Hackney's on Lake

4.5
8 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ever since our great Aunt Bebe starting selling hamburgers and beer on her back porch during Prohibition, Hackney's has been making people happy!

Today we're famous for our big juicy Hackneyburgers on Hackney's Dark Rye® and our one-of-a-kind Hackney';s Original French Fried Onions®. Prohibition may be over, but our beer selling days are not. Hackney's has an ever-changing list of tap beers along with a full-service bar that can whip up any cocktail you can think of.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 8 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! We are regulars!

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SteveQ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service! Great place to eat. Highly recommend!

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vipSueA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All terrific. They could not be more friendly and accommodating

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DianeB
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dark, dated location. Vinyl seats in booths deteriorated. Server was indifferent, to say the least. I ordered the special salad of the day (spinach) and couldn't even eat it. Terrible dressing and looked like it was just thrown on the plate. Server cleared my plate and didn't ask if it was okay. My daughter was with me and a friend of hers, so I didn't want to say anything to embarrass her. As if that wasn't bad enough, they both ordered desserts. The milkshake was beautifully presented but the Key Lime pie looked like gloop. Or like it fell on the floor and was served anyway! I couldn't believe my eyes! I'm attaching a photo of the pie, as it was served. We did not touch or change it.
Bottom line, I'm very sorry & embarrassed that I recommended meeting there. Never going back.

Hackney's on Lake
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi Diane, thanks for taking the time to let us know about the issues you experienced. We can assure you that any time you are dissatisfied with your order, we will correct it. Your pie certainly should not have gone out that way and well talk with your server to ensure they meet our higher quality of plating standards.

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vipSims
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Chicago institution- dependable hamburgers- the great dark bread and the fried onion brick.
The drinks are full and generous. My dirty Martini was just right.
The service is excellent- fast and forthcoming.
I went twice while there.

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vipswhirly
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I've been going to Hackney's for years. You can't go wrong with the onion loaf and the burgers were tasty just like I remember them.

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vipCracker
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The prices at Hackneys have gone up significantly. $7.00 for a side salad or a cup of soup is too expensive.

FAQs

Hackney's on Lake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 724-7171.

Hackney's on Lake is rated 4.5 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

Hackney's on Lake does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://hackneys.net/product/gift-card/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.