Food & Drink in Ottawa

Burgers, Beers, and Appetizers for Two or Four at Scoreboards Pub & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Scoreboards Pub & Grill

Oswego

$37.97 $18

(20)

Friends gather to watch games and pound pub food, choosing from an ever-evolving beer menu to complement their bites

Guided Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Five Bottles of Preselected Wines at Fox Valley Winery, Inc. (Up to 52% Off)

Fox Valley Winery, Inc.

Oswego

$28 $14

Extensive tour of the winemaking facilities ends with a tasting of five wines

Mexican Food for Parties of Two or Four at Delicia Mexican Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Delicia Mexican Grill

Plainfield

$25 $14

(18)

In a bright restaurant, diners enjoy chef's specialties such as marinated skirt steak, seafood-stuffed pineapples, and fried ice cream

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar ($30 Value)

CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar

Plainfield

$10 $5

(5)

Frozen yogurt in flavors such as Cookie Monster, Birthday Bash, Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel, Chocoholic, and Orange Sorbet

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of American Pub Food at McBride's Pub and Grille (Up to 50% Off)

McBride's Pub and Grill

Joliet

$20 $10

(20)

Burgers laden with chipotle sauce or pulled pork; wings drenched in six sauces; ample domestic drafts and craft beers at a full bar

Standup or Improv Comedy Show at The Comedy Shrine Theater (Up to 50% Off)

The Comedy Shrine Theater

The Comedy Shrine Theater

$20 $10

(39)

Comics and resident improvisers fill standup showcases and a Whose Line Is It Anyway? tribute

$22 for $40 Worth of Hibachi Food and Sushi at Domo 77 and Japan 77

Domo 77 and Japan 77

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

(221)

Seasoned chefs sear steak, chicken, and seafood on a hibachi-style grill, served alongside classic and specialty sushi rolls

Mexican Cuisine During Lunch or Dinner at La Quinta De Los Reyes (50% Off)

La Quinta De Los Reyes

Downtown Aurora

$20 $10

(73)

Traditional Mexican restaurant in the heart of Aurora featuring tropical margaritas, table-side guacamole, mariachi music, and a nightclub

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

Italian Food at Giovan's Restaurant & Pizzeria ( 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Giovan's Restaurant & Pizzeria

Crest Hill

$30 $16

(34)

Using homemade italian sausage and their signature red sauce, cooks prepare Old World–style pastas, pizzas, and comfort food

Burger Meal and Beer Flights for Two or Four at 12 Handles Ale House (Up to 51% Off)

12 Handles Ale House

Crest Hill

$32.90 $17

Fully loaded 10-ounce burgers served on brioche buns wash down easy with sips from a flight of refreshing beer

Mediterranean and Indian Cuisine at Madi (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Madi

Crest Hill

$15 $8

Menu fuses Indian specialties such as chicken tikka with Mediterranean staples such as falafel pockets and minced beef kabobs

Yakov Smirnoff at Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, September 27, at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Yakov Smirnoff

Rialto Square Theatre

$47.25 $28

(3085)
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Soviet-born comedy icon who found fame comparing the US with the USSR is still yukking it up with society-deconstructing wordplay

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of American Pub Food at Mcbride’s On 52 (Up to Half Off)

McBride's on 52

Joliet

$20 $10

(11)

New Joliet location features a home-style selection of Angus burgers, wings in six different sauces, and other classic pub comfort foods

$5 for $10 Worth of Casual American Fare at Jody's Hot Dogs in Joliet

Jody's Hot Dogs

Joliet

$10 $5

(16)

Cooks prepare Chicago-style hot dogs, cheeseburgers, french fries, and a variety of sandwiches inside a casual ‘50s-inspired setting

Casual American Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Tin Roof (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Tin Roof

Joliet

$20 $11

Locally sourced ingredients shine in stand-outs such as blackened chicken with homemade chipotle ranch, mahi mahi tacos, and craft cocktails

Appetizers for 2, 4, 8, or 10 People at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Joliet

$20 $11

Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

$24 for 2 16" One-Topping Thin Crust Pizzas and One 2-Liter Soda for Takeout at Rosati's Pizza ($38.77 Value)

Rosati's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$38.77 $24

Thin crust pies topped with pepperoni, bell peppers, mushrooms, bacon, black olives, hot giardiniera, jalapenos, and more

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Dinner Cuisine at Sushi Train

Sushi Train

Romeoville

$30 $15

(64)

Experienced chef oversees menu of familiar and updated Japanese cuisine, including sushi rolls with Cajun-spiced king crab meat and cilantro

Italian Food at Aliano's Ristorante (Up to 53% Off)

Aliano's Ristorante

Batavia

$15 $7

(107)

Housemade veal, chicken, and seafood dishes evoke the flavors of Italy; New York– and Chicago-style pizzas nod to American traditions

Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Anytime at Mago Grill & Cantina (Up to 40% Off). Three Locations Available.

Mago Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

$50 $35

Lauded Chicago chef crafts Mexican & Latin dishes such as ceviches, empanadas & moles paired with margaritas, mojitos, & sangrias

Appetizers and Beer for 2, 4, or 6, or an Appetizer Party for Up to 15 at Tilted Kilt (Up to 60% Off)

Tilted Kilt

Multiple Locations

$28.50 $14

(102)

Irish-inspired food, pub staples, and more than 20 beers sail to tables with the help of a scantily clad server

Ice Cream Cupcakes with Unlimited Toppings at Cupcakeologist (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Cupcakeologist

Bolingbrook

$38 $20

Choose from more than 15 flavors of ice cream, such as cookie dough, coffee, and strawberry cheesecake, paired with unlimited toppings

$17 for $30 Worth of Irish Pub Fare at TomKelly’s Chophouse and Pub in New Lenox

TomKelly’s Chophouse and Pub

New Lenox

$30 $17

(36)

Irish pub boasts 14 plasma TVs, 15 craft beers on tap, and a menu of hearty edibles such as deep-fried, breaded tilapia

$9 for $15 Worth of Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

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

Party Trays of Sandwiches with Two or Five Pounds of Pasta or Potato Salad at Alice's Deli (Up to 56% Off)

Alice's Deli

Prairie Lake Manor

$65 $29

Alice whips up catering trays full of sandwiches and wraps or side dishes such as potato salad or pasta salad in her casual Naperville deli

Indian Food at Sankalp (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sankalp

Pebblewood East

$20 $11

Classic Indian dishes such as crepe-like dosas filled with curried vegetables, tandoori chicken, and lamb in cashew gravy

$10 for $20 Worth of Tapas and Drinks at Macarena Tapas

Macarena Tapas

Naperville

$20 $10

(130)

A seasonal menu of more than 40 classic and updated tapas pairs with fruity pours of sangria during dinner

$10 Off Your Bill at Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace. Two Options Available.

Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(27)

Gourmet flavors of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and small-batch kernels of creatively flavored popcorn delight taste buds

Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

(17)

Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Cuisine of India

Cuisine of India

Naperville

$20 $11

(90)

Spicy curries, soft naan & dishes from tandoor oven unite flavors from across India inside casual restaurant with elegant table dressings

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Dinner and Lunch Cuisine for Two at Green Chilli Indian Cuisine

Green Chilli Indian Cuisine

Naperville

$20 $11

(5)

Traditional Indian dishes such as shrimp tikka masala, goat biryani, and butter chicken served for lunch or dinner

$30 Sushi or Hibachi Dinner at Shinto Naperville (a $50 Value)

Shinto Naperville

Naperville

$50 $30

(212)

In full view, chefs cook hibachi-grilled meat and seafood with homemade teriyaki sauce; all dinners come with shrimp flambé appetizer

Burgers and Beer for Two or Four at Jimmy-B's Ale House (Up to 54% Off)

Jimmy-B's Ale House

Fox River Commons

$37.90 $18

(45)

10-ounce black Angus beef topped with fixings such as pepper jack and chorizo or stuffed with bacon and cheddar served alongside brews

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

Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok ’n Fire (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(69)

Japanese, Thai, and Chinese specialties include grilled mango mahi-mahi, teriyaki chicken, and spicy Hong Kong scallops

$30 for $50 Worth of Steak and Seafood at St. Charles Place Steak House

St. Charles Place Steak House

St. Charles

$50 $30

(116)

Choice cuts of filet mignon and charred prime rib complement classic seafood dishes amid vintage supper-club decor

Prime Steaks and Seafood at ROX City Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

ROX City Grill

St. Charles

$30 $15

Cooks decorate plates with 20-oz. Angus steaks, pan-seared tilapia, twin grilled lamb chops, and hummus

$11 for $20 Worth of Small Plates at Macarena Tapas

Macarena Tapas

St. Charles

$20 $11

(103)

Traditional hot and cold tapas such as marinated olives, Spanish potato and onion omelets, garlic shrimp, and beef-tenderloin skewers

$22 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at House of Tokyo

House of Tokyo

St. Charles

$40 $22

(30)

Chefs sear steak and seafood at tabletop grills while sushi floats around the bar on little wooden boats

Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two, valid Sunday through Thursday (Up to 50% Off)

Maharaja

Rosemont

$30 $15

Celebrity chef Durga Prashad Bhatt heats up tables with Indian dishes such as lamb boti kebabs, tandoori shrimp, and chicken vindaloo

$10 for a 12-Inch Cookie Cake with Writing at Great American Cookies ($22 Value)

Great American Cookies

Schiller Park

$22 $10

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 or $12 Worth of Chinese Food at Wonton Deli (Up to Half Off)

Wonton Deli

Woodridge

$12 $6

Chinese food such as barbecue pork, shrimp roll, and wonton lo mein

Mexican Meal for Two or Four at La Alianza Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

La Alianza Restaurant

West Chicago

$29.98 $15

(6)

Fruity sangria or tangy margaritas complement entrees such as cheese-smothered enchiladas, crispy chimichangas, and massive burritos

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Fare at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in Homer Glen

Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

Homer Glen

$20 $12

(24)

Burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican favorites with vegetarian options

Surf-and-Turf Meal for Two or Four with Drinks at Chinn's 34th Street Fishery (Up to 41% Off)

Chinn's 34th Street Fishery

Lisle

$105.90 $65

(149)

Chefs sear filet mignon to pair with snow crab or lobster tail, as well as cocktails, craft beers, or glasses of wine

Baked Goods and Lunch Food, or Catering at John Dough Bakery (Half Off)

John Dough Bakery

Lisle

$10 $5

(29)

Pastries and chocolate-covered confections accompany a casual lunch menu kicked up with components such as fresh goat cheese

Pub Food at Stella's Pizza and Pub (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Stella's Pizza and Pub

Wheaton

$20 $10

Situated inside Fox Bowl, the restaurant serves thin-crust pizza, giardiniera-topped italian beef, and other pub-style eats

$12 for $25 Worth of Eastern European and American Cuisine, Valid Monday–Saturday at Old Vilnius Cafe

Old Vilnius Cafe

Darien

$25 $12

Pierogi, sausages, sauerkraut, and even beef tongue populate a menu of Lithuanian and Polish eats

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at La Notte Due in Darien

La Notte Due

Darien

$30 $15

(11)

Gnocchi with spicy arrabbiata sauce, spaghetti Bolognese, and other Italian entrees paired with a selection of international wines

Italian Dinner for Two or More at RoccoVino's Carol Stream (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

RoccoVino's

Carol Stream

$30 $15

(26)

Italian cuisine such as rigatoni vodka, stuffed eggplant, seafood risotto, and signature pizzas

Fondue Meal for Two or Four at The Melting Pot Downers Grove (Up to 44% Off)

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

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Bistro Food and Wine at The Cellar Door ($40 Total Value)

The Cellar Door

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(84)

European-style bistro pairs small plates and carefully sourced charcuterie with wines from top vineyards around the world

$17 for Pakistani and Indian Meal for Two with Two Entrees and One Appetizer at Food Street (Up to $34.47 Value)

Food Street

Downers Grove

$34.47 $17

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

$10 for $25 Worth of 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

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Skuddlebutts Pizza ($30 Total Value)

Skuddlebutts Pizza

Skuddlebutts

$10 $5

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

$10 for $20 Worth of 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

Wine Tasting Event at Cab's Wine Bar Bistro (Up to 51% Off)

Cab's Wine Bar Bistro

Glen Ellyn

$49 $24

(59)

Local sommelier leads wine tasting classes featuring selections from France, Italy, and the United States

$13 for One Four-Pack of Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars at Olive 'n Vinnie's Market ($26 Value)

Olive 'n Vinnie's Market

Glen Ellyn

$26 $13

More than 30 flavors of extra-virgin olive oil flavored with garlic or mushroom and sage; balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy

$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

(24)

Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes served in modern dining room with Asian decor influences

$21 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks During Dinner at Saffron

Saffron

Westmont

$40 $21

(73)

Sample Indian food staples such as saffron chicken and lamb in spinach puree

$25 for one $25 eGift Card with $10 Bonus Card, All Valid for Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo ($35 Value)

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$35 $25

Indulge in authentic Italian dishes served family-style that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $18 Worth of Italian Food for Carryout at Palermo's ($36 Total Value)

Palermo's

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

(22)

Classic thin crust, deep dish or stuffed pizzas with signature sweet sauce; Italian sandwiches, pasta dishes, and entrées

Indian Food for Lunch or Dinner at Taj Mahal Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Taj Mahal Restaurant

Orland Park

$20 $10

(79)

Family recipes used to create vegetarian and nonvegetarian entrees, such as chicken curry, shrimp vindaloo, and vegetable korma

Pasta Bowls, Piadinas, or Salad Bowls and Drinks for 2 or Catering for Up to 18 at Italio (Up to 52% Off)

Italio

Orland Park

$21.86 $12

Build-your-own pasta bowls, salad bowls, and Italian wraps or choose three catering platters

$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Cuisine at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

(50)

Hibachi entrees sizzle on grills among boxy lanterns, sleek booths, and walls decorated with Japanese text

Glendale Heights Oktoberfest at Camera Park on September 12–21 (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

Glendale Heights Oktoberfest

Camera Park

$34 $19

German festival entertains guests of all ages with live music, authentic cuisine, and beer imported from Munich

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie at FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar ($15.60 Value)

FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar

Glendale Heights

$5.20 $3

Build your own smoothie from fresh ingredients such as almond milk, whey protein, bananas, and strawberries for a healthy boost of energy

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Chorizo Grill

Chorizo Grill

Grant Park

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Pub Cuisine at O'Hare's Pub (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

O'Hare's Pub

Bartlett

$30 $15

Irish bar offers food such as shepherd's pie, fish and chips, wings, build-your-own burgers, and beef and Guinness stew

$12 for $20 Worth of Chinese Food at The Golden Bowl

Golden Bowl

Bartlett

$20 $12

Chinese dishes for takeout and delivery, from staples such as spring rolls to original creations like breaded chicken with apricot sauce

$16 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Baisi Thai in Oak Brook

Baisi Thai

Oakbrook Shopping Center

$30 $16

(121)

Thai fare such as red curry, fresh catfish & basil leaves meld with whimsically decorated sushi rolls in sleek dining room

Prix Fixe Mexican Dinner for Two with Margaritas, Starter, Entrees and Desserts at CiNe (34% Off)

CiNe

Hinsdale

$99 $65

(72)

Sip margaritas while exploring a selection of house specialties such as guacamole, red snapper, chicken in mole sauce, and tres leches cake

Indian Cuisine at Viceroy of India (Up to 50% Off)

Viceroy of India

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(174)

Sizzling morsels of lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken tikka mingle with fluffy naan on expansive north and south Indian menu

$20 for $40 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Hokkaido Sushi Hibachi Steak House & Lounge

Hokkaido Hibachi Sushi Steak House & Lounge

Oakbrook Terrace

$40 $20

Japanese cuisine such as tuna poke topped with grated parmesan cheese & shrimp shumai, a pan-fried Japanese-style shrimp dumpling with ponzu

Pizza Meal with Choice of 1 Salad or Pitcher of Domestic Beer or Soda at Gulliver's Pizza & Pub (Up to 52% Off)

Gulliver's Pizza & Pub

Oakbrook Terrace

$31.20 $15

Iconic pizza institution serves up classic Chicago-style pies with rich crusts wrapped around cheese, sauce, and fresh ingredients

Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, and More on August 31 at 5 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Oddball Comedy Festival

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

$27 $15

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Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and others star in a two-stage comedy fest blowout

Japanese Dinner for Two or Take-out at Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

(75)

Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

Oktoberfest Entry to American Aid Society of German Descendants (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

American Aid Society of German Descendants

German/American Cultural Center

$31 $15

Oktoberfest event over several weekends showcases German music, history, folk dancing, and food

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When you think of Illinois, you might not think of a vineyard capable of yielding award-winning wine, but that’s exactly what you get with the Faltz Family Vineyard, which supplies Fox Valley Winery. The vineyard produces the grapes for wines that have won various awards in national and international competitions.

The vineyard, located about 20 miles away in Sheridan, supplies grapes through its more than 25 acres of vines draped across the rock-ribbed ledges of the Fox River Valley. This is where the Faltz family, their friends, and their employees spend many days coaxing the crop through the long growing season, checking for proper chemistry, and harvesting the grapes before they turn into talking raisins.

5600 Route 34
Oswego,
IL
US

The Olive Gallery is more than a boutique store. It is a tasting room set up in the style of a Tuscan kitchen, a place to immerse oneself in flavor and explore the unexpected possibilities of artisan olive oils and vinegars. The room is filled with stainless-steel kegs called fustis, each filled with traditional, first-cold-pressed olive oils from locales such as Italy, California, Greece, or Chile. Some are filled with flavored oils, great for marinating meats or daubing onto pulse points, whereas others carry aged, flavored, or white balsamic vinegars.

The helpful staff members dole out storage tips and recipe advice for making the most of their wares, which include kitchen tools and specialty foods such as gourmet dip-mixes, spices, rubs, stuffed olives, and pastas. They also tout the health benefits of incorporating olive oil into your diet, citing lowered blood pressure, improved glycemic control, and possible anti-aging effects.

2671 N Bridge St
Yorkville,
IL
US

Mario Dovalina and Edwin Ptak established the original Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in 1967 in order to satisfy diners craving authentic Mexican dishes. With more than 40 locations in the Chicagoland area and northwestern Indiana and traditional eats that are sold across the United States and even in Mexico, Pepe's appeases a wide audience with its hearty options. Appetizers such as chips and fresh guacamole made daily or chili con queso ready bellies for veggie burritos bursting with seasonal vegetables. Flat-screen TVs broadcasting sports games or ballerina-wrestling matches dot the spacious walls at many of the chain’s casual eateries, keeping diners in their seats long after their shrimp, pork, or vegetable fajitas are finished.

920 N Bridge St.
Yorkville,
IL
US

Casa Santiago's talented chefs whip up fresh mole, ranchero sauce, and guacamole to spice up burritos and chimichangas. For breakfast lovers, the kitchen prepares spicy chorizo and eggs ranchero at all hours of the day, which can be delivered to the patio to guests soaking up summer rays. Behind the bar, bartenders concoct fruity frozen margaritas and serve bottled, imported brews to quench diners' thirst and complement each dish.

227 Heustis St
Yorkville,
IL
US

If a visit to one of Southern Belle's restaurants feels a lot like coming home, it might have something to do with the hearty family traditions behind the kitchen's down-home breakfast and lunch dishes. “My father was in pancake houses all his life,” says owner Steve Fotos. Today, many of the same recipes used by Steve's father help populate a menu of hearty comfort foods that includes a poached-egg and sausage benedict smothered in country gravy and french toast stuffed with cinnamon apples, strawberries and pecans, or blueberries and bananas. But while the country-fried-steak or smoked-sausage skillets are tempting, the expansive menu offers options for diets of all kind, pairing fluffy egg whites with strawberries, granola, and multigrain toast and swapping out regular maple syrup for bottles that are low-calorie, sugar-free, or simply sealed shut. Photos of farms and pastoral images smile down upon diners as they dig in and gently remind them to inquire about the restaurant's seasonal specials, which range from summertime salads with sun-ripened veggies to bowls of homemade wintertime chili.

56 E Schoolhouse Rd
Yorkville,
IL
US

El Xacalli cares about quality. The chefs there prepare authentic Mexican dishes, including tortas, pozole soup, tamales, and street-style tacos with the classic onion, cilantro, and lime fixings. Plus, the health bar quenches thirst with smoothies and juices brimming with real fruits and veggies, making the cast of Veggie Tales proud, yet fearful. El Xacalli's owner, Romiro, even designed and hand-crafted the eatery's light wood furniture himself.

1423 Cannonball Trail
Yorkville,
IL
US