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Five 'Must Eat' Places in Peoria

Nov 12, 2014 Eat & Drink

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Peoria, Illinois is a tourist haven that is home to a beautiful riverfront, endless antique shopping and colorful scenic drives, but did you know Peoria also offers a wide array of delicious restaurants?

Martini’s on the Water

Start your culinary tour off with a delicious cocktail at Martini’s on the Water, located in a renovated railroad station. From classic flavors to exotic combinations, like German Chocolate Cake, Martini’s features 120 cocktails on their menu. Listen to live music and enjoy the Riverfront while sipping on one of these special drinks!

A burger with fries


If you’re looking to broaden your palate, check out Salt. This eclectic restaurant provides the city of Peoria with an energetic vibe in a modern atmosphere. From steak to pasta, each dish on this exceptional menu is made from the freshest and finest ingredients. Salt is a must visit destination with extraordinary entrées and superior service that will leave your stomach satisfied!

One World Café

One World Cafe in Peoria is a local favorite home to an eclectic selection of fresh, homemade food. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, this Peoria staple is sure to please any visitor. Get comfortable in the casual, artistic atmosphere and sample anything from eggs to pizza to fajitas. As an added bonus, this spot is extra vegan and vegetarian friendly offering a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, entrees, salads and more sure to please any herbivore!

The Blue Duck BBQ Tavern

If you’re looking for classic barbecue dishes and flavors with a twist, look no further than The Blue Duck BBQ Tavern on the Peoria RiverFront. Here you’ll find traditional barbecue dishes as well as house-smoked meats, tacos, rice bowls and more to give it a unique flare. Visit to see what locals are raving about!

Sushi on a plate

Hokkaido Restaurant

If you’re a fan of exotic flavors, you’ll want to bring your appetite to Hokkaido Restaurant. This restaurant offers a wide variety of eastern flavored cuisine, including sushi, Thai and Hibachi grill. Enjoy authentic Asian dishes while a professional Hibachi chef cooks right in front of you! Sushi fans: be prepared for the endless, freshly prepared sushi bar as well.

What are some of your favorite local restaurants in Peoria? Share with us and comment below! For more Illinois eateries, visit

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