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) #8 of 49 Restaurants in Lake Forest $$ - $$$ American, ,
768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
+1 847-234-9844
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  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit this area at least once per year and include this eaterie on our list of must visit.It has a warm atmosphere, with a friendly service.The high level railway continues to keep people absorbed,novel but nice.There are always specials to enjoy with a very...More

Thank McJacks
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Have not been here in probably 15-20 years. Every bit as good as I remember it! Food and service both fantastic. Will definitely come back more often!

Thank kagnew2017
Reviewed 25 May 2017

With a height end town with snobby eateries, the Latern is an oasis of casual atmosphere. My kind of a burger and a beer place to park for a while.

Thank hogdog3
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This venerable restaurant is located across from the train station in downtown upscale Lake Forest. On a rainy Wednesday I came in alone and was made very welcome. The local people flocked to this place. There are three rooms but, unless you are with kids...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

A nice pub/bar located in Lake Forest, Illinois. The bar is next to the train station and is a good place to go before heading into the city. A local spot that apparently has been here for decades.

Thank Rgd973
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've been going to The Lantern for their great burgers & beer since the late 70s. Back then it was practically mandatory for LF College students. Recently went back with my adult children and am happy to report their burgers are STILL fabulous. It's changed...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great for kids and families. Fairly loud at times, and the dining area is separated from the bar area. Food is good, but greasy, but better than fast food.

Thank KeLarson
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great place for families. Limited menu but very good in what they offer. Service is usually good. Prices are excellent.

Thank DeeJayKay
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for dinner and had a passable Pinot Grigio and sandwiches. New menu with many of the old favorites still on it. Food was excellent (Reuben and a tuna melt) with enough to take home for another meal. Excellent service - quick and attentive, but...More

Thank 577gordonj
Reviewed 3 January 2017

There are not many truly causal, local restaurants in Lake Forest but if there only can be one thank goodness for the Lantern. Good food, great service and reasonable prices (and free popcorn!).

Thank whisox
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-9844
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