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American, Bar, Pub
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515 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
+1 847-367-6168
11:00 - 23:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Gages Lake, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time I've eaten here I had good food with fair valued quantity. Sometimes the service is not up to snuff, but the food is always quality. The décor has been the same since I can remember.

Thank ajlbennett
Grandville, Michigan
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303 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

They were able to seat our group fairly quickly as it was late on a Saturday night and we had a larger group. But overall I was not impressed. I had a beer that tasted as though the draft lines had not been cleaned in a while as the beer did not taste anything like it should have. I had... More 

Thank The_GR_Blade
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great bar and great food. Always high quality! Lots of beers and good wine selection. Great for lunch- not my favorite for dinner because of noise but good if your in a group. Best bar in Libertyville!

Thank Christine K
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Me and My family went to Firkin since we had always wanted to try it. It was pretty crowded but it was a Saturday. I ordered the short rib and it was AMAZING! Everything was spot on with it. My husband ordered the pork and that was also very tasty. But as when we ordered dessert to go it took... More 

Thank LCT121103
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The Firkin serves great food, and always have a seasonal theme with some nice twists to known dishes, like a great Maui Maui dish for October fest. Their choice of beer is excellent and the service is good. The room is cosy but can get quite loud when full due to the acoustics in the room. Well worth a visit,... More 

Thank Carsten R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite go to spots for lunch or dinner after a round of golf at nearby Pine Meadow. Sit up front by the windows and ask for a recommendation from the vast drink menu or the seasonal specials. The turkey burger is fantastic (the best I've ever had, really!). You won't go wrong here!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place and it turned out to be a gem. Keith the bartender was on his "A" game with recommendations. The pork sandwich was unbelievable as was the cheddar and Gouda app. Huge beer selection. Great selection of rye including Angels Envy. This is a place to remember and visit if you are local.

Thank Steve M
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The locals speak highly of Firkin so we gave it a try. Food was excellent; service was not. The waiter seemed distracted all night and food delivery was slow. The restaurant is situated on the main drag in Libertyville which was likely an old store. Don't stress about Parking in front and use the rear lot. Entry is in back... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Lake Forest, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We've been dining at the Firken for over 15 years, and have seen many changes. Great selection of beers, changes seasonally. Food is decent, although the menu has eliminated some of our favorites dishes. Overall very good family dining experience, and exuburant crowd on weekends.

Thank KeLarson
Fishers, Indiana
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with a four couples, they had a table for us quickly. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Eclectic atmosphere and decorations, fun things to look at everywhere. They offer lots of specialty sandwiches and local craft beers. We each had something different, all were well prepared and we throughly enjoyed our lunch. We all agreed we... More 

Thank Martha W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Libertyville
  • Phone Number: +1 847-367-6168

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