Daddio's Diner

Nostalgia on the Menu at Daddio’s Diner

Daddio’s Diner serves up record-size pancakes, Mexican specials and 1960s charm.

17th St. BBQ in Murphysboro, IL

Legendary Eats at 17th Street BBQ in Murphysboro

“Pork out with your fork out” at 17th Street BBQ.

Convito Cafe and Market

Convito Cafe & Market is a Taste of Europe in Illinois

Convito Cafe & Market brings Italian and French cuisine to Wilmette.

Old Log Cabin Restaurant

Old Log Cabin Restaurant is Rustic Dining on Route 66

Old Log Cabin Restaurant serves heaping helpings of home cooking and friendliness.

Farm to Table Restaurants

Farm to Fork Restaurants in Chicago and St. Louis

Check out a list of eateries from Chicago to St. Louis that embrace the farm-to-table concept.

Farm to Table Restaurants

Farmer-Restaurant Partnerships Encourage Going Local

Farmer-restaurant partnerships bridge the gap from farm to fork throughout the state.

Fast Eddie's Bon Air

Feast at Fast Eddie’s in Alton

Make a stop at Fast Eddie’s Bon-Air in Alton for good cheap food, cold beer and live music.

Le Petite Creperie & Bistro

La Petite Creperie Brings French Cuisine to Woodstock

Enjoy classic French cuisine in Woodstock at La Petite Creperie & Bistrot.

Al & Leda's Pizzeria

Legendary Pizza at Al & Leda’s Pizzeria

Al & Leda’s Pizzeria in Dixon creates unusual pizza varieties such as spaghetti and BLT.

The Chicken Basket

Hungry Travelers Flock to Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket on Route 66

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket restaurant caters to hungry travelers along iconic Route 66.

What's Cookin in Charleston, Illinois

Baked With Love at What’s Cookin’ in Charleston, Illinois

Homemade strawberry bread, delicious quesadillas and more are waiting for you at What’s Cookin’ in Charleston, Illinois.

The Dutch Kitchen in Arcola serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are well-known for their homemade pies and bread with Amish-made apple butter.

Try Fried Chicken and Shoofly Pie at The Dutch Kitchen

The Dutch Kitchen is the place to find homemade cooking at its best.

SugarToad Restaurant Beet Salad

SugarToad at Hotel Arista in Naperville

The menu at SugarToad changes daily to reflect what’s in season, but customers can always expect fresh seafood, meats, salads, soups and produce.

Scallops and Sushi from Tapa La Lunas

Tapa La Luna Restaurant Serves Appetizing Cuisine in Trendy Atmosphere

Tapa La Luna Restaurant in DeKalb serves up picture-perfect food in a trendy environment.

Roy's Taco House in Geneseo, Illinois

Roy’s Taco House: A Geneseo Favorite Since 1971

Roy’s Taco House in Geneseo, IL, a longstanding local favorite, turns out a menu made up of an unusual fusion of dishes from Mexico, Belgium and the United States. Gravy-smothered enchiladas are just the beginning.

Carbondale, IL

Hunan Restaurant Brings Authentic Chinese Cuisine to Carbondale

For 25 years, when Carbondale, Illinois, residents crave Asian cuisine, they head to Hunan Restaurant.

Restaurants in Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale Restaurants

Looking for a place to chow down in Carbondale, Illinois? From pizza and burgers to Chinese, Italian and Thai, you’re sure to find a local restaurant that tempts your taste buds in this charismatic college town.

Al's Cafe & Creamery, Elgin, Illinois, wine and shrimp arrabiata

Al’s Cafe and Creamery Makes Malt Shop Memories in Elgin

When Al Berg opened Al’s Café & Creamery in Elgin in 1981, it quickly became a favorite with the locals for its hand-blended malts. Thirty years later, Al’s is still serving up the same rich malts made with high-quality ice cream, but it has also become a destination for creative cuisine made with fresh, seasonal produce.

Fritz and Frites, Galena, French cuisine, German cuisine, Downtown Galena

Fritz and Frites: Galena Restaurant Blends French and German Cuisine

Chefs Fred and Karyn Grzeslo opened a small European bistro called Fritz and Frites on Main Street in Galena, Illinois, in 2006, which quickly became the city’s most popular dining destination.

Central Illinois, Tuscola, Central Illinois town of Tuscola, Ann Flesor Beck, Devon Flesor Nau, Flesor's Candy Kitchen

Sweet Reunion at Century-Old Flesor’s Candy Kitchen

Flesor’s Candy Kitchen is a return destination for anyone looking for a taste of small-town Illinois.


Grab a Pint at D’Arcy’s in Springfield

This eatery thrives on serving up Springfield, Illinois’ culinary claim to fame – the horseshoe.

Roundhouse Restaurant

Roundhouse Restaurant Scores With Good Food, Local Beers

While in Aurora, Illinois, enjoy lunch or dinner at America’s Historic Roundhouse, a 70,000-square-foot entertainment complex with a restaurant, microbrewery, 14 bars and a comedy club.

Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield on Route 66

Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield Invented Corn Dogs on a Stick

The origin of corn dogs on a stick has an Illinois connection, tracing its roots to the Cozy Dog Drive-in on Route 66 in Springfield.

Bill’s BBQ Serves Up a Taste of Metropolis

One thing most Metropolis citizens have in common is their love for barbecue – specifically Bill’s BBQ, an iconic local eatery that’s been serving hungry customers since 1965.

Belgian Village Inn in Moline: Home of the Giant Reuben Sandwich

Moline’s Belgian Village Inn serves quite possibly the biggest reuben sandwich you’ve ever seen.

Der Rathskeller (in German Rathskeller means - the cellar of a town hall, often used as a beer hall or restaurant).

Der Rathskeller German Restaurant in Rockford

You might say Rockford’s oldest restaurant, Der Rathskeller, started with a great-tasting sausage. In German, rathskeller means the cellar of a town hall, often used as a beer hall or restaurant.

Video: McLean County’s New Decadence Bakery

Maria Kemp of Decadence Bakery discusses opening a new business in McLean County, Illinois in this business brief.

Kelly's Bakery in Bloomington, Illinois is known for its sugar cookies.

Kelly’s Bakery in Bloomington is Icing on the Cake

Kelly’s Bakery and Cafe is known for decadent desserts, farm-fresh soups and unique sandwiches

Hicks Bar-B-Que in Belleville

This Belleville Family Business Is Smokin’

Eat local BBQ at family-owned Hicks Bar-B-Que in Belleville.

Moonshine, Illinois

Moonshine, Population 2

World-famous burgers and sincere service are on the menu in this tiny community.


You Gotta Love Lula’s in Chicago

Chicago café serves up imaginative, organic cuisine straight from the farm.

Get a taste of something different at Henning's Root Beer Stand

We Root for Henning’s Root Beer Stand

Get a taste of something different at Henning’s Root Beer Stand in Hoopeston.


Let’s All Go to Argo Tea

Chicago’s Argo Tea serves up more than 40 varieties.