Ten Of The Best Places To Eat In Illinois

Whether you call Illinois home, or you’re visiting from out of state, where to eat is always a difficult decision. A quality meal and friendly staff are vital to a great restaurant. This list includes 10 of the best restaurants you can find in Illinois.


giant restaurant

Yuki Y. | Yelp

Located in Chicago, Il, Giant is a fairly new restaurant, but that hasn’t stopped it from quickly gaining popularity and finding a place in the hearts of locals and tourists alike. Classified as New American food, the menu features a wide variety of dishes sure to please any palate.

Loving Heart

loving heart

Loving Heart Owner | Yelp

If you’re looking for the perfect vegan restaurant in Chicago, IL, look no further than Loving Heart. This restaurant features an all vegan menu with tasty offerings that anyone can enjoy!


braiZe restaurant

BraiZe | Facebook

Bloomington, IL is known for being a college town, and with that comes some great little-known restaurants such as BraiZe. Located inside the VFW, it might not look like the most upscale dining, but the food that comes out of this kitchen will give you a reason to come back often.

Childers Eatery

childers eatery

Ariel A. | Yelp

Located in Peoria, IL, Childers Eatery offers the best in brunch cuisine. Offering everything from waffles to smoked salmon eggs benedict, this place has something for every appetite!

Cajun Connection

cajun connection

Paul D. | Yelp

Utica, IL is a small town located in central Illinois. The two best reasons to visit? Starved Rock State Park and Cajun Connection. If you’re looking for the best Cajun food outside of Louisiana, this is it folks. Just make sure to save room for the award winning pecan pie!

American Harvest Eatery

American Harvest Eatery

Yum H. | Yelp

This farm to table restaurant located in Springfield, IL is a hit among locals and visitors alike. Located in the capitol of Illinois, their seasonal menu featuring new american cuisine is sure to please any palate!

Kingsway African and Caribbean Cuisine

kingsway african & carribean eatery

Aneta T. | Yelp

If you’re looking for a taste of the island life without leaving Illinois, look no further than Kingsway African and Caribbean Cuisine. With a menu featuring favorites such as jerk chicken and fried plantains, this is a great way to get an authentic taste of the Caribbean right here in Illinois!

Maize Mexican Grill

Maize Mexican Grill

Laura J. | Yelp

Located in Champaign, IL, Maize Mexican Grill is well known for it’s authentic Mexican cuisine. Whatever your craving, this restaurant is sure to please!


arbella chicagoKateryna G. | Yelp

If you’re in the mood for tapas style dining Arbella is the place to go! Located in Chicago, IL, they feature an excellent drink menu and a variety of tapas for every palate.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

lou malnati's pizza

Eric J. | Yelp

If you’re in the market for authentic Chicago-Style deep dish pizza look no further than Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. This is the place to go if you want to experience traditional, sauce on top, Chicago Style pizza!



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