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Lake House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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525 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-1778
+1 847-295-7140
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

food was good. Was a little disappointed. We had a coupon, but the owner said he couldn't honor the coupon for what we ordered. Too expensive - not planning to go back. I drive by there almost every day and the parking lot is always full, so they won't miss us.

Thank EdithSie
Lake Forest, Illinois
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have been going here for years - before it was Alek's. They really dressed the place up and it attracts more folks now. The food is good, the service is fast and friendly. The salad bar has a nice selection as well as two kiinds of soups.

Thank Mary L
Chicago, Il
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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Conventional menu of American foods. Salads sound good but don't have dark leafy greens. Sandwiches look good but rely on melted cheese. Few/no healthy options. pizzas, burgers etc

Thank EsmeBennion
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

PIR 12/2/16. Staff showed respect for our new sailor. Sea bass was ocean-fresh, melt-in-your-mouth good. Rib eye was tender, juicy. Even flank steak was tasty and tender. Service was a little slow. Salad bar well priced, but you get what you pay for. Did not try, only looked at scant selection. Soups looked ok.

Thank Laurence B
Middletown, New Jersey
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were in Great Lakes for our sons graduation from Boot camp PIR 11/23. We search restaurants open Thanksgiving and found the Lake House. We called that morning and made a reservation at 4. We all enjoyed this buffet with all the comforts of home cooking we were missing. Turkey, Mashed potato's, sweet potato's, pork , veggies , roasted potato's... More 

Thank Theresa r
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice during my son's recent graduation from Great Lakes. Ordered off the menu and was not disappointed. Second time, my son and I took advantage of their Thanksgiving buffet during his liberty. They offer many great dishes, tasty salad bar and homemade soups. Convenient location with great service. If you need a change of pace from fast food... More 

Thank bruff1211
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place as it is in a convenient location but something was just a little off. Maybe it was the noise from the bar (it sounded like trivia game announcements), the table by the salad bar (not the greatest location), the lengthy wait for our food (even though the dining room was not busy), the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

My family was in the area for Navy Graduation (7/27/16 - 7/30/16) This restaurant was offered on a list of local restaurants provided by our hotel The Sleep Inn. The atmosphere of the restaurant was really nice. It has a great vibe. My family ate here the Thursday night, the night before graduation. We drove to Lake Bluff from Pittsburgh.... More 

Thank SuperSteelers
Hobe Sound, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Mid afternoon after lunch, before official cocktail hour - nice nice nice. Appealing setting, nice bartender Nevin, cold cold beer, fresh salad all in a nice very clean happy place. Highly recommend.

Thank SunKlub
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Lake Bluff to visit our grandchildren, and needed a quick bite to eat. We stumbled upon the Lake House and we were delighted with our food. The pizza was the BEST pizza EVER!! We sat in the lounge, the atmosphere was perfect, great music and plenty of TVs to watch sports! Thanks for a great meal Chris... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044-1778
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Bluff
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-7140

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