Best Places for Waffles in Lake County

Lake County has plenty of places to get your waffle fix (it’s a thing) on. Whether you like Belgian, blueberry, chocolate chip, bacon infused, chicken and waffles, or just plain old waffles by themselves, we have you covered …until we get a Waffle House. 

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Best Places for Waffles in Lake County 

The Chocolate Sanctuary
5101 Washington St., Gurnee | (224) 944-0808
For a more upscale experience, head here for waffle sticks. According to Melissa, you can even have them made wrapped around a piece of bacon. Or have them wrap you in a piece of bacon, which is a little more expensive.*

* They can’t actually do that. Yet.

Read Melissa’s review of brunch at Chocolate Sanctuary.

Photo Source: The Chocolate Sanctuary

Walker Brothers The Original Pancake House
767 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 550-0006
Melissa (our waffle expert) says that the toasted pecan waffles are amazing here. I personally want to try the crisp bacon waffles, with bacon MIXED IN THE BATTER.  Walker Brothers made our list of Best Brunch in Lake County. You can read Holly’s article here.

Wildberry Cafe 
1783 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville| (847) 247-7777
Jennifer says we can’t miss Wildberry for their specialty waffles such as chocolate chip, fried chicken and waffle or caramel apple pecan. Wildberry also made our list for gluten-free dining in Lake County.


Mrs. V's Restaurant, Round Lake Beach
Photo source Mrs. V’s on Facebook

Mrs. V’s Restaurant
855 E. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach | (847) 223-0404
Order the waffle ala mode made with a scoop of ice cream and whipped cream (make sure you add strawberries) and it’s like having strawberry shortcake, only better.

Mauri’s Famous Cafe 
510 E. Hawley St., Mundelein | (847) 949-0950
This little cafe in Mundelein is a huge hit with many locals and with menu items like chocolate chip pancakes the size of your head or omelets the size of the plate, why aren’t you there right now?? Mauri’s made our list for best pancakes in Lake County.


Worth the trip 


Brunch Cafe 
414 State Rte. 31, McHenry | (815) 344-4055
Two words: Churro waffle. This place has a huge selection of not only waffles, but pancakes, crepes, omelets, and so much more. I can say without a doubt, that this place is completely worth the trip.

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