Dining January 26, 2018
These 9 Restaurants In Illinois Have Enormous Portions That You’ll Absolutely Love
When you spend money to eat out, you expect to get what you paid for. Stretch your dollar (and your stomach) with these restaurants that serve enormous portions of delicious food.
Treat yourself to a meal that may require you to ask for a doggy bag. Keep scrolling for nine places with large dishes.
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1. Big Grove Tavern (1 E Main Street in Champaign)
This local diner is a good idea any night of the week. Patrons enjoy pub favorites like burgers, tacos, wings, and appetizers as well as seafood and steak dishes along with pastas and salads. There is also a brunch menu and an extensive list of wine and cocktails to last you through your entire meal.
2. Chava's Mexican Restaurant (217 E Vandalia Street in Edwardsville)
Enormous portions are exactly what you'd expect at a place like this. Locals enjoy meals made from family recipes. Menu items include enchiladas, tostadas, fajitas, soft and fried tacos, and much more. There is also a full menu of margaritas, beer, and wine.
3. Deb & Di's Restaurant (US-67 in Rushville)
Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites this eatery has been around for more than three decades. Guests enjoy a beautiful, bright atmosphere atop a plethora of American classics. Don't fill up too much and miss out on dessert.
4. Five Brothers Cafe (110 Market Avenue in Fairfield)
This local diner is a staple to all who have grown up in Southern Illinois. It serves incredibly large meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all of which is homemade. You'll want to stay here all day trying the menu items.
5. Marseilles Family Restaurant (550 East Bluff Street in Marseilles)
Great food and quality service are the goals of this diner. It serves enormous portions of all your favorite comfort food like steak, fried chicken, ribs, seafood, pasta, and sandwiches. You may need a take-home box here.
6. McCook Family Restaurant (8300 Joliet Road in McCook)
Known for its big portions, this lovely restaurant is more than 25 years old and offers an authentic Bohemian experience. Patrons enjoy comfort food dishes like burgers, tenderloins, steaks and seafood, roast duck, and many more tasty meals. For dessert, order the pastry of the day.
7. Omega Restaurant & Bakery (9100 W Golf Road in Niles)
This popular family owned and operated restaurant is open 24/7 and serves just about anything you could imagine. Locals enjoy freshly baked breads and pastries, crisp salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, homemade soups, and sweets at this wonderful joint.
8. Sunrise Family Restaurant (1181 North 7th Street in Rochelle)
Though it's open for all meals, breakfast is certainly the best meal of the day at this eatery. Guests enjoy a clean and open atmosphere and budget-friendly menu options. From pancakes to burgers, this place has it all, and they don't skimp on the portions.
9. The Stone Eagle Tavern (6445 E State Street in Rockford)
There's no escaping gigantic amounts of food at this restaurant. It features an oyster bar, wood-fired pizzas, as well as a plethora of burgers and sandwiches. Bread and desserts are all homemade at this moderately priced place.
Of course, if you truly want to eat to your heart’s content, this
buffet-style restaurant in Illinois will do the trick.
Where else do you find enormous portions in Illinois? Share your favorites with us!