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Finn McCool's Irish Sports Pub

Bar, American, Pub
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72 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4444
+1 815-356-1155
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:00 - 01:00
Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

First time here and it was terrible. Definitely more of a bar than a restaurant. I ordered a guacamole appetizer and cheeseburger with fries. The chips were stale and guac was watery. The burger was so greasy the grease soaked through the bun and the burger itself fell apart when I tried to pick it up. The fries were cold... More 

Thank 283gaylek
Urbandale, Iowa
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stopped at Finn McCools for a quick dinner on a Thursday night. The restaurant had a good crowd and we enjoyed many of the 1/2 priced appetizers. Thursday nights they offer 1/2 priced apps and from what I could tell were full priced servings. We tried the pretzel, cheese curds and guacamole. All were good and a hit with... More 

Thank lckstr99
St. Charles, IL
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Placed inside one of Crystal Lake's Depression era bank (closed during run on bank), this bar is fitted in the "bank's" main floor with an expansive and impressive place. I was there on a Saturday afternoon hoping to watch local football. Sure, sure ask the staff to maybe turn on a game that is being played by a team within... More 

Thank OtherBeach
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Ended up here as our 1st two restaurant choices had close to an hour wait time. Upon arrival was fairly slow, waitress was prompt and pleasant. Then it got busy and her focus shifted to larger groups. Ended up with below average appetizers, cold, and flavorless. Skipped ordering an entree had to circle the place to find out server and... More 

Thank Rooney610
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Three of us came here for an early dinner enroute to a show at the Raue. We were seated promptly, but then waited for a waitress to appear. Our dinners were served 25 minutes after our order was taken (three other tables occupied and six people on bar stools, so it wasn't crowded) After waiting for our waitress to return... More 

Thank Calmac3
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186 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Great place to watch sports and the staff was friendly. I had the XXL Indiana style pork tenderloin. It was about half of the ones I am familiar with in Indiana and rather chewy. My husband's Rueben was okay, but nothing special.

Thank orracle
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Big bar, lots of T.V's. Stop in on Thursdays for 1/2 price appetizers and 1/2 price drinks. Food is really good. Week-ends after 9pm gets really hopping.

Thank amayltk
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

My son and I stopped in for lunch recently and we both ordered burgers. There was a decent selection of other items as well as craft beers. We stuck with lemonade but the burgers were really good. I had the BLT burger which besides the lettuce and tomato, it also included a half pound of thick cut bacon. Yes, it... More 

Thank Jerrybuch
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

The place its self has a cool vibe and I like the location. Fun wall decoratings and lots of TVs! The menu is just ok and pretty basic. A good amount of beer options but they run out of most beer options after a big game night. Not my favorite but I good place to grab a drink and watch... More 

Thank Sarah A
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

...and I dont know what this place wants to be. Is it an Irish pub, is it tex-mex, is it a burger joint, is it a sports bar? IMHO, they dont really do any of them well. The place is large, kinda cold with high ceilings, with a large bar area and a good variety of beers. Plenty of tvs... More 

Thank bobnIL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4444
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-356-1155

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