Light the Lamp Brewery

2 S Lake St, Grayslake IL 60030
$$ American Recommended New

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 2 S Lake St, Grayslake IL 60030
  • Cross Street: Lake St and Center St
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 847-752-8529
  • Features: Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner - Inside Seating, no reservations, first come first serve 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dinner -Patio. Walk up only. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Inside Seating 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dinner -Patio. Walk up only. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Inside Seating 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dinner -Patio. Walk up only. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Inside Seating 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dinner -Patio. Walk up only. 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Inside Seating 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
All Day -Patio. Walk up only. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Inside Seating 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
All Day -Patio. Walk up only. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.76 out of 5 stars based on 371 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2022
Kristine M.
Server very helpful food always delicious. We like to bring out of town guests for an evening at LTL.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 13, 2022
Jeff R.
Really enjoyed our time at Light the Lamp.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2022
Tiegen L.
Food was great! Beer was great too, just a bit overpriced. Got 12oz beers for $7 each. That should be the price of a 16oz can. Honestly that’s my only complaint. Other than that it was a good experience and I would go back just maybe not get any beer. I like to try all sorts of beers but when they are only 12oz, an ABV 4% and $7 each. It’s not even worth it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2021
Betsy G.
It was fantastic that we could do all ordering on our phones and even pay that way. The food was great and we got to sample the beer and cider to make sure we liked it before buying a whole glass. All the employees were friendly and looked happy, it made it a pleasant place to have lunch. And it was fun to "Tip the kitchen by buying them a beer - they make noise and cheer for that. (But they do have to wait to drink it until their shift is over, we asked.) Overall a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2021
Sandra G.
We enjoyed the new fall menu and beer choices.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 22, 2021
Nat O.
We love LTL and the food and beer are always top notch! Plus the order from your phone feature is kinda cool! Wish it wasn’t as pricey, but is worth it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2021
Richard J.
Light the lamp has the best food of any brewery ever. I just find it odd they make you order food and drinks on your phone when servers still come to your table.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2021
Kris M.
Loved our visit. Great service. Build a burger is a delicious value. Very helpful attentive staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 10, 2021
Phil D.
Our server (sorry, don't know his name) was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 07, 2021
Nichole H.
I love it there !!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2021
Victoria M.
Great place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2021
Yamini H.
Very attentive staff! Excellent flatbread and of course beer!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 19, 2021
Kevin B.
We really enjoyed the craft beer and the cheese balls! Loved this place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 28, 2021
Jennifer K.
Great place. Great beer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 27, 2021
HEATHER W.
The staff is amazing, so kind and helpful they went above and beyond with service for our group. So nice!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 19, 2021
Mark D.
Everything was perfect from when we arrived, to everything being done from our phone, to the seamless checkout ... all in all a wonderful experience! Their food is always beyond delicious. Definitely a favorite!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 2021
Robert N.
Light the Lamp is one of the best breweries that exists! Friendly, safe, and just overall a great experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 03, 2021
Jennifer V.
Excellent as usual

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 2/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2020
Richard B.
Thanks to Gov. Pritzker we were dining in a parking lot. They did have heaters

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2020
Trevor V.
LTL is always great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2020
Andrea C.
We decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and eat here, and we're so glad we did. It was a really cool experience, sitting in the quiet darkness with the little table lanterns and big heaters sprinkled throughout. The food was outstanding. We had the giant pretzel (yum!), a burger, the turkey meatball sandwich and the jerk sausage sandwich. All were outstanding and the staff was super efficient and friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2020
Steve G.
Great new menu full of interesting adaptations of bar classics.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Karen W.
We love Light the Lamp, the beer is great and the food is so tasty, and its very reasonably priced

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2020
Ron M.
Great beer and great food! 5 stars!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2020
Mike K.
This is our weekly place. We don’t drink. But are foodies. And you have the best freaking food. Also we are vegetarian and gluten free. Thanks!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 07, 2022
Jeff T.
Excellent Burgers! Excellent Brew! Once my phone connected to the QR code on the table to view the menu and use the electronic ordering system, the process went pretty smoothly. However, I wonder if "non-tech" savvy patrons will struggle with this process? Overall, we enjoyed our meal.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 11, 2021
Douglas Raul W.
The new ordering system requires the first person at the table to put in a credit card number. This was not the case a few weeks ago which allowed everyone to order separately. It complicates things at the time of check-out with everyone's order on one ticket. If this continues I may have to stop patronizing Light the Lamp.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 26, 2021
Kathy M.
Loved the understanding servers. Very helpful with the new electronic menu! Burger was the best !

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2021
Michael G.
First time dining at this restaurant. We really like the ambiance. The food and drink price was reasonable and taste good. I know that the waitresses worked really hard but the reason for the score was because there was no initiative to explain the dipping sauces that were served, and the online menu app was confusing. Not sure if we are coming back here.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 12, 2020
Sam H.
I originally did a 5:15 reservation and it sent me an email saying it was confirmed. However, an hour later I received a text saying that time slot was full. I was able to make a 5:30 reservation but it was weird that it originally told me 5:15 was available when it wasn't.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2021
Liz M.
Great food. Down to earth waitstaff. Unique menu items

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 09, 2021
Andrew B.
Ordering food and paying with the app was very confusing. The server did not know we ordered and could not find our food. We didn't know if we could ask for server assistance if we ordered with the app and never knew if the food order went through. Closing out the check was weird before the server brought us food, so we didn't know how much to tip. We use an app all the time to eat at Texas Road house, so I know what a good app works like. This is not it.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 14, 2021
Sandi S.
For a brewery they didn’t have a large selection of beers or other beverages. The food was amazing. The service was great but you had the option of not using a server. Our server was very nice. The decor and ambiance was not much.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 16, 2021
Steven P.
Lighting is horrible in area opposite wall from the bar. Spotlight in eyes. Otherwise food and service are always top notch!!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 15, 2021
Paul P.
We love Light the Lamp. Food is delicious and we love the app only ordering system. Unfortunately they had a major plumbing issue that evening which dropped the rating. They were working dilegently to fix it

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 05, 2022
Emily S.
Food was a bit pricy for what you got. I got the Greek flat bread and out of 5 slices maybe 2 had meat on it. I expected it to be a bit bigger based on the servers description. Beer was good and service was good.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 30, 2022
Sunny A.
They gave appetizers but they did not gave us utensils. We have to ask 2-3 times on a busy Friday. I will avoid busy days.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 04, 2022
Steven B.
The crab/lobster cakes had good flavor, but weren't crispy at all, making for a weird texture. Lots of very hoppy beers, so while I like IPA's, my wife and friend found it difficult to drink. The service interactions feel incredibly transactional, and it just wasn't engaging or all that "fun" to be there. I don't dislike LtL, but I'm not craving to go back anytime soon either.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2021
Andrew S.
Friday is half price full pours during happy hour, and the app didn't reflect this and charged us full price. Otherwise a good experience.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 23, 2021
Micheale K.
After a rocky start (ordering online at the table was problematic, and we did not want that kind of restaurant experience in the first place), Jessie, a real live waitstaff person, took over and saved the day! The food was delicious! And their brewery beer (I had the "Power Play") was perfect. First time visit, and looking forward to returning.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2020
Amy Y.
Please get your heaters in working order. We love you guys and trying to support but it's so cold!