You’ll Be Surprised To Know These 8 Illinois Restaurants Used To Be Something Else Entirely

Though there are many incredible restaurants throughout Illinois, some of them have a setting that has a certain “X factor.” You may look around the place and feel as if something is just a bit different about it. Well, at these Illinois restaurants, there is certainly something different – they used to serve an entirely different purpose! From gas stations to mansions, the following dining establishments were previously not meant for dining at all.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you visited any of these interesting restaurants? Are there any that you think we missed? Let us know in the comments.