Where to Eat in Cary: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Cary in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Outdoor Seating. Discover best restaurants in Cary with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Things to do in Cary

1. The Tracks

108 W Main St, Cary, IL 60013-2719 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 847-639-6064
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

The Tracks

Reviewed By Leylilou - Cary, Illinois

We keep trying to love The Tracks, but we've reached our max of giving it a chance.
If you like being ignored, stuffed in a corner while waiting, being told 30min and after an hour still not even close, standing 3 rows deep at the bar to just get a beer while waiting and watching only the seated patrons receive their 2nd & 3rd beverages - just to name a few issues - then by all means visit The Tracks.
Customer service? Where is it?
There were a handful of physical tables in the very spacious outdoor area....Why not fill the space? Well, when we asked, they said the kitchen couldn't keep up.
Not worth the bad treatment and never ending wait!
Maybe we're invisible.

2. Country Donuts

181 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7201 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American Breakfast +1 815-455-2028
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 171 reviews

Country Donuts

We have been making the worlds best donuts in Crystal Lake since 1976. Scaled, mixed, bench rolled and handcut using the science of baking. We take great pride in doing it RIGHT! No shortcuts, just delicious donuts. Watch our bakers work through the kitchen window! Our coffee blend was developed by master roaster Mike Levinson, and it is roasted each week by Coffee Masters of Spring Grove, Illinois. A medium bodied all Arabica blend that stands up to cream and sugar. Our own espresso is used for our Lattes and iced coffees. We stand by every product we make with an unconditional guarantee: Love it or let us know and we will gladly replace or refund your money. We live and die by every sale. We want your experience to be a delicious one!

Reviewed By bgskyman - North Chicago, Illinois

Probably one of the best small donut shops I've been to. Not a huge chain so everything is made fresh and hot. The have a drive through, are very quick and courteous and really enjoy dealing with baked goods. They serve some special seasonal drinks as a bonus but you may want to grab your mocha from your favorite spot because I wasn't too excited by my drink. Not allot of seating in the busy place but grab a quick bite and enjoy the deliciousness.

3. Brunch Cafe

935 Il Route 22, Fox River Grove, IL 60021-1904 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 847-516-0409
Excellent
81%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 59 reviews

Brunch Cafe

Phone # - 847 516 0409, http://www.brunchcafe.com/

Reviewed By kate864 - Chicago, Illinois

Had the special the other day, the apple bread Turkey sandwich with cranberry Mayo was amazing! Service is always excellent, super efficient and friendly! Will be back :) Wish they would open one toward Arlington Heights.

4. da Baffone Cucina Italiana

111 N Main St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4432 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 815-893-6149
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

da Baffone Cucina Italiana

Where Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Come Together

Reviewed By Bonnie W

I love eating at this Restaurant when I’m in town visiting my sister. We always get Awesome service. The food is so delicious and plentiful I take leftovers home for my husband. The staff have always been attentive and accommodating.
The restaurant is always clean and smelling great. Thanks da Baffone for keeping us coming back.

5. Tapas Calpe of Cary

133 W Main St, Corner of High Street, Cary, IL 60013-2718 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean Dinner +1 847-639-3991
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Tapas Calpe of Cary

Tapas Calpe is a unique blend of a neighborhood tapas restaurant and wine bar within our full-service butcher and wine shoppe. This European old-world combination of butcher shop by day, tapas restaurant by night creates a charming and intimate environment. It's the perfect place to gather at the end of the day for an exceptional meal or linger over a bottle of wine.

Reviewed By Joe J - Virginia

Was looking for a good place to get some good meat for a nice birthday dinner. Though the website is for the tapas restaurant, there is s butcher shop inside that offers the absolute best cuts of beef in the area!
Talk to the master of the butcher shop if he's there, an 85 yr old meat craftsman, who will provide you with recommendations. We ended up buying the Boston Broil cuts of tender steak, rolled up with Parmesan cheese, parsley, and Italian seasoning, which were certainly enough for 4 persons... BUT, I could not resist also purchasing one of the beautifully cut "Tomohawk" steaks! It's been well over 12 hours, and I think I am still digesting the beef overload that we grilled for dinner last night. But oh how delicious!

6. Cucina Bella

220 S Main St, Algonquin, IL 60102-2639 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 847-458-2504
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 356 reviews

Cucina Bella

Cucina Bella offers authentic Italian cuisine accompanied by a great selection of wine and spirits. A stylish, comfortable atmosphere and simple decor adorned by brick walls create a cozy feeling at Cucina Bella. Fresh ingredients serve up savory recipes, creating an unforgettable visit time and again. Combining creative dishes and a wide variety of flavors, Cucina Bella enhances a true Italian dining experience to be shared among family and friends.​

Reviewed By JGibbs777 - Algonquin, Illinois

We love Cucina Bella. There food is excellent especially their two different eggplant dishes. It is loud there when filled due to the structure of the building. On slower nights it is a lot better

7. Benedict's La Strata

40 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4472 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 815-459-6500
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

Benedict's La Strata

This is the best breakfast place in Crystal Lake. The menu is great, the food is great, the atmosphere is great, the prices are great. Please add it!! look at the google review here http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=benedict%27s+la+strata+crystal+lake&fb=1&gl=us&hq=benedict%27s+la+strata&hnear=Crystal+Lake,+IL&cid=6372799243711111990&dtab=2&ei=rj6rTJTCBsT_nAfvyJXEBg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQqgUwAA

Reviewed By kw7140 - Chicago, Illinois

I really love breakfast, and this place not only does it to perfection hands down each and every time-it feels like a mini french style vacation to visit. Love everything about it- Truly done with style...selections are like no other in the area..MUST DINE HERE~~

8. Portillo's Hot Dogs

855 Cog Cir, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7316 Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 815-788-0900
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 194 reviews

Portillo's Hot Dogs

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

Reviewed By Wayne W - Crystal Lake, Illinois

The atmosphere is great. They throw you into prohibition with their great displays. They’re famous for their beef sandwich which most of the family will get. Some wet, some with gravy on the side. I personally like the chili cheese dogs. Barnelli’s is in the same building and has great Italian food. My favorite there is the lasagna and my wife’s is the garbage salad. The chocolate cake is a sole reason to go, but I prefer the strawberry shortcake.

9. Cuco's Burrito Express

374 Northwest Hwy, Cary, IL 60013-2900 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 847-829-4930
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Reviewed By Nicole C

This little place in Cary is fantastic. Steak tacos, burritos, quesadillas are fabulous. Reasonable prices and fast friendly service. We love their food!

10. Algonquin Sub Shop

105 Filip St, Algonquin, IL 60102-2723 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 847-658-0680
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 87 reviews

Algonquin Sub Shop

Reviewed By Calmac3 - Crystal Lake, Illinois

This is a little place but big on selections---there are over 20 sub selections---the most famous is the Al Capone and although these are gourmet subs, the prices hover around $8.99..there's also burgers and dogs if you sillily don't want one of these great subs...combos are available with soup or salad or chili...it's a family owned business, always popular, always good. And yes, there is a kids menu and brownies for dessert! We travel from Crystal Lake to get subs here, so what does that tell you?

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