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Benedict's La Strata

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40 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4472
+1 815-459-6500
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Crystal Lake IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat hete often. Got to get here early on weekends. Fills up by 8:30am. Great coffee. Had the Corned Beef Hash and Scrambled Eggs. Wife had Spinach and Feta Omlette. Never had a bad meal ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy. Have a wonderful menu. Lots of specials. Enjoy the sun porch,if available. Sometimes parking is a problem, but if you go around the block there is a public lot.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice place. We went here to have a lunch. The food was very good as was the service. Such a nice little town.

Thank JillS259
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was in heaven as I had my two kids and their spouses together for once as one couple was visiting from out of town. This is a MUST go to place for breakfast. The portions are generous and the food is all wonderful. My son-in-law order cheesy grits with Andouille sausage even though it wasn't on the menu and... More 

Thank Jerrybuch
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It was 2015 when we went there and my youngest son was 8y old he ordered chicken noodle soup, which was So good home made style. we also ordered red velvet pancake that was pretty good too.

Thank N C
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Over the last several months Benedicts has not lived up to its old reputation. Service is still great, but the food has taken a dive. My scrambled eggs were overcooked. I ordered an unbuttered English muffin and received a buttered muffin which could have passed for a hockey puck The side potatoes are no longer a treat. They are bland... More 

Thank Judy-Chuck
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We had a decent breakfast. The wait without a reservation was quite long and our kids were getting crazy. I wouldn't recommend for groups of 4+ with kids, but that's just my experience The food was average and that's really all there is to say.

Thank Kevin A
Darien, Illinois
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A friend of mine accompanied me to Benedict's.... I thought it was going to be a great treat because the reviews were so good - until I found out she had been there many times before! The servers were exceptionally friendly and cooperative - it seemed like 3 or four had a part in our order, our delivery, our clean... More 

Thank Robert C
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The price is right, the food is great, the service is fast, but it is a small place and plan on waiting.

Thank Leon A
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I have been here 2 times now. I am pleased with the service and the food is good. If there is a line, it is worth the wait.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4472
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-459-6500
This is the best breakfast place in Crystal Lake. The menu is great, the food is great, the atmosphere is great, the prices are great. Please add it!! look at the google review here http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=benedict%27s+la+strata+crystal+lake&fb=1&gl=us&hq=benedict%27s+la+strata&hnear=Crystal+Lake,+IL&cid=6372799243711111990&dtab=2&ei=rj6rTJTCBsT_nAfvyJXEBg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQqgUwAA

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?