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Restaurant Guide

Dining in and around Springfield

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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.

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ASIAN

Banana Leaf • 698-8760
2433 S. MacArthur Blvd.

Bentoh’s • 544-6972
213 S. Fifth St.

Buffet City • 787-8299
1774 W. Wabash Ave., Jerome

Buffet King • 726-9999
2753 Veterans Parkway

China 1 • 522-3900
212 South Grand Ave. E.

China King • 789-6908
120 N. Grand Ave.

China Star • 789-0800
1899 E. Sangamon Ave.

China Wok • 787-6651
1955 W. Monroe St.

Chinese Kitchen • 787-6651
608 S. Ninth St.

Golden Dragon Restaurant • 753-2996  
425 North Grand Ave. E.

Hunan Chinese Restaurant • 793-0999
1101 W. Wabash Ave.

Hunan Express • 525-8888
238 S. Dirksen Pkwy.

Magic Kitchen Thai • 525-2230
4112 Peoria Rd.

Mandarin Express • 698-9400
2501 W. Wabash Ave.

Mr. Eggroll • 528-5000
635 W. Jefferson St.

New China • 523-3333
2801 S. Sixth St.

Tai Pan Chinese Restaurant • 529-8089
2636 Adlai Stevenson Dr.

Taste of Thai • 529-8393
3053 S. Dirksen Parkway

Thai Kitchen • 527-1665
620 N. Ninth St.

Thai Kitchen 2 • 726-5900
2355 W. Monroe St.

Thailand Cuisine • 787-8122
3124 Montvale Dr.

Tokyo of Japan • 585-0088
2225 Adlai Stevenson Dr.

BARS WITH FOOD

The Alamo
115 N. Fifth St. 523-1455, 310 N. Main, Chatham 483-6699

Barrel Head Restaurant • 787-2102
1577 W. Wabash Ave.

Brewhaus • 525-6399
617 E. Washington St.

Boone’s Saloon • 544-2748
301 W. Edwards St.

Buster’s Sports Bar and Grill • 522-0552
1120 Sangamon Ave.

Café Kanichi-wa • 544-3500
1117 S. Grand Ave. E.

Capital City Bar & Grill • 529-8580  
3149 S. Dirksen Parkway

Capitol Teletrack • 546-2111
1766 Wabash Ave.

Cecil’s • 744-7445, 528-1818
530 N. First St.

The Curve Inn • 529-5806
3219 S. Sixth St.

D’Arcy’s Pint • 492-8800
661 W. Stanton

Dublin Pub • 793-6871
2413 S. MacArthur Blvd.

Endres Tavern • 522-0141
1047 E. Stanford Ave.

Forty-Niner Bye-Bye • 787-4937
518 Bruns Lane

Filling Station Bar & Grill • 529-6626
625 E. St. Joseph

Frankie’s Bar & Grill • 523-0308
2765 S. Sixth

Franny’s • 528-7445
2136 N. Eighth St.

George Rank • 523-4811 
1800 S. Sixth St.

The Grandstand • 522-0552
1120 Sangamon Ave.

Jukebox Junction • 523-7200
3280 Northfield Dr.

Lake Springfield Tavern • 529-3023
1221 Stevenson Dr.

Lucky’s • 753-3521
131 E. Jefferson Ave.

Mahogany Bar & Grille • 529-7777
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway

Max’s California Grill & Sports Bar • 525-4942
3028 Stanford Ave.

M. C. Tap & Grill. •  726-5633
2901 Chatham Rd. www.myspace.com/mctapandgrill

Office Sports Bar & Grill • 546-0580
1919 W. Iles Ave.

Price Street Pub • 523-6995
2815 Price Ave.

Sammy’s Sports Bar • 789-9803
217 S. Fifth St.

Show-Me’s • 546-2800
3101 S. MacArthur Blvd.

Sportsman’s Lounge & Restaurant • 522-1191
229 W. Mason St.

Starship Billiards • 585-8888
2301 Stevenson Dr.

Suzie Q’s • 753-2855
716 E. Enos Ave.

The Trading Post • 787-8434 
731 S. Durkin Dr.

Underground City Tavern • 789-1530
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St.

Westwoods Lodge Pub & Grill • 698-9256
2406 W. Jefferson St.

Wildlife Sports Bar • 522-9421
2801 Peoria Rd.

CASUAL FARE

Amber Jack Alehouse • 787-5222
3150 Chatham Rd.

B & G Café 
1107 Ash (523-9765), 2372 North Grand Ave. (528-3011)

Barrel Head Restaurant • 787-2102
1577 W. Wabash Ave.

Big Mike’s Prize-Winning Chili • 544-1013
101 S. Fourth St.

Blue Stem Bake Shop • 947-2222 
109 Governor Oglesby St., Elkhart

Boyd’s New Generation •  544-9866
(featuring Peewee’s Bar B Que) 1831 South Grand Ave. E.

Bread Stretchers Gourmet Subs •  753-3366
322 E. Monroe St.

Charlie Parker’s • 241-2104
700 North St.

Cheddar’s Casual Café • 525-3820
3151 Horizon Dr.

Chicago Style Gyros
824 N. Dirksen Parkway (525-5220), 245 S. Fifth St. (525-9054)

Chili’s Bar & Grill • 546-8505
2891 S. Veterans Parkway

Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q • 522-0386
1121 South Grand Ave.

Cook’s Spice Rack & Chili Co. • 492-2695
910 North Grand Ave. W.

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ • 787-2227
3458 Freedom Dr.

D & J Café • 753-1708
915 W. Laurel St.

D’Arcy’s Pint • 726-9800
2413 S. MacArthur Blvd.

The Fairview • 522-5198
1530 E. Sangamon Ave.

The Feed Store • 528-3355
516 E. Adams St.

Food Mart  • 522-3621
416 E. Monroe

Garden of Eat’N • 544-5446
115 N. Sixth St.

George Rank • 523-4811 
1800 S. Sixth St.

Grand Avenue Deli • 789-4052
330 South Grand Ave. E.

The Grand Buffet • 726-9999
2753 S. Veterans Parkway

Head West Sub Shop • 793-9101
1124 W. Jefferson

Hen House Family Restaurant • 529-3690
I-55 S. & Toronto Rd.

Homestyle Café • 525-5800
1144 N. Ninth St.

Incredibly Delicious • 528-8548
925 S. Seventh St.

Joe Rogers Original Recipe Chili Parlor • 522-3722
820 S. Ninth St.

Johnny’s at King Pin Lanes • 544-0838
Sangamon Avenue and By Pass 66

Jungle Jim’s Café • 789-6173
1923 Peoria Rd.

Just Off Route 66 Sandwiches and Souvenirs • 744-7866
737 E. Cook St.

Kitchen Table, Abe’s Tradin’ Post • 391-0028 
2704 Peoria Rd.

Krieger’s Sports Pub • 726-6562
1975 Wabash Ave.

Little Jimmy’s Diner • 753-1055 
1629 Peoria Rd.

Marcy’s Family Restaurant • 753-4553
American Legion Post 32 Hall, 505 American Legion Ave.

Lime Street Café • 793-1905
951 S. Durkin Dr.

Manhattan Grille Room • 789-1530
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St.

McCormicks Deli • 726-3418
2621 W. White Oaks Dr.

McShane’s Restaurant & Tavern • 528-4423
131 E. Reynolds St.

Morning Star • 626-2022 
Rt. 97, Salisbury

New Salem Cafe and Pizzeria • 632-3275
Lincoln’s New Salem, Petersburg

Norb Andy’s Tabarin • 523-7777
518 E. Capitol Ave.

Old Luxembourg Inn • 528-0503 
1900 S. 15th St.

Panera Bread
3101 Horizon Dr. (726-5070), 3019 S. Dirksen (529-6200)

Parkway Cafe • 544-2233  
2715 N. Dirksen Parkway

Rathskellar • 782-2235 
New State Capitol, lower level

Red Coach Inn • 522-0198  
301 N. Grand Ave.

Ritz’s • 523-7680
700 W. Jefferson St.

Ritz’s Lil Fryer • 528-0862
2148 North Grand Ave. E.

Robbie’s • 528-1901
4 S. Old State Capitol Plz.

Roly Poly Sandwiches • 522-2076
2432 Denver Dr.

Safe Harbor Café • 241-1599 
1401 S. Dirksen Parkway

Sammy’s Sports Bar • 789-9803
217 S. Fifth St.

Sebastian’s at Stratton Cafeteria • 782-6334
Stratton Building

Sgt. Pepper’s Café
1754 W. Wabash Ave. (546-4204), 3141 Baker Dr. (525-5938)

Shakey’s • 793-0212
2441 MacArthur Blvd.

Smokey Bones Barbeque & Sports Bar • 528-6410
2660 S. Dirksen Parkway

Sportsman’s Lounge & Restaurant • 522-1191
229 W. Mason St.

Sunrise Café • 753-1311
1201 S. Second St.

Sun’s Up Koffee Kafe • 522-5348
1001 N. First St.

Suzie Q’s • 753-2855
716 E. Enos Ave.

Tea Thyme Tea Room • 528-3778
1001 S. Sixth St.

The Yellow Rose • 757-6355
St. John’s Hospital

Top Cats Chill & Grill • 529-4005
1822 Adlai Stevenson Dr.

Two Olives and a Pepper • 241-1027
107 W. Cook St.

Trading Post Saloon • 787-8434
731 S. Durkin Dr.

Track Shack • 522-0444
233 E. Laurel St.

Val’s Bypass 66 Café • 544-8888
3705 N. Dirksen Parkway

The Walleye Stop • 544-1904
1126 South Grand Ave. E.

Washington Café • 744-3344
610 S. Martin Luther King Dr.

Z Bistro • 522-4049
220 S. Sixth St.

COFFEEHOUSES

Andiamo! • 523-3262
206 S. Sixth St.

Barnes & Noble Café • 546-9440
3111 S. Veterans Pkwy

Brew-Bakers Café • 726-2300
1941 W. Iles Ave.

Caffe Panini • 522-0488
231 S. Sixth St.

Grab A Java
1702 S. Sixth St. (523-5282), 3115 Hedley Rd. (698-9935)

Monte Caffino • 698-9935
1610 W. Jefferson St.

Plus 3 Tan and Espresso Bar • 525-2266
2277 N. Grand Ave. E

Starbucks Coffee
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St. (789-7098), 3412 Freedom Dr. at Parkway Pointe (787-0764), 3200 Clear Lake Ave. (525-7759)

Sun’s Up Koffee Kafe • 522-5348
1001 N. First St.

Trout Lily Café • 391-0101  
218 S. Sixth St.

HOMETOWN FAVORITES

Coney Island Restaurant • 522-2050
210 S. Fifth St.

Cozy Dog Drive In • 525-1992  
2935 S. Sixth St.

Joe Rogers Original Recipe Chili Parlor • 522-3722
820 S. Ninth St.

Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop • 523-0723
118 N. Pasfield St.

Wienerdog • 744-3644
113 N. Sixth St.

FINE DINING

Augie’s Front Burner • 544-6979
109 S. Fifth St.

Capisce? • 789-1530
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St.

Capitol City Steakhouse • 744-3333
620 S. First St.

Indigo Restaurant • 726-3487
1330 Lindbergh

Lindsay’s • 544-8800
Renaissance Hotel, 701 E. Adams St.

Maldaner’s • 522-4313
222 S. Sixth St.

Mariah’s • 793-1900
3317 Robbins Rd.

Old Luxemburg Inn • 528-0503
1900 S. 15th St.

Rosewood Room • 529-7777
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway

Sebastian’s Hide-Out • 789-8988
221 S. Fifth St.

Soirée Bistro • 546-4660
2824 Plaza Dr.

INDIAN

Gateway to India • 726-6890  
3115 Chatham Rd.

ITALIAN

Angela’s A Taste of Italy • 787-7922
1535 S. MacArthur Blvd.

Bianco’s Little Supper Club • 544-4491
1926 Clear Lake Ave.

Capisce? • 789-1530
Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams St.

Gabatoni’s Restaurant
300 E. Laurel St. (528-9629); 1215 E. Laurel (528-3341)

LaSorella • 546-1680
3325 Robbins Rd.

Mariah’s • 793-1900
3317 Robbins Rd.

Mario’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
3073 Clear Lake Ave. (523-2211), 2841 Mansion Rd., Chatham (483-6888)

Pasta House • 793-2433
2800 Southwest Plaza Dr.

Saputo’s • 533-2523  
801 E. Monroe St.

Shepardo’s Italian Villa • 744-8118  
1066 E. Ash St.

Tuscany Italian Restaurant • 726-5343  
3123 Robbins Rd.

LATIN, CARIBBEAN

Café Brio • 544-0574
524 E. Monroe St.

MEXICAN

The Alamo
115 N. Fifth St. (523-1455), 310 N. Main, Chatham (483-6699)

Cancun • 496-3221
1 Crossing Mall, Sherman

Cinco de Mayo • 529-3066
3751 S. Sixth St.

El Presidente Burritos • 544-9535
235 S. Sixth St.

Emilio’s • 523-7358
310 E. Monroe St. (523-7358)

Jolly Tamale
803 S. Dirksen Parkway (788-8088); 1754 W. Wabash Ave. (793-0361)

La Bamba • 698-5945
1731 S. MacArthur Blvd. (698-5945)

La Mex • 585-6767
2830 Stevenson Dr. (585-6767)

Los Agaves • 546-9308
2466 W. Wabash Ave. (546-9308)

Taco Gringo
975 Clock Tower (546-9494), 1851 North Grand E. (525-2666)

Taco Trio • 528-8226
1308 S. Second St. (528-8226)

Xochimilco Mexican Food
941 W. Iles Ave. (546-3116), 3210 Northfield Dr. (544-9206), 6901 Preston Dr. (483-1006)

MIDDLE EAST

Holy Land Diner • 544-5786
518 E. Adams St. (544-5786)

PIZZA

Antonio’s
15 W. Plummer Blvd. Chatham (483-3733), 1233 Toronto Rd. (585-0323), 1615 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)

Bellacino’s 
2936 S. Sixth St. (789-7890), 2930 Plaza Dr. (698-8303)

Bernie and Betty’s Pizza • 523-4650
1101 Spring St.

Butch’s 19th Hole • 753-9112
1247 N. 19th St.

Coz’s Pizza & Pub • 787-7700
4441 Ash Grove

Dillon’s Pizza • 544-3206
500 N. Dirksen Parkway

Field House Pizza & Pub • 525-6666
3211 Sangamon Ave.

Fulgenzi’s Pizza & Pasta • 544-8520
1168 Sangamon Ave.

Gallina Pizza
432 E. Monroe St. (522-5271), 3133 S. Dirksen Parkway (529-0649)

Godfather’s 
1549 S. Dirksen Parkway (522-4886), 21 Cottonwood Dr., Chatham (483-2776), 2700 W. Lawrence (726-2000), Harmon Plaza, Auburn (438-4567), 139 W. Madison, Girard (627-9999)

Imo’s Pizza • 726-7750
751 S. Durkin Dr.

Joe’s Italian Pizza • 787-6005
1552 W. Jefferson St.

Little Italy’s Pizza 
2114 North Grand Ave. E. (522-3890), 455 N. Main Chatham (483-1111)

Luca Pizza • 787-8884
2937 W. Iles Ave.

Mario’s
3073 Clear Lake Ave. (523-2211), 2841 Mansion Rd. (483-6888)

Monical’s Pizza • 546-7258
2833 Chatham Rd.

Sam’s Italian Pizza •  522-9111
731 N. Grand Ave. E

Vic’s
2025 Peoria Rd. (522-2464)

Villa Pizza • 726-6377
2501 W. Wabash Ave.

STEAKHOUSES/SEAFOOD

Alexander’s Steakhouse • 793-0440
620 N. Bruns Lane

Chesapeake Seafood House • 522-5220
3045 Clear Lake Ave.

Fritz’s Restaurant • 546-9888
2709 S. MacArthur Blvd.

Gallagher’s • 522-8888
2242 S. Sixth St.

Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon • 787-9411  
2881 Veterans Parkway

Maverick Steak House 
1640 W. Jefferson St. (787-8900); 3100 W. White Oaks Dr. (546-7686); 3165 S. Dirksen Parkway (529-4665).

Ned Kelley’s Steakhouse • 793-6756
3455 Freedom Dr.

Ryan’s Family Steak House • 787-4300
3150 Chatham Rd.

ICE CREAM/SWEETS

Baskin Robbins
1700 S. MacArthur Blvd. (528-3131), 1925 W. Monroe St. (787-3031)

Culver’s • 544-5050
2540 N. Dirksen Parkway

Del’s Popcorn Shop • 544-0037
213 S. Sixth St.

Kreckel’s Custard • 525-4952
2121 North Grand Ave. E.

Mel-O-Cream
3010 S. Sixth St. (529-7708), 217 E. Laurel St. (544-4644), 1814 Adlai 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), Sixth and Washington (241-3091)

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