Lake In The Hills, Illinois

Lake in the Hills sounds like a perfect title for a novel, but Chicagoland area residents know that it's a a suburb of Chicago located in McHenry County! In the nineties it grew rapidly to its current population of about thirty thousand people, and it's no wonder! With all those gorgeous cottages and ranch homes, it's an easy choice for those who can afford to live there. If you're coming into Lake in the Hills either to live there or just to dine and enjoy the evening, these are a few of the best bars and restaurants that you'll want to try, all located in the 60156 zip code.


If you don't believe that you can find a great Japanese restaurant in the suburbs, you'll be shocked to hear about Kaminari, located in Lake in the Hills. You wouldn't know it by the unassuming exterior, but within those walls you'll find an intimate and romantic restaurant where you can dine on the finest sushi without paying such premium prices. The sushi is of the utmost high quality, so put your assumptions aside and try this hidden gem. The Red Dragon roll is our favorite!

Address: 2124 West Algonquin Road
Phone: 847.854.4909


They say that Moretti's has the best pizza around, and our many experiences dining in their restaurant have provided even more evidence to prove it! You're certainly not limited to just pizza at this establishment, but it's so incredibly delicious that you'll find it difficult to order anything else! Families with kids will want to note that they've got a make-it-yourself pizza for the little ones, and that's always a lot of fun for them. Highly recommended!

Address: 220 North Randall Road
Phone: 847.854.7220


Lily Garden Restaurant serves up specialties that fall under the Cantonese heading, and we are especially big fans of their war mein (so hard to find this anywhere else!), lo mein, chow fun, and chop suey. The subgum combination features a perfect blend of barbecued pork, chicken, and shrimp, and we also love the jar chong which has beef, chicken, and pork. Everything on the menu is fresh, healthy, and delicious! A truly wonderful dining experience for dine-in or carryout.

Address: 2106 West Algonquin Road
Phone: 847.658.1250


Papa Saverio's Pizzeria has some of the best pizza you'll ever taste! It's conveniently located on North Randall Road in Lake in the Hills. On Mondays and Tuesdays you'll love the 1/2 off pizza and 1/2 off pasta specials respectively, and we also really love Wednesdays because you can get ribs for just under twelve bucks! Try the stuffed sausage pizza and you'll fall in love with it! Very friendly owner and staff too. Highly recommended.

Address: 471 North Randall Road
Phone: 847.854.5555


If you're wanting some tasty Chinese food in the Lake in the Hills area, Chen's King Wok Restaurant is your source. The menu consists of your favorite Szechuan, Hunan, and Cantonese delights, and you'll want to note that there's also a location in Crystal Lake in addition to this one. The one in Crystal Lake has a wonderful all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for just $6.95, making it a very popular lunch spot! And we love the one here in town for dinner. Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere too!

Address: 335 North Randall Road
Phone: 847.854.8899


The owners of Nancy's Pizza have been in the pizza business for around fifty years, and Nancy's has grown into one of the most popular pizza chains in the entire Chicago area and even in surrounding states. They've won many awards thanks to their unbelievable high quality and incredible taste. You'll find pizzas here that you simply will not find anywhere else, including the Chicken Cacciatore Pizza which is our personal favorite, and the Shrimp Diavolo Pizza, and the Gyro Pizza! They've got nearly thirty ingredients to craft your pies from, so you know that your dinner will be truly unique and incredible! We love this place!

Address: 164 North Randall Road
Phone: 847.458.0850


Tommy's Red Hots is a true Chicago tradition, and this location in Lake in the Hills is just too good! If you love delicious Italian beef sandwiches, tasty gyros, and incredible pizza, you'll definitely want to stop in to Tommy's on your next visit to town. We're big fans of the sirloin steak sandwich with everything, and highly recommend that if you're a steak fan like we are. Note that they do not accept credit cards, so bring cash! Even if you're of the plastic-only variety, it's worth that ATM stop, trust us! So good!

Address: 191 Randall Road
Phone: 847.658.4088


Bistro Wasabi Sushi Bar is a fusion Japanese restaurant that combines your classic sushi favorites with some brand new flavors that will really make your tastebuds happy! They've got a sashimi ceviche appetizer that we can't get enough of, and we also really enjoy all the hibachi style meals. You can opt for the traditional sake if you like, but we'd recommend one of their specialty martinis. They've got a wide selection of them, and they are all amazing. Very highly recommended!

Address: 4590 West Algonquin Road
Phone: 847.515.2700


Two words: Steak tacos. We LOVE the steak tacos at Tacos El Norte! Of course that's only the beginning of all the great offerings that you'll find on their extensive menu. The tacos al pastor are also really mouth watering, and if you don't know what that means, it's barbecued pork! Yum! They've also got horchata here, a rice drink that is just perfect alongside all those spicy flavors. If you've never tried it, it's about time that you do!

Address: 2122 West Algonquin Road
Phone: 847.458.4777


Dino's Pizza & Pasta has both excellent pizza and pasta of course, but we actually recommend this one based on their crisp fresh salads. We stop in on a semi-regular basis just for their fresh chef salad, which includes lettuce, tomato, onion, black olives, pepperoncinis, ham, salami, and provolone. We love it with either the Thousand Island dressing or the Creamy Garlic, and since the salad is under eight bucks to begin with, it's very affordable to add some grilled chicken for just two additional dollars. Everything on Dino's menu is divine!

Address: 6 Miller Road #A
Phone: 815.477.3300

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