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Thyme Kitchen & Craft Beer
1. Thyme Kitchen & Craft Beer
(14)
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Contemporary American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

Always great! The Sundau brunch is our favorite! Service was excellent! More

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Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
2. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
(1328)
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Best steak and service in town, bone in ribeye just melt in your mouth hash brown!!! Nothing compared to nick and ninos hash brown More

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Firefly Grill
3. Firefly Grill
(1840)
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American | Effingham, Central Illinois

Excellent service, tasty food!! More

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Houlihan's - Champaign
4. Houlihan's - Champaign
(241)
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American | Champaign, Central Illinois

I most appreciated the friendly and courteous service. All 4 in our party loved every bite served. We had ample space around us. I would have liked cushioned chairs instead of hard wood. More

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Loukinens' on 4th
5. Loukinens' on 4th
(265)
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Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Excellent, creative appetizers! More

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Thyme Kitchen & Craft Beer
Thyme Kitchen & Craft Beer
Contemporary American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

Thyme not only offers the ultimate restaurant experience, but can also provide guests an extraordinary bar experience if so desired. Opened in the old Sealtest building in the heart of the historic warehouse district of downtown Peoria, Thyme Kitchen + Craft Beer offers a variety of unique food items as well as an extensive bar menu that offers choices for all. While keeping the tradition of producing quality food alive, Thyme Kitchen + Craft Beer has superb menu items that provide an exciting and versatile experience for all guests who walk through the doors.More

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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.

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.