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Papa Marcos Restaurant 622 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Papa Marcos Restaurant
Mediterranean • $

Papa Marcos Restaurant

622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Delicious food! Come check it out , you will have a new place you crave and the staff is so incredibly down to earth and kind!! I'd come here every day if...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.8
TR's Front Row On Greenwood 219 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
TR's Front Row On Greenwood
Sports Bar • $

TR's Front Row On Greenwood

219 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

Place is a little smaller than the pictures make it look. The food though is outstanding. Burgers are excellent the cook them for you perfectly, and they toast...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.8
SMC Pampanga Express 2855 Washington St, Waukegan
SMC Pampanga Express
Filipino • $

SMC Pampanga Express

2855 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

The food was amazing. My Filipino friends that brought me there had me try some of everything. They had one dish that was liver, I usually hate liver but I...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.7
Green Town Tavern 110 S Genesee St, Waukegan
Green Town Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Green Town Tavern

110 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Well a coworker suggested this place being the best burgers and mushroom and my he's right. Also heard this is a place for politics within Waukegan....

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.6
Catrachos Restaurant 330 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Catrachos Restaurant
Honduran

Catrachos Restaurant

330 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Excellent place for breakfast or anytime of day. The people there were fast and provided excellent service. This place will be a must everything I come to...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.8
Dockside Ice Cream 38 E Madison St, Waukegan
Dockside Ice Cream
Hot Dogs • $

Dockside Ice Cream

38 E Madison St, Waukegan, IL 60085

I was very surprised to find this ice cream shop. I was even more surprised with how good the ice cream tasted. If you are any where close to this place stop...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.6
Louie's Restaurant 1009 North Ave, Waukegan
Louie's Restaurant
Italian • $$

Louie's Restaurant

1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Old school Italian. This place has been around forecer and it makes sense why after trying them. Close to theaters in Waukeegan and plenty of parking make it...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.5
La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano 916 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano
Mexican

La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano

916 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

Wow! We stumbled in this little gem of a restaurant since we were kidless for the afternoon and so glad we did! The gentleman who greeted us was very polite,...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.7
bb.q Chicken Waukegan 554 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
bb.q Chicken Waukegan
Chicken

bb.q Chicken Waukegan

554 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

First time going here. Very good wings but I ordered there medium which comes with 10 wings but was only able to get one flavor. Would have loved to try a...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.6
Monica's Diner 1541 Belvidere St, Waukegan
Monica's Diner
Diner • $$

Monica's Diner

1541 Belvidere St, Waukegan, IL 60085

This was one of those places that I've past by tons of times with out giving it a thought. Today I did a Google search for brunch and they popped up. Good...

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  • Superb92 Reviews4.6
Tute's Bakery and Taqueria 623 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
Tute's Bakery and Taqueria
Mexican • $

Tute's Bakery and Taqueria

623 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

The bakery is awesome but, they also offer food as well! I tried the asada, al pastor, and tripa tacos. I also tried the shrimp tostada. All the tacos were...

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  • Superb89 Reviews4.6
Poppys 1535 Washington St, Waukegan
Poppys
Fast Food • $

Poppys

1535 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Been coming to this place for over a decade and still is the best local comfort fast food joint, they're burger and fries for a buck and few cents still...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.5
Leno's Sandwich Shop 1826 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Leno's Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Leno's Sandwich Shop

1826 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Great spot in Waukegan for a lunch break. Very fairly priced and you get a great big sandwich. My favorite thing here is that they have Green River soda and...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.4
El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant 2941 Sunset Ave, Waukegan
El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant

2941 Sunset Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

A nicely decorated little restaurant with FANTASTIC food! Whenever I'm wanting to treat myself to food I really love, this place is my first thought each...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.5
Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill 200 N Green Bay Rd rd, Waukegan
Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar

Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill

200 N Green Bay Rd rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

This is not ONE of the best places to spend your afternoon, evening, or nights. It IS THE BEST SPOT to come and spend your time. GREAT customer service and...

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  • Superb70 Reviews4.6
Booners 1210 Washington St, Waukegan
Booners
Sports Bar • $

Booners

1210 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

A Great Bar To Sit Back Relax and Have A Cold Beer or Your Choice Of Cocktail. Booners Is A Place For Good People. Whether Your Regular or New To This Place. I...

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  • Superb56 Reviews4.7
The Taproom 36 N Genesee St, Waukegan
The Taproom
Bar & Grill • $

The Taproom

36 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

So... I did this thing, "The Polar Plunge" on New Year's Day after being asked to join my friend, Nate, who is a Taproom employee. The minute I...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.6
Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant 1522 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant
American • $

Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant

1522 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

This is very good, basic diner fare with a Mexican flavor and a neighborhood feel. The staff is amiable and attentive and they really hustle. I've been a...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.4
Glen Flora Tap & Grill 938 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan
Glen Flora Tap & Grill
Pizza • $$

Glen Flora Tap & Grill

938 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Six of us ladies went there and had dinner last night. Everyone of us enjoyed our meal! I had grilled ham and cheese which is not even on their menu but they...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.5
Avocado Express 2632 Washington St, Waukegan
Avocado Express
Fast Food • $

Avocado Express

2632 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

This place may not look like much on the outside but they sure do know how to cook. Their chilaquiles Verde is to die for. The best I've had in quite...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.4
Sazón Cocina Mexicana 910 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan
Sazón Cocina Mexicana
Mexican

Sazón Cocina Mexicana

910 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

My favorite place for tacos and tamales. Absolutely delicious! They hand make tortillas. The staff is friendly, the place is clean and modern. It's...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.6
C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan 2114 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan
Fast Food • $$

C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan

2114 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087

This place never disappoints. I drive an hour to introduce and share this great food with my friends. They were really impressed by the sandwiches as was I. I...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.3
Paulina's 816 Belvidere St, Waukegan
Paulina's
Mexican

Paulina's

816 Belvidere St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Although the restaurant itself needs a lot of attention, I must admit the cooks are all about the taste and authentic Mexican quality of the food they serve....

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  • Superb50 Reviews4.7
K & R Jesters 1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
K & R Jesters
Pizza

K & R Jesters

1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Unfortunately the owner was very rude when I approached to ask about my order, when I placed the order he just placed it the way he wanted, I did not get what...

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  • Superb102 Reviews4.4
Ohsio Sushi 550 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
Ohsio Sushi
Japanese

Ohsio Sushi

550 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

They have a boba bar side and a restaurant side. I've always found the staff to be very friendly. I've been here twice and had the ramen and a poke...

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  • Superb34 Reviews4.9
Waukegan Bally Muck Inc 1930 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Waukegan Bally Muck Inc
Sports Bar • $$

Waukegan Bally Muck Inc

1930 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Always a good time at the ‘Muck’! Great for Bears fans, and they always feed you! Not many places do that!!! Good food, too! Thanks Joe and Julia for a...

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  • Superb66 Reviews4.5
Waukegan Gyros 1120 Golf Rd, Waukegan
Waukegan Gyros
Greek

Waukegan Gyros

1120 Golf Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087

I had phoned in my food order he said it would be ready in 10 minutes so when I arrived a little over 10 minutes it was ready for me and he was very well...

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  • Superb42 Reviews4.7
Brown's Chicken 3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Brown's Chicken
Chicken

Brown's Chicken

3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

I went thru the drive through I didn't have that long of a wait. I ordered the fried okra and the chicken livers everything was cooked fresh and was...

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  • Superb120 Reviews4.3
Quonset Pizza 2602 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Quonset Pizza
Pizza • $$

Quonset Pizza

2602 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Never been here before. Super good pizza, great service. They said they make their own sausage in house. Worth trying this place. Seem to have lots of other...

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  • Good226 Reviews4.2
Test Kitchen BBQ 3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Test Kitchen BBQ
Barbecue

Test Kitchen BBQ

3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

This place is amazing!! Not only do the have Browns chicken, but the Test Kitchen BBQ knocks it out of the Park!!! I did the rib tips and they were awesome!!...

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  • Superb28 Reviews4.9

American Restaurants

American in Waukegan
Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant 1522 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant
American • $

Juan's Chuck Wagon Restaurant

1522 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

This is very good, basic diner fare with a Mexican flavor and a neighborhood feel. The staff is amiable and attentive and they really hustle. I've been a...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.4
Culver's 850 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan
Culver's
American • $

Culver's

850 S Waukegan Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

This Culver’s is better than the one in Gurnee. Customer service and food here are great. If you ever wanna get Culver’s come to this one and avoid going...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.3
Bonny's Bistro 2694 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Bonny's Bistro
American • $$$

Bonny's Bistro

2694 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

I love this place the staff are always very friendly and the rewards program is great.And easy to use. If you ever got time to come in and check it out id...

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  • Superb33 Reviews4.7

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Waukegan
Glen Flora Tap & Grill 938 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan
Glen Flora Tap & Grill
Pizza • $$

Glen Flora Tap & Grill

938 W Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Six of us ladies went there and had dinner last night. Everyone of us enjoyed our meal! I had grilled ham and cheese which is not even on their menu but they...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.5
K & R Jesters 1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
K & R Jesters
Pizza

K & R Jesters

1500 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Unfortunately the owner was very rude when I approached to ask about my order, when I placed the order he just placed it the way he wanted, I did not get what...

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  • Superb102 Reviews4.4
Quonset Pizza 2602 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Quonset Pizza
Pizza • $$

Quonset Pizza

2602 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Never been here before. Super good pizza, great service. They said they make their own sausage in house. Worth trying this place. Seem to have lots of other...

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  • Good226 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Waukegan
La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano 916 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano
Mexican

La Fondita Restaurante Mexicano

916 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

Wow! We stumbled in this little gem of a restaurant since we were kidless for the afternoon and so glad we did! The gentleman who greeted us was very polite,...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.7
Tute's Bakery and Taqueria 623 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
Tute's Bakery and Taqueria
Mexican • $

Tute's Bakery and Taqueria

623 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

The bakery is awesome but, they also offer food as well! I tried the asada, al pastor, and tripa tacos. I also tried the shrimp tostada. All the tacos were...

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  • Superb89 Reviews4.6
El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant 2941 Sunset Ave, Waukegan
El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

El Sabrocito Mexican Restaurant

2941 Sunset Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

A nicely decorated little restaurant with FANTASTIC food! Whenever I'm wanting to treat myself to food I really love, this place is my first thought each...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.5

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Waukegan
China Garden Restaurant 318 N Genesee St, Waukegan
China Garden Restaurant
Chinese • $

China Garden Restaurant

318 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

So good! I was watching Big Bang Theory around 8pm and they were eating Chinese takeaway and I haven’t had it in years. This did not disappoint. Amazing...

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  • Good121 Reviews4.2
Ming Toy Restaurant 3139 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
Ming Toy Restaurant
Chinese • $

Ming Toy Restaurant

3139 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

Moved to beach park a few years ago and found this lovely little gem. Options are limited in our small town for food and basically anything but Ming Toy is...

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  • Good148 Reviews4.1
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant 1802 Washington St, Waukegan
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

1802 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Love this place. New to the area and needed a chinese restaurant spot so i tried here from the beyond menu app. First order was great. Lo mein on point shrimp...

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  • Good95 Reviews3.3

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Waukegan
Poppys 1535 Washington St, Waukegan
Poppys
Fast Food • $

Poppys

1535 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Been coming to this place for over a decade and still is the best local comfort fast food joint, they're burger and fries for a buck and few cents still...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.5
Avocado Express 2632 Washington St, Waukegan
Avocado Express
Fast Food • $

Avocado Express

2632 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

This place may not look like much on the outside but they sure do know how to cook. Their chilaquiles Verde is to die for. The best I've had in quite...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.4
C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan 2114 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan
Fast Food • $$

C.Y.O.C. Create Your Own Cheesecake and Cheesesteak - Waukegan

2114 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087

This place never disappoints. I drive an hour to introduce and share this great food with my friends. They were really impressed by the sandwiches as was I. I...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.3

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Waukegan
La Canoa 50 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
La Canoa
Seafood • $$

La Canoa

50 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Called ahead a few hours to accommodate a party of 12.. everything went without a hitch..Extremely pleasant service and the food was OMG.. Delicious.. 5/5...

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  • Good214 Reviews4
Ostioneria Briza Azul 1611 Belvidere St, Waukegan
Ostioneria Briza Azul
Seafood • $$

Ostioneria Briza Azul

1611 Belvidere St, Waukegan, IL 60085

I went for the first time for a very small wedding reception. I was hesitant because I saw seafood and I do not do any type of seafood. Very surprising they...

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  • Good111 Reviews4
JJ Fish & Chicken (14th & Lewis) 1327 S Lewis Ave, Waukegan
JJ Fish & Chicken (14th & Lewis)
Seafood • $

JJ Fish & Chicken (14th & Lewis)

1327 S Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

YES THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST LOVE IT HERE THANK GOD FOR THE TERRIFIC STAFF AND PATIENT. GOD BLESS YOUR BLACK OWN BUSINESS KEEP...

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  • Average71 Reviews3
Leno's Sandwich Shop 1826 Grand Ave, Waukegan
Leno's Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Leno's Sandwich Shop

1826 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Great spot in Waukegan for a lunch break. Very fairly priced and you get a great big sandwich. My favorite thing here is that they have Green River soda and...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.4
Subway 1415 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1415 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

My order was amazing! I ordered a (sh*t) ton of sandwiches and didn’t realize they closed in an hour. The guy calls me bc my order went through in three...

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  • Good41 Reviews4.2
Subway 2662 Washington St Unit A, Waukegan
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

2662 Washington St Unit A, Waukegan, IL 60085

Really excellent service. One of the best subways I've ever been to. All the food was fresh. He gave a suggestion on the sandwich that I didnt even think...

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  • Good43 Reviews3.9
bb.q Chicken Waukegan 554 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan
bb.q Chicken Waukegan
Chicken

bb.q Chicken Waukegan

554 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

First time going here. Very good wings but I ordered there medium which comes with 10 wings but was only able to get one flavor. Would have loved to try a...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.6
Brown's Chicken 3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan
Brown's Chicken
Chicken

Brown's Chicken

3150 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

I went thru the drive through I didn't have that long of a wait. I ordered the fried okra and the chicken livers everything was cooked fresh and was...

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  • Superb120 Reviews4.3
Chicago Chicken Wings & Things 1019 Belvidere St, Waukegan
Chicago Chicken Wings & Things
Chicken Wings

Chicago Chicken Wings & Things

1019 Belvidere St, Waukegan, IL 60085

I was surprised how good it was I'll definitely be back to try out other things. Chicken and shrimp combo was ? nice size shrimp,wings & portion was...

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  • Superb23 Reviews4.3
Green Town Tavern 110 S Genesee St, Waukegan
Green Town Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Green Town Tavern

110 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

Well a coworker suggested this place being the best burgers and mushroom and my he's right. Also heard this is a place for politics within Waukegan....

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.6
The Taproom 36 N Genesee St, Waukegan
The Taproom
Bar & Grill • $

The Taproom

36 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085

So... I did this thing, "The Polar Plunge" on New Year's Day after being asked to join my friend, Nate, who is a Taproom employee. The minute I...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.6
North Avenue Tap 637 North Ave, Waukegan
North Avenue Tap
Bar & Grill • $$

North Avenue Tap

637 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085

Good service, prices, and bar food. Nice area outside. Pretty diverse crowd. Looks kinda dingy but is clean inside. A few gambling machines if that’s your...

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  • Superb63 Reviews4.4
TR's Front Row On Greenwood 219 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan
TR's Front Row On Greenwood
Sports Bar • $

TR's Front Row On Greenwood

219 W Greenwood Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

Place is a little smaller than the pictures make it look. The food though is outstanding. Burgers are excellent the cook them for you perfectly, and they toast...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.8
Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill 200 N Green Bay Rd rd, Waukegan
Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar

Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill

200 N Green Bay Rd rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

This is not ONE of the best places to spend your afternoon, evening, or nights. It IS THE BEST SPOT to come and spend your time. GREAT customer service and...

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  • Superb70 Reviews4.6
Booners 1210 Washington St, Waukegan
Booners
Sports Bar • $

Booners

1210 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

A Great Bar To Sit Back Relax and Have A Cold Beer or Your Choice Of Cocktail. Booners Is A Place For Good People. Whether Your Regular or New To This Place. I...

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  • Superb56 Reviews4.7