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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Central Illinois

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Central Illinois? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Firefly Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2947)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Effingham
About the restaurant
The kitchen is the heart of the Campbell house which is why we created an expedition kitchen so customers can see all of the love and hard work that goes into our dishes. firefly's vision is a sustainable one; the frame of the building is recycled steel, all of the barn wood is reclaimed as is much of our furniture, the pond irrigates our gardens which greatly reduce our carbon footprint along with all the trash that comes with packaging food, we compost, are constantly upgrading our energy efficiency and NEVER use chemical fertilizers or pesticides in our garden.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We have been coming to the Firefly Grill to celebrate my birthday on our way from Houston to Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, for over 15 years. The food is always top rate, the setting charming, and the service wonderful. I had the sea bass and my husband had the 8oz filet. Everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. Looking forward to another visit on our return home.
A photo of Hamilton Walker's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1530)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Champaign
About the restaurant
Hamilton Walker's is the community's gathering place. Founded by three long-time residents of Champaign, this modern steakhouse with a chic 1940's Hollywood vibe is an inviting backdrop for meeting, dining, and socializing; for friends, family, and business; for toasting special events and celebrating life. Our mission is to offer memorable food and flawless service in an extraordinary setting. Stewarded by widely-respected culinarian, Chef Zachary Schweig, Hamilton Walker's never disappoints. The menu-created from the finest premium aged meats, freshest seafood, and hand-selected produce-offers a superior dining experience, presented with Hamilton Walker's signature flair.
Top review
jenniferp
Dined 4 days ago
Service and food were quite good. Loved the outdoor area and the neighborhood. This was our initial visit and would definitely return and recommend. Slightly more expensive than I expected but that was my failure not to look at entrees more closely!
A photo of Broadgauge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1040)
$30 and under
American
Petersburg
About the restaurant
In 1872, the Broadgauge was built as central Illinois' original "mega store", containing under one roof; Hardware, Grocery, and Dry Goods stores.

Today, Broadgauge has been restored to its original architectural glory and redeveloped it into a Restaurant, Bar, Coffee Shop, and Event Center.

Enjoy dinner at Broadgauge, Wednesday through Saturday. We sere Lunch Friday through Sunday.

The Talisman Coffee Shop and Bakery is open Wednesday through Sunday.

Located at the heart of Petersburg's town square; near shopping, bars, and restaurants.


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RRpburg
Dined 4 days ago
We waited a long time to sit, get drinks and food. Despite a reservation. Luckily we were there to visit and listen to Jazz so they waiting worked out ok.
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4.7
4.7 (215)
$30 and under
American
Mount Zion
About the restaurant
Small restaurant packed with an amazing menu, and cold beer. We give Mt Zion a flavor profile that you do not get in any other restaurant in town.
Top review
MaryB
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
We had reservations and were seated promptly. Good food, good service!
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4.7
4.7 (275)
$50 and over
Steak
Peoria/East Peoria
About the restaurant
Saffron Social brings Peoria its latest upscale experience. Offering Prime Steaks, Fresh Seafood, and Pasta
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Great value and environment
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Springfield restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3473)
$30 and under
American
Springfield
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
Colrepp70
Dined 5 days ago
Ordered 4 of the five and shared between the two of us and each did a flight of Sangria. Will do again.
A photo of Revery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (83)
$31 to $50
American
Bloomington / Normal
About the restaurant
Revery can be found tucked in a quaint neighborhood in Bloomington, Illinois. The building, once a locally famous restaurant, will be serving authentic American cuisine once more. Revery’s mission is to provide high-quality food & drinks for all those who wish to combine fun and enjoyable ambiance with skillful cooking into one extraordinary dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Perfect spot to break between Chicago and St. Louis! Great food and relaxed atmosphere!
A photo of Baxters American Grille - Champaign restaurant
4.4
4.4 (657)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Champaign
About the restaurant
Baxters American Grille - Champaign offers seasonal menus that boast a variety of signature dishes that you can't get find anywhere else. Our concept provides a variety of steaks, seafood and chops accompanied with a management & chef team that are excited to offer a unique culinary experience. We offer a big-city dining experience within dinner, private dining and catering to the Champaign area. Whether you stop in for one of our new signature martinis or to dine in our upscale dining room Baxters is the destination for your evening out!
Top review
TImWeisvip
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent as always!!! The Prime Rib was definitely one of the best steaks I’ve ever had!
A photo of Ko Fusion - Downtown restaurant
4.4
4.4 (111)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Champaign
About the restaurant
Description coming soon! New location- 30 E Main St.
Top review
RonR
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
We were in town and decided to try something new. We were thrilled with our experience. The service was attentive, but not overbearing which allows for us to have a nice quiet dinner. The cocktails were some of the best we’ve had and the food was delicious. We will for sure be back when we are in town again.
A photo of Saltgrass Steak House - Danville restaurant
4.2
4.2 (557)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Danville
About the restaurant
Saltgrass Steak House is an award-winning steakhouse in Danville, IL famous for serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks. Each steak is cooked to perfection with Saltgrass-7 Steak Spice, and topped with garlic butter. All breads, dressings, soups and desserts are made from scratch daily. Great food and legendary hospitality make Saltgrass an enjoyable experience for the whole family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Our waitress, Heather was very good, food was great. Definitely going back!
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