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Egg Harbor Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
+1 847-295-3449
06:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Egg Harbor is without question the best place for a good hearty breakfast. Very good food, many choices, excellent omelettes and you don't have to cook or clean up. Friendly service, Colorful coffee mugs. Excellent Gluten-free choices and the GF toast is the best ever.

Thank 741chicago
Lake Forest, Illinois
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been eating Bacado omelets here for years. Never fails to please. Bacon and avocado. Service still excellent. Crowded. Free coffee for diners who opt to wait, which most do since the food is so good.

Thank 577gordonj
BreakfastCafe, General Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks! We value our regular guest as the glue that holds us together! More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We love Egg Harbor. The service is friendly and fast and the food is consistently good. Try the omelettes - tasty and not runny

Thank Mary L
BreakfastCafe, General Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Mary! More 

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766 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I went to Egg Harbor Café with some friends for a late lunch, and overall it was a very tasty meal and the restaurant was filled with locals. I found this place by looking online, and I was not disappointed. We were able to snag a table pretty quickly, and there's a lot of turnover since it is a quick... More 

Thank jg325
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Egg Harbor is always good! The portions are large. You will not leave hungry! Service is friendly. Expect a wait on Sunday mornings.

Thank Kimmarie S
Simsbury, CT
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194 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Come to town once a year and always end up eating lunch here. Never disappointed..never wowed. Service is very good. People are very friendly. One great thing is they bring a giant pitcher of water and leave it on your table.

Thank MendoPOM
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have eaten here many times on our visits to the area, a favorite of our Granddaughter, it is only open for Breakfast/Lunch closing at 2 p.m. worth the wait

Thank sweatypie
North West England
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a composite critique of 4 trips to this eaterie,over 10 days.Once as a family of 6 & several times as a couple. On each and every occasion we were impressed by their consistency.You arrive and invariably there is a small queue,this is because they are so good and there is only one Egg Harbour in this locale.The selection... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We literally "stumbled" on the Egg Harbor Cafe while driving through the delightful tree-lined streets of Lake Forest. What really attracted us were the folks that we saw walking up to the restaurant from several different directions, the small waiting line that had formed out of the door, and a few bicycles that were parked along the sidewalk near the... More 

Thank sde63
Woodbridge, Virginia
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this quaint little breakfast spot. The menu was great and I had a very hard time deciding what to get because of the many choices. The food was exceptional, the service was excellent and our party of five could not have been any happier with our experience. It was the best breakfast I've... More 

Thank Andrew W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-3449

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