Nick's Pizza & PubCrystal Lake | Website
This popular Crystal Lake pizza pub sports a rustic, lodge-style decor has the obligatory deer trophies, swinging doors and cigar store Indians statues. Cheesy pizza -- in thin-crust or double-decker versions -- is the primary attraction, with Italian-style sandwiches and no-frills hot dogs running a close second. Expect kids frolicking in the video arcade while Mom and Dad grab a drink at the bar. The Nick's Pizza & Pub folks are also planning a Chicago location in 2008.