Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Around the Clock

Friday, August 22, 2008

Food find: Around the Clock

I work down the street from Around the Clock, a vintage little diner that's very nice inside and sports marble countertops and a modern look. The eatery is newly renovated and claims to be the oldest in McHenry County. I can't vouch for that, but this place is quite delish.

It's a classic diner with a bakery and the place is always packed. I work bizarre hours and have yet to see the parking lot a single car less than half full.

So far, I've only had one meal there. It was steak tacos, which I got the impression wasn't their specialty, but it was quite tasty. The steak was juicy and the rice and beans quite smoky and savory. A guy I work with got his wedding cake here too.

I end up at this place for work sometimes and the food always looks phenomenal. The portions are huge and the prices are awesome (a home style meal for $12 with tip? Count me in.).

Here's the deal -- make sure to get the soup and stick with your basic diner food. Tip your waitress well, they're all nice ladies.


Mandy said...

No picture?

Unknown said...

6 years ago that place had the HOTTEST buffalo wings in the city. Around the clock, great after a night of bar hopping. And it was never empty.