IL Posted in Illinois April 17, 2016 by Laura You Haven’t Lived Until You Try These 10 Mouthwatering Restaurants In Illinois It’s time to bring out the stretchy pants. Why? Because we are listing the very best restaurants in Illinois. You are going to want to eat one of everything off the menu. 1. Schmaltz Delicatessen Schmaltz Delicatessen/Facebook Schmaltz Deli/Facebook Close your eyes at Schmaltz, and you'll feel like you are in New York. This is a Jewish deli the way that Jewish delis are supposed to be. Come taste how a true sandwich is made. 1512 N Naper Blvd #152, Naperville, IL 60563. 2. Girl and the Goat Girl and the Goat/Facebook Girl and the Goat/Facebook This restaurant is the brainchild of Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard. This open kitchen concept will keep you entertained, while the small plates will keep you intrigued. 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607. 3. Abreo Abreo/Facebook Abreo/Facebook Why are tapas a good thing? Because you can eat many delicious plates of food and feel less bad about it. And you are going to want to try many of these creative tapas dishes. 515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104. 4. Khoury's Cuisine Khoury's Cuisine/Facebook Khoury's Cuisine/Facebook For Greek and Lebanese food, head to...Peoria? Yes. It's a counter serve place, but you will absolutely love the authentic taste. 3326 N University St, Peoria, IL 61604. 5. Happy Sushi Happy Sushi/Facebook Happy Sushi/Facebook Lots of sushi places are popping up these days, but why not go to the one doing it best? Not only is the sushi fresh, but you will be blown away by the incredible artistry. 846 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703. 6. Maize Mexican Grill Maize Mexican Grill/Facebook Maize Mexican Grill/Facebook You might not get a seat, and you might not get parking, but you will find yourself constantly coming back here. The Mexican is fresh, authentic, and simply delicious. 60 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61820. 7. The Purple Pig The Purple Pig/Facebook The Purple Pig/Facebook If you are a lover of pork, this is your place. This restaurant is serving up house-cured meats by way of super adventurous, exciting small plates. 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. 8. Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket/Facebook Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket/Facebook This place has been famous since it was a spot for weary travelers coming down Route 66. Let's just put it this way: they serve the best chicken in the world. 645 Joliet Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527. 9. Cozy Dog Drive In Cozy Dog Drive In/Facebook Cozy Dog Drive In/Facebook Talk about another historic eatery off of Route 66. These corn dogs are epic, like the perfect memory of one you have as a kid at the fair. And the chili is spot-on, too. 2935 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703. 10. Hackney's Hackney's/Facebook Hackney's/Facebook This joint serves up some of the best burgers in the state, and they are famous for their onion rings, which are basically a giant block of fried onion goodness. Oh, and they can throw together a pretty darn good pie. 1241 Harms Rd, Glenview, IL 60025 Have you been to any of these Illinois restaurants? What did you think?