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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1001 North 8th, Pekin, IL 61554
American Diner - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fried chicken and family meals....View Details.
Phone: (309) 347-3370
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.575574, -89.641145 Map It!

404 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554
Café offering coffee, specialty coffee drinks, breakfast, lunch & catering...View Details.
Phone: (309) 353-2800
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.569222, -89.646665 Map It!

1400 S. 2nd St, Pekin, IL 61554
Seasonal drive-in root beer stand and food...View Details.
Phone: (309) 346-4666
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.555049, -89.661204 Map It!

1434 N 9th St, Pekin, IL 61554
Ice cream and dole whip (soft serve yogurt)...View Details.
Phone: (309) 353-3322
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.5805, -89.638841 Map It!

1007 N 8th St, Pekin, IL 61554
Italian Beef sandwiches and pizza...View Details.
Phone: (309) 353-9757
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.575612, -89.641144 Map It!

1620 Summit, Pekin, IL 61554
Full lunch & dinner menu & spirits. Located at Sunset Golf Course...View Details.
Phone: (309) 347-2488
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.545538, -89.610561 Map It!

522 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554
Specialty candy, cards, magazines and gift items...View Details.
Phone: (309) 346-5174
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.568567, -89.645012 Map It!

1901 Willow St, Pekin, IL 61554
Tenderloins and ice cream...View Details.
Phone: (309) 347-7777
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.575105, -89.6236 Map It!

317 Locust, Delavan, IL
Located in historic downtown Delavan, the Harvest Cafe is a farm-to-table restaurant specializing in modern takes on classic American dishes. We make everything in-house and s...View Details.
Phone: 309-244-7000
Area: Pekin
GPS: 40.372804, -89.547534 Map It!