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Around the Clock

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5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7330
+1 815-459-2100
06:00 - 00:00
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Crystal Lake
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a quick lunch last weekend and while I am happy to say we had a great wait staff experience, the coffee seemed to not be quite right? A coffee shop with coffee issues? Hmmmm. Sometimes you have to re-learn to clean the equipment properly, sometimes you have to use a good coffee to begin with. It matters.We... More 

Thank Sheila L
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The smoked sausage breakfast skillet was the perfect order after a night camping out at the end of October. Hearty, warm, and delicious - a great meal. Also, they give kids a choice of a toy as you check out, very nice!

Thank Joel S
Level Contributor
93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This place is not terrible. It is beyond terrible from manager, server and food. Went for dinner on a Saturday. Place was busy had to wait for table. Got seated and ordered our food and waited and waited. I ordered French onion soup and the cheese on top was burnt! Told our server, Eil**n and another one was served. It... More 

Thank Travelprn
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

Again maybe I'm seeking too much value for my money, but I bought breakfast for a friend and I here and it was $30 bucks with tip. That includes two coffees, a standard bacon/cheese omelet, and a half order of biscuits and gravy. That seems like a lot to me. There's got to be an equal alternative in terms of... More 

Thank Kevin A
Denver. CO
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

You can not go wrong here for breakfast. The plates are big enough, but not overwhelming and the food is good. The waitstaff are funny too!

Thank karlruth
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We go here alot. The food is always good, price is budget friendly, and the wait staff are always nice. And the pastries?!!! Amazing!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Jennifer M
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lots of breakfast and senior specials. Always friendly and fast service. Salad and soup bar always available. Big tables and booths for visiting couples. Heating system sometimes too cold, but a bright and clean place to eat.

Thank Ron H
Johnsburg, Illinois
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We love this restaurant and especially the prime rib served on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Price is reasonable for everything. Restaurant is crowded on the weekend but worth the short wait. The menu is quite extensive and there is something for everyone. Every food I have ever tried has been excellent. They also have a bakery but plan to take... More 

Thank PattiM13
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on a week nights. It was not busy. Ordered blackened catfish and Patty melt. French onion soup was one of the soups of the day, ordered French onion soup and wanted it baked, I was told there is extra 60 cents. Loaf of bread comes with dinner and we waited a long while for the bread. Wife... More 

Thank Travelprn
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great Customer Service (although there's no To Go ordering spot and that would be my only service complaint); food was fantastic (although prices are a bit pricey for the quantity of sides you get. I ordered a cheeseburger and requested the fries & drink sides which was an extra $1.99 (the side I requested was onion rings and only got... More 

Thank Kristen-Diane P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5011 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7330
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-459-2100

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