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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
1730 reviews
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

Our servers were very well trained and very warm and friendly. We love The farm to table experience. More

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KoFusion2. KoFusion
81 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Champaign, Central Illinois

A talented staff, fresh vegetables, and a colorful atmosphere. More

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Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse3. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
1279 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Great meal (scallops , sea base), great service with Rick. Very nice place for special occasion More

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Maldaner's4. Maldaner's
480 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Valentines dinner! The food and service was outstanding! But drink prices was a little high. I know they probably us only top shelf brands but still $10.00 fora mixed drink is high! I will return there but I think I’ll do my drinking someplace else. More

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Loukinens' on 4th5. Loukinens' on 4th
225 reviews
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Loukinens' is arguably the best restaurant in Springfield right now. The food is imaginative and flawlessly prepared; the service polite and discrete; and the room tastefully decorated and relatively quiet, with modern jazz playing in the background. The owners clearly know how to run an upscale operation. More

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New to OpenTable

Central Illinois restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Boyd's SteakhouseBoyd's Steakhouse
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Steak | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

Come visit Central Illinois’ premiere Steakhouse and indulge in a true culinary experience, carefully prepared dishes, elegant décor and distinguished ambiance designed to suit every taste and occasion. Select from our extensive lists of wine & single malt scotch and indulge your craving for steak with a selection from our mouth watering menu.More

Harvest Supper Club & Vintage LoungeHarvest Supper Club & Vintage Lounge
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Farm-to-table | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

The brainchild of Tom Mathers and his wife Kristin, Harvest Supper Club and Vintage Lounge is Peoria’s best fine dining and casual full-scale restaurant, located just northwest of the heights in Junction City. As a way to honor the original Harvest Cafe in Delavan, Illinois, Mathers wanted to bring the farm-to-table, made-from-scratch kitchen and great dining room service into Peoria’s city limits, along with a casual, convivial bar scene for friends to congregate. We are up and running and willing to accommodate your requests to celebrate special occasions, host family gatherings or meet for a quick beer after work. We accept reservations but feel free to come by as we can almost certainly accommodate you. We know you’ll enjoy Harvest Supper Club and Vintage lounge as much as we do. We look forward to your visit. Cheers.More

Neil St BluesNeil St Blues
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois

Neil St. Blues celebrates a deep history of music, food, drink and socializing in the South. A place to unwind, relax and enjoy a live band or just good music piping through the restaurant. Celebrate family, friends and life!

Try our Shrimp n Grits or our Smoke BBQ Ribs with an ice cold beer. Finish with a slice of our homemade Sweet Potato Pie. Any night of the week we can put on your favorite dance songs and you can head to the floor. Weekday birthday celebrations are the best at Neil St. Blues. Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your special day. We look forward to your visit! More

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.