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Benedict's La Strata

40 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4472
+1 815-459-6500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“frittata” (8 reviews)
“beignets” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
40 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4472
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very different from Olympic cafe 1 block away. Where they are the same is both are excellent. Just had breakfast at both. Wish I lived close!

Thank jack1611_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice menu selection and the food was pretty good. The service and bathroom have room for improvement. Our waitress NEVER returned to see how we were doing until she gave us our bill. I had to ask a busgirl for syrup to go with my...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have breakfast here at least once a month. The prices are reasonable and the food is fresh and delicious. There is a great variety and they have daily specials. We have never had a bad experience here.

Thank 27Stella63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cake salad was delicious. Breakfast casserole, portabella panini all really good. We loved the covered outdoor seating area. Cute neighborhood. Great place to wait for the train.

Thank lshar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been here before 11am. I've been twice and ended up having a lunch-type meal. I can always find something vegetarian and the servers always make great recommendations. Everything is made to order so you are able to substitute all sorts of things....More

Thank Lovethevacation
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're an Eggs Benedict person this is a must stop! So many different options. Get there early morning or late morning as this is right downtown crystal lake and very busy. They also have a full bar which makes them even more popular... great...More

Thank 297kellyannc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome downtown Crystal Lake location with plenty of shopping to top off your breakfast or lunch. Wide variety of food menu options

Thank 16deemc
Reviewed 22 June 2017

They have an OUTSTANDING MENU AND location is good also. I enjoy their brunch items the most If they were open for dinner it would be a great place for all meals

Thank ASM129
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a special birthday gathering. The menu is great. Always find a special omelette. Great for brunch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is a place I look forward to going to for breakfast when I have my weekends off. The food is simply outstanding. I've never had the lunch there, but it looks great as well. My favorite is the smoked salmon Benedict. Be prepared to...More

Thank sh1520
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Bill M
4 September 2015|
Response from babsten22 | Reviewed this property |
Only opened for breakfast & lunch so yes breakfast served anytime.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4472
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-459-6500
This is the best breakfast place in Crystal Lake. The menu is great, the food is great, the atmosphere is great, the prices are great. Please add it!! look at the google review here http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=benedict%27s+la+strata+crystal+lake&fb=1&gl=us&hq=benedict%27s+la+strata&hnear=Crystal+Lake,+IL&cid=6372799243711111990&dtab=2&ei=rj6rTJTCBsT_nAfvyJXEBg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQqgUwAA
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