Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!


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Unique Dining Along the Illinois River Road

Since driving America's Byways are all about getting off the beaten path and experiencing "Authentic America," there is no better way to truly experience the region than to explore its communities. Immerse yourself in all the region has to offer.

Explore the many unique dining options below that will help make your journey something special.  Many of our communities have a selection of nationally recognized restaurants for you to enjoy.  For a full list of options, please visit our Byway Community pages for information links. 

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101 East Elm Street, Canton, IL 61520
Written up in Midwest Living magazine, this casual fine dining restaurant is a culinary delight located in an historic, renovated hotel in downtown Canton. Listen to live mus...View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-2233
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.5558452, -90.0333895 Map It!

74 North Main Street, Canton, IL 61520
Nestled in the back of the Orendorrf Emporium, you can enjoy wonderful soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts in the Blessings Café....View Details.
Phone: (309) 649-1010
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.556714, -90.035154 Map It!

111 E. Valley View Drive, Banner Illinois, IL 61520
Boss Hogs BBQ located at the junction of Routes 9 and 24 is conveniently located at the gateway to beautiful Fulton County on the Illinois River Road. If you love great BB...View Details.
Phone: 309-647-7427
Fax: same
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.516856, -89.905361 Map It!

8 South Main Street, Canton, IL 61520
Take a step back in time to and order a shake made form homemade ice cream at this fully restored historic soda fountain, delight in handmade candy confections or caramel cor...View Details.
Phone: (309) 647-7320
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.555634, -90.035189 Map It!