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Best American Restaurants in Central Illinois

Firefly GrillFirefly Grill
(1585)
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois
American Harvest EateryAmerican Harvest Eatery
(349)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Baxters American GrilleBaxters American Grille
(670)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Augie's Front BurnerAugie's Front Burner
(359)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Medici in NormalMedici in Normal
(667)
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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
(121)
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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
(71)
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American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois
Hamilton WalkersHamilton Walkers
(452)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Houlihan's - ChampaignHoulihan's - Champaign
(211)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Tony Roma's - BloomingtonTony Roma's - Bloomington
(146)
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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
(4633)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(108)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2605)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2682)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
VieVie
(1985)
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American | Western Springs, West Suburbs
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3221)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1024)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(150)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1128)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(527)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Cherry Circle RoomCherry Circle Room
(1222)
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4468)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Illinois

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(418)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9042)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(571)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2435)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1606)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(81)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1357)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1000)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3249)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1726)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(409)
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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
Loukinens' on 4th1. Loukinens' on 4th
119 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Yesterday was the first time that my party of four had eaten at this restaurant. We found both the food and service to be excellent. Save room for dessert as the Key Lime pie is better than any I’ve had in Florida More

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Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse2. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
1201 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

My boyfriend and I went here for a date night. Our food was cooked to perfection and everything tasted amazing. We had amazing service all night,we will absolutely be back! More

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Firefly Grill3. Firefly Grill
1585 reviews
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

Effingham is a halfway point when my friend and I meet to catch up. This is our favorite place to have lunch. The food is amazing , service always spot on and we always leave happy More

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Miga4. Miga
468 reviews
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Sushi | Champaign, Central Illinois

A remarkably varied cuisine, of unusual quality. The entire experience is well orchestrated and managed, supported by knowledgeable staff. Jared is to be commended by the service provided and his representation of the restaurant. Certainly among our top dining experiences in Central Illinois, Miga is capable of holding its own in a more competitive market. Well done! More

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American Harvest Eatery5. American Harvest Eatery
349 reviews
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Great dinner, nice ambiance, very good service and a lovely room. More

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Central Illinois restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
The JungleThe Jungle
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Ice cold drinks fun games good times great people 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.