Food & Drink in Downers Grove

50% Off American Fare at Skuddlebutts Pizza

Skuddlebutts Pizza

Skuddlebutts

$10 $5

Open more than seven decades, restaurant features burgers, fried chicken, ribs, and wings

40% Off Brunch at Barbakoa

Barbakoa

Downers Grove

$50 $30

(165)

Latin-themed brunch features short rib tacos or masa pancakes and mezcal guava marmalade, almond whip cream, and agave orange syrup

$10 Off Produce and Prepared Fare at Lemon Tree Grocer

Lemon Tree Grocer

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(117)

Upscale grocery store stocks local & organic produce & savory prepared dishes such as chicken pot pie, pasta salads & baked lasagna

The Melting Pot – Up to 44% Off Fondue Meal

The Melting Pot

Downers Grove

$67.96 $39.95

(66)

Creamy cheese fondue and meats to be cooked fondue-style at the table, including filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken, and lobster tail

Up to 50% Off Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.50

(317)

Classic breakfast and lunch food supplemented with complimentary house-recipe donuts and fresh fruit juices

Half Off Pakistani and Indian Meal at Food Street

Food Street

Downers Grove

$34.47 $17

Chunks of boneless chicken, braised goat meat, and thick cheese simmer in spiced gravies

60% Off Indian Cuisine at Shikara

Shikara Restaurant

Downers Grove

$25 $10

(37)

Spicy chicken-chili masala with bell peppers and jalapeños; lamb in onion and tomato gravy; housemade cheese in roasted cumin sauce

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Teddy’s Red Hots fills phalanges with a bevy of finger foods such as hot dogs, steak burgers, and beef sandwiches. Wrap appendage enders around one of five hot-dog options, including a 7-inch Vienna beef dog smothered in chili ($2.89) or a pair of dogs nestled in one bun ($3.49). Sandwich specialists prepare charbroiled chicken sandwiches ($5.35), and the famous italian beef ($4.69). Cool off after the munching marathon with a red lemonade or cream soda ($1.89 for a medium) or try a bowl of homemade italian ice—made fresh daily using real fruits ($3.47 for a medium)—a frozen superhero that will quickly spring into action, satisfying sweet cravings and melting all over the tongues of injustice.

6310 Main St
Downers Grove,
IL
US

Renowned chef Tim Canning and co-owner Shaun Black lead a team of skilled butchers, cheesemongers and culinary specialists at their Downer’s Grove grocery store, which specializes in natural and organic foods. The cheerful food purveyors greet shoppers with smiles, calling locals by name and newcomers by spirit animal and making recommendations on the best wines, cheeses, and produce. In addition to traditional grocery items, the modern store stocks vegan, gluten-free, and kosher products, as well as responsibly raised and sustainable fish and meat selections. Driven by the idea that good food pairs best with good conversation, Zest Bistro features a tasting table for dining and socializing, when classes are not being held, as well as private tables for sipping wine and whispering nutrition facts. The lunch and dinner menus are casual but gourmet, replete with rich ingredients such as Maine lobster and truffle fries. Special events such as wine tastings, and occasional synchronized grocery-cart frolics make the shopping experience unique and spirited.

935 Burlington Ave
Downers Grove,
IL
US

At Omega Restaurant Pancake House & Bakery, sizable omelets, skillets full of hash browns, and fresh eggs are mainstays on the menu no matter the hour—and the dining room is open until midnight every day. Sweet options range from oven-baked apple pancakes to crepes, including one stuffed with Montmorency cherries and an imported Danish wine. There's also the onsite bakery, which produces delectable pies, danishes, and pastries.

The new owners of Omega Restaurant Pancake House & Bakery have instructed their chefs to be just as detailed with their afternoon dishes. Each burger patty is ground in-house, and homemade soup specials rotate daily. Alongside a sprawling list of sandwiches and wraps, dinner plates such as veal parmesan, and Athenian-style skirt steak bring an international touch to the table.

1300 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove,
IL
US

The latest press-lauded spot from restaurateur Jerry Kleiner—known to Chicagoans as the man behind the colorful Carnivale—Barbakoa complements gourmet Latin fare with an imaginatively upscale atmosphere. Patrons savor their ceviche, paella, and wood-grilled short ribs amidst whimsical décor accented with vibrant hues of orange, green, and hot pink.

Just as the dining room's visuals make some unexpected pairings, so do items on the menu. Traditional recipes underpin the work of chef Dudley Nieto and pastry chef Quetzal Alvarez, but the duo revels in inventive twists. This sense of adventure results in dishes like coconut-ginger shrimp tacos with Asian slaw, Guajillo marinated chicken with pickled vegetables, passionfruit sorbet, and chocolate tacos.

1341 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove,
IL
US

Though hip-hop performances have been the building blocks of DLD Dance Center, that's just one of the many dance styles director Dyanna Daniels and her instructors offer at the Downers Grove dance studio. Here, DLD’s team enlightens students aged 4 through adult with ballet, jazz, contemporary, and Latin jams. When not perfecting techniques at the studio, DLD dancers can be found around town entertaining audiences with flash-mob performances, including the dance they performed for an episode of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss.

912 Curtiss St
Downers Grove,
IL
US

Renowned chef Tim Canning and co-owner Shaun Black lead a team of skilled butchers, cheesemongers and culinary specialists at their Downer’s Grove grocery store Lemon Tree Grocer Direct Organics, which specializes in natural and organic foods. The cheerful food purveyors greet shoppers with smiles, calling locals by name and newcomers by spirit animal and making recommendations on the best wines, cheeses, and produce. In addition to traditional grocery items, the modern store stocks vegan, gluten-free, and kosher products, as well as responsibly raised and sustainable fish and meat selections from growers such as Niman Ranch.

Driven by the idea that good food pairs best with good conversation, Zest Café features a communal table for dining and socializing, as well as private tables for sipping wine and whispering nutrition facts. The lunch and dinner menus are casual but gourmet, replete with rich ingredients such as Maine lobster and croissants. Special events such as live music, wine tastings, and occasional synchronized grocery-cart frolics make the shopping experience unique and spirited.

5101 Mochel Dr
Downers Grove,
IL
US

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