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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pub
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“They have a mix of various food dishes and it's a fun environment to hang out.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Your train access to other suburbs and Downtown Chicago. Weekend pass available for $8... great deal.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast-lunch cafe in a quaint house doling out array of pancakes, omelets & sandwiches.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Live musical & theater performances in a restored vintage theater located in downtown Crystal Lake ( 20 min drive). Visit website for upcoming events & tickets.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“They have fantastic, original meals with live entertainment. A beautiful place for a date, to take the family, or just hang out.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Start your meal with the biegnets. You won't regret it. Outdoor seating available. The omelets were delicious!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Rent a boat, enjoy the beach, or adventure on water skis pulled by overhead cables!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Craft beers made in our local brewery. Many places to eat all within walking distance.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The beer selection is incredible and the ambience is great. This is definitely a place to go whether you live in the area or not. They will be serving food soon, so check with them first.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Trails, boat rental, swimming all in one area. Part of the Crystal Lake Parks and Recreation District.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Popular Crystal Lake pub with two floors making it seam like a bigger city pub. Large screen TV's and close enough to walk to the other pubs in Downtown Crystal Lake and then walk home.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
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“Unforgettable place; to connect with your family and friends, to have fun and to feel at home!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They serve amazing Chicago Style Hot Dogs. Lines can be very long around lunch and dinner time.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“They have a mix of various food dishes and it's a fun environment to hang out.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Breakfast-lunch cafe in a quaint house doling out array of pancakes, omelets & sandwiches.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“They have fantastic, original meals with live entertainment. A beautiful place for a date, to take the family, or just hang out.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Start your meal with the biegnets. You won't regret it. Outdoor seating available. The omelets were delicious!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Craft beers made in our local brewery. Many places to eat all within walking distance.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The beer selection is incredible and the ambience is great. This is definitely a place to go whether you live in the area or not. They will be serving food soon, so check with them first.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Popular Crystal Lake pub with two floors making it seam like a bigger city pub. Large screen TV's and close enough to walk to the other pubs in Downtown Crystal Lake and then walk home.”
  • 1 local recommends

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