There are a lot foods that Illinois is known for, but what about the restaurants that make them famous? Known and loved for decades, these hole-in-the-wall diners and dives (and some better known chains) are legacies to everyone who knows their names.
From pizza to Italian beef, here are all the best places to get your favorite eats.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.