Waukegan Bars and Restaurants


Are you looking for something a little more Mediterranean for your next dining experience in Waukegan? Then you'll certainly enjoy Papa Marcos Grill and Kabob! They're known for their authentic dishes and fantastic atmosphere. Their hummus and baba ghanoush is some of the best around, and the owners are always friendly to the customers. Be sure to get some homemade pita chips with your hummus!
622 Grand Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (224) 656-5809


Big Ed's is certainly a gathering spot for residents of Waukegan. If you're searching for a place to watch the big game, look no further. There's nothing better than a bar and grill that truly knows how to do food. They have great barbeque here, and you can't go wrong with their famous pulled pork nachos. Be sure to try out their imported and craft beer selection, as it's outstanding.
30 N Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 782-8772


There's nothing better than a fresh sub, and Leno's Sandwich Shop is doing it right. They have amazing submarine sandwiches here, and you get the added bonus of supporting local business when you decide to eat here. Be sure to try out their most famous selection, the Italian Stallion, but you also can't go wrong with the corned beef and pastrami. Be sure to give them a visit when you're in the area!
1826 Grand Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 244-7320


Ming Toy Restaurant is the best spot for Chinese in the area. The combo egg rolls are an amazing appetizer to start off with! Many locals refer to this restaurant as having the best fried rice in the area. The chop suey and the chow mein are two options you can't go wrong with! The service here is outstanding, and it's a family restaurant, so you can feel good about eating here.
3139 N Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 623-7990


Sweet Tomatoes is an amazing vegetarian buffet! If you happen to have a vegetarian in your family, they're sure to love this option. Even for the meat eaters, this buffet is serving up some delectable options that you can't pass up. They also offer carry out, making this a great option for a cheap and filling lunch. Make a healthy choice, skip the fast food and come here for lunch!
850 S. Waukegan Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 578-0474


Anastasia's is a great place to eat some quality food and have drinks with friends! This isn't your typical sports lounge, as they're serving up a higher quality of food here. You'll find great beer inside this sports lounge, with imported, microbrew, and craft selections to appease all tastes. The Godfather sandwich is one of the favorites here, but you certainly can't go wrong with the Italian beef or their famous gyro.
3880 Northpoint Blvd
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 688-1317


Joplin's Java is a must visit for the coffee lovers in your friend group! The service here is always welcoming from the moment you walk in the door, which is always a nice touch. It's also a music venue, with talented acts from local and afar taking the stage throughout the week. Not only is this a great place to get java, but it's a great place to hear some musicians give it their all. Be sure to check it out!
114 S Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 775-1988


Bally Muck Tavern is a good, old fashioned, hometown bar. Filled with regulars who are just as friendly as the servers, you're sure to enjoy your drink here. Everything is priced to sell, including their fantastic drinks. You might think it's too good to be true, but their prices are really that low! This makes for a great place to come when you want a few drinks with no extra frills attached.
1930 Grand Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 244-5636


Brunswick Zone is certainly a place to try out if you like to have fun! Have you ever glow bowled before? If not, you're surely in for a treat when you come here. Part bowling alley, part pool hall, entertainment is always on the menu at the Brunswick Zone. This is a favorite for all types of events, banquets, and parties. You're guaranteed to have a great time here!
631 Lakehurst Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 473-2600


Booner's Place is a great bar to go to on the weekends! There's a great crowd here, making the atmosphere lively and inviting. They serve some of the cheapest drinks in the area, but they don't skimp on their pour, which truly makes all of the difference. You're going to have an amazing time here, be sure to check out their menu of bar foods. It's truly a fun, delicious place to go to during the weekends!
1210 Washington St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone number (847) 360-8836

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