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Best American Restaurants in Central Illinois

Firefly GrillFirefly Grill
(1612)
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois
American Harvest EateryAmerican Harvest Eatery
(360)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Baxters American GrilleBaxters American Grille
(685)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Augie's Front BurnerAugie's Front Burner
(365)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Medici in NormalMedici in Normal
(678)
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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
(77)
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American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois
Hamilton WalkersHamilton Walkers
(458)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Houlihan's - ChampaignHoulihan's - Champaign
(214)
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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
(4692)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(113)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2664)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2748)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
VieVie
(2009)
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American | Western Springs, West Suburbs
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3328)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1074)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(158)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1171)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(567)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Cherry Circle RoomCherry Circle Room
(1261)
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4507)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Illinois

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(427)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9193)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(576)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2491)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1625)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(87)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1378)
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1014)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3278)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1757)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(416)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(622)
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Contemporary American | Oak Park
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Oak Brook
(1058)
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Steak | Oak Brook
Maya Del Sol
(475)
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Latin American | Oak Park
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(155)
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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
140 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Shortly after we sat down to enjoy the outside seating, the Chef and one of the owners came out to greet us. Plus, Kyle was excellent in providing service to us. Recommend for any occasion. We will be back! More

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Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse2. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
1213 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

I was here to celebrate a birthday and our server was Jenna. Jenna was confident in her knowledge about the menu and was very great. Will ask for her again next time! Everything about my experience was amazing. Thank you a wonderful night! More

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Firefly Grill3. Firefly Grill
1612 reviews
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

Firefly Grill is probably the best restaurant in central Illinois and worth the drive. The bounty from their large outdoor gardens graces the summer menu. Fried green tomatoes and lobster risotto with fresh peas just two examples. Friendly and accommodating staff, outstanding menu selections, creative drinks and lovely dining atmosphere make it a favorite when my Chicago friends come to visit. Don't forget to feed the beautiful koi in the outdoor pond. 10, 10, 10 across the board👏👏👏❤️❤️ More

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American Harvest Eatery4. American Harvest Eatery
360 reviews
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Good place, I'd recommend dining here. Good for date night, dinner night or just seated at bar More

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Maldaner's5. Maldaner's
425 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Outstanding food ,serve,and drinks. Made for a special night. 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

Pineapple Pig BBQPineapple Pig BBQ
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Barbecue | Springfield, Central Illinois

Serving delicious BBQ classics in the Joplin area.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.