The Prairie State has a lot of small towns that you may not have heard of, but maybe you passed through on your way to somewhere else. But they are worthy of a stop because each has something unique to offer. Such is the case with the Moonshine Store in Martinsville, Ill. The next time you’re in the area, do yourself a favor and stop here. We guarantee you that this remote general store offers some of the best burgers in Illinois.


Have you ever stopped by the remote Moonshine Store for some of the best burgers in Illinois? If so, what was your menu item? Would you agree that it is one of the coolest general stores in Illinois? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

To learn more, including the days and hours of operation, visit the official website for the Moonshine Store and follow its Facebook page for updates.

Another remote eatery that’s worth the drive is Hank’s Farm Restaurant in Ottawa, Illinois. Once a dairy barn, you can now dine on delicious American fare here.

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