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Egg Harbor Cafe

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512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
+1 847-295-3449
06:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
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727 reviews
496 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Egg Harbor Café with some friends for a late lunch, and overall it was a very tasty meal and the restaurant was filled with locals. I found this place by looking online, and I was not disappointed. We were able to snag a table pretty quickly, and there's a lot of turnover since it is a quick... More 

Thank jg325
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Egg Harbor is always good! The portions are large. You will not leave hungry! Service is friendly. Expect a wait on Sunday mornings.

Thank Kimmarie M
Simsbury, CT
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Come to town once a year and always end up eating lunch here. Never disappointed..never wowed. Service is very good. People are very friendly. One great thing is they bring a giant pitcher of water and leave it on your table.

Thank MendoPOM
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have eaten here many times on our visits to the area, a favorite of our Granddaughter, it is only open for Breakfast/Lunch closing at 2 p.m. worth the wait

Thank sweatypie
North West England
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129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a composite critique of 4 trips to this eaterie,over 10 days.Once as a family of 6 & several times as a couple. On each and every occasion we were impressed by their consistency.You arrive and invariably there is a small queue,this is because they are so good and there is only one Egg Harbour in this locale.The selection... More 

Thank McJacks
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We literally "stumbled" on the Egg Harbor Cafe while driving through the delightful tree-lined streets of Lake Forest. What really attracted us were the folks that we saw walking up to the restaurant from several different directions, the small waiting line that had formed out of the door, and a few bicycles that were parked along the sidewalk near the... More 

Thank sde63
Woodbridge, Virginia
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this quaint little breakfast spot. The menu was great and I had a very hard time deciding what to get because of the many choices. The food was exceptional, the service was excellent and our party of five could not have been any happier with our experience. It was the best breakfast I've... More 

Thank Andrew W
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here 4 mornings in a row. The staff was super nice. Food was great. The skillet dishes were a nice option as were the frittatas. A Lot to choose from. We will be back.

Thank 52viking
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

First impression - that is a lot of tables in a small space... Service was quick and friendly despite the crowd for a late lunch. I got an omelet with potatoes and the cherrywood bacon. Omelet was acceptable. The potatoes were ok, and the bacon was pretty good. Overall, kind of expensive for breakfast, and it was just OK. Everything... More 

Thank Joe P
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited the Lake Forest Egg Harbour during our visit to relatives staying in Lake Bluff. My wife and I had visited 15 years ago and remembered it being a great place to have breakfast or lunch. This time, with our 13 year old daughter, and our 80 year old relatives we again had a great experience. The place was... More 

Thank Jon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-3449

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