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The Breakers

Crystal Lake, IL
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7728 U S Highway 14
Crystal Lake, IL
Opened in 1949
Tue-Thu 4pm-10pm
Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm
Sun 4pm-9pm
(815) 459 9860

Critiki ratings

The Breakers

7.7

Overall

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 8
Drink Quality 8
Drink Selection 7.3
Food Quality 7.1
Food Selection 8.2
Mood 7.2
Music 7.9
Service 9
Tikiness 7.1
Tilt 8
Vibe 7

Regulars & Visitors

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Humuhumu’s description

The Breakers (sometimes called "Lenny's The Breakers") is a classic Tiki-Cantonese restaurant and bar in Crystal Lake, outside of Chicago. It opened in 1949, and has plenty of old school tiki-in-a-Chinese-restaurant touches, with a landscaped garden, bamboo and beachcomber lamps, tikis, and dim lighting, amidst newer layers of rope lights and Party City-style tropical bric-a-brac.
The food menu is typical midwest Cantonese fare, and a "Po-Po Platter" is on the appetizers menu. The cocktail list includes a Mai-Tai ("It's a secret") and a Navy Grog ("It's a stronger secret"), and other classic and less-classic tropicals. There are some Dynasty mugs and bowls in use, but you may have to ask nicely to get your drink in one.
On the weekends, you may find some live music, which often includes some Hawaiian standards.

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The Breakers has its own parking lot.
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