Mundelein, Illinois

Mundelein is one of Chicago's nearby suburbs, located in Lake County, with just over thirty thousand people living within the city. Many great bars and restaurants have sprung up to meet the needs of those residents. When you're planning to visit Mundelein for entertainment or just for some drinks and dinner, you can rely on this carefully list of great choices in the 60059, 60060, and 60061 zip codes!


There's nothing better than blending the fresh flavor of delicious Asian food with the smooth aroma and taste of fine wine. At Karma Asian Food & Fine Wine, you will experience that perfect fusion along with world class service and a beautiful atmosphere. We have dined here many times in the past year and have enjoyed every visit immensely. You'll love the waterfall! We most highly recommend the Orange Peel Tempura Chicken and the Macadamia Nut & Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon! Delicious! Great place for special dates.

Address: 510 East IL Route 83
Phone: 847.970.6900


Gale Street Inn is one of the classiest places to enjoy lunch or dinner. They've always got excellent lunch, dinner, and drink specials, and there's nothing better than Football Sundays at Gale Street Inn! Note that their hours are a little more limited than most restaurants... Dinner ends at 9:00 PM Tuesday thru THursday, at 10:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 9:00 PM on Sundays. The lounge of course stays open until 2:00 AM Tuesday thru Thursday and on Sundays, and until 3:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Address: 935 Diamond Lake Road
Phone: 847.566.1090


If you're a connosieur of fine seafood, you probably already know about Dover Straits in Mundelein. It's been going strong since 1981, and the reason that the residents keep coming back for more is the consistently high quality of the food and the equally high quality of the service! Of course the ambiance is superb. There are many great choices on the menu, but the lobster tail is the one that we simply can't resist.

Address: 890 East US Highway 45
Phone: 847.949.1550


If you're looking for truly classy place to have lunch or dinner, take a look at Park Street Cafe. It's been called the best kept secret in Mundelein. The ambiance is very romantic and elegant, complete with candlelight and a vintage tin ceiling. The food is presented with an artistic flair, and we can never resist the char broiled oysters and the pepper crusted filet. Be sure to look at their wine list which is filled with rare finds. Their cocktails are also wonderful.

Address: 14 East Park Street
Phone: 847.949.1900


What's better than a piping hot Chicago pizza? A piping hot Chicago pizza served in a great pub! You bet! Bill's Pizza & Pub's Mundelein location is a classic. You'll love soaking up the fun and relaxed atmosphere while you sample the flavors of their famous pizza. Perfect crust, perfect amount of sauce, perfect amount of cheese. Enough said! The beer selection on tap and in bottles is impressive, and the cocktails are equally good. Highly recommended!

Address: 624 South Lake Street
Phone: 847.566.5380


Mambo Italiano is all about gourmet Italian food! Once you've tasted what they've got to offer, you'll have a hard time dining anywhere else! The atmosphere is so laid back and inviting, and when they bring you those huge portions of incredible Italian favorites, you will really fall in love. Everything is one hundred percent authentic, so you'll feel like you're dining on the sun soaked shores of Italy. Highly recommended!

Address: 748 South Butterfield Road
Phone: 847.281.9100


Franks for the Memories is most famous for introducing Chicago to the delicious taste of Buffalo Wings! Though the name has to do with their amazing hot dogs, they pretty much take a backseat to the buffalo wings on the menu! You can get them with the traditional sauce in mild, medium, hot, and extra hot, or opt for a specialty sauce including barbecue, golden teriyaki, garlic, and suicide! Now that's a level of heat that only the bravest will attempt! Great franks, burgers, and sandwiches too! (We recommend the Breaded Buffalo Chicken Sandwich!) So good!

Address: 645 East Hawley Street
Phone: 847.949.9464


El Barrio Restaurant & Lounge is the best of both worlds - a fabulous Mexican restaurant and a great place to enjoy drinks and cocktails! The restaurant is colorful and festive, and the dishes are equally packed with flavor and spice. We love the fact that they now have online ordering, which is all too convenient for ordering your lunch before you even exit the building! Very cool! The steak fajitas are our favorite and highly recommended!

Address: 1122 Diamond Lake Road
Phone: 847.566.0475


Can you believe that Royal Cantonese has been going strong since 1975? It's such a big part of the Mundelein landscape that we can't imagine it not being here. We really adore their egg rolls as does everyone else who visits, and the sweet and sour dishes with pineapple, tomatoes, green peppers, and maraschino cherries (nice touch!) are so mouth watering and delicious. Great place to rent out for large parties!

Address: 799 East US Highway 45
Phone: 847.680.8888


If you love to bowl and you're in the Mundelein area, you've got to check out Fair Haven Lanes. They've got 24 lanes with automatic scoring so you can focus on having a great time and not have to think twice about who's winning! There are leagues for those who take it more seriously, and it's very cool to rent out space for your private parties here. Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and until 11:00 PM the rest of the week.

Address: 711 East Hawley Street
Phone: 847.566.4110

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