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Restaurants to satisfy every craving

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Untitled Document Springfield offers dozens of places to grab a bite — from hot dogs on a stick to Eurasian bistros. Sure, we have all your favorite chain restaurants, but there are plenty of places that are unique to the capital city. Here’s a selection of some favorites.

Asian
A Taste of Thai 
3053 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (529-8393) Banana Leaf 2433 S. MacArthur Blvd. (698-8760) Bentoh’s 
213 S. Fifth St. (544-6972) Best Buffet 
3431 Freedom Dr. (787-2828) Buffet King 2753 Veterans Pkwy. (726-9999) China 1 212 South Grand Ave. E. (522-3900) 2355 W. Monroe St. (726-5900) China King 
120 N. Grand Ave. (789-6908) China Star 1899 E. Sangamon Ave. (789-0800) China Wok 
1955 W. Monroe St. (787-6651) Chinese Kitchen 
608 S. Ninth St. (527-1710) Golden Dragon Restaurant 
425 North Grand Ave. E. (753-2996) Hunan Chinese Restaurant 
1101 W. Wabash Ave. Hunan Express 
238 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (525-8888) International Buffet 
2520 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (788-8833) Little Saigon 
1531 Wabash Ave. (726-9633) Magic Kitchen 4112 Peoria Rd. (525-2230) Magic Kitchen Thai 
115 N. Lewis St. (525-6975) Mandarin Express 2501 W. Wabash Ave. (698-9400) Mr. Eggroll 
635 W. Jefferson St. (528-5000) New China 
2801 S. Sixth St. (523-3333) PAO Pacific Coast Cuisine 2824 Plaza Drive in the Gables
(546-4660)
Tai Pan Fine Chinese Restaurant 
2636 Stevenson Dr. (529-8089) Thai Kitchen 620 N. Ninth St. (527-1665) Thai Kitchen 2 2355 W. Monroe St. (726-5900) Thailand Cuisine 
3124 Montvale Dr. (787-8122) Tokyo of Japan 
2225 Stevenson Dr. (585-0088) Bars with fooD
The Alamo 115 N. Fifth St. (523-1455) Barrel Head Restaurant 
1577 W. Wabash Ave. (787-2102) Boone’s Saloon 301 W. Edwards St. (544-2748) Brewhaus 
617 E. Washington St. (525-6399) Capital City Bar & Grill 
3149 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (529-8580) Capitol Teletrack 
1766 Wabash Ave. (546-2111) The Curve Inn 
3219 S. Sixth St. (529-5806) Delaney’s Grill & Bar 
2249 N. Third St. (753-9210) D’Arcy’s Pint 661 W. Stanford (492-8800) Dublin Pub 
2413 S. MacArthur Blvd. (793-6871) East End Tavern 705 N. Seventh St., Riverton (629-6639) Forty-Niner Bye-Bye 518 Bruns Lane (787-4937) Filling Station Bar & Grill 
625 E. Saint Joseph St. (529-6626) Franny’s 
2136 N. Eighth St. (528-7445) Jukebox Junction 
3280 Northfield Dr. (523-7200) Lake Springfield Tavern 1221 Stevenson Dr. (241-4386) Lu’s Home Tavern 1031 S. 11th St. (523-2441) Mahogany Bar & Grille Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (529-7777) NitWhits
2765 S. Sixth St. (523-5599) Office Sports Bar & Grill 
1919 W. Iles Ave. (546-0580) Price Street Pub 
2815 Price St. (523-6995) Sammy’s Sports Bar & Grill 
217 S. Fifth St. (789-9803) Schafer’s 
716 E. Enos Ave. (753-2855) Show-Me’s 
3101 S. MacArthur Blvd. (546-2800) Sportsman’s Lounge & Restaurant 
229 W. Mason St. (522-1191) The Stadium Bar & Grill 
2300 Peoria Rd. (241-0905) Starship Billiards 
2301 Stevenson Dr. (585-8888) Top Cats Chill & Grill 
1822 Stevenson Dr. (529-4005) The Towne Lounge 131 E. Reynolds St. (528-4423) Trading Post 731 S. Durkin Dr. (787-8434) Underground City Tavern Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St.
(789-1530)
Westwoods Lodge Pub & Grill 2406 W. Jefferson St. (698-9256) Wildlife Sports Bar 
2801 Peoria Rd. (522-9421)
Casual Fare
Amber Jack Alehouse 
3150 Chatham Rd. (787-5222) Applebee’s Grill & Bar 3335 Veterans Pkwy. (698-0550) 2554 Sunrise Dr. (528-7021) B & G CafО 
2372 North Grand Ave. (528-3011) Baker’s Square 
3434 Freedom Dr. (787-5555) Barrel Head Restaurant 1577 W. Wabash Ave. (787-2102) Big Mike’s Prize-Winning Chili 
101 S. Fourth St. (544-1013) Bob Evans 4221 Conestoga Dr. (698-3800) 3050 Stevenson Dr. (529-1909) Boone’s Saloon 301 W. Edwards St. (544-2748) Boyd’s New Generation 1831 South Grand Ave. E. (544-9866) Bread Stretchers Gourmet Subs 
322 E. Monroe St. (753-3366) Buffalo Wild Wings 4420 Wabash Ave. (546-9453) Charlie’s Grill Sub 2501 Wabash Ave. (793-0904) Charlie Parker’s 700 North St. (241-2104) Cheddar’s Casual CafО 
3151 Horizon Dr. (525-3820) Chicago Style Gyros 824 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (525-2055) 105 South Grand Ave. E. (522-9401) Chili’s Bar & Grill 
2891 S. Veterans Pkwy. (546-8505) Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-Be-Que 
1121 South Grand Ave. (522-0386) Cook’s Spice Rack & Chili Co. 
910 North Grand Ave. W. (492-2695) Corky’s Ribs & BBQ 
3458 Freedom Dr. (787-2227) Corner Pub & Grill 3271 W. Iles Ave. (546-2355) Copper River Restaurant 1640 W. Jefferson (546-3600) Culver’s 
2540 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (544-5050) 4400 W. Wabash Ave. (726-7991) D & J’s CafО 
915 W. Laurel St. (753-1708) D’Arcy’s Pint 
661 W. Stanford Ave. (492-8800) Diamond’s Buffet Restaurant 2441 MacArthur Blvd. (793-0212) Dublin Pub 
2413 S. MacArthur Blvd. (793-6871) The Feed Store 
516 E. Adams St. (528-3355) Food Mart 416 E. Monroe St. (522-3621) Garden of Eat’n 115 N. Sixth St. (544-5446) Grand Avenue Deli 
330 South Grand Ave. E. (789-4052) The Grand Buffet 
2753 S. Veterans Pkwy. (726-9999) Great American Grill 
3100 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (529-7171) The Gyros Stop 
2907 S. MacArthur Blvd. (698-6463) Head West Sub Shop 530 E. Capitol Ave. (789-9101) 1124 W. Jefferson St. (793-9101) 3311 Robbins Rd. (726-9202) Hen House Family Restaurant 
6008 S. Sixth St. (529-3690) Hickory River Smokehouse 
2343 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (528-2271) Homestyle CafО 
1144 N. Ninth St. (525-5800) Hooters 
3241 Horizon Dr. (522-9110) Incredibly Delicious 925 S. Seventh St. (528-8548) Jimmy John’s 
2925 W. Iles (546-9773) 3128 S. Sixth St. (522-2261) 219 S. Sixth St. (525-8470) Joe’s Chili Bowl 
2401 S. MacArthur Blvd. (793-0613) Joe Rogers Chili — The Den 
820 S. Ninth St. (522-3722) Johnny’s 
King Pin Lanes, Sangamon Avenue and Bypass 66 (544-0838) Jungle Jim’s CafО 
1923 Peoria Rd. (789-6173) Just Off Route 66 Sandwiches and Souvenirs 
737 E. Cook St. (744-7866) Kick’s Buffet and Family Center 2744 S. 6th St. (753-2000) Kitchen Table Abe’s Tradin’ Post, 2704 Peoria Rd.
(391-0028)
Krekel’s 
2121 N. Grand Ave. E. (525-4952) Little Jimmy’s Diner 1629 Peoria Rd. (753-1055) Lime Street CafО 
951 S. Durkin Dr. (793-1905) The Livery 518 E. Adams St. (525-9900) Manhattan Grille Room 
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St.
(789-1530)
McCormicks 
2621 W. White Oaks Dr. (726-3418) MCL Cafeteria 
White Oaks Mall (787-8706) McShane’s Restaurant & Tavern 
131 E. Reynolds St. (528-4423) Mess Hall Restaurant 505 American Legion Ave. (523-3415) Monty’s Sub Shop 
727 N. Bruns Lane (546-6000) 1700 Sangamon Ave. (789-4575) 3124 Montvale (546-3020) Morning Star Cafe Rt. 97, Salisbury (626-2022) New Salem Cafe and Pizzeria Lincoln’s New Salem, Petersburg (632-3275) O’Charley’s 
4241 Conestoga Dr. (787-2809) The Oaks on Seventh 115 S. Seventh St., Petersburg (632-0177) Old Luxemburg Inn 1900 S. 15th St. (528-0503) Panera Bread 
3019 S. Dirksen (529-6200) 3101 W. White Oaks Dr. (726-5070) PAO Pacific Coast Cuisine 2824 Plaza Drive in the Gables (546-4660) Parkway Cafe 
2715 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (544-2233) Perkins Family Restaurant 
3429 Freedom Dr. (787-3535) Rathskellar 
New State Capitol, lower level (782-2235) Ritz’s West 
700 W. Jefferson St. (523-7680) Ritz’s Lil Fryer 
2148 North Grand Ave. E. (528-0862) Robbie’s 
4 S. Old State Capitol Plaza (528-1901) Roly Poly Sandwiches 
3255 W. Iles Ave. (793-4600) Ruby Tuesday 
2591 W. Wabash Ave. (698-4030) Sammy’s Sports Bar & Grill 
217 S. Fifth St. (789-9803) Schaefer’s 
716 E. Enos Ave. (753-2855) Sebastian’s at Stratton Cafeteria Stratton Building, New State Capitol
(782-6334)
Sgt. Pepper’s CafО 
3141 Baker Dr. (525-5939) Smokey Bones BBQ & Sports Bar 
2660 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (528-6410) Sonny’s Grill 
110 Villa Pkwy., Sherman (525-5099) Sportsman’s Lounge & Restaurant 
229 W. Mason St. (522-1191) Steak ‘N Shake 
1580 Wabash Ave. 3186 S. Dirksen 4211 Conestoga Dr. 2465 N. Dirksen Sunrise CafО 
1201 S. Second St. (753-1311) Sun’s Up Koffee Kafe 
1001 N. First St. (522-5348)  
Tea Thyme Restaurant and Tea Room 
111 N Sixth St. (527-1257) TGI Fridays 
2100 W. White Oaks Dr. (698-1900) The Yellow Rose St. John’s Hospital, 800 E. Carpenter St. (757-6355) Top Cats Chill & Grill 
1822 Stevenson Dr. (529-4005) Trading Post 731 S. Durkin Dr. (787-8434) Track Shack 
233 E. Laurel St. (522-0444) Val’s Bypass 66 CafО 
3705 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (544-8888) The Walleye Stop 
1126 South Grand Ave. E. (544-1904) Washington CafО
610 S. Martin Luther King Dr. (744-3344) Wing Zone 848 South Grand Ave. E. (523-2305) Wings Etc.
2315 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (241-0077) Z Bistro 220 S. Sixth St. (522-4049)
Coffeehouses
Andiamo! 
204 S. Sixth St. (523-3262) Barnes & Noble CafО
3111 S. Veterans Pkwy. (546-9440) Brew-Bakers CafО 
1941 W. Iles Ave. (726-2300) CafО Panini 
231 S. Sixth St. (528-2795) Grab A Java 1702 S. Sixth St. (523-5282) 3115 Hedley Rd. (698-9773) Java Express 
1827 Peoria Rd. (525-2430) Kiss Koffee 2404 W. Jefferson St. (546-0007) Monte Caffino 
1610 W. Jefferson St. (698-9935) Starbucks Coffee 
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St.
(789-7098)
3412 Freedom Dr. (787-0764) 3200 Clear Lake Ave. (525-7759) Sun’s Up Koffee Kafe 
1001 N. First St. (522-5348) Trout Lily CafО 
218 S. Sixth St. (391-0101)
Hometown Favorites
Cozy Dog Drive In 
2935 S. Sixth St. (525-1992) Joe Rogers Chili — The Den 
820 S. Ninth St. (522-3722) Maid Rite Sandwich Shop 
118 N. Pasfield St. (523-0723) Wienerdog 
113 N. Sixth St. (744-3644)

Fine Dining
Augie’s Front Burner 
109 S. Fifth St. (544-6979) Capisce? 
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St.
(789-1530)
Indigo Restaurant 
3013 Lindbergh Blvd. (726-3487) Lindsay’s 
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Hotel, 701 E. Adams St. (544-8800) Maldaner’s 
222 S. Sixth St. (522-4313) Mariah’s 
3317 Robbins Rd. (793-1900) Old Luxemburg Inn 
1900 S. 15th St. (528-0503) Rosewood Room 
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (529-7777) Sebastian’s Hide-Out 
221 S. Fifth St. (789-8988)
Indian
Gateway to India 
3115 Chatham Rd. (726-6890)
Italian
Bella Milano 
4525 Wabash Ave. (547-0011) Bianco’s Supper Club 
1926 Clear Lake Ave. (544-4491) Capisce? 
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St. (789-1530) Fulgenzi’s Trattoria 
214 W. Chestnut, Chatham (483-6133) Gabatoni’s Restaurant 
300 E. Laurel St. (528-9629) Lonzerotti’s Italia 600 E. State St., Jacksonville (243-7151) Mariah’s 3317 Robbins Rd. (793-1900) Mario’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria 
3073 Clear Lake Ave. (523-2211) 2841 Mansion Rd. (483-6888) Olive Garden 
2991 S. Veterans Pkwy. (793-0318) Pasta House 
2800 Southwest Plaza Dr. (793-2433) Saputo’s 
801 E. Monroe St. (544-2523) Shepardo’s Italian Villa 
1066 E. Ash St. 744-8118 The Spaghetti Shop 
1869 Sangamon Ave. (788-0781) 125 E. South Grand Ave. (753-0056) 1010 Clock Tower Dr. (525-4117) 1931 W. Iles Ave. (698-9640) Tuscany Italian Restaurant 
3123 Robbins Rd. (726-5343) Latin, Caribbean
CafО Brio 
524 E. Monroe St. (544-0574) Mexican
The Alamo 
115 N. Fifth St. (523-1455) Cancun 
1 Crossing Mall, Sherman (496-3221) Carlos O’Kelly’s 
2500 Sunrise Dr. (544-4650) Cinco de Mayo 
3751 S. Sixth St. (529-3066) El Presidente Burritos 
235 S. Sixth St. (544-9535) Jolly Tamale 
803 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (523-2345) 1754 W. Wabash Ave. (793-0361) La Bamba 1731 S. MacArthur Blvd. (698-5945) White Oaks Mall (787-7155) La Fiesta 2830 Stevenson Dr. (585-6767) Los Agaves 
2466 W. Wabash Ave. (546-9308) Qdoba Mexican Grill 
2917 W. Iles Ave. (787-0000) Taco Gringo 
975 Clock Tower (546-9494), 1851 North Grand Ave. E. (525-2666) Taco Trio 1308 S. Second St. (528-8226) Xochimilco Mexican Food 
2941 W. Iles Ave. (546-3116), 3210 Northfield Dr. (544-9206) 6901 Preston Dr. (483-1006)
Steakhouse/Seafood
Alexander’s Steak House 
620 N. Bruns Lane (793-0440) Capitol Steakhouse 
620 S. First St. (744-3333) Chesapeake Seafood House 
3045 Clear Lake Ave. (522-5220) Copper River 1640 W. Jefferson (546-2355) Fritz’s Wagon Wheel 
2709 S. MacArthur Blvd. (546-9888) Gallagher’s 
2242 S. Sixth St. (522-8888) Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 
2881 Veterans Pkwy. (787-9411) Longhorn Steakhouse 
2451 Wabash Ave. (726-5130) Mariah’s 
3317 Robbins Rd. (793-1900) Maverick Family Steakhouse 
3100 W. White Oaks Dr. (546-7686) 3165 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (529-4665) Outback Steakhouse 
3201 Horizon Dr. (523-2815) Red Lobster 
2696 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (529-6900) Ryan’s Family Steak House 
2730 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (789-7684) Pizza
Antonio’s 
1233 Toronto Rd. (585-0323) 1614 S. MacArthur Blvd. (789-4801) 1013 W. Wabash Ave. (787-5544) 217 North Grand Ave. W. (523-5544) 420 Crossing Sherman (496-2369) 1001 Jason Pl., Chatham (483-3733) 2701 W. Lawrence Ave. (787-3355) 2427 Stevenson Dr. (529-3600) Bellacino’s 
2936 S. Sixth St. (789-7890) 2930 Plaza Dr. (698-8303) Bernie and Betty’s Pizza 
1101 Spring St. (528-1821) CiCi’s Pizza
2690 Dirksen Pkwy. (522-7662) Coz’s Pizza & Pub 
4441 Ash Grove (726-7700) Dillon’s Pizza 
500 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (544-3206) Fieldhouse Pizza & Pub 
3211 Sangamon Ave. (525-6666) Fratello’s Pizza & More 
3223 W. Iles (744-7492) Fulgenzi’s Pizza & Pasta 
1168 Sangamon Ave. (544-8520) Gabatoni’s Restaurant 
300 E. Laurel St. (528-9629) Gallina Pizza 
432 E. Monroe St. (522-5271) 3133 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (529-0649) 505 N. Seventh St., Riverton (629-8743) Godfather’s 
1549 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (522-4886) 301 N. Grand Ave. W. (492-1100) 21 Cottonwood Dr., Chatham (483-2776) 2700 W. Lawrence (726-2000) Harmon Plaza, Auburn (438-4567) 139 W. Madison, Girard (627-9999) Joe’s Italian Pizza 
1552 W. Jefferson St. (787-6005) Little Italy’s Pizza 
466 N. Main, Chatham (483-1111) Luca’s Pizza 2937 W. Iles Ave. (787-8884) Mario’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria 
3073 Clear Lake Ave. (523-2211) 2841 Mansion Rd. (483-6888) Monical’s Pizza 
2833 Chatham Rd. (546-7258) Pizza Machine 107 W. Cook St. (788-5976) Sam’s Italian Pizza 731 N. Grand Ave. E (522-9111) Shepardo’s Italian Villa 
1066 E. Ash St. 744-8118 Vic’s 
2025 N. Peoria Rd. (522-2464) Villa Pizza 
2501 W. Wabash Ave. (726-6377) Wize Guyz Pizza 1052 N. Grand Ave. W. (527-1052)
Ice cream, Sweets
Baskin Robbins 
1700 S. MacArthur Blvd. (528-3131) 1925 W. Monroe St. (787-3031) Coco-Bon Gourmet 
2920 Constitution Dr. (793-9904) Cold Stone Creamery 
124 S. Sixth St. (523-6666) Culver’s 
2540 N. Dirksen Pkwy. (544-5050) 4400 W. Wabash Ave. (726-7991) Del’s Popcorn Shop 
213 S. Sixth St. (544-0037) Great Plains Confectionery 3351 S. Sixth St. (585-1998) KaleidoScoops 
1045 Jason Pl., Chatham (483-1499) 234 S. Dirksen Pkwy. (523-7800) Kreckel’s Custard 
2121 North Grand Ave. E. (525-4952) Mel-O-Cream 
3010 S. Sixth St. (529-7708) 217 E. Laurel St. (544-4644) 1814 Stevenson Dr. (529-0046) 1953 W. Monroe St. (546-4651) 525 North Grand Ave. E. (528-2303) 704 Keokuk Rd. (732-8972) Pease’s Candy 
State and Laurel (523-3721) 1871 Sangamon Ave. (528-2810) 2501 W. Wabash Ave. (726-5473) 4753 Jeffory St. (529-2912) 3417 Freedom Dr. (793-9868) 531 E. Washington St. (241-3091)
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