If You Grew Up In Illinois, You Definitely Love These 12 Classic Dishes

Growing up in Illinois has its benefits. In addition to being home to mind-blowing nature preserves, fun attractions, and great people, the state’s classic dishes are some of the most delicious foods in the world.

If you grew up here, you grew up with some amazing eats. Count yourself among the lucky and read on for 12 amazing meals all Illinoisans love to eat.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

To find these irresistible eats, check out these nine iconic Illinois restaurants that everybody loves.

What other classic dishes do you remember from growing up in Illinois? Share your photos and experiences with us!