There’s a certain sense of love you get from a family-owned restaurant that chain restaurants just can’t provide. Family restaurants that have withstood the test of time earn even more respect, with the challenging food industry seemingly always in flux. Oftentimes it takes either fully leaning in and sticking to your roots, or completely changing and adapting, to weather the hard times and keep customers coming. And that’s exactly what the oldest family-owned restaurant in De Soto, Illinois did — and keeps doing.

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Have you ever eaten at the oldest family-owned restaurant in De Soto, Illinois? What’s your favorite dish? Tell us in the comments! Start planning your trip now by checking out the Tom’s Place website and Tom’s Place Facebook page. After you eat, consider checking out the incredible Pomona Natural Bridge at the Shawnee National Forest in nearby Murphysboro, Illinois!

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