our favorite. I will be going back very soon!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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vintagelove822
22 August 2016|
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Response from ame079 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was a small menu for vegan and GF. I think like oatmeal bowls things like that. And there is a veggie sandwich. They are good at substituting things as well.
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Buttermilk Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4