Illinois May 02, 2017
8 Deliciously Famous Illinois Restaurants You May Have Seen On TV
Only the best of the best restaurants get featured on television stations like the Food Network or the Travel Channel, and Illinois is home to many. There are dozens of outstanding diners in our great state, but some are so well-loved, they got their 15 minutes of fame – some more than once!
Keep scrolling to see if you recognize any of these famous restaurants from your tube.
1. The Shanty - 38985 N US Highway 41 Wadsworth, Illinois
Get the best cuts of steak and the freshest seafood at this well-known, local eatery. Patrons enjoy rustic dishes, such as the famous Whiskey Shrimp, in a building with more than 100 years of history.
2. 17th Street Barbecue - 32 N 17th St Murphysboro, Illinois
This Illinois favorite has been featured by several networks over the years for their ribs and one-of-a-kind "magic dust" seasoning. You'll understand the draw after just one, juicy bite.
3. Cozy Dog Drive In - 2935 S 6th St Springfield, Illinois
Next time you're on Route 66, stop here for the "famous hotdog on a stick." Since 1946, this well-loved diner has been serving generations of Illinoisians.
4. Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket - 645 Joliet Rd (Historic Rt 66) Willowbrook, Illinois
This well-known stop along Route 66 has been frying up chicken since 1946. Check out this historic roadhouse while you chow down on wings and southern-style sides.
5. Darcy's Point - 661 W Stanford Ave Springfield, Illinois
Uniqueness is what makes this state-capital restaurant famous. They are known for their horseshoe sandwich, which is Texas toast topped with French fries and homemade cheese sauce. This is a meal you can only get in Illinois.
6. Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe - 6501 W 79th St Burbank, Illinois
The best of the South can be found at this Illinois restaurant, which serves BBQ and other traditional southern fare. Pork is their specialty, and whether you like it on the rib or pulled, it'll melt in your mouth.
7. Hackey's - 733 S Dearborn St Chicago, Illinois
Family owned for over 50 years, this restaurant's claim to fame is the "Hackneyburger," which has been named "the best burger" more times than almost any other burger.
8. Hoosier Mama Pie Company - 1618 W Chicago Ave Chicago, Illinois
Finally, for dessert, enjoy the best of slice of pie in Illinois. Founded in 2005, this shop bakes up both savory and sweet pies and offers 10 to 14 flavors by the slice. Or you can take home a whole pie to share.
If you love famous, local restaurants, check out this list of
9 restaurants that define Illinois.
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