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Tasty Tuesday: Lakeside Dining in Lake County

There’s a je ne sais quoi when sitting at a table with your family and friends while nibbling on spectacular eats. The experience is just exponentially better while lakeside dining in the land of lakes.

Soak up the natural beauty while tasting the mouthwatering cuisine this tasty Tuesday along one of the land of lakes’ inland bodies of water.

 

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While we still endure the effects of the public health crisis, Restore Illinois: Phase 4 enables foodies to return to indoor and outdoor restaurants.

Dine on delectable bites this tasty Tuesday as we take a look at lakeside dining in Lake County.

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant in Fox Lake

 

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This Authentic Mexican Restaurant has a beautiful scenic view and is located on Nippersink Lake connected to the Chain O’Lakes. Watch a beautiful sunset on the Chain while enjoying the best Margarita in Lake County. The menu includes Enchiladas, Chimichangas, sizzling fajitas, tacos, steak, seafood, burritos, combination platters and a variety of drinks and desserts. The restaurant offers three indoor dining rooms, a seasonal outdoor patio and a full bar jam-packed with unique homemade beverages.

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant, 200 N. Forest Ave., Fox Lake.

Lindy’s Landing in Wauconda


Lindy’s Landing is an exceptional bar and restaurant with a beach in the backyard to waltz into the Bangs Lake pre or post-meal. Lindy’s delectable eats include burgers, seafood, sirloin medallions, macaroni, jambalaya, chicken piccata, rock salt prime rib, and a plethora of other fare-favorite items. The Wauconda business celebrated its half-century birthday in 2015. Lindy’s Landing offers curbside pickup and delivery on Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5- 8 p.m.

Blarney Island/Port of Blarney in Antioch

 

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Blarney Island is the premier summer party located a mile offshore on the Chain O’Lakes. The unique Antioch bar hosts events, fests, live entertainment, Thunder on the Chain and many others. Take the Blarney shuttle boat out from Port of Blarney, and in just a few minutes, you will be living on island time. Blarney Island is open from May-September. Blarney Island isn’t just a weekend destination. Thursday’s Thunder on the Chain is a must-see event!

Blarney Island, 27843 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch.

The Onion Pub and Brewery in Lake Barrington


This local favorite has been a staple in southwestern Lake County since 2003 as it sits on a 20-acre quarry. The brewhouse creates handcrafted beers and hearty comfort food. The Lake Barrington brewery’s philosophy is being firmly grounded with a passion and respect for many of the world-class beer styles that exist in today’s brewing renaissance. The Onion Pub’s signature brews include the Misfit American IPA, the Hop Slayer Double IPA and Beggar’s Brown (English-style). The brewpub’s menu is highlighted by soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, seafoods and more. The Lake County Libation Trail maker was the March 2020 Libation of the Month.

Onion Pub & Brewery, 22221 N. Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington.

Sunset Pavilion at Breezewald Park in Lake Zurich

 

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Overlooking pristine Lake Zurich (also located in Lake Zurich), Sunset Pavilion at Breezewald Park, is a new addition to the visual statement venue. The Lake Zurich entity serves wines by the glass, craft brew and other libations, flatbreads, sandwiches and desserts. You can’t help but be mesmerized by where the sun sets at this beautiful location while sipping down your favorite adult beverage of choice. Sunset Pavilion, for the time being, because of the public health crisis, is open to solely Lake Zurich residents.

Sunset Pavilion at Breezwald Park, 125 N. Old Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.

Bill’s Pizza and Pub in Mundelein


The 50+-year-old eatery reopened their indoor and outdoor seating.  Outside, you can enjoy a splendiferous view of Mundelein’s Diamond Lake. The Mundelein pizzeria is renowned for its thin crust and double-decker pizzas, sandwiches, desserts and so much more. While they lost to Lou Malnati’s in their national television appearance on “GMA3 Strahan, Sara & Keke,” they are undoubtedly one of the renowned pie makers in the country.

Bill’s Pizza & Pub, 624 S. Lake St., Mundelein.

Wright’s Brew & Bistro inside the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

 

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Offering a casual dining experience that is exceptional is Wright’s Brew and Bistro, located inside the Lincolnshire Marriott. While it’s not a lake, you have a view of the Des Plaines River. The Lincolnshire bar and restaurant provides the honey to Five Eyes Honey Ale that is brewed by other Lake County Libation Trail partner, Tighthead Brewery in Mundelein. In the eats department, Wright’s serves traditional Midwest comfort food with a modern twist of spices.

Wright’s Brew & Bistro, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.

Other Restaurants Overlooking the Water

 

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  • Lakeside Restaurant in Zion (Lake Michigan; Open TBA) INFO»
  • GreenTown on the Rocks in Waukegan (Lake Michigan) INFO»
  • Harbor Brewing Co. Beer Garden (Lake Michigan) INFO»
  • The Shanty in Wadsworth (Sedge Meadow Forest Preserve Wetlands) INFO»
  • Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Company in Wauconda (View of Bangs Lake from across the street) INFO»
  • Lehmann Mansion in Lake Villa  (Sun Lake; Open July 16) INFO»
  • Three Embers Restaurant at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort (a pond; Open TBA) INFO»

To view all of the alfresco dining options in Lake County, click here. Continue here to see all the great restaurants in the land of lakes.

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