Libertyville is one of the larger Chicago suburbs, located in the Lake county of Illinois, with just about twenty two thousand residents at the last population count. There are lots of things to do within the city limits, including swimming in the public pools, golfing on the beautiful golf courses, and of course visiting the beautiful parks and lakes in the area. Are you going to be visiting Libertyville anytime soon? If so, keep this list of the best bars and restaurants in the 60048 zip code!
The Firkin is one of our favorite American restuarants and bars, located on North Milwaukee in Libertyville. They've got one of the largest and most impressive beer selections that we've ever seen, and the atmosphere is very lively and fun. The bar is decorated in a very funky style so you'll feel right at home, and did we mention that amazing food? This is much more than just your standard bar fare. One of our highest recommendations as far as bars go! We love The Firkin!
Address: 515 North Milwaukee Avenue
The Tavern is not only a great little pub where you can get all your favorite beers and mixed drinks - it also happens to be one of the very best places to grab some seafood in the Libertyville area! The wine list is also notable, and we love the fun music and great decor. The Tavern has been going strong since 1983, and no bar can last that long without having some seriously wonderful food and great service. This place really has it all, and we can't get enough of it!
Address: 519 North Milwaukee Avenue
545 NORTH BAR & GRILL
545 North Bar & Grill is located in quite possibly the most prime spot on North Milwaukee Avenue, so there's no question why they just adopted the address as the name of the bar itself! They've got wonderful food, a great selection of drinks, very comfortable seating, and service that will really make you feel right at home. The crowds that hang out here are all fun loving and friendly. Wonderful American food, and we LOVE the filet mignon!
Address: 545 North Milwaukee Avenue
MICKEY FINN'S BREWERY
Mickey Finn's Brewery is yet another bar that we love in the Libertyville area. They've got all your pub favorites on the menu, including some of the juiciest and tastiest hamburgers and cheeseburgers you'll ever lay eyes on. The prices are a little high but that's kind of how it goes in this neck of the woords. It's family friendly in the daytime and very relaxed and cool for the grown and sexy crowd at night. Recommended!
Address: 412 North Milwaukee Avenue
Ristorante Bottatio is the most elegant Italian dining experience that you'll find in Libertyville. They get it right, right down to the crisp white table cloth! Their pastas and seafood are the major stars of the show here, but we are also very partial to the veal dishes. Wow, are they fantastic. If you love a great Chicago style pizza you'll have to try it here, and you will also want to give their crisp salads a try. Oh and don't forget about that pasta with salmon in vodka sauce. It's irresistible.
Address: 946 North Milwaukee Avenue
CAFE PYRENEES RESTAURANT
Cafe Pyrenees Restaurant is a great place to fill up on some of your French favorites. It's nicely decorated and quite elegant, and just perfect for wonderful lunch dates or even for those dinners for special occasions. In the evenings you'll enjoy the dim romantic lighting. They've got a notable wine selection too. When it's time for dessert, go ahead and order the lemon souffle. It's one of the best desserts we've ever had! Just a wonderful dining experience.
Address: 1762 North Milwaukee Avenue
Jimmy's Charhouse is your spot for great blackened steaks, seafood, and more. The atmosphere is more like a dim club than a fancy restaurant, and if you're like us, that sounds pretty good to you! It is nicely decorated and they have some of the best service we've ever been treated to. Everything's great from the steaks to the fish and even to the burgers. It's all perfectly prepared and served piping hot!
Address: 1413 Peterson Road
AUSTIN'S SALOON & EATERY
Austin's Saloon & Eatery has been one of our favorites for quite some time now, because you can come in for a great lunch or dinner and then stick around for drinks. The food is just great. They've got steak and chicken fajitas that make a perfect intimate date meal, sharing those and some drinks plus another entree or an appetizer, sounds just right to us! They've got great bands playing on the weekends too, so that's another point for the date night crowd. Great any night of the week!
Address: 481 Peterson Road
Trattoria Pomigliano is one of the best places to eat in Libertyville, hands down. They get rave reviews for their ravioli and gnocchi, and we also really love their lasagna. The zuppa de pesce comes very highly recommended by everyone who dines here, and even the classics like spaghetti and meatballs are truly irresistible. Don't forget to wrap the night up with a tiramisu dessert. It's fantastic! This place is perfect for romantic dates, special occasions, and a great dinner any night of the week!
Address: 602 North Milwaukee Avenue
THAI NOODLES CAFE
Thai Noodles Cafe is the place where you can get all your favorite Thai dishes! It's true that this one is a little more pricey than what you may be used to for Thai food, but it's also on a whole other level compared to those other places. They're always packed with guests here because the food is so fantastic. The beef soup is essential for a starter, and anything on the menu will do just fine for your entree! Clearly one of the very best!
Address: 318 South Milwaukee Avenue