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Treat your taste buds: Explore Central Illinois restaurants.

Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central Illinois's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Firefly Grill1. Firefly Grill
1773 reviews
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

A wonderful dining experience. Relaxing atmosphere with delicious food and fast friendly service. More

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Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse2. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
1308 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Awesome night out visiting my daughter at college. This place was just perfect More

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Maldaner's3. Maldaner's
495 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

We had an awesome waiter. He was one of the best. The hostess was just as wonderful. Always amazing customer service! We always come back!!! More

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Loukinens' on 4th4. Loukinens' on 4th
240 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Excellent experience. Really liked the atmosphere. Everyone from the chef to the waiter to the owner made us feel welcome and appreciated. Great variety on the menu. More

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Baxters American Grille5. Baxters American Grille
806 reviews
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American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois

If you're looking for a nice meal and ambiance while in Bloomington, this restaurant is highly recommended. More

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Central Illinois restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Tyronis Italian CafeTyronis Italian Cafe
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Italian | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

Tyroni's Italian Café is owned by Tyler Barnes who bought the joint in 1986 before which, during his college years he was working for the establishment as a manager. Before Tyler bought the café it was known as Terry's; Tyler changed the name in 1995.

Tyroni's Italian café serves authentic Italian cuisine featuring dishes like chicken portobello mushroom ravioli, homemade pasta, manicotti and tortelloni amongst many other Italian dishes. The atmosphere is warm and casual, and the staff is very efficient and friendly. Other than dine-in, Tyroni's Italian Café also offers a pocket-friendly buffet as well as a delivery service.

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Discover Central Illinois

With flavors from all over the world, the Central Illinois area is home to some of the state’s most diverse dining options. For starters, you can sample some American favorites, such as chicken wings, halibut, and cream of mushroom soup, in a warm and inviting farm-to-table roadhouse. If you'd like to try some south-of-the-border flavors, you won't be disappointed. Head to one of the many nearby Mexican restaurants for authentic dishes or sample something new like octopus carnitas or black cod. There's also a selection of French restaurants that offer elegant dining atmospheres and traditional meals like steak tartare, rillette of pork, and turban of lobster.