7 Down Home Southern Restaurants In Illinois With The Best Comfort Food

When you’re craving something juicy to settle your hunger (and maybe your weekly stress), southern comfort food is the way to go. We may not be the Deep South, but Illinois has plenty of fried, saucy deliciousness to satisfy any need.

Y’all have to go out and eat at one of these down home restaurants. Scroll through to find the closest comfort zone near you.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

Looking for more places to eat? Here are nine restaurants that define Illinois.

Which Illinois southern comfort restaurant is your favorite? Tell us about it below!