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Egg Harbor Cafe

512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
+1 847-295-3449
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I have been going to Egg Harbor in Lake Forest for about 12 years. Just like the other Egg Harbors in NE Illinois, the restaurant is clean and inviting and has a farm like atmosphere, with roosters (pictures and toy roosters) all over the restaurant....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Timothy F
Reviewed October 7, 2018

There aren't many breakfast places in Lake Forest but, even if there many options, Egg Harbor would stand out. The menu offers general restaurant fare but they generally do everything pretty well. Its not cheap but definitely worth the visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank whisox
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I have eaten breakfast at this restaurant twice now and love this place. They have unique breakfast specials which you just don't see at other restaurants. When I eat out I expect good service and the servers at this restaurant have been excellent. I highly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank James I
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Late breakfast Cordial greetings by staff Seated quickly with curtesy Served efficiently and patiently Food good

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patricia D
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Had the fortunate opportunity to visit Egg Harbor after a round of golf with my nephew recently. His suggestion as a local boy and was he ever right the breakfasts here are fresh, hot and delicious. My only regret is having only minimal space in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank finsterErie_PA
Reviewed July 14, 2018

In addition to the Lake Forest restaurant we have visited a number of their other locations throughout the suburbs. The place is nice but doesn't have the warm ambience of some of their other restaurants. The décor seems a little worn and could use some...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TreedDesPlaines
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing… The menu is excellent; options for almost everyone ...unfortunately, the follow up is inconsistent. Coffee is weak. Syrup served with pancakes is poor tasting! After our meals we made notes to the server about the syrup and were advised that the restaurant offers...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Al H
BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Good afternoon, We are sorry that you did not enjoy our coffee or our syrup. We are in the process of trying to find our "perfect" coffee and really do appreciate your feedback. We are on our third blend of coffee that we are trying...More

Reviewed January 31, 2018

You are remembered by any of the staff as a repeat customer. One of many locations in the Chicago Suburbs.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Spencer L
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Egg Harbor Cafe is a chain, but each restaurant is unique. This one has a very attractive decor. It's wonderful for a breakfast or lunch, but be aware they are not open for dinner. selection of dishes to choose from. I was meeting a friend...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Barbara Z
BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Just to clarify, the parking lot and street parking are posted as 90 minute parking. Only street parking is ticketed and fairly strictly enforced by the village. The lot is posted as 90...More

Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Pretty crowded but good food. A little over rated but a fun spot for a family. It is really good for a family.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-3449
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Egg Harbor Café in Lake Forest brings you the highest quality, carefully-sourced breakfast and lunch with fast, friendly service in a modern farmhouse setting, 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily. We serve free range eggs that are certified-humane. We serve Intelligentsia gold cup standard coffee, sourced directly from the finest small family growers. You will not find high fructose corn syrup in any of our food. We are happy to offer an excellent gluten free menu. Great food, great employees and happy, satisfied customers are the goals that influence everything we do. Owners John Wright and Mike and Aimee Farrell believe that Egg Harbor´s regular customers are the glue that holds us together. As a family-owned company involving three generations of children and grandchildren, we pride ourselves in being an extended family to a great number of people, both employees and customers, and in our restaurants´ active involvement in their local communities.
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