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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1519 Water St., Peru, IL 61354
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Phone: (815) 220-1744
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.324503, -89.122345 Map It!

203 W. Main, Ottawa, IL 61350
Home-cooked foods prepared to order with natural ingredients...View Details.
Phone: (815) 210-1394
Phone 2: 815-617-2362
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.345741, -88.842835 Map It!

2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348
Elements is located in the heart of Starved Rock Lodge and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Make Elements your choice for a leisurely lunch, casual dinner...View Details.
Phone: (815) 220-7321
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.295109, -89.059448 Map It!

807 LaSalle Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Jeremiah Joe Coffee opened on November 2nd, 2002 with the hope and dreams to bring great coffee to our customers. While on your journey stop in and get the popular Jeremiah J...View Details.
Phone: (815) 252-9124
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.3480832, -88.8427294 Map It!

807 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Fresh coffee roasts, speciality coffee drinks and snacks...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-3735
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.348059, -88.842677 Map It!

1402 Peoria St., Peru, IL 61354
Come join us and enjoy a unique dining experience. Express yourself with the vibrant, interactive art that is displayed throughout. The food is delicious, and the menu changes...View Details.
Phone: (815) 220-0642
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.333195, -89.129217 Map It!

710 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Salads, pasta, deserts, sandwiches - specializes in deep dish pizza...View Details.
Phone: (815) 431-1100
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.347039, -88.842653 Map It!

728 Columbus Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Martini bar, live music, garden patio,...View Details.
Phone: (815) 434-3171
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.347195, -88.841188 Map It!

601 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Polished casual dining at its best....View Details.
Phone: (815) 224-4545
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.328021, -89.096618 Map It!

1525 Water St., Peru, IL 61354
Former Prohibition Speakeasy - Tavern and restaurant...View Details.
Phone: (815) 223-0400
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.324432, -89.122667 Map It!