The Breakers

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

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The Breakers



by 7 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.6
Drink Quality 5.4
Drink Selection 6
Food Quality 7.2
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 5.8
Music 5.5
Service 9.5
Tikiness 6.4
Tilt 6
Vibe 5.6

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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.


Tonga Trader
Tonga Trader is a semi-regular at The Breakers.
April 17, 2018, 11:00 AM
Hadn't been to The Breakers in a bit. Didn't know the ownership changed or of the passing of the previous owner. It looks the same and we saw a couple familiar faces on staff. They redid the menu but it looks like mostly the same dishes with some new additions. The food was fresh and familiar. It's old school Cantonese, but definitely above average. The house made Crab Rangoons are killer. Had some of their trademark Mai Tais with rock candy swizzle, but in different glassware. Seems like they are trying to maintain the original vibe. A positive experience.
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