Illinois August 04, 2016
Here Are 10 Mouthwatering And Historic Route 66 Restaurants You’ll Only Find In Illinois
Driving down Route 66 will take you back to a simpler time. Unfortunately, many of the mainstays on this drive have since been closed. However, there are some great restaurants on Route 66 that will remind you of what things used to be like. Here are 10 you should definitely eat at.
1. Whirl a Whip
For delectable ice cream or extra wet Philly cheesesteak, this is the place for you. 309 S. 3rd Street, Girard, IL, 62640.
2. Old Log Cabin Restaurant
This classic roadhouse cafe offers a great breakfast and awesome American comfort food. 18700 Historic U.S. 66, Pontiac, IL 61764.
3. Cozy Dog Drive In
Cozy Dogs are your classic hot dogs on a stick--but made with a batter you won't find anywhere else. 2935 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703.
4. DeCamp Junction
Once upon a time, this place a dance hall and a brothel, but now it's a bar and restaurant. Route 4, Staunton, IL 62088.
5. Crossroads Diner
Big comfort food at low prices make this a place you will want to stop. 2002 IL-1, Marshall, IL 62441.
6. Ariston Cafe
This restaurant is from 1924, yet it is unique because it has global fare stemming from its Greek roots. 413 Old Rte 66 N, Litchfield, IL 62056.
This place is an authentic portrayal of what proper Midwestern fare once was. 108 Old US Rte 66, Hamel, IL 62046.
8. The Chili Parlor
If you want old school chili, whether in a bowl or on a bun, this is the place to go. 820 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62703.
9. Jubelt's Restaurant and Bakery
This place is a restaurant but a good bakery in its own right. Try the cream horns and the horseshoe. 303 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056.
10. Old Route 66 Family Restaurant
This old school diner serves burgers, fried chicken and and chili. 105 S Old Rte 66, Dwight, IL 60420.
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