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Emil's Tavern on Center

161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
+1 847-543-8879
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (42 reviews)
“nachos” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't understand why it's always crowded. The food is okay, they are edible and the drinks are moderately priced. Service is somewhat adequate. Server loops around every 15 to 20 minutes. If you order food, and once it is served, if you need something better...More

Thank Toni H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in from a recommendation.Love the atmosphere. Sports and music. We ordered beer nuggets and a medium pizza, plus 2 beers and a mixed cocktail. Food was fantastic and arrived quick. Great service, strong drinks. I liked that the staff (other than our waitress) picked...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, service, and prices. Have eaten at Emil's Grayslake many times. Never disappointed! Pizza exceptionally good!

Thank Judith Z
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I visit the area regularly. Emil's is always a "must go" Always good food. Great service. Pizza is really good.

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here on a weekday. It wasn't crowded. The waitress was very nice and very good. The broasted chicken is very good. And the pizza is also good. And it's a nice building.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Above average pub food. Husband said pulled pork sandwich was good. My bbq burger was excellent. Fried mushrooms were good and generous quantity. Only negative is the fried food was made first and had to wait while burger cooked, so got a little cold. Would...More

Thank Teri z
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Food is good. Restaurant is clean. Staff is friendly. What more could you be looking for? Located right in the center of downtown Grayslake, it is easy to find and allows you to watch any sports on tv while you are drinking/eating. Good place to...More

Thank Karen73106
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Emil's is one of our top picks fir dinner or lunch. On Friday I had the Reuben. It was probably the best i have eaten, perfect crispiness of the grilled bread, tender corned beef. I think they make their own 1000 Island Sauce. The pizza...More

Thank lgage2017
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Please try this pizza with pickles and mustard. You will love it! The flavors of the ham and crust come together so very well.

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have been here several times and there is a very wide selection of food. My adult children say the drink selection is also good. Plenty of tv's to watch whatever sporting events are going on. Service has always been good.

Thank orracle
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Patricia B
3 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Grayslake
  • Phone Number: +1 847-543-8879
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