Showing 1-54 of 54 items
Cozy Dog Drive In
Cozy Dog Drive-In is home of the one and only Cozy Dog. Similar to a corn dog-on-a-stick, the Cozy Dog is made from a Waldmire family recipe at Springfield’s Route 66 landmark. Inside the diner, which has been located on Old Route 66 since 1949, visitors will find a whimsical selection of Route 66 memorabilia and souvenirs.
Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket
The Chicken Basket in Willowbrook opened in the summer of 1946 on Historic Illinois Route 66. Dell Rhea’s chicken has been bringing visitors from around the world on a regular basis for years.
Rendleman Orchards Farm Market
Tree ripened peaches & nectarines from July - August, and apples from September - December. This farm market is open 7 days a week with seasonal produce, preserves, pickles and other specialty food items and gifts.
CITY: Alto Pass
Sleepy Creek Vineyards
Sleepy Creek Vineyards offers more than just great wine. Experience live entertainment, unique shopping, and tastings from local farms. Group tours of the vineyards can be scheduled, and rental space is available for special events including business meetings, parties, and weddings.
Frank and Florine Saputo started a Springfield tradition for serving fine Italian food; thus becoming a favorite destination for traveling Dignitaries, Politicians and Celebrities. They proudly serve Old World family recipes maintaining a standard of quality and excellence in both food and service since 1948.
Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of Springfield's finest restaurants. If you have visited The Old State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House or the State Capitol, you can imagine the wonderful celebrations Maldaner's likely was a part of at the turn of the last century and to the present day.
Smitty's On The Corner
Smitty’s, in St. Charles is family owned and operated, using only the freshest, most flavorful ingredients to prepare all of their mouthwatering sandwiches, homemade soups, crisp salads, ice cream and more.
CITY: St. Charles
Belgian Village Inn
Fine food, drinks, and people since 1977. From-scratch homemade foods including the award-winning Grilled Vande Rueben. A Quad City tradition. A family-owned operation.
From the moment you enter Vinny Vanucchi's, you’re welcomed with open arms. From made-from-scratch Italian food featuring many recipes handed down five generations to our outstanding wine selection, you’ll be transported to an authentic family trattoria complete with checkered tablecloths and imported artifacts and signs.
Jonah's Seafood House & Oyster Bar
Jonah's Seafood House and Oyster Bar offers waterfront dining and an oyster bar with live blues, fresh seafood and steaks. Jonah's has a large versatile menu with a specialty to seafood, moderately-priced with daily specials and a children’s menu. Banquet rooms are available for all occasions. Enjoy the best view around at the area’s only authentic oyster bar.
CITY: East Peoria
Log Cabin Steakhouse
The Log Cabin Steakhouse in Galena has been state and nationally acclaimed, which makes it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The menu features an awe-inspiring 34-ounce Porterhouse, one-pound New York Strip and a 32-ounce Prime Rib, all served charred and bursting with flavor; and the international wine list features more than 100 selections from across the globe.
Lovell's of Lake Forest
The beautiful, quaint house setting decorated with out-of-this-world (literally) artifacts from the chef-owner's father, Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell, provides the backdrop for a wonderful selection of tasty New American plates at this Lake Forest standout. The service contributes to a soothing ambiance; it’s truly a magical place to dine. For a more causal dining experience, try the downstairs Captain's Quarters for a casual evening with additional bar food selections and live music Friday and Saturday nights.
CITY: Lake Forest
Niemerg’s Steakhouse in Effingham opened September 1, 1978 and is locally owned and operated with food that’s made grandmother style; from scratch and with care.
The Main Hangar is a comfortable, family-owned & operated restaurant with big picture windows that overlook the runways and taxiways at the Decatur Airport – giving you a panoramic view of the arriving & departing aircrafts. Whether it's a breakfast with friends, a casual lunch meeting or a night out, the Main Hangar Restaurant is the unique choice to enjoy yourself and impress your guests.
Avanti's Italian Restaurant
Avanti’s Italian Restaurant has been serving Normal since 1971. Raising a family business like this is no different than creating a delicious meal; it takes time, along with a heaping side of love and care, and when it’s all said and done you have a flavor that seems suited for a family Italian restaurant experience. Ciao!
Honey Hill Orchard - Waterman
Honey Hill Orchard is a family-owned and operated orchard that was started as a hobby by Hawken Askelson in 1965. Today, the original orchard location has 2,100 apple trees, with an additional 500 trees at a second farm location. What started out as a simple farm stand has grown to include pick your own apples, raspberries and pumpkins, honey from Honey Hill's own bee hives, a bakery, the Apple Barn Country Store and some old-fashioned family activities. In addition to providing customers with quality products, Honey Hill Orchard gives families a chance to spend a relaxing time on the farm and create some great family memories and traditions.
Built in the 1940’s, Lariat Steakhouse has been serving sizzling steaks, fresh fish and delicious desserts to the people of Peoria. There portions are so fresh and large, you won’t just enjoy a meal, at Lariat you’ll have a memorable feast.
Gene and Georgetti
Steak, steak and more steak, oh there’s also fantastic Italian food, too. It seems anything Gene & Georgetti fixes is a wonderful journey back to Chicago’s more authentic days. The oldest steakhouse in Chicago; Gene & Georgetti is the epitome of old school Chicago steak joints.
Twin Anchors Restaurant
Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern used to be a speakeasy, and is one of the oldest restaurants in Chicago. Since 1932 it’s always been known for great barbequed baby-back ribs that are served in a quaint neighborhood tavern. Since it’s opening famous people have eaten here, from blue-eyed crooner Frank Sinatra to Bears QB Sid Luckman; Twin Acres has even been made famous in the many appearances on TV shows, food review sites and movies. Come from the food, stay for the comfortable ambience of a traditional Chicago bar.
The menu includes a variety of salads, sandwiches and entrees like grilled salmon, cashew-crushed chicken and filet of beef served with seasonal vegetables. Music is part of the dining experience.
Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen
The celebrated Deli is getting harder to find, but thankfully Manny’s keeps making the best tasting Deli fare in the city. Located in Chicago, tucked among the giant skyscrapers is where you can get a real corned beef sandwich piled-high on rye, or matzo ball soup that warms every inch of your body.
Hackney's on Harms
Hackney’s has been run buy the same family for nearly 70 years. Ever since great aunt Bebe started selling hamburgers and beer on her back porch during Prohibition, Hackney’s has been making people very happy. Today Hackney’s is famous for their big juicy hamburgers on dark rye and one-of-a-kind onion rings, as well as a bevy of other fantastic foods they serve. You don’t want to miss out on a Hackney’s experience.
Located in Peoria since 1926, Agatucci’s family-owned restaurant hasn’t changed much, which if you ask the throngs of regulars who shuffle in and out of its modest doors every day, that’s a good thing.
Vigneto del Bino Winery
Vigneto del Bino Winery is a boutique winery specializing in “Wines grown from local Vines”. The winery sits on one acre of a 10 acre property surrounded by 2,300 grapevines. Vigneto del Bino specializes in producing unique wines from grapevines that grow here in Illinois. The winery building encompasses the manufacturing of the wines, a tasting room and gift shop. Relax and shop for gift items; while sampling our crisp and refreshing wine selection.
At Paradise Pup. in Des Plaines, the "big mess of a burger" is traditional Chicago fast food the way it should be. Folks line up outside the 800-square-foot joint for the one-and-only Char Cheddar burger. As for the Italian beef sandwich, it’s "oh, so good."
CITY: Des Plaines
For 74 years, Castelli’s has been serving traditional food to the folks of Alton. Known for its Fried Chicken, Castelli’s doesn’t just rest its laurels on the bird because everything from Italian dishes to steaks and sides are prepared especially for you.
Originally opened in 1967 in Old Town, one of Chicago’s most beloved neighborhoods, Kamehachi Café has been rolling sushi, pouring sake and developing a following ever since. Now located throughout the city and suburbs Kamehachi still creates dishes that amaze the eyes and dazzle the stomach.
The Berghoff’s doors opened in 1898 as a men-only saloon serving free corned beef sandwiches with the purchase of a stein of Berghoff Beer. Through the years, the Berghoff expanded into a full-service restaurant rich in German-American cuisine and culture. At today’s Berghoff, diners will find lighter and more contemporary dishes along with treasured old world favorites. The Berghoff Oktoberfest held yearly, is evidence of its deep German roots.
The Artison Cafe in Litchfield, IL is believed to be one of the oldest restaurants on Route 66. With an eclectic menu of dishes from western favorites, south of the border food, and ocean catches; there’s even Baklava –a delicious sweet and gooey Greek dessert. Come for the history, stay for the food.
Get the feel of a classic drive-in in the city of Chicago. Superdawg will take you back to another day and time but their food has kept up with the times. Everything at Superdawg has been created with the same attention and care, as it was when they first opened in 1948. And when you visit don’t forget to say hi to Mr. and Mrs. Superdawg adorning the top of the restaurant for all to see.
Oregano's Corner Café
Oregano's serves Italian comfort food, using the same old country recipes passed down for over 100 years - one generation to the next. Only the freshest ingredients available are used, and of course, each dish is prepared the old fashioned way - from scratch order by order, so it does take just a little longer to serve you. Come hungry, enjoy, take home what you don't finish and leave happy!
CITY: Hawthorn Woods
Billy Goat Tavern - The Original
There are few things as identifiable to Illinois and Chicago as the Billy Goat Tavern. Made popular by the SNL; the Billy Goat Tavern serves up no nonsense fare: Burgers, cheeseburgers, no fries, just chips – and definitely no Pepsi, just Coke. However, if you want something stronger to drink they also have a full bar. Don’t worry Billy Goat Tavern has much more to their menu, but why miss out on the food that made them famous.
Top Notch Beefburgers
Freshly ground round beef burgers are the signature of this friendly, casual and kind-hearted joint. Since 1954, owner Diran Soulian has been behind this grill, forming a huge following and a legendary burger. With a top-notch reputation in the neighborhood for fresh burgers and fries, and a worldwide following; Top-Notch is at the head of its class for great tasting burgers.
Merichka's has been family owned and operated since April 18, 1933. Known for World Famous Poorboys, they also provide a fine dining selection at reasonable prices.
CITY: Crest Hill
Pizano's Pizza & Pasta - State Street
From the son of Lou Malnati’s, Rudy brings you Pizano’s; a traditional Italian eatery featuring Chicago deep dish pizza – the way his dad made, hearty two-handed sandwiches, fresh salads and good times.
Bayern Stube Restaurant
A real Bavarian experience awaits you in this family-owned and operated restaurant. Bayern Stube, located in Gibson City, offers authentic Bavarian cuisine in a cozy, traditional atmosphere; with dishes like schnitzels, sausages and homemade desserts to fill your soul.
CITY: Gibson City
Macks Golden Pheasant
Mack's Golden Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge has been serving fine food and cocktails since they were established in 1948. Situated in Elmhurst, Mack’s Golden Pheasant is a very original restaurant. Many favor the lodge like atmosphere, and the food of course, which is particularly good. Visit and enjoy their history and unique ambiance.
Bacchanalia, located in the Little Italy section of Chicago, has been a family-owned business for over 34 years. In fact, it’s the longest single-family owned Italian restaurant in the city. If you’re looking for an authentic Italian restaurant with recipes that go back to the Old Country, look no further than Bacchanalia.
Lou Malnati's - Lincolnwood
Lou Malnati’s, considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, has been creating rich thick slices of pie since 1971. People all over the state, the country and the world have heard of Chicago pizza, and with 36 locations, Lou Malnati’s has been the ambassador of this heavenly creation.
This is old school Italian. It could be very romantic, or you can bring your mama. Sabatinos has been in Chicago for 25 years; serving traditional Italian cuisine including warm crusty loaves and addictive pizza bread that comes to the table in a blink of an eye. With dimly lit flowers on every table, tuxedo-clad hosts and strolling musicians, this Italian-American restaurant is everything you’ve come to expect, and more.
Family restaurant in Chillicothe with home-cooked lunches, soups, dinner & desserts. Daily specials.
In 1950, Lawrence Schweig opened his fish store at the bridge on Canal Street. Over the years, he developed unique recipes for delicious seafood products. Today Lawrence’s reputation for great food at great prices continues as loyal customers bring their children and grandchildren here. As the third generation continues the tradition of Lawrence Schweig and the hallmarks of his vision remain unchanged.
Modern Japanese Cuisine Restaurant offering gorgeous decor in the venue and fresh and delicious items on the menu. Shakou features city caliber cuisine in a city caliber venue with city caliber service.
Port Edward Restaurant
You will enjoy this Fox River setting and the unusual building that Port Edward occupies. This is what a landmark AAA Motor Club calls one of Mid America's "Most Unusual Restaurants." Besides it's reputation for fine dining, Port Edward is also one of the finest nautical museums in the Midwest.
Bittersweet Confections is a chocolate truffle company that also supplies upscale catering to the Quincy, Illinois region. Chef Michael Mitchell got the idea for his chocolates when a cigar and a bar of chocolate shared the same space in a sock drawer. Strangely, the half smoked cigar infused the chocolate with its aroma and gave it an amazing flavor. Michael had made his truffles for various restaurants and employers before deciding to create his own line of confections. His desire for comfort foods comes in contact with his love for the culinary arts. The chef claims to be a hardworking family man first and foremost, but makes time from the daily grind to experiment with new flavors and infusions for his line of “less talk, more action” chocolate truffles.
Bailey's Coffee & Fudge
At Bailey's we offer more than just coffee and treats, because we are more than your typical coffee shop. Our family-owned business means we do more than pour your coffee - we treat you like one of us. So, come on in and stay a while. Connect on our free WiFi or kick back and relax with friends.
The Grove Inn is a family bar and grill. They have sand volleyball and live bands in the summer. Come out and relax on the patio!
The Longbranch Grill
Located in Historic Downtown Shelbyville, this family-owned restaurant has unique clockwork decor, original tile ceiling and exposed brickwork walls. The Longbranch Grill pride itself on its homemade food and casual atmosphere.
All Seasons Apple Orchard
Take a wagon ride to the orchard where you will be surrounded by thousands of apples trees and 12 varieties of apples and pears. Enjoy seasonal activities like pumpkin picking and the corn maze. There is also a cow train, goat bridge, corn crib, giant swings, a spider web, jumping pillow and a petting zoo. The weekends even have pig races and a magic show for the kids. Take your whole family down for some apple picking and make sure to stick around for the many other activities.
Grand Rivers Distillery
A locally-owned craft distillery in Southern Illinois, Grand River Spirits creates a selection of spirits that showcase the delicious fruits and grains of Southern Illinois. This national award-winning micro-distillery offers brandy, whiskey, bourbon, rum, seasonal spirits (such as grappa and schnapps), and of course Red Eye Moonshine. Don't let their small size fool you, all of the storage, packaging, distilling and tasting is housed under one roof. See the action for yourself — Grant Rivers Distillery offers free 30-minute distillery tours for up to 10 people by appointment only, available Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
For more than 50 years Italian Village Pizza & Pasta has been a social gathering place for great food and fun in Carbondale. Thousands of locals, Salukis and area visitors have provided their autographs and notable memories on the walls of their main dining rooms. Enjoy delicious pizza, complimentary ice cream, and a full salad bar, all in the presence of good company!
El Greco is a greasy spoon — said in the BEST way. This delicious joint makes some of the best gyros around. Locally-owned and operated, El Greco has become a staple in downtown Carbondale. Don't forget to try the fried mushrooms!
Main Street Eatery
Try the top-secret honey-poppy seed dressing on top of the apple, celery, and chicken salad, it is a local favorite. Sandwiches, Panini’s are just a few of the delectable offerings. Breakfast is available.
Beauty, innovation, and culinary perfection only begin to describe the new Franchesco's Ristorante. The Salamone family proudly invites everyone to their new home for an unforgettable experience. The beautiful patio is perfect for lunch, dinner, small private events, or ceremonies with flowers blooming in season and a beautiful fountain to enjoy!