Illinois January 29, 2019
9 Wackadoodle Restaurants In Illinois That Will Change The Way You Think Of Eating Out
If you’re in the mood for an exciting and unique dining experience, check out the state’s nine wackadoodle restaurants you need to try before you die. These eateries feature unique decor, exciting activities, and most of all, incredible food.
Who knew Illinois was full of so many weird places to dine? Check them out:
This family-friendly eatery in Quincy will change the way you dine, especially if you have kids. Children of all ages can't resist a trip to this jungle gym and arcade. Menu items include pizza, hot dogs, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, and much more. It is the perfect place for a birthday party, and you can learn more about it
There is always something exciting going on at this Chicago restaurant, which you may have seen if you've driven through the city on the Kennedy. It is attractive inside and out with bright colors that scream fun. Dancing, music, and of course, great food are pillars of this unique hot spot. Find breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails made from delicious ingredients. Learn more on its official website
, or just stop by 702 W Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60661.
3. Chicago Sweatlodge
When it comes to wackadoodle restaurants, this one is for men only. It features saunas, pools, and massage services, in addition to a fabulous restaurant. Enjoy Russian and Eastern European cuisine like dumplings, soups, salads, skewers, and even ice cream. Chicken, fish, sausage and more abound, and you can get more details on its official website
. Find this place at 3500 N Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.
4. Ritz's Lil Fryer
There's a small town near Springfield that is home to a marvelous little diner that puts the rest to shame. You'll never want to eat pancakes any other way after you have the fun shaped ones from this establishment. Other menu items include horseshoes, biscuits & gravy, omelets, burgers, corn dogs, sandwiches, country-fried steak, and much more. Get more details about it from previous coverage
Few people know that Urbana, Illinois is a trendy town with incredible places to eat and drink. This beer garden features unique artwork that looks like graffiti on the walls. This colorful art gallery is known for its burgers and beer as well as chili dogs, tasty tacos, and other pub grub.
for more information.
6. Ed Debevic's
This is one of those wackadoodle restaurants that's not for everyone. The staff at this eatery are paid to insult you (but you get to insult them back). It's all in good fun, and the waiters even dance on the tables and sing songs sometimes. Menu items include classic diner food like burgers and shakes, sandwiches, chicken strips, nachos, quesadillas, meatloaf, chili, and even breakfast fare. Stop by 640 N Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654 for a unique dining experience that's been hot since the 1970s, and
to learn more about it on its website.
7. Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill
If you've ever dreamed of dining under the sea, this is the restaurant for you. The decor features sharks swimming over your head, scuba divers in cages, giant fish, and other nautical delights. There is even a 750-gallon aquarium at the bar for guests to enjoy as well as a 12-lane bowling alley that also has a deep-ocean theme. Menu items include fish, shrimp, alligator, and crawfish as well as burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, flatbreads, and pasta. Learn more about it
This one-of-a-kind Windy City eatery is one of those wackadoodle restaurants that even most Chicagoans don't know exists. The restaurant is spy-themed from the decor to the food, and it will send you on a secret mission all your own. (It begins with finding the secret red door to enter the place.) Menu items include cheese curds, nachos, fried pickles, poutine, salads, sandwiches, burgers, ribs, mac and cheese, meatloaf, fried fish, tacos, and more. Find it at 60 E Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, and learn more on its website
9. R-Place Family Eatery
Quirky decor makes this one of the wackiest restaurants in the state. It is open 24/7 and features vintage toys, pictures, bikes, signs, and other objects on the walls and around the dining area. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner items are available here and include sandwiches, wraps, burgers, fried chicken, soft pretzels, mozzarella sticks, mac & cheese bites, omelets, pancakes, and so much more. Get additional details from previous coverage
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