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Iron Horse Grill

$$ - $$$
Grill, Diner
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499 Railroad Ave, Round Lake, IL 60073-3231
+1 847-740-9336
05:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 05:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 05:00 - 14:00
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Round Lake
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A small place but the food is good and the prices are reasonable. The portions are generous and you'll never go home hungry.

Thank Russell K
Round Lake Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I go to the Iron Horse Grill for the atmmosphere. I like to have my breakfast or lunch and see the different people coming through. The regulars at the "old guys" table, talking local events and politics. The working guys coming through before they go out to make roads or mow lawns. Older couples and younger families. Not fancy, but... More 

Thank susanjanesmyname
Round Lake, IL
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

When we lived in Round Lake we visited the Iron Horse Grill many times. The main attraction for us was always the breakfast. The food was always very good and the service was always great as well. The owner was friendly and it was just always a good experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves the friendliness... More 

Thank cousin1950
Antioch, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Iron Horse Grill is a little restaurant across from the Round Lake Metra Train station. We often go there for breakfast and have children with us. People are kind and caring. Service is efficient and by friendly staff.

Thank Kathleen B
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

If the father is cooking the food is not done as good as when the son cooks. Also be aware that they only accept CASH at this establishment. This is a deterrent for us and we hardly go there any more. The food is average. It is your basic greasy spoon. The are only open from 0600 - 1400 and... More 

Thank Nancy P
Round Lake, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

My family and I go here frequently since it's right around the corner. I love that's it's not a chain and love seeing it packed with people. They have the best corned beef hash omelet! Well, all the omelets are great! ! Give 'em a try!

Thank Casandra S
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Good food, prices and service, located accros metra station and very close to everthing, walking distance and has parking

Thank mrtavo4
Wisconsin Dells,
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The are not many tables but John ( the owner) and his 2 wait staff keep moving things along. Generous portions of good food is served along with friendly bantering from my favorite waitress, Dawn. I like the small town flavor and if you keep going there you will begin to see familiar faces and soon are joining in on... More 

Thank T9230FVsusanb
Grayslake, Illinois
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The food is very good with great service & won't cost a arm & leg. Open for breakfast & lunch only. Not fancy, but clean.

Thank Bob C
McHenry, Illinois
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

It tends to be very busy. Prices are good and service also. I have been coming here for about 15 years. Very comfortable environment and good coffee while you wait for your food.

Thank Ann C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Grill, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 Railroad Ave, Round Lake, IL 60073-3231
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Round Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 847-740-9336

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