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Sycamore State Street Theatre
The Sycamore State Theater opened as the Fargo theater on November 28, 1925. The 900 seat, single screen Fargo theater was built at a cost of $115,000 by Henry Fargo of Geneva. The theater opened to live stage performances, silent movies, and a large Geneva Pipe organ. The first sound system was added in December 1928 at a cost of $20,000. In June of 1939 the Fargo theater was one of the first buildings to have air conditioning in DeKalb County. The Fargo became the State Theater August 6, 1940. The State Theater had a long run as a movie theater until November 1972 when lack of attendance the theater closed. It operated as a church for the next 17 years. For 9 months in 1989 the State Theater was bought with the vision of holding live country music shows once again the theater was closed due to lack of attendance. The State was made a three-screen theater in 1990 by splitting the large theater in half and making the old stage a third screen. The State Theater was home to the first Sycamore Film Festival in September 2011.
Historic Self-Guided Tours
DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau Books are available to assist you.
Milan Township One Room School House
The Milan Township District #83 Schoolhouse served as a center for learning from the turn of the century until 1942. In 1942, it was closed and left to deteriorate. However, the schoolhouse was given a new lease on life when it was donated to the Blackwell History of Education Museum in 1996 and then rebuilt on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Since 1999, the Milan Schoolhouse has been available to teachers at elementary and middle schools for re-enactment of a typical day in a one-room schoolhouse, professors at NIU and other institutions, and teachers at high schools for classes, other events, and families and organizations for various activities. We wish to thank Dr. Eui-Kyung Shin, assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, for her guidance of Rebecca Edwards in the development of this curriculum.A Blackwell Museum staff member has created lesson plans for students in 1st through 8th grade that allow them to experience a school day in the early 1900s, depending on the teacher's preference. The one room school is currently unavailable for visits, but we hope to have it open again in the Spring of 2014. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at email@example.com.
Sycamore Public Library
Although the Sycamore Public Library did not open its doors until 1892, we can trace its roots back to 1875 when a Chautauqua Scientific Circle was formed in Sycamore. Once members had completed the course, they established the Athena Literary Society in order to form a public library. Over the course of three years they raised $700 and asked city council to appropriate money for books and that the mayor appoint a board of directors. On July 12, 1892, the Sycamore Public Library opened in Hoyt and Rogers’ Store, second floor, in the backroom. This building now is occupied by Marlyn’s Majorettes. The City Council appropriated $800 to purchase books. The Athena Literary Society assisted with funding the library for the first two years. Miss Flora Jeannette Dow, a member of Athena, was the first librarian. In 1902, Andrew Carnegie offered the City of Sycamore $10,000 for the construction of a library, provided an acceptable site could be secured and that the Sycamore City Council would annually appropriate at least 10% of his donation for maintaining the building. Mr. Frederick B. Townsend donated the property where the library stands today. Miss Dow received the honor of placing the first trowel of mortar on the cornerstone on May 24, 1905. Over the next 90 years, several renovation and remodeling projects took place and then on October 14, 1995, a new era of growth began with the groundbreaking ceremony for the library expansion. Today we are looking at ways to serve the community’s needs by providing the best possible services and programs available.
Carmike Cinemas Market 10
Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 12:00pm-10:00pm Carmike Cinemas is a movie theatre that screens new releases and special showings of films such as theatre and arts.
Chelsea McGhee Studios
A variety of classes for children and adults, including private event painting sessions for birthday parties, girls night out, corporate events, team building, bachelorette parties and baby showers.
Tom and Sharon Smith and their son Todd have made a full line of chocolates since 1982. Besides creams, clusters, toffee and caramels, we also make hard to find pieces including divinity, chocolate dipped ginger, sponge candy (seasonally) and sugar free chocolate clusters (made with real chocolate). Our batches are small and much of the work is done the old fashioned way: by hand.
Blackhawk Restaurant Group has created four brands in Illinois--- all with the same contemporary style, comfortable design, and tempting menu-- but each with its own unique personality. We offer a warm, contemporary and comfortable setting for adults to enjoy smaller plates, sweet treats, gourmet coffee and tea, along with beer and wine. We are your neighborhood place to play Illinois’ newest slot and video poker games. Come in and experience a new kind of fun!
32nd State Square and Round Dance Convention
32nd State Square and Round Dance Convention July 24 - 26, 2015 Held at: Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center Dekalb, IL Featured Caller is Darryl Lipscobe
Blue Moon Bikes Vintage Sting Ray Museum
Blue Moon Bikes owner Rod Griffis has been an antique bicycle collector for more than a decade. He actively collects antique bikes, and Schwinn Sting-rays are his specialty. Rod's collection is world renowned for its completeness and authenticity. His extensive collection features Schwinn Sting-Rays from 1963 through the 1980's.
Egyptian Theatre Flashlight Tour
**NEW for 2015** Join Egyptian Theatre staff as they provide a tour of the historic Egyptian Theatre using just your flashlights. Guests will be treated to a behind the scenes backstage tour which will highlight the haunted history of the theatre. This is the tour that reveals all the secrets and lets you go places the public has never seen. Don’t forget to bring your camera! You never know what you might capture in your pictures. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students & seniors. Guests must bring a flashlight for the tour. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. This evening tour will last approximately 2 hours and the tickets are limited, so don’t wait! http://egyptiantheatre.org/
DAAHA Nehring Gallery
DAAHA is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing with people of all ages the storied history of agriculture and its innovators within northern Illinois. Through their exhibits, educational programs, and website they hope to tell the story of DeKalb County and northern Illinois’ contribution to the world’s most important invention: Agriculture. Their organization is new and constantly evolving, so check back often for new exhibits, programs, and virtual access to our collections.
Young at Heart Festival - Loves Park
Bring the whole family to the 43rd Young at Heart Festival. Events during the weekend include live music, a beer garden, carnival rides, kids' activities and food concessions. Located on the ground of Loves Park City Hall.
Hampton Inn & Suites - DeKalb
Located just moments from Northern Illinois University, with easy access to I-88 and the Historic Lincoln Highway (Route 38), the Hampton Inn hotel in DeKalb, IL, offers a comfortable base for guests traveling on business or vacationing in DeKalb, Illinois. The hotel is near golf courses and shops, restaurant and pubs in quaint downtown DeKalb and Sycamore. Stay connected with free WiFi, work in comfort at the ergonomic desk or watch movies on the HDTV. Sleep soundly on the clean and fresh Hampton bed® before waking to Hampton’s free hot breakfast buffet, offering a variety of hot and cold favorites. Exercise at this hotel in DeKalb, IL, in the free fitness center or relax in the indoor swimming pool. Buy snacks from the 24-hour Suite Shop, and enjoy free tea and coffee, and information about what to see and do in DeKalb, in the welcoming lobby any time of the day or night. Stay connected with useful services and amenities in the free 24-hour business center or hold a successful event for up to 30 people in the 627 sq. ft. meeting room. Amenities include: Suite Shop, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Complimentary Continental “On the House” Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Meeting Room up to 32, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry, Refrigerators and microwaves in every room
Rockford Aviators Baseball - Home Games at Aviators Stadium
The Rockford Aviators are a member of the Frontier League of Professional Baseball, the longest operating independent professional baseball league in the country. Home games are played at Aviators Stadium.
Gallery 215 North
Also know as the 4th Street Gallery.
Sycamore History Museum
The Sycamore History Museum strives to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit significant materials relating to Sycamore and the surrounding area, to provide related educational services for the public knowledge of Sycamore.
Chick N Shack
Dine In - Take Out - Local Delivery Let Chick'n Shack Cater your next party. OUR HOURS Tuesday, Wednesday 3:30 - 8:30 Thursday - Saturday 11:30 - 8:30 Sunday 11:30 - 7:00 Closed Mondays
NIU Regional History Center
The Regional History Center is a unique component of NIU’s commitment to education, research, and public service. The Center’s mission is to acquire, preserve, and make available to the public the most significant historical records of the northern Illinois region. They actively collect from the eighteen northern counties of Illinois excluding Cook County. Since 1977 the Center has grown into a multifaceted research center which houses three related sets of historical records: University Archives, Regional Collections, and Local Government Records (Illinois Regional Archives Depository). The Regional History Center is always adding manuscripts to the collections. Please feel free to contact the center if you believe you have documents that should be preserved for future generations.
Cider n' Cinnamon Arts and Crafts Fair - Edgebrook
Cider n' Cinnamon has been a Rockford art & craft tradition for over 40 years! Join us for this free art and craft event held at Edgebrook annually. More than 70 exhibitors will be displaying a variety of art, jewelry, crafts, clothing, vintage décor, and so much more! Enjoy delicious food and live music both days! Get a head start on your holiday shopping with unique and local finds for the gift giving season. In addition to the vendors, all Edgebrook merchants will have normal business hours and our eateries will be ready to serve you.
FC3 - Forest City Comic Convention
FC3 at Clock Tower Resort features vendors and artists, local and from surrounding states, all with a pop culture theme, with comic books, movies, toys, card games, RPGs, art, and more. Special guests/celebrities appearing areTerry Pavlet and Angus Oblong with more to be announced. Events include Cosplay Contests, an Independent Film Festival, and a live all geek auction, just to name a few. Family fun for the day and fun for adults at night, as FC3 concludes the FC3 after party commences!
The Art Box
Frame Shop & DeKalb Art Gallery Monday-Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm
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!
NIU School of Music
The School of Music's 60 nationally and internationally recognized faculty are dedicated to supporting students realizing their full potential as music artists and scholars, and our location one hour west of Chicago affords our students unparalleled additional cultural resources. NIU students participate in diverse array of award-winning instrumental and vocal ensembles, and many also take part in a number of world music performance activities. The school's ensembles include choirs, orchestra, concert and marching bands, large and small jazz ensembles, early music ensemble, percussion ensemble, steelbands, Javanese and Balinese gamelans, Chinese Orchestra, tabla, West African drumming, various chamber music ensembles, and others. . The faculty and students of the School of Music teach and perform for global audiences during their real and virtual travels. Most recently, students have performed by invitation in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Trinidad, and England, and weekly they share their live performances via high definition webcasts with all fifty states and more than three dozen countries on five continents. Acclaimed artist faculty such as the Avalon String Quartet and extraordinary guest artists are a fundamental component of the student experience both in person and via the school's national Internet2 leadership activities in the musical arts. Located in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall 815-753-1551
Urban Grace, located in downtown DeKalb, Illinois, sells CeCe Caldwell's Paints, provides monthly workshops catered to individual techniques using CeCe Caldwell's products, and will also custom paint furniture.
Spring Pec Thing Antique & Flea Market - Winnebago County Fairgrounds
The 35th Semi-Annual "Pec Thin" Antique & Flea Market Spring show has over 500 vendors selling everything from antiques and collectibles to crafts and home good items. Vendors occupy over 100,000 square feet inside and over 40-acres outside. Parking is free. Concessions will be available. No pets are allowed.
NIU School of Theatre and Dance
The School of Theatre & Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance. They perform at various times and locations throughout the academic year. The Players, Corner and O’Connell Theatres are in Stevens Building. Box Office: 815-753-1600 For a complete listing of dates and times visit our Calendar of Events page.
Broadway at the Coronado - Beauty and the Beast
Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Rockford! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.
Rockford Airfest 2015
Rockford AirFest 2015 at Chicago Rockford International Airport will include a performance by the United States Navy Blue Angels. Preformers will be added as they are confirmed.
DC Estate Winery
Conveniently located just minutes off I-90 in a picturesque park-like setting, DC Estate offers a romantic taste of Tuscany, the place where true pleasure is found in quality wine, beautiful scenery and warm hospitality. With a beautiful outdoor pavilion and welcoming tasting room, DC Estate is the perfect spot to celebrate a remarkable special event or just spend a relaxing weekend afternoon. You and your guests will enjoy delicious wine as you also savor the views of the tranquil pond and vineyard.
Coronado PAC - John Mellencamp "Plain Spoken Tour"
"The Voice of the Heartland" will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. The special guest is Carlene Carter. On September 23rd, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will release one of the most distinguished records of his career, Plain Spoken on Republic Records, which includes ten stunningly elegant and soul-searching Americana gems. Plain Spoken is set to be hailed as an unparalleled new chapter in Mellencamp's distinctive songbook. Concert goers will receive a digital download of the Plain Spoken record with purchase of tickets to the tour (One download code per ticket for online and phone purchases only; does not apply to box office or outlet ticket purchases.)
Rockford Brewing Company
Rockford Brewing Company offers world-class beer handcrafted locally in a range of styles. Every glass poured is consistently delicious. The food menu reflects the change of the seasons and the availability of the freshest ingredients. Check the website for the live music performance schedule.
Beacon on the Green
Located in the Fairways Golf Course clubhouse. Serving lunch & dinner in a fine dining atmosphere. Also available for banquets & receptions.
Girl's Night Out
Girls Night Out is a monthly shopping event in Downtown DeKalb! Every third Thursday of the month from 5 - 8 pm downtown will host a themed Girls Night Out shopping event! July's theme is Sizzling Sidewalk Sales. Come downtown to see all the sidewalk sales, specials, and entertainment! Free Admission (815)751-4734 / firstname.lastname@example.org / https://www.facebook.com/downtowndekalb
Steel Heart Ltd.
Practical and stylish home and garden products for today's changing lifestyles!
Glitter has over 100,000 different items in stock and new items added weekly. Choose from a wide selection of jewelry, cosmetics and clothing in sizes from youth girl to 3X. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 8pm and Sun. 11am - 5pm
Offering premium baked goods, specialty cakes, wedding cakes and lunch items, including soups, salads and sandwiches.
Italian restaurant in Capron serving pizza, sandwiches and dinners.
Alpine Hills Adventure Park & Golf Center
The 52-acre adventure park and golf center will feature year-round activities for all ages. Zip Rockford - Now open - If you are looking for a daring zipline escape for you, your friends or family, Zip Rockford provides an experience you will not forget. Fun for all ages within the weight range of 50-275 lbs. Brought to you by Rockford-based EBL Zipline Tours in partnership with the Rockford Park District. Gateway Parks snow park is divided into tubing, skiing and snowboarding sections designed to accommodate riders of all abilities – from beginners to expert. Even the smallest visitors will be transported safely up the hillside on the Magic Carpet lift. Plus, snow making equipment will cover the park in fresh powder daily. The First Tee of Greater Rockford provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Fairways Golf Course
The Fairways Golf Course is a serene 18-hole golf course designed by Perry Maxwell, ASGCA, which is open to the public and cherished by those in the Rochelle area since 1929. We are host to immaculate tree-lined fairways and an exceptional restaurant, Beacon on The Green, for lunch, dinners and banquets.
O'Leary's Restaurant & Pub
O'Leary's is located in thriving downtown DeKalb. We are a not so traditional restaurant with a full service bar. We invite you to enjoy a fabulous meal, a refreshing drink, and a time worth sharing with friends. We have several great lunch specials to choose from, and host numerous events that you won't want to miss out on! A banquet room, catering and patio dining are also available.
Ski's All American Pub
Whether you're looking for good food, a great time with friends, or just hanging out in an all around exciting atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. You name the event and Ski's All American Pub is the place to be. "Come for the food, stay for the fun." Try one of our delicious pizzas or come in for our all you can eat fish fry! Relax in our beer garden, or play a few rounds of darts! A private party room is available for up to 50 guests.
Polka Dot Bakery
The Polka Dot Bakery creates beautiful artistic cakes. They can vary from carved cakes made to look like an object or character, smash cakes for a child's 1st birthday, wedding cakes to decorated cookies for all occasions. They also provide kitchen apparel and classes/events at their location.
The Huddle offers hot dogs, gourmet burgers, fries, smoothies, bubble teas, coffee and much much more! We are located close to Northern Illinois University and Downtown DeKalb. We strive for fresh and innovative alternatives to the fast food norm.
Levin's Shoes and Dry Goods
Family owned since 1922. Shoes and clothing for the whole family. Name brand as well as some unusual items.
Sycamore Parkway Restaurant
Craving that home cooked meal that mom use to make? Well chances are the Sycamore Parkway Restaurant can meet your expectations! If not, they are sure you will not leave hungry or dissastisfied. There is something to satisfy everyone's palate on their menu. This is a restaurant where you can fill up on delicious food, without emptying your wallet.
Bea's Wok'n Roll
Bea's Wok'n Roll is a family restaurant that strives to conquer a variety of exotic and authentic Asian cuisine. Bea offers dining in, and take out.
Welcome to Flatlander Market. There are so many great things to experience every time you visit. Fresh coffee and espresso drinks, delicious sandwiches, homemade chili and soups, cookies by Sally baked everyday, crafted cheeses from near and far, and the largest selection of Illinois wines in McHenry county. Try some freshly ground and brewed private blend coffee, or our flavor of the day. You may want to have something from our espresso bar: Steaming hot espresso, cappuccinos and cafe latte, or even a tasty steamer.
Nestled in the corner of downtown Sycamore, Illinois, Shawn's Coffee Shop and Gourmet Deli has been providing quality service and products since 1994. Serving up fresh, toasted bagels every morning and hearty soups and sandwiches at noon, Shawn's is the perfect rest stop. Stop in for a relaxing cup of coffee, catch up with old friends or swing by just to say hello. No matter the occasion, staff will be sure to greet you with a smile and serve you the tastiest treats! Let Shawn's Coffee Shop and Gourmet Deli cater your next event!
DeKalb County Barn Tour
The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association and the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. Participants will receive a map Guide Book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn and the barn’s history, style and use. Participants drive to each location in any order for a tour of the barn(s), including many interiors. Purchase your event ticket at any of the seven locations. Admission is $20 per vehicle (buses extra) (Museum members receive a 25% discount). Bus groups are welcome.
Five Points Pub
Five Points Pub gives you that hometown feel and homemade meal. Come in today for one of our daily specials or see some live entertainment on the weekends. We are open for lunch, dinner, and late night drinks!
Steam Plant Family Restaurant
Family restaurant located in an old steamplant building. Boone County memorabilia throughout. Banquet room available.
Fatty's Pub & Grill
Fatty's is the premier spot to catch a NIU football game, or any other sporting event. Conveniently located across the street from Northern Illinois University and next to Best Western DeKalb Inn & Suites. Stop in and try a delicious item off our extensive menu, or just have a drink or two! Our friendly staff are waiting for you. Party room also available. Let Momma Fatty cater your next event!
Our retail gardens and shop have become a gardener's lush retreat of two city blocks tucked away in the historic industrial district and neighborhood of beautiful Sycamore. Ponds, statuary, plants and other garden necessities. Seasonal operation.
Joker's Bar & Grill
Joker's is a bar with good food and great people. Come and see a band on the weekend or just stop in for a decent meal and an ice cold drink. Don't forget to ask about our daily specials.
Baymont Inn & Suites - DeKalb
Feel right at home when you stay at the Dekalb hotel. They offer an inviting atmosphere and friendly service, and their comfortable hotel rooms help you get plenty of rest. Stay connected to home and the office with free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout their hotel. Keep up your workout routine in their gym, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor heated pool. Free continental breakfast awaits you each morning in our Baymont Breakfast Corner, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our pet-friendly hotel. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center
Paw Lickin' Good Treats
Paw Lickin' Good Treats is a bakery dedicated to your dog or cat. The meet the demand for high quality, holistic food in the area. They are constantly on the lookout to bring in new and healthy new lines. On top of food and treats, Paw Lickin' Good Treats also carry bake your own cake, collars, harnesses, grooming materials, apparel, toys, nutritional supplements, and more. Even the pickiest eater will find something tasty here!
Dairy Dog's is the original home of the cone with eyes. We specialize in high quality fast food, made from fresh ingredients and delicious ice cream creations. It is our goal to focus on quality and delivering friendly service to our customers. All of our food is made to order, if you are in a hurry, call ahead. We look forward to meeting you.
Prairie Sky Orchard
Our small family-run business is celebrating over 20 years of bringing your family the delights of the autumn harvest. Apple picking is a great way to spend a crisp autumn day with friends and family. We planted our first 100 apple trees in 1996. Since then we have planted an additional 1900 trees.
Super 8 Motel/ Hampshire
Microwaves, mini-refrigerators and jaccuzi's in select rooms. Adjoining rooms, roll-away beds and cribs available.
Sleep Inn - Rockford
The Sleep Inn® hotel is conveniently located near the intersection of US Highway Business 20 and Interstate 90. This Rockford hotel provides superior amenities, including a free deluxe continental breakfast, free weekday newspaper, free local calls, fresh baked cookies in the evening and a fitness center. Business travelers will find free high-speed Internet access, oversized work desks and access to copy and fax services. There is also a meeting room available to accommodate most events and business functions. Celebration Suites feature whirlpools, fireplaces, sofa sleepers, microwaves and refrigerators. All rooms come equipped with free HBO, coffee makers and more.
Hink's Bar & Grill
Stop in today for lunch or dinner at Hink's Bar & Grill and receive true midwestern hospitality! Enjoy a nice meal, a cold drink, and a great atmosphere. Hink's is located within walking distance form Sycamore's downtown shopping district.
The Picket Fence
The Picket Fence offers a variety of gifts including candles, home accessories, and cards.
Blue Moon Bikes Cycle & Fitness
Blue Moon Bikes is a full service bicycle shop specializing in: new and classic bicycles, antique bikes, parts, bike restoration and repair, as well as trading and buying old bikes. Blue Moon Bikes is run by a group of bicycle specialists.
Junction Eating Place
The Junction Eating Place has coined the phrase "Make the Junction Eating Place your meeting place" in our 40+ years of professional experience. Major attention has been devoted to decor and culinary aspects, with an ever-changing menu featuring dishes made with regional foods! Excellent breakfast, great lunches, and pleasant dinners are available to diners, and we hope the output reflects our commitment to you! Once through our doorway, you will surely never be bored by the surroundings! Inside, guests are always greeted with a warming welcome, a rustic potbelly stove and an on-site train that adds to our guest's delight. Also, if you are seated in some parts of the dining area, you can see the guys at work over the cook fires! The restaurant design welcomes guests and we hope the great service seals the experience!
Rivers Edge Campground
Rivers Edge Campground has modern facilities in a rustic, historical area. Amenities include a Pecatonica River boat ramp, fishing on Pecatonica, Sugar and Rock Rivers, a private pond, pavilion, basketball and golf courses nearby.
Ducky's Formal Wear
Ducky's specializes in Tuxedo rentals. They can match all dress colors and have over 100 different choices to choose from. Surely they can meet your needs. Ducky's offers great desingers such as Joseph Abboud, Fubu, Chaps, Ralph lauren, Perry Ellis and more! Ducky's has not forgotten about the ladies. They also carry a wide selection of prom dresses. Come in and visit where there courteous knowledable staff is waiting to serve you!
Fushi Yami Hibachi n' Sushi
Authentic hibachi and sushi made fresh daily. Fushi Yami is located close to Northern Illinois Univeristy's Campus and offers great Japanese cuisine at an affordable price. Dine-in or take your meal to go and enjoy at home.
Lukulos Restaurant has been serving the DeKalb area and feeding hungry Huskie's since 1987. Make sure to check out our massive menu serving anything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course dessert! Lukulo's has been voted "DeKalb's Best Late Night Eatery" two years in a row. We have just about everything: salads, wraps, burgers, pizza, eggs, biscuits & gravy, beer nuggets, and so much more! You will just have to pay us a visit and try something off of our delicious menu.
Riccardi's Red Hots & Soda Fountain
Our goal at Riccardi's is to create a 50's style diner with friendly service, and "at home" feel and the best food in town. At Riccardi's Red Hots & Soda Fountain, we mix our own secret seasoning for our hamburgers, so you won't be able to find another burger that tastes as good as ours. Our chili is handmade and is some of the best chili you'll ever have. Did we mention the ice cream? We have scrumptious soft-serve vanilla ice cream and tons of toppings to choose from! We have a BYOB license and you are welcome to bring your own beer/wine if you are of age. We are also offering live music on the weekends, so stop in and check out the local talent!
The quaint shop opened in the fall of 2001, selling pumpkins and barn wood crafts. Antiques and crafts, from furniture and home decor to primitives, tools and vintage farm equipment -- there's a wide assortment to choose from.
Specializing in Mommy's and their babies, Express Yourself carries a variety of nursing materials including covers, tops, pumps, diaper bags, wraps, slings, diaper accessories, cloth diapers, and much, much, more! Express Yourself also offers classes on cloth diapering, and is home to Bitty Birdie Blessins Clothing Line. If you are expecting this is a great place to start preparing for your little one!
Duck Soup Coop
Duck Soup Coop sells a wide variety of products including items such as bulk seeds, grains, teas, coffees, legumes, and many organic items. You may also find housewares, gifts, pet foods, vitamins, and cruelty free body care products.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Sycamore
69 rooms, all queen and king beds for your comfort. Located close to Northern Illinois University, Texas Roadhouse, and Walmart. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Refrigerators & Microwaves in all rooms.
Nathan Winston Services
Nathan Winston Services was started in 1976 as a rubber stamp shop. Growth continued with the addition of engraving as we opened a full time retail store in 1985. Today we offer stamps, plaques, acrylics, clocks, and engraved and sublimated awards. We maintain our level of professionalism well above the standard. We are proud to be one of DeKalb's Business of the Year recipients, and Marking Device Magazine's Small Business of the year.
The very best breads, bagels, donuts, muffins, cinnamon rolls, scones, coffee cakes and cookies baked fresh each day. Soups and sandwiches also available.
Country Inn & Suites - Sycamore
The Country Inn & Suites hotel in Sycamore is less than two minutes from beautiful downtown Sycamore and just five minutes from Northern Illinois University. Our hotel's location in Sycamore provides quick and convenient access to area shopping, dining, entertainment, business and more. With its charming staff, modern services and convenient amenities like free breakfast, indoor pool and complimentary high-speed internet access, the Country Inn & Suites provides guests a carefree stay. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry
Super 8 DeKalb
Built in 1993 located just off the toll-way. Two minute drive to golf courses, downtown and historical DeKalb. Very convenient location with a friendly staff eager to help guests. Spa suites make a perfect weekend getaway. Amenities include: Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi Access, Guest Laundry
Joe's Pizza and Pub
Stop in for an ice cold beer and enjoy a hot pizza pie. We offer burgers, salad, pasta and more! You will just have to come in and explore our menu yourself. While your here, enjoy our outdoor dining area. Great for friends and family!
Harmony Water Garden
This aquatic nursery has hundreds of water lilies, marsh plants, fish and related products. In business for a decade. Pond maintenance services available, call for an appointment.
The House Cafe
The House Cafe is a family bistro and a live entertainment venue located in downtown DeKalb. We have yummy food & drinks, and great bands featured throughout the week. The House is the perfect place to gather, network and be inspired. Our menu has a fantastic variety of fresh bakery items, delicious wraps and sandwiches, soups, salads and a flavorful vegetarian fare. We always have a great selection of teas and coffee drinks, as well as premium assortment of beer and wine.
Sweet Dream Desserts and Catering
Step into Sweet Dream Desserts and you’re sure to sense the small town friendliness. Bite into one of their famous filled cupcakes (or other delicious offerings) and you’ll think you’ve been transported to an upscale café in one of Chicago’s trendy neighborhoods. But, this is not just a cupcake joint! Sycamore native and owner, Deanna Watkins, opens the doors at 7am day, to serve a continental style breakfast, such as scones and sweet breads, while chef and husband, Phil, prepares homemade soups and deli-style sandwiches for lunch. They also boast a variety of homemade cookies, just like grandma used to make, and provide full-sized cakes and cheese cakes for any occasion--from baby shower to birthday to wedding, or just because you want one. Not able to stop in for a bite to eat? Let Chef Phil cater your next event! Whether you are planning a simple BBQ or an elegant wedding, Sweet Dream Desserts has a full menu of meal options to satisfy your taste, from soup to cake!
PJ's Courthouse Tavern & Grille
Located across the street from the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse. PJ's offers a friendly atmosphere, great food, cold drinks, and often has live entertainment for locals and visitors to enjoy. Come to one of their many events, or just on a regular night and create ever lasting memories! Enjoy some shopping in Sycamore's downtown shopping district before stopping in for a bite to eat.
At Motel 6, they welcome their guests 24 hours a day with a comfortable, pet friendly environment at the lowest rates of any national chain. Relax and enjoy all that Motel 6 has to offer like a free continental breakfast, kids stay for free, conference rooms for up to 10 people, and more! Amenities include: Fitness Center, Handicapped Accessible, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry
Tapa La Luna
A World Class tapas bar featuring an international cuisine and an exquisite array of spirits for your intimate enjoyment. Savor the flavors and enjoy a cozy atmosphere with friends. Eat light or eat all night its a treasured experience at Tapa La Luna in Downtown DeKalb.
Made Just For You Gifts
Made Just for You Gifts celebrates creativity and originality. Our mostly local crafters have printed, sewn, sawed, arranged, or glued their hand crafted gift and home decor items. Come in and explore our shop. Our friendly staff will be waiting with ice tea or warm cider to help you find something made just for you.
Country Store and Catering
Located in Beautiful Sycamore, just 2 blocks from the downtown shopping areas. We have been serving the community for over 25 years. Come stop by for the best homemade meals in the area. We have our grill going hot everyday and our meals are prepared fresh. With homemade ingredients and the best USDA Choice Meats you will find. Stop in and try a hot grilled sandwiche, rotisserie style meats, a combo dinner, or a famous dinner such as our seasoned pork chop dinner! Open for Lunch and Dinner 6 Days a week.
The Quality Inn is ideally located one mile from historic downtown Sycamore. Your free continental breakfast is the perfect way to start your day! After along day, enjoy a refreshing swim in their indoor heated pool and a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Business travelers will welcome additional conveniences like free high-speed internet access to copy and fax services. The meeting facilities are capable of handling up to 25 people for events and banquets. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool with Spa/Hot Tub, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center
Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast
Located in the quite farm country on the outskirts of Harvard enjoy a quite night stay close to apple orchards, farm markets, golfing, and the annual Harvard Milk Days celebration.
Graham Crackers Comics
Graham Crackers has comics new and old for a variety of ages. Toys, posters, magazines and buttons can also be found here. Stop in their store today and become an owner of one of their great finds.
Hobnobbers Food & Spirits
Hobnobbers Food & Spirits is a new Restaurant and Sports Bar located in the former site of Mugzzies. Great Food and Great Atmosphere at affordable prices. As you enjoy the wide selection of traditional American foods such as burgers, pizza, and beer nuggets, you can watch your favorite sport on any one of their 15 large screen TV's!
Ollie's Frozen Custard
Come enjoy a fresh treat to tempt your taste buds. We have sundaes, milkshakes, malts, sodas and more. Something for everybody!
Inboden's Meat Market and Full Service Catering
Inboden's Meats Ltd. is your premier specialty meat butcher, baker, fresh greens and gourmet retail store. In addition, they carry a wonderful selection of unique beer and wine to compliment your meal. People from all areas of Illinois come to Inboden's to enjoy our fresh cuts of meat, breads and pastries baked daily, fresh hand picked produce, and friendly atmosphere. Inboden's has been serving the public since 1962. A family-owned business, Inboden's has the appeal of a small town classic meat and grocery market. Inboden's sells only the finest USDA Top Choice & USDA Prime Meats. All of our meats are naturally aged to provide tenderness and rich flavor. We use no chemical tenderizers of flavoring.
Hometown Sports Bar & Grill
Hometown Sports Bar & Grill located in DeKalb, IL offers a unique dining experience. Whether you’re a local in town or far from home our menu offers specialty sandwiches from cities all over the US. Come throw down for your Hometown by enjoying an authentic meal from a city of your choice and watch your favorite sports teams on one of our big screen TV’s!
Brook Farm is your stop for local produce this season. We grow a wide variety of fresh vegetables, popcorn kernels and produce delicious flavored popcorn products.
Mystical Mountain Jewelry & More
Located in Conover Square Mall, 2nd floor. Carrying finished gemstone jewelry making supplies & gifts. Also offer beaded jewelry repair, custom jewelry creation, and jewelry-making classes.