Illinois May 28, 2019
These 10 Old Restaurants In Illinois Have Stood The Test Of Time
If you’re going to spend your money eating out, you might as well make it worth your while. You know when you visit these 10 old restaurants in Illinois that you’re getting a tried-and-true meal and experience with which you can’t go wrong.
All sorts of cuisines and types of eateries are represented in this list. Check them out:
1. Alongi's Italian Restaurant
In business since 1933, this elegant eatery is known for its beautiful indoor and outdoor seating. It serves a wealth of delicious Italian dishes like fried cheese, garlic cheese bread, mini pizzas, eggplant Parmigiano, lasagna, toasted ravioli, penne Alfredo, scampi, tilapia, and veal. Get more details
Address: 18 West Main Street, Du Quoin, IL 62832
2. Gene & Jude's Hot Dogs
You can't talk about old restaurants in Illinois without mentioning this iconic joint that's been in business since 1946. They are known for their Chicago-style dogs and putting the fries right on top.
for more information about this popular place.
Address: 2720 North River Road, River Grove, IL 60171
3. Long Grove Village Tavern
This wonderful and historic place has been serving Illinoisans since 1949. It is a roadhouse-style bar and grill that specializes in classic American burgers and sandwiches. Get more information about this place
Address: 135 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047
4. Maldaner's Restaurant
Our state's capital is home to one of the oldest restaurants in the Midwest. In business since 1884, this place has its own rooftop garden and solar panels and is known for its myriad of worldly cuisines.
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Address: 222 South 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
5. Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen
This Jewish deli has been a local favorite since 1942, and it has all the traditional eats and more. You'll find everything from matzo ball soup to latkes to salami to bagels and lox and so much more. Get more information about this incredible spot
Address: 1141 South Jefferson Street, Chicago, IL 60607
6. Palms Grill Cafe
Known for its homemade food, this Route 66 roadside diner has been kickin' since 1934. As far as old restaurants go, this is the best place to find large portions of meals better than your momma can make. Get more details about the fish and chips, BLT sandwiches, hot dogs, pulled pork, and country-fried steak
Address: 110 South West Arch Street, Atlanta, IL 61723
Notable for its burgers and wings, this joint has been rockin' the northern portion of the state since 1971. It is known for its delicious food and salt water fish tank. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, chicken strips, and appetizers. Get more information about this spot
Address: 210 South Bridge Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
8. Serena Cafe
Situated in a building from the 1800s, this restaurant has been in business since 1938 and serves classic American fare. Locals love it for its breakfast, lunch, and dinner options as well as its homemade pies. Learn more about it
Address: 2274 US-52, Serena, IL 60549
9. Taco Gringo
With five locations around Springfield, the first of these Mexican eateries opened in 1968. The old restaurants serve chicken and beef tacos as well as nachos, quesadillas, burritos, chalupas, tostadas, enchiladas, and tamales.
for more information.
Address: 975 Clocktower Drive, Springfield, IL 62704
The original business began in 1920 and was franchised in 1926, and not much has changed over the past near 100 years. This place is known for a unique burger and style of meat that doesn't look like much but tastes like heaven. Get more details about why people love it
Address: 118 North Pasfield Street, Springfield, IL 62702
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