17th St Bar & Grill
One World Cafe
Basil's Greek Dining
Gene & Jude’s
White Fence Farm
1. Abreo515 E State St, Rockford
2. Montarra1491 S Randall Rd, Algonquin
3. Zenwich416 N York St, Elmhurst
4. Basils Greek Dining4000 Fox Valley Center Dr, Aurora
5. Bien Trucha410 W State St, Geneva
6. Black Dog Smoke & Ale House201 N Broadway Ave, Urbana
7. Gene & Jude's2720 River Rd, River Grove
8. Burt’s Place8541 Ferris Ave, Morton Grove
9. 17th Street Barbecue32 N 17th St, Murphysboro
10. D'Arcy's Pint661 W Stanford Ave, Springfield
11. One World Cafe1245 W Main St, Peoria
12. White Fence Farm1376 Joliet Rd, Romeoville
This Rockford resto serves up a variety of fare that is seasonal and chef-inspired, while also offering a long drinks list featuring craft 'tails, beer, and more than 90 wines.
This classy but comfortable Algonquin establishment serves some of the finest steak and seafood around, not to mention their wine list that features 10 countries from around the globe.
This Asian-fusion sandwich shop crafts creative and tasty made-to-order 'wiches, and also features vegetarian options, soups, and salads.
Located in Aurora, Basils is a contemporary Greek-Mediterranean resto featuring a full menu of options ranging from kabobs, to soups & salads, to seafood, and lamb dishes.
Show up to Bien Trucha a little early (no reservations) and enjoy one of their well-loved margaritas before sitting down to tacos like the Pescadillas (shredded swordfish, epazote, crispy tortilla, and avocado-habanero pico) or the Barriga de Puerco (slow roasted pork belly, adobo, salsa verde cruda, cucumber, queso fresco).
Black Dog, on the corner of Broadway and Water in Urbana, serves up delicious BBQ alongside craft beers and cocktails. It's not a very big spot, so they advise you to get there early to get a table, and even earlier if you want to try their burnt ends (you do).
This literal red-hot stand is serving up fast food Vienna hot dogs, fresh-cut fries, and is open late enough to satisfy any craving, at any time of night.
The pizza at Burt's is simply the freshest you'll get this far out of the city. It's a celeb favorite, adorned with unique trinkets, and's got an impressive accompanying beer menu.
Champion pitmaster Mike "The Legend" Mills runs 17th St so you can expect some of the best damn 'cue you've ever tasted no matter what you order (but definitely try their famous ribs). Not looking for BBQ? They've got a slew of other menu items from fettuccine alfredo, to burgers, to the fish dinner.
D'Arcy's, your classic Irish tavern, serves up plenty of brews, and also a signature dish called "Horseshoes", which's made with either ham, corned beef, turkey, bacon, or Buffalo chicken, and served on Texas toast covered in a cheesy sauce and served with fries to boot.
What WON'T you find at One World? With influences from Mexico, Italy, the Mediterranean, and more, One World uses fresh ingredients to serve up a wide range of menu items (Waffles! Burgers! Pizzas! ... Salads!?) sure to please everyone.