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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Illinois Scenic Byways

Illinois River Road Report

Illinois River Road Report

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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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815 Park Avenue West, Princeton, IL 61356
We offer the best food and drinks in Princeton - you get special one-on-one attention. We have a lot of fun here, which means our employees are happy. And we cost less than th...View Details.
Phone: (815) 872-9091
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.368008, -89.474458 Map It!

301 E. Chestnut Street, Sheffield, IL 61361
The ultimate bed and breakfast for foodies, the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield is an award winning bed and breakfast featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine using locally gr...View Details.
Phone: (800) 537-1304
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.354252, -89.73421 Map It!

420 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61536
We are a Midwestern Cafe located in the heart of Illinois and dedicated to homemade and the best of locally-sourced foods. Open 7 days a week to serve you Breakfast and Lunch...View Details.
Phone: (815) 875-4200
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.3713963, -89.4651125 Map It!

421 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 872-2715
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.37139, -89.465043 Map It!

402 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 61356
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Phone: (815) 879-7671
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.371589, -89.465063 Map It!