Food & Drink in Clinton

Grill Food at BombDigity (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

BombDigity

Dixon

$30 $16

Diners chow down on bar food next to fire pits or on the patio at motorcycle-friendly eatery

Lunch or Breakfast at 9 East Coffee (Up to 47% Off)

9 East Coffee

Freeport

$20 $11

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This family-owned shop serves Intelligentsia coffee, and scratch-made sandwiches, soups, and pastries in a quaint 19th century building

Cups of Coffee with Half-Pound Bags of Beans at Mean Bean Roasters (50% Off)

Mean Bean Roasters

Galena

$20 $10

The coffee is roasted to impart one of many flavors, including whiskey, marshmallow, pumpkin spice, and bacon

One Private Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (50% Off)

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

$24 $12

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

Microdistillery Educational Tasting for Two or Four at Minhas Micro Distillery (Half Off)

Minhas Micro Distillery

Monroe

$20 $10

Visitors learn how beer from the brewery is turned into vodka, after which they sample products leave with a bottle of vodka & sampler glass

Minhas Craft Brewery Tour for Two or Four with 10% Off Merchandise in Monroe (Half Off)

Minhas Craft Brewery

Monroe

$20 $10

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Brewery tour travels behind scenes of historic establishment as beer enthusiasts sip samples & leave stocked with complimentary gifts

Four or Eight Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Large Drinks at Badger Bros Coffee (Up to 50% Off)

Badger Bros Coffee

Platteville

$5 $2.75

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Tea, smoothies, italian sodas, and lemonade join a variety of coffee-based drinks, including the Rabid Badger!, a high-caf, flavored latte

Wine Tasting for Two with a Bottle of Wine and Optional Vineyard Tour at Weggy Winery in Muscoda (Up to 50% Off)

Weggy Winery

Richland Center

$25 $12.50

Award-winning winery produces over 35 wines and offers one-hour narrated vineyard tours, wine tastings, and hillside views from the patio

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Northeast

$20 $11

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Seafood specialties such as octopus in spicy sauce and whole red snapper complement classic tacos, enchiladas, and drinks

American Food at Shooter's Bar & Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Shooter's Bar & Grill

Southeast

$40 $20

Restaurant within a bowling alley flips hamburgers, dips wings in sauce, and bakes large pizzas

Breakfast at Ojeda's Steak House & Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Ojeda's Steak House & Bar

Rockford

$20 $11

Breakfast eats such as andouille and shrimp egg dish, pancakes, banana foster french toast, and fajita skillets

Mediterranean Meal for Two or Four with Entrees and Appetizer at Sahara Palace Restaurant (Up to 39%)

Sahara Palace Inc.

Northeast

$41.97 $27

Creamy hummus and baba ghanouj kick off meals of beef shawarma, gyro sandwiches, and lamb shish kebabs

Admission for Two or Four to Trapt on August 13 (44% Off)

District Bar & Grill

Downtown Rockford

$36 $20

Soak in live music from rockers Veer Union, Righteous Vendetta, and Arcane Saints

Regular or VIP Entry for One or Two to the German Society of Rockford Oktoberfest on October 3–4 (Up to 50% Off)

German Society 50th Oktoberfest

Loves Park

$14 $8

German-culture festival with kegs of beer, bratwurst, schnitzel, and other specialties; polka bands and other live entertainment

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Town Hall Lounge

Town Hall Lounge

Town Hall Lounge

$20 $10

Diners chow down on hearty American pub dishes, such as pizza and steak; eatery offers live-music nights and themed pub crawls and contests

$12 for Four Vouchers Good for $5 Worth of Take and Bake Meals from E-Z Dinners ($20 Value)

E-Z Dinners

Loves Park

$5 $3

Owner and cook Kathy does "all the shopping and chopping," in her words, creating homemade meals that customers can take home and cook

$21 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Los Portales ($42 Total Value)

Los Portales

Iowa City

$14 $7

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Shrimp chimichangas, huevos rancheros, nachos, burritos and hard- and soft-shell tacos

Pizza Package, Pizza and Wings, or $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Wings, and Drinks at Gumby's Pizza

Gumby's Pizza

Iowa City

$38.96 $17

Specialty pizzas made with fresh handmade dough; signature Pokey Stix smothered with cheese and garlic; wings in one of seven tangy sauces

Soup, Sandwiches, Salad and Loaded Potatoes at Quinton's Bar & Deli (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Quinton's Bar & Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

House specialties include grilled-cheese burgers, bread-bowl potato soup, loaded potatoes, and cocktails with house-made ginger beer

Dine-In or Carry-Out Mexican Cuisine at Agave Mexican Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Agave Mexican Restaurant

West Branch

$20 $11

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Refreshing margaritas paired with enchiladas, burritos, and other classic Mexican dishes

$7 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Deli Food at Brooklyn Deli Roscoe ($12 Value)

Brooklyn Deli Roscoe

Roscoe

$6 $3.50

New York–style sandwiches at a casual deli, whose selection includes italian subs, hot pastrami sandwiches, and fresh-cut fries

American Food and Steakhouse at House of Lords (50% Off). Two Options Available.

House of Lords Restaurant and Lounge

Coralville

$40 $20

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Restaurant and pub serves prime rib, shrimp diablo linguine, blackened ahi tuna, steaks, and beer-battered cod amid medieval decor

Authentic Mexican Food at El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine (45% Off). Two Options Available.

El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine

North Liberty

$20 $11

Menu includes steak Colorado topped with El Cactcus's special red sauce, vegetarian entrees, and seafood specialties such as pescado relleno

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at J&A Tap ($30 Total Value)

J&A Tap

North Liberty

$10 $5

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Craft drafts complement burgers, pizzas, and nibbles in pub with two volleyball courts and weekly live music and karaoke

Hookah for Two or Four at Aromas Hookah Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Aromas Hookah Bar

DeKalb

$20 $10

More than 200 flavored shisha tobaccos including blueberry, lemon, citrus dream, and strawberry margarita

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Quinta Carmina Mexican Restaurant and Cuisine

Quinta Carmina Mexican Cuisine

Belvidere

$20 $11

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Handmade Mexican ceramics and glassware surround guests as they dine on carnitas tortas, steak fajitas, fried sea bass, and stews

$119 for 1/4 Keg of Domestic Beer and $20 Worth of Appetizers at Stella's or Red Frog ($200 Value)

Stella's or Red Frog Cedar Rapids

Multiple Locations

$200 $119

Liven up a party with a pony keg of domestic beer, and enjoy classic bar food appetizers

Four-Course Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two or Four at 2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners (Up to 49% Off)

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Multiple Locations

$170 $89

A four-course meal accompanies a twisting tale of murder, followed by a party with events such as karaoke, a wagon ride, and live bands

$20 for $30 Toward Hibachi Dinner for Two or More at Oyama Sushi

Oyama Sushi

Cedar Rapids

$30 $20

Chefs toss and sizzle entrees on a tabletop griddle with a theatrical flair at one of The Culture Trip's top 10 Cedar Rapids restaurants

American Food for Dine-In or Takeout from Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery (Up to 40% Off)

Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery

Walford

$20 $12

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Bar fare such as open-faced burgers smothered in chili and the Wild Hog pork loin sandwich with ham and bacon

$11 for a Large Pizza at Sykora Bakery (Up to $20 Value)

Sykora Bakery

Czech Village

$20 $11

Supreme, taco, and veggie combos or build-your-own options at a century-old Czech bake shop

$13 for $20 Worth of Mexican, Italian, and American Food at Papa Juans

Papa Juans/Stefano's

Cedar Rapids

$20 $13

Diners dig into an eclectic spread of Mexican, Italian, and American dishes, such as tacos, five-layer lasagna, and burgers

$10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Scott's Family Restaurant

Scott's Family Restaurant

Cedar Rapids

$20 $10

Omelets, seasoned potato skillets, and hot sandwiches covered with housemade meatloaf and gravy

Starters and Sandwich Baskets for Two or Four at Tic Toc Eating Establishment & Drinkery (Up to 42% Off)

Tic Toc Eating Establishment & Drinkery

Mound View

$32.97 $19

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45-year-old eatery creates the atmosphere of a British pub and serves American comfort food such as french dip and rib eye sandwiches

Pub Food for Dine-In or Takeout at 101 Gastropub (Up to 40% Off)

101 Gastropub

Kenwood Park

$20 $12

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Gourmet bar food and rare whiskey are a standard pairing at the pub; the drink menu is anchored by nearly 30 kids of scotches and whiskeys

Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

$30 $17

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Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

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As a fun slideshow demonstrates, The Little Chocolatier’s staff hand makes an array of treats that fall into four categories: candy, chocolates, nuts, and popcorn. Their handmade chocolates pack white boxes with slabs of english toffee, nut clusters, and mint fluffs spread across trays of assorted chocolates. The team also fills bags with fresh-popped popcorn covered in caramel and cheddar.

317 1st Ave
Sterling,
IL
US

Travelers follow Jo Daviess County's sprawling fields and undulating hills toward Massbach Ridge Winery’s 18+ acre estate. Founded by the Harmston family in 2003, the winery’s proprietors select grapes grown in Jo Daviess County to concoct their batches of reds and whites. Members of the winery family escort guests on impromptu tours before rendezvousing in the tasting room or on the patio for samplings. The outdoor patio grants a heightened view of the vineyards below, which visitors can wander through on quests for vine-ripe copies of The Grapes of Wrath. In addition to its frequent tastings and tour sessions, Massbach Ridge Winery hosts a number of wine-related events each year.

8837 S Massbach Rd
Elizabeth,
IL
US

Set in a quaint, late 19th-century building in downtown Freeport, 9 East Coffee pays homage to its vintage surrounds by doing things the old-fashioned way. That means that, in addition to treating guests to rich Intelligentsia coffee, the staff here take the time and care to craft all their delicious pastries, pies, and savory wraps and sandwiches from scratch. That same attention to detail extends right down to the smoothies, which are blended using fresh, plump berries, and to the fresh soups and salads, for which the staff hand-chop vegetables each day. The atmosphere, meanwhile, is just as charming, complete with chalkboard menus, a sunny outdoor patio, and steam-powered Wi-Fi.

9 E Stephenson St.
Freeport,
IL
US

Yogen Früz has an interesting answer for yogurt shops that simply top their swirls with fruit—they mix whole mangos, bananas, watermelon, and kiwis right in with the yogurt. These colorful, fresh creations boast low or no fat as well as a heaping helping of digestion-friendly probiotics and gluten-free goodness. Each flavor is crafted sans artificial flavorings, colors, gelatins, high-fructose corn syrups, or preservatives–all while maintaining gluten-free, kosher-certified status. Of course, customers of the shop—which has more than 1,300 locations in more than 35 countries—can still opt for a traditionally topped cup of yogurt or a früzion smoothie. The body bettering doesn’t stop there, as certain topping combinations from its signature früzion bar can even support cell membranes and veins, provide antacid and anti-inflammatory relief, or help prevent body aging, especially if bathed in.

555 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque,
IA
US

The chefs at HuHot Mongolian Grill stand around a giant, round grill, preparing sizzling heaps of stir-fry. Unlike at other restaurants, every serving is different because, instead of the kitchen staff, the customer preps each bowl. The bowls may be brimming with chopped vegetables, seafood, and noodles, or they may be composed entirely of water chestnuts. The spice level of each dish varies based on the eater's preferences; MSG-free sauces range from barbecue to sweet teriyaki to five-alarm Kung Pao Yow! Since HuHot Mongolian Grill is an all-you-can-eat affair, diners get the chance to mix and match different ingredients with each trip to the grill.

555 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque,
IA
US

Mean Bean Roasters' beans hail from far-flung locales, such as the Caribbean, South America, and Papua New Guinea?but they're all roasted locally. The roasts are then packaged, sometimes as pure beans, sometimes as curated blends such as the robust-flavored "Black Magic." The team crafts flavored coffees, too, imbued with touches of amaretto, for example, or notes of bacon.

240 N. Main St.
Galena,
IL
US