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Picnic Basket

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501 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
+1 847-367-8336
10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Libertyville, Illinois
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

They have wonderful specials and all your typical deli selection. The soups or salads are wonderful too. The best is their desserts! Every kind of bar you can imagine and big enough to share.

Thank Bigpizzapie
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The Muenster of the Midway....Best Sandwich EVER! Seriously. It was the best sandwich I've ever had. Turns out my daughter and my wife have both been raving about this place for months. My friend had a great wrap and salad. Nice room, lots of natural light. You have to try the Picnic Basket.

Thank Brock M
Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great selection! Good value! Fast service! Something for everyone! Love to grab lunch and eat it the park when weather is nice!

Thank Christine K
Libertyville, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Excellent sandwiches, numerous salad offerings, yummy soups! Don't be fooled with seeing long waiting line, service is quick,however don't be surprised if you don't find a table,but if it's nice out,walk across street to park

Thank lesyukon
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for the first time for lunch. Place was hopping. It's mostly sandwiches and wraps-- occ salad or side. We each ordered a sandwich-- ate half and took half home as they do not skimp on the fillings. Prices were ok-- $7-8 average sandwich. Lots of simple seating. Friendly staff. Right next to park if you want to get... More 

Thank Movingalong1234
Lake Forest, Illinois
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Picnic Basket has some delicious sandwiches. It's a great place to eat if you're in a hurry, but still get good food. If you're just strolling around downtown Libertyville, trying to find something to eat, come here! Great food!

Thank Smorboll
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Picnic Basket is a lovely family-owned and operated gourmet deli situated in the heart of Downtown Libertyville and conveniently located across from Cook Memorial Park. The sandwiches are certainly the star of the menu, you can choose from any of their House Creations or customize your own creation. Their huge selection of salads are awesome and vary day to... More 

Thank Maissah_A
Wadsworth, Illinois
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We ordered (from the catering arm - Gourmet Food Basket) the Supreme Hors D'Oeuvres Buffet for our daughter's baby shower and it was just wonderful. Our chef/server, Mo did a fantastic job with everything from set up to clean up and is a true professional. The food was delicious and I received so many complements regarding the tasty food and... More 

Thank travellover13
Mundelein, Illinois
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I enjoy Picnic basket for a quick lunch. Enjoy the custom made sandwiches. You stand on line and walk away with your food after paying. I love the sign on the door. No Wifi..Talk to people.

Thank Stan K
Libertyville, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Outstanding selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. Daily specials at very reasonable prices. Personal favorite is the turkey sandwich with tomato orzo or veg beef soup (every Tuesday). Everything is fresh and made when ordered. The Picnic Basket has been a fixture in Libertyville for over 35 years.

Thank Mrfuzztop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Libertyville
  • Phone Number: +1 847-367-8336

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