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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107 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Great breakfast or lunch stop for fresh soups, salads and sandwiches....View Details.
Phone: (309) 637-0022
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.69169, -89.589765 Map It!

100 Alexander Street, Peoria, IL 61603
Alexander's Steakhouse is Central Illinois' unique dining experience! We brought the fun of the backyard cookout with friends and family INDOORS! At Alexander's Steakhouse, e...View Details.
Phone: (309) 688-0404
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.713589, -89.559507 Map It!

1301 W. Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Welcome to Avanti's, central Illinois' most award-winning Italian restaurant, a customer favorite since 1966, and home of the famous Gondola....View Details.
Phone: (309) 674-4923
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.69981, -89.613341 Map It!

5901 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61614
Welcome to Cyd's Gourmet Kitchen, Café + Catering, Ltd., Central Illinois' favorite food mecca. Always using the freshest ingredients possible, Cyd's offers the Peoria area a...View Details.
Phone: (309) 685-1100
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.759255, -89.591964 Map It!

110 SW Jefferson Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Jim's Steakhouse since 1960, is a fine dining restaurant known for its delicious dry aged steaks. In addition to steaks we also offer fresh seafood, veal, prime rib, chicken,...View Details.
Phone: (309) 673-5300
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.692642, -89.590836 Map It!

619 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
From all of us at Kelleher's we would like to welcome you to our restaurant. Kelleher's is located on Peoria's historic downtown riverfront and is situated in one of its olde...View Details.
Phone: (309) 673-6000
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.685834, -89.594167 Map It!

2232 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614
At the Lariat Steakhouse, steaks are hand-cut in-house and soups are home-made on a daily basis. We are known for our prime sizzling steaks and our after-dinner ice cream drin...View Details.
Phone: (309) 691-4731
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.747099, -89.628215 Map It!

9828 W. Route 150, Edwards, IL 61828
Great local spot - Can't beat the burgers!...View Details.
Phone: (309) 692-6446
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.789837, -89.748604 Map It!

225 NE Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Peoria's Premier Boutique Hotel! This former Howard Johnson's Hotel was renovated in 1990 into what is now Peoria's only 100% locally owned and operated boutique hotel. We...View Details.
Phone: 309-676-3600
Fax: 309-363-6118
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.692988, -89.587775 Map It!

1245 W. Main Street, Peoria, IL 61606
One World Cafe, located on the corner of Main and University Streets, has been providing guests with quality, consistency, variety, and old-fashioned hospitality since 1993. W...View Details.
Phone: (309) 672-1522
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.699776, -89.61242 Map It!

305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602
I wanted to be part of the revitalization on Peoria's River Front when I opened the Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe in February 1999. My love of music, good home-cooked food, and a ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 676-6998
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.688217, -89.590265 Map It!

112 State Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Truly the Best Osso Bucco in the Peoria area....View Details.
Phone: (309) 673-2500
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.685525, -89.595356 Map It!

1321 N. Park Road, West Peoria, IL 61604
It's Midwestern Steak House Fare at its finest. Comfortable, casual dining with emphasis on quality and service. The menu features succulent, savory Midwestern beef, served ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 674-5532
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.703705, -89.625512 Map It!

4614 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
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Phone: (309) 839-2127
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.743752, -89.574044 Map It!

718 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614
Great food and ice cream...View Details.
Phone: (309) 691-1910
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.746764, -89.603302 Map It!

734 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602
thirty-thirty Coffee Co. is an independent, locally-owned coffee shop in Peoria, Illinois. We are singularly focused on providing perfectly roasted and brewed coffee with the ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 713-2983
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.696278, -89.594296 Map It!