Illinois February 18, 2019
8 Small Town Steakhouses In Illinois That Are Totally Worth The Trip
If you don’t mind driving to a remote part of the state for a fantastic bite to eat, these eight small town steakhouses need to be on your radar. Each offers a community atmosphere, no frills, and big portions of delicious food.
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1. Blue Boar Restaurant and Bar
The small town of Cobden, which is tucked away into the Shawnee National Forest, is a rustic roadhouse with a sport bar theme. It features excellent indoor and outdoor seating as well as both steaks and BBQ. It is open daily and you can learn more about it (including the address)
2. Mascoutah Steak House
When it comes to small town steakhouses, this award-winning restaurant is one of the biggest. There is upstairs and downstairs seating and a top-notch menu that will please even the pickiest eater. Guests enjoy prime rib, ribeye, filet mignon, sirloin, and porterhouse steaks in a variety of flavors. This place is open daily, and you can learn more about it
3. Mclintock's Saloon & Steakhouse
A popular place for locals to dine, this remote steakhouse is known for its laid-back atmosphere and excellent, homemade food. If you're anywhere near southern Illinois, you'll want to stop in for steaks, burgers, tenderloins, horseshoe sandwiches, and other comfort food dishes. This place is located in the little-known town of Standard City and has breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours.
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4. Maverick Steaks & Spirits
For more than 20 years, this iconic eatery has been serving the people of Litchfield. It is known for its buffet, steaks, and other gourmet meals. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Find it at 201 Ohren Dr., Litchfield, IL 62056.
5. Nuby's Steakhouse
Known for hand-cut steaks, one-pound burgers, and homemade desserts, this remote restaurant has a long history. Menu items include New York strip, ribeye, filet mignon, tenderloins, seafood, appetizers, and more. The place is open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday in the late afternoon through dinnertime, and it is located at 679 Old National Trail, Pocahontas, IL 62275.
6. Picco's Pit BBQ & Steak House
When it comes to small town steakhouses, this one might be in the tiniest village of all. It is a bar and grill that does steaks, pizzas, fried fish, BBQ, and so much more. Enjoy both indoor and charming outdoor seating at this marvelous place. Hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Find this joint at 310 W Division, Norris, IL 61553.
7. Tailwinds Steakhouse
This simple downtown eatery is a local watering hole where both the food and drinks are wonderful. Filet mignon, ribeye, prime rib, brisket, pork chops, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, fried chicken, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, fried pickles, shrimp cocktails, soups, salads, and so much more grace the menu. Drink specials on wine and desserts make any night special. Find this place at 200 E South 2nd St., Findlay, IL 62534, and visit between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, between 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Weekend hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
8. Sam's Steakhouse
Known for its good food, friendly service, and rustic atmosphere, this is one of the best small town steakhouses in the state if you love large portions. Each meal comes with Texas toast, your choice of a side, and an unlimited salad bar. Guests enjoy ribeye, t-bone, and filet mignon, as well as pork and poultry dishes at 105 W Trefz Dr., Marshall, IL 62441 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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