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Best American Restaurants in Central Illinois

Firefly GrillFirefly Grill
(1481)
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois
American Harvest EateryAmerican Harvest Eatery
(303)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Baxters American GrilleBaxters American Grille
(608)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Augie's Front BurnerAugie's Front Burner
(336)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
Medici in NormalMedici in Normal
(613)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Public House 29Public House 29
(110)
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois
TGI FRIDAYS - BloomingtonTGI FRIDAYS - Bloomington
(14)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
TGI FRIDAYS - ChampaignTGI FRIDAYS - Champaign
(13)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Houlihan's - ChampaignHoulihan's - Champaign
(197)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Hamilton WalkersHamilton Walkers
(377)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Tony Roma's - BloomingtonTony Roma's - Bloomington
(110)
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
ikram cafeikram cafe
(199)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4281)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2324)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(79)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2371)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(827)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
VieVie
(1915)
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American | Western Springs, West Suburbs
Little GoatLittle Goat
(2731)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(107)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1003)
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American | River West, Chicago
Cherry Circle RoomCherry Circle Room
(1013)
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Doc B's Fresh Kitchen - Gold CoastDoc B's Fresh Kitchen - Gold Coast
(238)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - West LoopParlor Pizza Bar - West Loop
(320)
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Illinois

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(371)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(8314)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2175)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Nonna D's RistoranteNonna D's Ristorante
(29)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1499)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(540)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1266)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Nando Milano TrattoriaNando Milano Trattoria
(616)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1615)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3094)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Piccolo SognoPiccolo Sogno
(3370)
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Italian | River West, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(947)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(381)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Oak Brook
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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central Illinois's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Augie's Front Burner1. Augie's Front Burner
336 reviews
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

We went out with another couple on a bustling Valentine’s Day. Augie’s was prepared. Nice VD menu, friendly service & 4 outstanding meals. The guys had steak, the girls had fish. Nothing disappointing. Kudos to another great evening! More

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American Harvest Eatery2. American Harvest Eatery
303 reviews
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American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Great service and excellent food. Quality of food and flavors were spot on. Dishes were well balanced. Ambiance was great as well. Will be back! More

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Indigo-Springfield3. Indigo-Springfield
288 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Not a lot of fine restaurants are open on Mondays in Springfield Illinois. Nathan was our waiter and he treats you like you are in New York City or Chicago. Nathan is local but has a very international flair and international experience. Nathan is an awesome waiter in all ways. My wife had lamb chops medium rare; others had the sea scallops, not the baby bay scallops. Exceeded our highest expectations!! Very efficient wait persons. With service, food quality and wait staff that matches the Chicago & New York City quality. I only wish they would bring back the concert grand piano. Thank you for the very wonderful experience!! More

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Maldaner's4. Maldaner's
385 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Great early dinner before the theater. Everything was top notch. More

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Miga5. Miga
408 reviews
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Sushi | Champaign, Central Illinois

As always, everything we ordered was delicious. Our table shared the ribs and chicken dumplings to start and really enjoyed the mahi mahi, grouper and flat iron steak entrees. More

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Central Illinois restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Hokkaido RestaurantHokkaido Restaurant
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Hibachi | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

Hibachi, sushi, fine asain dining with full service bar.More

Suite Fire-Holiday Inn PeoriaSuite Fire-Holiday Inn Peoria
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American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

Located inside the Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie, is Peoria’s newest local spot! This upscale casual restaurant features a spacious bar, fresh menu options, special weekly features, outdoor patio with firepits, multiple flat screen TV’s and cozy conversation areas. Suite Fire Bar + Grille serves breakfast daily from 6:00am – 10:00am and dinner Monday through Saturday from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. They also host a Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm featuring $5 appetizers and refreshing drink specials. Also, check out one of their Special Events like Painting with the Hive, Sip and Shop with the Runaway Rack or one of Chef’s paired dinners.More

Discover Central Illinois

With flavors from all over the world, the Central Illinois area is home to some of the state’s most diverse dining options. For starters, you can sample some American favorites, such as chicken wings, halibut, and cream of mushroom soup, in a warm and inviting farm-to-table roadhouse. If you'd like to try some south-of-the-border flavors, you won't be disappointed. Head to one of the many nearby Mexican restaurants for authentic dishes or sample something new like octopus carnitas or black cod. There's also a selection of French restaurants that offer elegant dining atmospheres and traditional meals like steak tartare, rillette of pork, and turban of lobster.