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Things to do in Crystal Lake

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.
Bus Station
“Your train access to other suburbs and Downtown Chicago. Weekend pass available for $8... great deal.”
  • 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
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
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast-lunch cafe in a quaint house doling out array of pancakes, omelets & sandwiches.”
  • 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.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 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
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
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
Point of Interest
“Trails, boat rental, swimming all in one area. Part of the Crystal Lake Parks and Recreation District.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Movie Theater
  • 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
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
Pizza Place
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“Unforgettable place; to connect with your family and friends, to have fun and to feel at home!”
  • 1 local recommends
Thrift / Vintage Store
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
“They have a mix of various food dishes and it's a fun environment to hang out.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 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
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
“Craft beers made in our local brewery. Many places to eat all within walking distance.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They serve amazing Chicago Style Hot Dogs. Lines can be very long around lunch and dinner time.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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