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Village Squire

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4818 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-455-4130
08:00 - 12:00
Closed now
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Sun 06:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Village Squire often as a couple and with family and friendsee for lunch and dinner. I think more adults dine here, but families with young children also are welcome. The fresh popped popcorn served immediately when you sit down is flavorful. Large selection of food choices. Everything I have eaten here was tasty. Prices range from... More 

Thank RustyMiller_052606
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here really to see the live music played by Brian Castillo a great young musician so had no expectations of the venue. However, I had a great evening. The staff (Debbie and Jaime in particular) were so welcoming and efficient and the food, although typical, was excellent with little waiting time. This bar has a great atmosphere and the... More 

Thank John G
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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100 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our monthly dinner crew came back to The Village Squire because we can always depend on getting a great meal here. It did not disappoint! They had about 8 special dishes that night and a few of us got the Whiskey BBQ Pork Chops which were tender and flavorful. Service was prompt and very courteous. I highly recommend this place... More 

Thank Jerrybuch
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waitress provided our table with good service, however 3 out 6 plates were not how we ordered them. This restaurant does not have any gluten free bread or buns. They do have a flourless chocolate cake. It will be a while before we go back.

Thank lcrib
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

They have something for everyone. Their burgers are good. The atmosphere is very good in this place. They have live music on the weekends. Not sure if it is offered during the week. I am not a big drinker, but I enjoy their Mia Tia.

Thank Greg N
Galesburg, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I used to live here and this was one of my favorite restaurants then and it doesn't disappoint now either! Only wish they still did the roasted garlic plate the way they used to...but it was still delicious!

Thank jenna240
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

One of our favorite places to have dinner is the Village Squire in Crystal Lake. The ambiance is romantic for couples and entertaining for familys. Service is outstanding and the burgers, steaks, chicken or fish, WOW!

Thank Ryan R
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went with a group and the service was very slow and not attentive to checking up on us. But the half price burgers on Tuesday were good, served with fries.

Thank lrizza
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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198 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice facility and live music via a single musician playing an acoustic guitar (he was good) while we dined made for a nice atmosphere. That good vibe changed when our gruff server showed up. She was either in a bad mood or just simply a bad server. The food was fair at best. For the price charged,... More 

Thank chitown73
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Good drinks- famous for rum barrels. Food is decent. Munch on freshly made popcorn while you wait! They frequently have live music. Cozy when the fireplaces are on. Surprisingly their gyros are fantastic.

Thank Brynn S

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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, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4818 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-455-4130

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Crystal Lake, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?