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Lantern

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American, Bar, Pub
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768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
+1 847-234-9844
Today
10:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to The Lantern for their great burgers & beer since the late 70s. Back then it was practically mandatory for LF College students. Recently went back with my adult children and am happy to report their burgers are STILL fabulous. It's changed a lot over the years, is certainly not a fancy restaurant, but if you want... More 

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Thank Deborah D
Lake Forest, Illinois
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kids and families. Fairly loud at times, and the dining area is separated from the bar area. Food is good, but greasy, but better than fast food.

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Thank KeLarson
Lake Forest, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great place for families. Limited menu but very good in what they offer. Service is usually good. Prices are excellent.

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Thank DeeJayKay
Lake Forest, Illinois
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for dinner and had a passable Pinot Grigio and sandwiches. New menu with many of the old favorites still on it. Food was excellent (Reuben and a tuna melt) with enough to take home for another meal. Excellent service - quick and attentive, but not rushed in any way. It's back on our regulars list.

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Thank 577gordonj
Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

There are not many truly causal, local restaurants in Lake Forest but if there only can be one thank goodness for the Lantern. Good food, great service and reasonable prices (and free popcorn!).

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Thank whisox
Chicago
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure if this placed has changed in 30 years. Some would call it timeless, I call it tired. Very basic bar food, burgers, salads and sandwiches. Kids like it because of the trains running near the ceiling. Probably last place open late at night if you are out of other options. In that case its fine.

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We took our grandkids here and had a very enjoyable meal. Everyone liked what they ordered. I only wish that the trains were running in both rooms.

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Thank Andreatte B
Madison, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great burgers, cozy neighborhood feel. One of those places that's been around forever--we were with a 55 yr old friend who said she came here as a child with her family.

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Thank 5Martini5
Lake Forest, Illinois
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Some of the best I have had. Wish they still offered their incredible baked beans though. I always get the 4 piece so I have leftovers to enjoy the next day.

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Thank Dennis M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

If I have a desire for an excellent burger, this is the place I go. There are always families present with children and the atmosphere is very casual in the dining room. The bar side is exclusively for adults. It's a popular and friendly place in town for pub food so don't expect a gourmet meal. Service is friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-9844

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