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Best American Restaurants in Central Illinois

Firefly GrillFirefly Grill
(1637)
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois
Baxters American GrilleBaxters American Grille
(700)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Medici in NormalMedici in Normal
(679)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
TGI FRIDAYS - BloomingtonTGI FRIDAYS - Bloomington
(19)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Public House 29Public House 29
(122)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
TGI FRIDAYS - ChampaignTGI FRIDAYS - Champaign
(20)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Granite City Food & Brewery - East PeoriaGranite City Food & Brewery - East Peoria
(79)
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American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois
Hamilton WalkersHamilton Walkers
(474)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Houlihan's - ChampaignHoulihan's - Champaign
(215)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Tony Roma's - BloomingtonTony Roma's - Bloomington
(148)
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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
(4772)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(119)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2731)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2813)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3409)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1108)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(170)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1199)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(599)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4545)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Illinois

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(441)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9334)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(579)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2555)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1655)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(95)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1402)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1028)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3316)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1771)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(417)
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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
1228 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

The pork chop I ordered had a wonderful mouth feel. Just melted in your mouth. Even though I was dining alone, service was attentive and phenomenal. More

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Loukinens' on 4th2. Loukinens' on 4th
156 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

This was my first experience at Loukinen's and it was very positive. I'd heard good things and now I know why. The atmosphere was delightful. When I walked in the visual treat was quite stunning. While I did not experience a lot on the menu, what I had was very good. The mushroom soup was unlike any I'd ever had before - delicious! And the specialty tea (can't remember) was very good. The pistachio butter was a new experience for me. More

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Firefly Grill3. Firefly Grill
1637 reviews
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

Went for our anniversary, food was excellent, staff very friendly and attentive,had a great experience. Will definitely being going back. More

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Indigo-Springfield4. Indigo-Springfield
338 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Really, really great food; wonderful attentive staff with just the right pace. More

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Baxters American Grille - Champaign5. Baxters American Grille - Champaign
236 reviews
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Steakhouse | Champaign, Central Illinois

Excellent as usual. Music gets a little loud at times but overall good review More

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Central Illinois restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
101 Supper Club101 Supper Club
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American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

The 101 is a typical midwestern supper club, a restaurant and bar, family owned for generations, open only for supper, serving homemade food and old-fashioned cocktails. The logo reflects the location. The 101 is found at the bottom of the hill on First St in LaSalle, a few feet from the railroad tracks.More

Heron CoveHeron Cove
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

A restaurant in Effingham, IL.More

Lodgic Everyday KitchenLodgic Everyday Kitchen
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois

When it’s time to unwind, settle in for simple, honestly good cuisine and cocktails at Everyday Kitchen. Reconnect with friends and colleagues, or treat yourself to a night out with someone you love. You’ll always find a warm welcome and delicious comfort here.More

Mariah's RestaurantMariah's Restaurant
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Serving a delicious mixture of juicy steaks and classic Italian cuisine, Mariah's Steakhouse in Springfield, Illinois, is the ideal spot for a relaxing evening out. The stone fireplaces, cabin-like decor and wood plank walls offer a combination of steakhouse sophistication with rustic appeal. Sunday brunch provides guests with a hearty start to the day. Mariah's offers private dining and catering options for parties, weddings and other festive events. Mariah's menu includes numerous vegetarian and meat selections. Top choices include the signature osso bucco, which features a choice of pork, lamb, duck or veal slow roasted and served with mashed potatoes. The salads and other appetizers are more than filling, and the large portions make Mariah's a great place for ending the day with a full stomach and satisfied appetite.More

The Globe TavernThe Globe Tavern
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

When in , the movers and shakers have gathered at a place called The Globe Tavern for over 200 years. Although the physical location has changed over the years, history repeats itself as The Globe Tavern is still known as a place of business and networking for politicians and a place of comfort and relaxation for tourists. It all began in the 1830's when Lincoln brought Mary Todd to the The Globe Tavern for their first date. As the years progressed, the food and beverage selection evolved. We now feature hand crafted specialty drinks and a rotating selection of premium draft beer. Seven flat screen televisions feature sports and news channels alike keeping tavern guests up to date and entertained. Sit back and stay a while for lunch, dinner, or a late evening appetizer.More

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.