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Emil's Tavern on Center

161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
+1 847-543-8879
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (41 reviews)
“wings” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Above average pub food. Husband said pulled pork sandwich was good. My bbq burger was excellent. Fried mushrooms were good and generous quantity. Only negative is the fried food was made first and had to wait while burger cooked, so got a little cold. Would...More

Thank Teri z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is good. Restaurant is clean. Staff is friendly. What more could you be looking for? Located right in the center of downtown Grayslake, it is easy to find and allows you to watch any sports on tv while you are drinking/eating. Good place to...More

Thank Karen73106
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Emil's is one of our top picks fir dinner or lunch. On Friday I had the Reuben. It was probably the best i have eaten, perfect crispiness of the grilled bread, tender corned beef. I think they make their own 1000 Island Sauce. The pizza...More

Thank lgage2017
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Please try this pizza with pickles and mustard. You will love it! The flavors of the ham and crust come together so very well.

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have been here several times and there is a very wide selection of food. My adult children say the drink selection is also good. Plenty of tv's to watch whatever sporting events are going on. Service has always been good.

Thank orracle
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I met my friend and her husband for a late lunch on a Saturday and I liked the restaurant it was large plenty of seating. Our waitress was friendly. We ordered they're special broasted chicken and ribs. It was a large portion...More

Thank Brisa1103
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We like to meet up here with our son and his family. Very large menu so something for everyone. We normally get the pizza but my son LOVES the patty melt. Beers are not that expensive. I just wish it wasn't so noisy (televisions) so...More

Thank tweety874
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We order often from them - note "order and have it delivered" it's been a few years since we went in there and sat outside during summer. They're quick and usually the food is delivered hot. Often we order their broasted chicken which everyone likes...More

Thank gigagirl
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Emils is good food and lots of locals frequent it. I try to avoid it on the weekends or the day of a sporting event. It gets way too loud for me. Great place for lunch or dinner early Pizza is really good and so...More

Thank sadiesnoni
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is always a fun place to go to meet friends, or to watch a game, and the food is always excellent.

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Patricia B
Do you have gift certificates?
3 December 2016|
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Response from karenmcclu | Reviewed this property |
I expect so. Give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Grayslake
  • Phone Number: +1 847-543-8879
  • E-mail
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