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Jay Lovell’s

766 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
+1 847-780-3930
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
“coleslaw” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Steakhouse, American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
766 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So Jay Lovell is a superb and creative chef. When he moved to this unassuming shopping center location I didn’t know what to expect. Delightful and reasonably priced fare in a casual atmosphere, there are loads of repeat customers and the staff seems to know...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Beemer01
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Small local place Breakfast of egg omelette with potatoes and biscuit was excellent Shrimp and sausage gumbo— 5* perfect Worth the stop

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pho2
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This little gem has amazing food! Delicious and top quality! The owners are very friendly. The staff is very pleasant. Interesting fact - the owner is the son of the famous astronaut Lovell. Excellent breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Very casual. Place your order at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lovefromme
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch, egg salad BLT on toast with side of coleslaw, I had Beef Brisket w/expresso bbq sauce & hand cut fries. Large sandwich and took 1/2of the egg salad home,very good but coleslaw lack some vinegar. Best brisket that I have had...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Tommygunt
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Jay Lovell's is the reincarnation of Lovell's Fine Dining Restaurant of Lake Forest without all the fancy higher cost frills. Jay is there with his wife Darice supervising food execution. The menu is simple, limited but the food is divine. The pies are a must....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank anthonyrosemaryv
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Waited about 5 minutes before someone greeted me. Food was just OK. Prices are sky high for what you get. Ambiance does not play out.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Stan K
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Went here for lunch on a Wednesday. Ordered a pulled pork sandwich which came with one side and I chose a side salad. Along with a can of Pellegrino, the tab (with tax) was over $18.00, which is a little pricey for lunch at a...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank David S
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

The place was my favorite Sunday breakfast place until today. I haven't been here in months but the cashier didn't know the menu. He didn't seem excited about having guest or in being there. After ordering coffee, the urn turned out to be empty and...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Very cute little restaurant. I had a pulled pork sandwich that was very good and my husband had a giant omelet. Food was all very good. The restraunt did appear to be a bit unorganized. One small hallway by the bathroom had stuff everywhere and...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Maren R
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Excellent meal, very comfortable, casual restaurant. Staff were very friendly the food was cooked to order and very tasty. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank StSChgo
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Questions & Answers
Tom R
May 19, 2018|
Response from Stan K | Reviewed this property |
I never saw him at the restaurant.
January 28, 2015|
Response from UA777 | Reviewed this property |
no brunch. They do serve a killer breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 766 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL 60040-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-780-3930
  • E-mail
Jay Lovell’s is your premier restaurant located in Highwood, IL. We offer breakfast and lunch options, from salads and sandwiches to barbecue. Stop on by to dine in or grab some take-out. We also offer a catering menu! Whatever you may be craving, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds at Jay Lovell’s. “A Jay and Darice Enterprise. Thank you for coming and have a wonderful day!”
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