The Great River Road - Our Regions

Local Eats

Cuisines and cultures intermingle along the Mississippi, so you’re bound to taste something you love along the byway. Hotel Nauvoo’s famous buffet is laden with foods like grandma used to make. A visit to My Just Desserts means deciding between more of their famous, homemade half-pound chicken salad sandwich or saving room for their equally renowned tollhouse brownies and made from scratch pies. Head to Murphysboro, home to not one, but two award winning BBQ joints. Sink your teeth into a juicy burger, topped with bacon and cheese, sandwiched between two glazed donuts at Durty Gurt’s Burger Joynt. Indulge in a sweet treat at Lagomarcino’s where they’ve been dishing out homemade chocolates, candies, and ice cream for more than 100 years. Endlessly delicious options await along the Great River Road.


17th Street Barbecue

1818 Chophouse

3rd Chute Bar & Grill

Abigail's Tap Room

Aerie's Resort

Alton Sports Tap

Alton Wood River Sportsmen's Club

Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater

American Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor

Andria's Steakhouse

Anna Baking Company

Ariana's Cafe

Auntie M's Yum Yum Shop

AWAKE Coffee Company

Bakers & Hale

Bally's Quad Cities Casino & Hotel

Beasley Fish


Bennie's Pizza Pub

Benny's Pizza

Benson's on the Mississippi

Big Bill's Sandwich Shop and Coffee Bar

BigBoy's Donuts

Bluff City Grill

Bobby's Frozen Custard

BoodaLu Steakhouse

Bossanova Restaurant & Lounge

Bread & Vine Bakery

Brick House Grill

Brunch House

Cajun Jack's Bar & Grill

Campeche Restaurant

Carisilos Mexican Restaurant

Castelli's Moonlight Restaurant at 255

Charcoal House Tavern

Charlie's Place

Chick's on the River

Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse

Circa 1888


Clint's Draft House


Cool Beanz

Copper Fire Bar & Eatery

Crazy Joe's Fish House

Cummare's Italian Ristorante

Damion's Rib Haven

Dave and Joyce's Country Kitchen

Davis Pastry


Dick's Riverside Bar & Grill

Dixie Barbecue

Doc's Smokehouse

Drifters' Eats & Drinks

Durty Gurt's Burger Joynt

E-Town Coffee Co.

Eckert's Country Restaurant

El Mezcal Restaurant

El Patron Restaurant and Bar

Electric Fountain Brewing

Elle & Beck's

Embe Eatery & Lounge

Epicurean Fare

Fast Eddie's Bon Air

Fazzi's Restaurant & Bar

Fifth Avenue Syndicate Bistro & Bar

Fire-N-Smoke Wood Fired Kitchen

Forest Inn Restaurant & Lounge

Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill

Frank's Pizzeria

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fritz and Frites

Fudge Factory

Galena Brewing Company

Galena Juicery

Gallagher's Restaurant

Gem City Pizzeria and Mexican

Gentelin's On Broadway

Germania Brew Haus

Germania Brew Haus

Gobbies Sports Pub and Eatery

Goldmoor Inn

Goshen Coffee Company

Grafton Fudge and Ice Cream

Grafton Pub

Grafton Winery & Brewhaus

Great Rivers Tap & Grill

Hank & Lilly's Creekside

Harris Pizza

Hawg Dogs

Hawg Pit BBQ Barn

HeBrewz Coffeehouse

Hops House - Argosy Casino Alton

Hotel Nauvoo

Huckleberry's Pub

I Am Java Coffee House

Igor's Bistro

Iron and Grain Coffee

J. J. Thermo's

Jenni's Ice Cream and Grill

Joe K's Family Restaurant

Joe's Pizza and Pasta

Joe's Pizza and Pasta

Joe's Place

Johnson's Corner

Johnson's Corner Restaurant

Josephine's Gift Shop and Tea Room

Jug's Main Street Tap

Kaladi's Coffee Bar


Kiki's Coffeehouse

King's Wok

Klein's Market Bakery

Kountry Kettle


Kruta Bakery


Lascelle's Granite City

Laux Brickhouse Grille

Le Mekong

Lemongrass Café

Lilly's Gyros

Log Cabin Steakhouse

Lotawata Creek Southern Grill

LuciAnna's Pastries


Maeva's Coffee

Maid Rite

Mama's Place

Manny's Pizza

Manny's Too

Market on Main

McCarry's Dairyland

Mean Bean Roasters

Mel's RiverDock Restaurant

MiCasa Sub Shop

Midtown Marina

Mike Shannon's Grill Edwardsville

Milltown Coffee

Mini Corral

Miss Mamie's Restaurant & Bar

Mister Donut

Molly Guns

Molly's Kitchen and Bar

Montana Jack's

Mr. Pancho's Mexican Restaurant and Grill

Mt. Carroll Café

My Just Desserts

Oarhouse Grille

Off the Square Coffee Co.

Old Herald Brewery & Distillery

Old Route 51 South BBQ

Opera House Bistro

Otto's Place

Pagalo's Pizzeria & Gelato Café

Paradise Bar & Grill

Pat's BBQ and Catering

Peachbarn Winery & Café

Pee Wee's

Peel Wood Fired Pizza

Peel Wood Fired Pizza

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Pool 13 Café

Poopy's Pub & Grub


Porter's Steakhouse

Post Commons

QC Coffee and Pancake House

Rams Riverhouse

Reids' Harvest House

Reifschneider's Grill & Grape

Reifschneider's Grill & Grape

Rivals on Main

Rock Island Ale House

Rocky's Sturgeon Bay Inn Bar & Grill

Roper's Regal Beagle

Santino's Steak & Pasta House

Shemwell's BBQ

Shivers Frozen Custard

Shivers Ice Cream Shoppe

Signature Tapp House

Sling N' Scoops

Smokey's Country Diner

StageCoach Inn

State Street Market

Steam Anchor Coffee and Café

Stella's Café & Catering

Straight Home Bar & Grill

Strange Donuts

Sugarfire 618

Sunset Grille

Taqueria Pequeña 'Little House of Tacos'

Tavern on Main

The Abbey

The Brothers Restaurant

The Brown Bag Bistro

The Clinic Bar & Grill

The Edge Eatery & Drinkatorium

The Generals' Restaurant at DeSoto House Hotel

The Iron Whisk

The Kitchen on Lafayette

The Loading Dock

The Maine Course

The Old Bakery Beer Company

The Pink Tavern

The Shameless Chocoholic

The Whole Scoop

The Yum Factory, Inc.

Three Sisters Sweet Shoppe

Thyme Square Café

Timmerman's Supper Club

Tina's Ice Cream Shoppe


Tom's Place Fine Dining

Tony's Restaurant

Tower of Pizza & Mexican

Trolley Depot Coffee & Tea Co.


Underbrink's Bakery

Verona Coffee Company

Victory Café

Vinny Vanucchi's

Warsaw Brewery

Wheeler's Café

William Watson Café

Wittmond's Restaurant

Woodbine Bend Golf Course & Restaurant

Woodlands Restaurant & Lounge

Yellow Rose Saloon