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768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
+1 847-234-9844
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
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768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pub/restaurant in the heart of lake forest has great food and several good varieties of draft beer. We had patty melt and three floyds beer. Lots tvs for sports n lots of Chicago professional sports paraphernalia on the walls.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is simple and service is good. Best hamburgers ever. As newlyweds, we ate here probably 4/week. 50 years later, it's still great and visitors ask to visit.

Thank lindatR7850GX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner with a group of 10 people. The service and food was good. The feeling was a cozy and not that "fancy". Personally I really like that kind of feeling.

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought the bison burgers were fantastic....perfectly cooked, and very tasty.. The homemade chips were also a nice touch. The skirt steak was so-so. Nice and cozy, near Lake Forest College campus. They do have gluten free buns and bread.

Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We visit this area at least once per year and include this eaterie on our list of must visit.It has a warm atmosphere, with a friendly service.The high level railway continues to keep people absorbed,novel but nice.There are always specials to enjoy with a very...More

Thank McJacks
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Have not been here in probably 15-20 years. Every bit as good as I remember it! Food and service both fantastic. Will definitely come back more often!

Thank kagnew2017
Reviewed 25 May 2017

With a height end town with snobby eateries, the Latern is an oasis of casual atmosphere. My kind of a burger and a beer place to park for a while.

Thank hogdog3
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This venerable restaurant is located across from the train station in downtown upscale Lake Forest. On a rainy Wednesday I came in alone and was made very welcome. The local people flocked to this place. There are three rooms but, unless you are with kids...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

A nice pub/bar located in Lake Forest, Illinois. The bar is next to the train station and is a good place to go before heading into the city. A local spot that apparently has been here for decades.

Thank Rgd973
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've been going to The Lantern for their great burgers & beer since the late 70s. Back then it was practically mandatory for LF College students. Recently went back with my adult children and am happy to report their burgers are STILL fabulous. It's changed...More

Thank Deborah D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-9844
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