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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Chicago

Whether you prefer sweet or savory, these places are sure to satisfy any and all of your brunch cravings.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory, these places are sure to satisfy any and all of your brunch cravings.

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The Best Cheap Eats in Chicago

Keep both your stomach and your wallet full with our guide to the best cheap restaurants near you.

Keep both your stomach and your wallet full with our guide to the best cheap restaurants near you.

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Discover Trending Restaurants in Chicago

These trendy restaurants are on a mission to stand out from the crowd and provide unforgettable experiences for their guests.

These trendy restaurants are on a mission to stand out from the crowd and provide unforgettable experiences for their guests.

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The Best Ramen in Chicago

Looking for the best ramen restaurant to slurp savory noodles and broth? Discover the best ramen restaurants according to experts in this guide.

Looking for the best ramen restaurant to slurp savory noodles and broth? Discover the best ramen restaurants according to experts in this guide.

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Central Illinois restaurants

Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central Illinois's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews

Central Illinois's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews

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1. Firefly Grill
4.7
Exceptional(1999)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Effingham
Booked 7 times today

Our 46th wedding anniversary, and the Firefly is one of my wife's favorite places to eat. Service was great, Brandon did a great job. As usual the menu selections were interesting and very good. I would recommend the Firefly for a nice high end meal to anyone.

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2. EDGE by Chef Dustin Allen
4.6
Exceptional(426)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Peoria/East Peoria
Booked 9 times today

food and service was best ive had in yrs at edge. heather is always pleasant! turning the overhead lights down in evening would be a plus.

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3. KoFusion
4.6
Exceptional(127)
  • $$$$
  • Fusion / Eclectic
  • Champaign
Booked 1 time today

Great experience. Food was great. The sushi is a little high priced but it was good quality.

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4. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
4.6
Exceptional(1395)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Springfield
Booked 9 times today

Honestly one of the best meals I’ve ever had. My wife had the flight of filets and I had the Porterhouse. We enjoyed a bottle of wine and charcuterie board. From start to finish it was an amazing experience, I highly recommend Nick and Ninos for special occasions or if you are in the mood for a...

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5. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Springfield
4.7
Exceptional(1736)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Springfield
Booked 34 times today

Server was courteous and effecient

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.

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.

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