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Best American Restaurants in Central Illinois

Firefly GrillFirefly Grill
(1556)
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois
American Harvest EateryAmerican Harvest Eatery
(342)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Baxters American GrilleBaxters American Grille
(667)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Augie's Front BurnerAugie's Front Burner
(358)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Medici in NormalMedici in Normal
(657)
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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
(67)
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American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois
Hamilton WalkersHamilton Walkers
(445)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Houlihan's - ChampaignHoulihan's - Champaign
(210)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Tony Roma's - BloomingtonTony Roma's - Bloomington
(144)
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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
(4562)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(103)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2561)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2617)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
VieVie
(1971)
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American | Western Springs, West Suburbs
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3130)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(989)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(141)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1096)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(502)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Cherry Circle RoomCherry Circle Room
(1190)
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4436)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Illinois

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(410)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(8904)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(564)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2383)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1584)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(75)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1341)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(989)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3221)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1710)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(406)
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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
1188 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Food and waitress was 100%, the view was beautiful & nice & quiet More

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Firefly Grill2. Firefly Grill
1556 reviews
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

We discovered the Firefly Grill in 2012 on a road trip from Virginia to Texas via Kansas. Since then we have gone out of our way to dine at this midwest gem! Our experiences, up until June 19, 2018 have been stellar with no hitches. Not sure, what happened on our visit June 19th, but the service was off. The food was still great! Staff just didn't seem to be in tune with customers. I saw a lot of staff aimlessly rushing from place to place while we sat and waited for our waitress to take our order and then later to check in on us. She would be missing in action for long periods of time. My take was that she was assigned tables in remote areas of the the restaurant, but it was also disconcerting to see other staff rushing by our table. This has not been our previous experiences, so I will chalk this one up to just an off night as the food was just as delicious as ever! More

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

Maldaner's is reliably exceptional: the staff, ambiance, creativity of the chef and incredible dining experience. More

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Loukinens' on 4th4. Loukinens' on 4th
110 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Food was outstanding and the service was excellent! Prices were a bit high especially for the wine. I would definitely eat here again but I would be more careful about the wine I order. I may have been given the most expensive Chardonnay on the menu. More

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Miga5. Miga
466 reviews
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Sushi | Champaign, Central Illinois

Amazing service. Wonderful waitress. Great menu offerings. Many menu choices enough to share. Good bang for your buck More

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Central Illinois restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
The Grill @ Holiday Inn Club of the OzarksThe Grill @ Holiday Inn Club of the Ozarks
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Grill at the Ozark Mountain Resort.More

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.