Illinois February 10, 2017
11 Restaurants In Illinois That Are Hard To Get In But Totally Worth It
Snagging a seat at some of Illinois’s best and most popular restaurants can be surprisingly difficult. The same goes for tiny, but delicious spots – they are hard to get into because they fill up so quickly. It isn’t always clear whether a restaurant is worth waiting for, so this list should help guide you. Bring along an iPad or a good book and settle in; these restaurants are worthy of the wait!
1. Schwa (Chicago)
Reservations for this hot spot can only be made via telephone, and it rarely gets answered. But if you are one of the lucky ones who snag a reservation, you'll enjoy one of the best meals available in Chicago.
1466 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago
2. Original Pancake House (Champaign)
Don't miss one of the most beloved breakfast restaurants in Champaign, but expect a long wait on weekends.
1909 W. Springfield Avenue, Champaign
3. Kuma's Corner (Schaumburg)
People go wild over the burgers at this place, so naturally, it's tough to get a seat.
1570 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg
4. Fort Jesse Cafe (Normal)
Brunch is the best time to visit this amazing restaurant - but it's also the busiest!
1531 Fort Jesse Road, Normal
5. Girl and the Goat (Chicago)
Any restaurant owned by a celebrity chef is bound to be both amazing and jam-packed!
809 W. Randolph Street, Chicago
6. Gebby's Family Restaurant (Peoria Heights)
This spot is a destination for great breakfast dishes, so expect a wait for greatness!
726 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria Heights
7. Log Cabin Steakhouse (Galena)
Meat lovers won't mind the wait for a table at this hopping spot.
201 N. Main Street, Galena
8. Cafe Moxo (Springfield)
This popular restaurant is the go-to place in Springfield for a great lunch; squeeze in close with your fellow diners and you might get in!
411 E. Adams Street, Springfield
9. 1818 Chophouse (Edwardsville)
Expect a wait at this delicious restaurant - it's worth it!
210 S. Buchanan Street, Edwardsville
10. Bavette's Bar & Boeuf (Chicago)
This French steakhouse is trendy and busy, but it has amazing food that is worth the hassle!
218 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago
11. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse (Decatur)
Locals love this restaurant, which means you may have some trouble getting in - but the food is amazing!
4292 N. Prospect Street, Decatur
Have you visited any of these restaurants? Let us know what you think about them in the comments.