Illinois August 03, 2017
10 Log Cabin Restaurants In Illinois You’ll Absolutely Love
If you love camping, nature, and living the simple life, then you’ll adore Illinois’ log cabin restaurants. Rustic decor and vintage charm await at these 10 wonderful diners serving up comfort food and fun. Great service, good drinks, and a hometown atmosphere are to be had at these cool eateries.
Even if you’ve never stayed in a cabin, you’re bound to enjoy food made in one. Keep scrolling for all the delicious details.
1. The Pioneer's Cabin - 1162 School Street in Percy
This family-style diner offers American southern cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. The most popular menu item is the fried chicken with sides like mashed potatoes and corn. There are also over 30 desserts to choose from like pie, ice cream, and many types of cake. Don't forget to try the potted plant bread.
2. Hog Wild - 14933 Pulaski Road in Midlothian
Hearty and delicious food plus a down-home setting make for a perfect meal at this restaurant. Known for its famous pork chop sandwhiches and huge racks of ribs, you can also get grilled chicken, seafood, salads, and brisket. Everything is fresh and homemade at this family-owned restaurant, and it is so good it has been featured on Chicago networks for having the best BBQ.
3. Janosik Banquets - 9126 S Roberts Road in Hickory Hills
This upscale restaurant gives the impression of being in a very nice log cabin inside and out. It serves Polish cuisine including soup and salads, as well as various pork, beef, chicken, lamb, seafood, and veggie dishes. Guests can enjoy a romantic evening or a night out with friends that won't soon be forgotten.
4. Old Log Cabin Restaurant, Bar & Catering - 18700 Historic U.S. 66 in Pontiac
An everyday restaurant, this rustic yet cozy, family-friendly eatery is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve all your diner favorites including anything from eggs and pancakes to pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and more. There is also a full bar.
5. Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center - 2668 East 875th Road in Oglesby
Originally built in the 1930s, you can eat in an old cabin that is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes a cafe, outdoor patio seating, lounge and bar, and a restaurant. Menu items include brick oven-fired pizza, burgers, pulled pork, and other comfort foods.
6. Two Brothers Restaurant - 1841 N State Street in Westville
At this family-owned and operated, casual dining eatery, you can get breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Locals love the fried fish, fried chicken, sandwiches, chicken and noodles, french toast, egg skillets, and desserts like cake and pie. Its charming facade alone is enough to make you want to go inside.
7. The Cabin at Judy Creek - 3730 S State Route 157 in Glen Carbon
If you enjoy a sports bar or live music in a rustic setting, you'll love this log cabin restaurant. It has a full bar with rotating seasonal craft beers and serves up a wealth of classic pub snacks. Guests enjoy gourmet grilled cheeses, pizza sandwiches, and other sandwiches as well as root beer floats for dessert.
8. Historic Log Cabin Tavern - 1105 S Court Street in Marion
Patrons of this bar are regulars who come for beer, fun cocktails, and frozen hot chocolate. There is also occasionally live music, and guests can play the slot machines or pool. This classic, hometown bar looks like an old cabin inside and out.
9. Homeslice Wheel House - 938 W Webster Avenue in Chicago
For a restaurant that really connects you to the Great Outdoors, you'll want to check out this little-known eatery. Guests enjoy outdoor seating that is well lit and very charming at night. You'll enjoy upscale takes on pizza with unique toppings that make for some amazing pies.
10. The Cabin at Old Irving - 4104 N Pulaski Road in Chicago
This neighborhood tavern is the place to be for a casual night out with friends. There are always drink specials and sometimes events are hosted such as tropical parties. The bar has a cabin-style exterior and interior with wood paneling and deer heads.
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