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Hackney's on Lake, Glenview, IL

Hackney's on Lake

4.3
4.3
435 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (847) 724-7171
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate parties from 20 to 200. We offer a wide range of menu options along with choices for guests with gluten-free and other dietary needs. Let us help make your next party a success; for booking or more information, please call (847) 724-7171 and ask for any of the following people: Hector, Sally, or Mary.
  • Neighborhood
    Glenview
  • Cross street
    Waukegan Rd.
  • Parking details
    2 large lots to choose from. 1 in front on Lake Ave and the second behind the building.You can enter from either E Lake Ave. or access through rear of Glen Oak Center (Waukegan Entrance) between North Shore University Health Center and Staples.Both lots are complimentary self parking
  • Public transit
    Glenview Train Station, Pace Bus
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jim Sullivan & The Sullivan Brothers

    Mar 15, 2024 only
    Kick-off St. Patrick's Day Weekend with us downstairs in The Shillelagh Room at Hackney's on Lake for an exciting return from Jim Sullivan & The Sullivan Brothers! *Music starts at 7:00 * We will be offering our regular dinner menu * Reservations are highly suggested due to limited availability, and will only be accepted on OpenTable. * Tables will be set for Group Dining * No Cover Charge

What 435 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

435 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! Onion loaf and Reuben’s always a favorite!

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  2. philb1701

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to Hackney’s at both locations for years and have yet to have a bad overall experience.

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  3. WorldwideEater

    Tampa

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going to Hackney’s for close to 60 years and other than the wallpaper, the place is just as I remembered. The onion loaf … still amazing. The beer was cold and the burgers were perfect. Highly recommend local classic watering hole.

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  4. Steckley

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hadn’t been here in years… And was thrilled that it was just as good as I remembered. 

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I remember Hackney’s fondly from my childhood. Nothing has changed, which is not a good thing. None of the food had any seasoning. The famed fried onions were disappointing. The only vegetarian option was a sad black bean burger. French fries again lacked seasoning. Chicken fingers were nearly inedible. The only saving grace was excellent service. Would not return.

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  6. philb1701

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as always. A word of caution, when ordering the fried mushrooms, be prepared for a massive amount of FANTASTIC 'shrooms!

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  7. The4ofUs

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hackney's is a crowd pleaser. The onion rings are a hit and the burgers classic. Our server was just delightful and energetic.

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  8. jeana

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's plenty of parking, and we love Hackney burgers, fries & onion rings. The service was attentive. Great place to meet up with friends

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  9. JustMe

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was abysmal. We waited a long time to be served, although other servers passed by. Our food eventually arrived and it was lukewarm. Our server, though pleasant, was rarely seen and we had to call for him to get our bill. We dine in restaurants several times a week. We are accustomed to much better service and food at the appropriate temperature. We were greatly disappointed.

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  10. Gary

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Entrees delivered too quickly. Had not finished starter yet. Cheeseburgers average.

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  11. SusanP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all had Hackney Burgers. Which were good. Our Server, Johnny, was great!!! Energetic, personable, just an all around good person. We have been going to Hackney’s on Lake for a long time, just don’t get out as much as we used to (my husband and I turn 79 this year).

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  12. allanc

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    17 piece band was great but too loud for the space and as an accompaniment to dinner

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  13. MarianneS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience with a Big Band in the dining area. They laid it out well and it was heard well but not overwhelming. Good Band!

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  14. Mark

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The IFS Big Band was great to watch and the music motivated friends to gather and eat the great food.

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  15. AshurJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The hamburgers are nowhere near as good as I remembered from past visits over the years. Had not been to this location in over 10 years.

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  16. RonnaZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I received the wrong quesadilla but after telling the waitress we were brought the one I ordered. Otherwise it was great

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  17. OccasionalDiner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I hadn't been to Hackneys in several years. On our Sunday afternoon visit the room was very crowded and noisy despite other rooms with no customers.. Apparently short staffed. The over all vibe of the restaurant was worn and tired.

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  18. foodlvr

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Hackneys provided great service and great food. We will definitely be back soon.

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  19. Rick

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very nice place to dine - the food is excellent.

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  20. SONIAE

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was good. It was freezing in the restaurant and they knew it. Coats and gloves when you stop eating were necessary.

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  21. DeborahJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always!! Hackney’s does not disappoint.

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  22. Jacole

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time back at the Lake St location in many years, We frequent the Harms Rd spot in the summer. The room was very comfortable and Peggy was absolutely great as our server.

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  23. TracyH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a classic! Hackney's reminds you so much of good times and of course, the onion loaf was great.

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  24. LeeD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    table was dirty and the food was mediocre at best. Place is in need of updating. Seats were covered with tape to cover the bad spots.

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  25. Sunny

    Chicago

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good, classic food, thought wait time was a bit long for the number of customers. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Our bartender/server , Domingo, was very pleasant.

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  26. CarolZ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always terrific - great food & service - and the gbs carolers were the best!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's nothing better than a holiday meal at Hackneys!

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  28. MichaelH

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A neighborhood classic! Definitely get the French-fried onions, the fried mushrooms, and the Hackneyburger on rye!

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  29. stevenL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great holiday celebration with the GBS carolers and some awesome fried onions and shrimp! its a tradition in our house!

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  30. SennBulldog53

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Traditional family...generational. You know what you're going to get when you order from the Hackey's menu and what you get is outstanding. We even had Christmas chorus singers singing songs of the season. Good pour from the bar.

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  31. null

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It took a really long time once she finally took our order for our food. The kitchen messsed up twice on my son’s burger and nothing was done for it. It also took a really long time for my husband’s drink. The service was slow. Not what I am used to for Hackney’s. I have been going here for years and was disappointed with the service and attentiveness.

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  32. jenn

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I really enjoyed our sandwiches (Patty Melt & Reuben). But the kids meals left something to be desired. The two "mini sliders" WERE miniscule, and my daughter was still very hungry after. Both kiddos loved the applesauce side, but it is literally served in a TEENY plastic cup - like the sort hospitals use to dole out pills. It basically amounted to a single spoonful of (tasty) applesauce. The ambience was great - we went just before Christmas - and we appreciated the lovely decorations!

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  33. DeanneF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Past its prime.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service as usual. My only concern was that too many tables crowded in. Barely enough room to walk between booths and tables.

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  35. Terry

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited over an hour to get our food. Granted, we had a larger party (13) but that was way too long to wait. Our waitress said that the kitchen staff were giving her a hard time. Anyway, after going to Hackneys for many years, our group will not be back.

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  36. Joanp

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Hackney’s on Sunday, and enjoyed meeting Santa. It was a peaceful and family oriented place, and we love the food!

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  37. MaryN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful event - great lunch and visit with Santa and the grandkids 🎄❣️

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  38. Bob123

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hackey Burger and onions were served hot and delicious. Much better than our last visit where were very disappointed. My "faith" in Hackney's is restored.

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  39. PegA

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had never been to this Hackney’s before. Loved it. Small rooms so noise level not bad. Could actually hear conversations. No loud music playing. Service EXCEPTIONAL! This is a new favorite restaurant.

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  40. Debbie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Sophia, was AMAZING! She dealt with all 25 of us with patience and grace. She was the perfect server-allowing us time to talk and patiently created individual checks for each couple. Thank you for an awesome evening!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hackney's on Lake using the Order Online button. Hackney's on Lake also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 724-7171.

Hackney's on Lake is rated 4.3 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hackney's on Lake

1514 E Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Waukegan Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    Glenview
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    2 large lots to choose from. 1 in front on Lake Ave and the second behind the building.You can enter from either E Lake Ave. or access through rear of Glen Oak Center (Waukegan Entrance) between North Shore University Health Center and Staples.Both lots are complimentary self parking
  • Public transit
    Glenview Train Station, Pace Bus
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (847) 724-7171
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate parties from 20 to 200. We offer a wide range of menu options along with choices for guests with gluten-free and other dietary needs. Let us help make your next party a success; for booking or more information, please call (847) 724-7171 and ask for any of the following people: Hector, Sally, or Mary.
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