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768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
+1 847-234-9844
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burgers” (18 reviews)
“reuben” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always good....keep in mind it's a classic Wisconsin Bar / restaurant type of place. very comfortable.

Thank walter8686
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great hangout for families and friends. This is a fun local hangout with good burgers and onion rings. Kids will love the train circuit and dads will love the bar and beer. Reasonable prices. They have a balloon artist that will delight the kids...More

Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They try. Service is good, food average. I’ve been coming here for 25 years on and off. Great history and pictures. There are now better alternatives.

Thank Beemer01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pub/restaurant in the heart of lake forest has great food and several good varieties of draft beer. We had patty melt and three floyds beer. Lots tvs for sports n lots of Chicago professional sports paraphernalia on the walls.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food is simple and service is good. Best hamburgers ever. As newlyweds, we ate here probably 4/week. 50 years later, it's still great and visitors ask to visit.

Thank lindatR7850GX
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Went for dinner with a group of 10 people. The service and food was good. The feeling was a cozy and not that "fancy". Personally I really like that kind of feeling.

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We thought the bison burgers were fantastic....perfectly cooked, and very tasty.. The homemade chips were also a nice touch. The skirt steak was so-so. Nice and cozy, near Lake Forest College campus. They do have gluten free buns and bread.

Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We visit this area at least once per year and include this eaterie on our list of must visit.It has a warm atmosphere, with a friendly service.The high level railway continues to keep people absorbed,novel but nice.There are always specials to enjoy with a very...More

Thank McJacks
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Have not been here in probably 15-20 years. Every bit as good as I remember it! Food and service both fantastic. Will definitely come back more often!

Thank kagnew2017
Reviewed 24 May 2017

With a height end town with snobby eateries, the Latern is an oasis of casual atmosphere. My kind of a burger and a beer place to park for a while.

Thank hogdog3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-9844
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