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Fatman Pizza Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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36309 N Skokie Hwy, Gurnee, IL 60031-1093
+1 847-244-8300
07:00 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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173 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The sandwiches are better than their pizza, IMO. There are plenty of TV's to watch sports and there are summer volleyball leagues.

Thank orracle
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stopped in for a Friday fish fry - all you can eat walleye for $12. That's a great price! It came with soup or salad, rolls, potatoes, slaw and the fish filets were HOT! Unfortunately, some were larger than others and the smaller filets were dry. I had the clam chowder which was excellent! This is a sports bar... More 

Thank Ron R
Racine, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and have loved it every time. I brought a friend here this evening (all the way from Oak Creek) and I went on and on about how great it was, only to be embarrassed. The gentleman that seated us was awesome, but our waitress, Alyssa, was not. She seemed overwhelmed and annoyed. A long... More 

Thank MAudreyC
Surprise, Arizona
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I stopped by one evening while in the area on business and what a pleasant surprise. The inside is warm and almost cabin like with lots screens for sports viewing. The outside patio is quite large and overlooks 1 of 2 volleyball courts. The patio was packed with good people enjoying the warmer weather. I had the happy hour 5... More 

Thank CaliLeo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Food is great and the service is outstanding. All the employees are so friendly. Prices are realistic. Brisket & Ribs to die for.

Thank Judy W
Chesterton, Indiana
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great bar to watch sports at! Love the outdoor bar and seating and the sand volleyball courts are great for the summer months!

Thank CruisinInTheSun_11
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I live in the area and remember when the Fatman Inn was down right scarey.. Fatman's Pizza Pub is much better now, especially the food, but still best described as a good biker's bar. I also was disappointed by the rib special being sold out.

Thank TahitiJim
Grayslake, Illinois
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I had a build your own omelette and was happy with exactly what I ordered. Right down to the marble rye toast. The others in my party were not so happy. Apparently Fatmans cut out a big portion of their breakfast menu, no skillets?

Thank xcjordanx
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great pizza & big sandwiches & smiling service. The Lake County Folk Club presents live music here in a separate room on Sunday eves. Call LCFC & make a reservation. Order drinks & dinner & sit & listen to music. Awesome combination.

Thank bonk810
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

The place was a bit too dark. The servers not too attentive. Food - okay. You can try it if you want to.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36309 N Skokie Hwy, Gurnee, IL 60031-1093
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-244-8300

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