Fan Favorites: Best Places for Soup in Lake County {2016}

Smooth and creamy, hot and steamy–soup. This is just what we need when the temperature dips below freezing and we want a homemade dish that warms both our hands and our tummies. We asked our Facebook Fans where their favorite spot for soup was in Lake County. Here is what they recommended:

best soup in lake county

  • Ad-Lib Geocafe
    475 S. Route 45, Lindenhurst | (847) 245-7328
    Loralie reviews Ad-Lib Geocafe in her review of Family-Friendly Farm-to-Table and Ethical Eats.

    Ad-lib’s Lobster broth (with) lobster essence and cream is to die for!–Ana E.

  • Caboose
    320 E. Hawley St., Mundelein | (847) 388-3530
    This restaurant was nominated by Rebecca A. See Loralie’s review of Caboose and other train-themed restaurants in Lake County.
  • David’s Bistro
    883 Main St., Antioch | (847) 603-1196
    Little Lake County Writer Jenna B. included David’s Bistro as a must-visit in her list of Indie Eats: Antioch.

    I had a fantastic carrot soup at David’s Bistro. –Sara S.

  • Fred’s Diner
    225 Center St., Grayslake | (847) 223-9776
    Fred’s Diner offers great atmosphere along with great food, but be prepared to pay cash; Fred’s Diner does not accept credit cards.

Little Lake County Fan Favorites: Where to Find the Best Soup in Lake County

  • Mariano’s Locations in Buffalo Grove, Gurnee, Lake Zurich and Vernon Hills.
    Recommended by Gretchen M., Mariano’s has a nice selection of hot, prepared soups to enjoy at home or at the in-store cafe area.
  • Original Bagel & Bialy
    105 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove | (847) 808-0100
    Nominated by Aly S., hungry guests can find chicken broth with matzo ball, noodles, rice or kasha here.  Mish Mosh (enough for two) is also served, or you might try the mushroom barley, sweet & sour cabbage, split pea or soup of the day.
  • Paragon West
    2101 Grand Ave., Waukegan | (847) 623-6820

    Paragon West in Waukegan has my favorite cream of chicken soup on Sundays, and chicken noodle during the week.–Julianne R.

  • Reflections
    38564 N. Edgewood St., Lake Villa | (847) 265-4170
    Reflections is also a Little Lake County Fan Favorite restaurant for best outdoor dining.

    I love the dill pickle soup that Reflections serves occasionally–Sarah S.

  • The Shanty
    38985 US-41, Wadsworth | (847) 336-0262
    Lori T. thinks this place has great soup. See the Lake County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau review of The Shanty for Little Lake County.
  • The Vegas Cafe
    914 Main St., Antioch | (847) 395-6363
    Jessica B. recommends the selection of homemade soups at this picturesque cafe. Little Lake County Writer Jenna B. included this cafe as a must-visit in her list of Indie Eats: Antioch.
  • Zoup
    700 N. Milwaukee Ave., #137, Vernon Hills | (847) 371-3300
    Selected by Maureen C., Zoup offers 12 varieties of soup daily; there is sure to be something to please everyone here.

Did your favorite place for soup make our Fan Favorite list? If not, please let us know in the comments section below.

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Jennifer is mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl, and spends her time changing radio stations in her minivan while driving to band concerts, learning new texting lingo and keeping track of the latest trends in electronics and hairstyles. Jennifer spends any free time she can find trying to stay organized, testing out new recipes that everyone might eat, reading, crafting or trying to beat her own best score in SpellTower. She also serves as a managing editor at Little Lake County.

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