Salem Is A Small Town With Only 7,000 Residents But Some Of The Best Food In Illinois

Admittedly, there’s not much to the town of Salem. Located about 100 miles southeast of Springfield in Marion County, this quiet community is home to abut 7,000 people and the birth place of a few politicians and a former pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. But if you plan to spend any time here, you should come hungry — despite its small size, Salem is home to some seriously tasty dining options.

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:

Hungry? The next time you’re passing through Salem, make sure to bring your appetite.

Address: Salem, IL, USA
Address: 114 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881, USA
Address: 2053 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881, USA
Address: 14 Salem Business Ctr S, Salem, IL 62881, USA
Address: 1413 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881, USA
Address: 1660 N Broadway, Salem, IL 62881, USA