Central Illinois Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Central Illinois

Firefly GrillFirefly Grill
(1531)
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois
American Harvest EateryAmerican Harvest Eatery
(327)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Baxters American GrilleBaxters American Grille
(656)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Augie's Front BurnerAugie's Front Burner
(353)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Medici in NormalMedici in Normal
(648)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
TGI FRIDAYS - BloomingtonTGI FRIDAYS - Bloomington
(18)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Public House 29Public House 29
(121)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
TGI FRIDAYS - ChampaignTGI FRIDAYS - Champaign
(18)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Granite City Food & Brewery - East PeoriaGranite City Food & Brewery - East Peoria
(58)
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American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois
Hamilton WalkersHamilton Walkers
(435)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Houlihan's - ChampaignHoulihan's - Champaign
(208)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Tony Roma's - BloomingtonTony Roma's - Bloomington
(137)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
ikram cafeikram cafe
(201)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4477)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(97)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2507)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2544)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
VieVie
(1957)
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American | Western Springs, West Suburbs
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3044)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(953)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(131)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1066)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(473)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Cherry Circle RoomCherry Circle Room
(1153)
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4398)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Illinois

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(397)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(8757)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(556)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2322)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1564)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(67)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1324)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(978)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3191)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1687)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(400)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central Illinois's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse1. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
1173 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

First time here. Food was great. Service was excellent. Very nice have our first anniversary dinner there. Would recommend it to everyone More

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Firefly Grill2. Firefly Grill
1531 reviews
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

As always, nice table, comfortable, quality service and delicious food. Love this restaurant! More

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Maldaner's3. Maldaner's
409 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

We were there for a birthday celebration. Service was exceptional! The menu was interesting (as always). I tried the morel mushroom pie as an appetizer. It was very different and very savory. My daughter loves their sausage stuffed quail so she had that and it was just as good as she remembered. Maldaner's is always one of our "go to" spots for special occasions or a date night. More

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KoFusion4. KoFusion
53 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Champaign, Central Illinois

Celebrated Mother’s Day and had our 4 year old with us. Our server was amazing and also attentive to our toddler’s needs which made our visit great that night (the food is *always* awesome, that’s why we come so often!). Your restaurant is our top recommendation to friends and family from out of state and our favorite place to celebrate social occasions! More

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Augie's Front Burner5. Augie's Front Burner
353 reviews
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Very good rack of lamb, although not the most tender I’ve ever had. Nice salad, and bread pudding dessert. My friends were all very pleased with their dinners. Two had a creole pasta dish and one had the salmon. More

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Discover Central Illinois

With flavors from all over the world, the Central Illinois area is home to some of the state’s most diverse dining options. For starters, you can sample some American favorites, such as chicken wings, halibut, and cream of mushroom soup, in a warm and inviting farm-to-table roadhouse. If you'd like to try some south-of-the-border flavors, you won't be disappointed. Head to one of the many nearby Mexican restaurants for authentic dishes or sample something new like octopus carnitas or black cod. There's also a selection of French restaurants that offer elegant dining atmospheres and traditional meals like steak tartare, rillette of pork, and turban of lobster.