Food & Drink in Plainfield

$5 for Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(6)

Frozen yogurt in more than 20 sweet and tart flavors, including oatmeal cookie, red velvet, and lemon chiffon

Half Off at 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

Up to 52% Off Tea and Pastries at Gourmet Junction

Plainfield

$29.95 $15

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Inside a 145-year-old building, guests sample a range of pastries and scones while sipping on unlimited cups of tea

50% Off at Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(146)

Chefs create more than 40 traditional and specialty maki rolls in additon to Japanese favorites such as tempura, teriyaki, and hibachi

Half Off Japanese Cuisine at 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

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Shorewood

Shorewood

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or style

Up to 45% Off Breakfast or Lunch at George's Restaurant

Lockport

$20 $11

(12)

Chefs flip fresh pancakes, grill half-pound burgers, and stuff sandwiches and paninis with meats and fresh vegetables

Up to 51% Off Five Bottles of Wine

Oswego

$81.80 $40

(11)

Get to know Fox Valley Winery with a preselected package of five dry or sweet wines

Up to Half Off American Pub Food

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

Up to 46% Off at The Wine Cellar Outlet Joliet

Joliet

$59.94 $35

Stock up on award-winning bottles of wine, from Sauvignon Blancs to Malbecs

50% Off Casual Italian at Nardi's on Chicago

Joliet

$40 $21

Chef with more than 30 years of experience crafts pork chops with chorizo hash, Cajun pasta, and his grandmother's meatballs

$5 at Jody's Hot Dogs in Joliet

Joliet

$10 $5

(16)

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

Half Off Gourmet Food and Drinks at Wine Bar and Martini Lounge

Lemont

$30 $15

(14)

Amid burnt-orange organza drapes, crystal chandeliers, and live DJs and entertainment, chefs serve up glazed lamb chops and NY strip steak

Up to Half Off Indian Cuisine at Maharaja

Rosemont

$30 $15

(152)

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

45% Off Hibachi Food and Sushi at 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

50% Off Mexican Cuisine at 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

50% Off Mexican Food at Taco Grill & Salsa Bar

Downtown Aurora

$15 $7.50

Tostadas, nachos, burritos, and tacos topped with house-made salsas

40% Off Fresh Meats, Produce, and Deli Fare

Aurora

$50 $30

(18)

Choice and grass-fed beef, all-natural chicken, and pork cut in house; more than 30 varieties of preservative-free, housemade sausage

Up to 47% Off at Zeppe's Italian Market

Old Farm

$20 $12

Housemade Italian morsels mingle with freshly sliced deli meats and cheeses at a market modeled after Italian spots of owner's childhood

Up to 58% Off Side Dish or Sandwich Party Tray at Alice's Deli

Naperville

$60 $25

(7)

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

$10 for Tapas and Drinks at 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

Up to 57% Off Tea Tastings at Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

(17)

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

Up to 50% Off Café Food at 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

45% Off at 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

$10 for Italian Take-Out at Little Sicilian Pizza

Cress Creek

$20 $10

(9)

Hand-tossed pizzas made with never-frozen ingredients, served alongside salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes at family-owned eatery

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Naperville

Naperville

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

Tom Dreesen – Up to 33% Off Standup

Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College

$52 $35

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Charity event for the Hundred Club of DuPage County stars comic legend Tom Dressen, who shares tales of his years touring with Sinatra

$10 for Chinese Food at Wonton Deli

Woodridge

$10 $5

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

Half Off at Casa Santiago Mexican Restaurant

Yorkville

$30 $15

(9)

Burritos, chimichangas, and enchiladas filled with steak or pork and topped with guacamole

Half Off at 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

40% Off at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in Homer Glen

Homer Glen

$25 $15

Burritos, enchiladas, sizzling fajitas, and other Mexican favorites with vegetarian options

50% Off Pasta at Rosati's Pizza

Homer Glen

$30 $15

(8)

Lasagna, chicken parmesan, three-cheese baked penne, or bowtie pasta with fresh garlic, grilled chicken, and sautéed spinach

Half Off Italian Cuisine at La Notte Due in Darien

Darien

$30 $15

(11)

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

Half Off Pakistani and Indian Meal at Food Street

Downers Grove

$34.47 $17

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

Half Off Bistro Food at The Cellar Door

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(56)

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

60% Off Indian Cuisine at Shikara

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

40% Off Brunch at 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

Half Off at Spice Merchants

Downers Grove

$10 $5

Shoppers stock their pantries with over 200 varieties of high-end spices, chilies, sea salts, and loose-leaf teas

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(5)

Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

$10 Off Produce and Prepared Fare at 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

45% Off Sushi and Contemporary Grill Cuisine at Swordfish

Batavia

$40 $22

(125)

Special-ordered fresh fish used in artfully presented seafood entrees, sashimi, and sushi rolls, served in room illuminated by fireplace

Up to 53% Off Italian Food at 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

Vincitori – Up to 46% Off Italian Cuisine and Drinks

Westmont

$80 $43

Former veteran Ritz-Carlton chef Bob Airdo crafts upscale northern- and southern-style Italian dishes

48% Off Indian Food at Saffron

Westmont

$40 $21

(73)

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

Half Off Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(135)

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

50% Off at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

(50)

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

Half Off Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at U-Crave Frozen Yogurt

Wheaton

$5 $2.50

(4)

24 non- and low-fat frozen yogurt and sorbet flavors topped with your choice of 40 fruit, granola, and candy varieties

Half Off at 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

Up to 48% Off at Evviva Pizzeria & Cafe

Wheaton

$20 $11

(9)

Traditional Chicago-style pizza, chicken vesuvio with white wine sauce, and homemade gelato; gluten free options available

Up to 53% Off American Food at The Bank Restaurant

Wheaton

$15 $7

(203)

Ingredients sourced from within 150 miles of Wheaton combine to make slow-cooked pot roasts and steaks for sustainable dining

Half Off at Holly's Popcorn

Mokena

$20 $10

2-gallon popcorn tin with three flavors or deluxe sampler with 12 bags of popcorn in flavors such as Chocolate Caramel Drizzle

Up to 50% Off at Nevada Cafe

Mokena

$20 $11

(17)

Vegas-inspired cafe regales guests with American diner food

Up to 51% Off Mexican Meal at La Alianza Restaurant

West Chicago

$39.98 $20

(6)

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

Up to 50% Off Breakfast or Lunch at Olde North Pancake House

West Chicago

$15 $7.50

Cozy, family-friendly restaurant serves up 13 varieties of pancakes, along with waffles, sandwiches, and comfort-food entrees

IHOP – Half Off Breakfast and Diner Food

Orland Park

$14 $7

(9)

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

40% Off at Prime "N" Tender Meats

Hinsdale

$50 $30

(12)

Premium cuts of beef, chicken, and veal stocked in a kitchen-style storefront that also vends sandwiches and housemade entrees and sides

Half Off Pack of Vinegar and Olive Oil at 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

Up to 54% Off Dairy Queen Blizzards

Glen Ellyn

$20.80 $11

While the menu lists 20 Blizzard varieties, the shop can produce over 70 upon request

Half Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

(24)

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

46% Off at Chicago Prime Meats

Glen Ellyn

$50 $27

(17)

Fresh USDA Prime filet mignon, Scottish salmon, all-natural Amish chicken, lobster tail, and other savory treats

50% Off at Corleone Sicilian Restaurant

Lake Geneva

$30 $15

(75)

Mussels steamed in a white-wine and lemon sauce, fresh fettuccine tossed in a creamy garlic sauce with broccoli, and classic veal piccata

Up to 47% Off Italian Dinner at RoccoVino's Carol Stream

Carol Stream

$30 $15

(26)

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

Up to 50% Off Indian Cuisine at 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

45% Off at Thai Sawasdee

Lombard

$20 $11

Sichuan kung pao splashed with hot sauce and traditional Thai favorites including five kinds of curry

Up to 52% Off at 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

Up to 52% Off Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza or Parmesans Station

Multiple Locations

$29 $14

(48)

Chef Papandrea crafts gourmet pizzas baked over wood in stone oven, stuffed breads & signature pastas complemented by well-rounded wine list

Up to 50% Off at Old Towne Pub and Eatery

St. Charles

$20 $11

Selection of burgers, sandwiches, and dinner plates, including barbecue ribs and butterfly shrimp; sports-pub setting

45% Off at 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

50% Off at Spotted Fox Ale House

Saint Charles

$30 $15

(48)

Thirty draft beers from local and national craft brewers wash down tilapia tacos, bacon burgers, pasta, and sandwiches

Half Off Nepalese and Indian Food at Taste of Himalayas

St. Charles

$20 $10

Former cruise-ship chef preps traditional Indian dishes as well as Nepalese specialties such as spiced goat meat

Up to 52% Off Wings, Beer, and Karaoke at Philly T's

Palos Hills

$30 $15

(8)

Glasses of frothy beer paired with wings, nachos, or mozzarella sticks; sports every night

47% Off Barbecue at Hickory River Smokehouse

Glendale Heights

$15 $8

(78)

Diners chow down on juicy Texas-style barbecue smoked with hickory wood for hours

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$5 for Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Fill a cup with any combination of a rotating selection of more than 50 low-fat and nonfat fro-yo flavors and dozens of toppings

Thipi Thai – Up to 43% Off Thai Cuisine

La Grange

$20 $12

(105)

Classic Thai cuisine served in vibrant dining room

Up to Half Off Steakhouse Cuisine at Saban's Place

Hodgkins

$30 $17.25

(16)

Chefs fire steak and seafood dishes and handcraft salad dressings and desserts in nostalgic, supper club–style setting

45% Off at Al's Char-House

La Grange

$20 $11

(70)

Diners feast upon juicy steaks and seafood inside a wild west-themed restaurant adorned with old photographs and cowboy memorabilia

Up to 51% Off at Kama Indian Bistro

La Grange

$50 $25

(187)

Dine on a prix fixe menu that includes dishes like tamarind-glazed baby back ribs & samosas inside this 2014 Bib Gourmand-winning restaurant

50% Off English Food at Chequers of La Grange

La Grange

$30 $15

(27)

English and Irish draft beers foam beside bangers 'n' mash and beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips as fireplaces flicker inside and on patio

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When childhood pals Michael Caringella and Armand Christopher bought Elmwood Park's Victory Tap in 1956, one of their first orders of business was determining whom their new establishment would be named after. In the end Michael won the deciding coin toss and, to dodge any complaints that might arise, slyly chose to dub their eatery Armand’s Victory Tap. With Armand’s original artwork gracing the walls and Michael’s decadent thin-crust pizza flying from the oven, the restaurant received far more compliments than criticisms; and although Armand sold his portion to Mike in the 1960s, the eatery—since renamed Armand's Pizzeria—still thrives today.

City dwellers and suburbanites alike can taste a slice of the original thin-crust pie at any of Armand's 10 locations. Though menus differ slightly at each eatery, all contain thin- or pan-crust pizzas crowned with an array of fresh toppings, ranging from ham, bacon, and pineapple to feta and kalamata olives to italian beef and spicy giardiniera. Beyond pizza, the chefs pull fresh-baked mozzarella mostaccioli from the oven, glaze baby back ribs with tangy barbecue sauce, and assemble hearty sandwiches from italian beef, italian sausage, and genuine italian leather.

15515 S Route 59
Plainfield,
IL
US

Luigi's Pizza & Pasta's owner, Michael Maretick, was featured on Chicago's Best for his popular deep dish pies, which have been a local favorite for nearly 40 years. Each one starts with made-from-scratch pizza dough, then cheese, followed by a generous serving of Luigi's secret house-made sauce. Additional toppings include green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, and giardiniera, plus a pie-sized sausage patty that ensures a bite of sausage in every bite. To complement their renowned deep dish pies, Michael and his team also craft thin crust ones, too, and, upon request, they can even make an extra-thin crust pizza for fans of that style or anyone trapped inside an outgoing mail box.

16200 S Lincoln Hwy
Plainfield,
IL
US

This cozy eatery isn’t really a diner, a drive-in, or a dive, but that didn’t stop its celebrated italian-beef pizza pie from being featured on the Food Network show of the same name. Cooks craft that superstar’s mozzarella and pepper-topped crust to order alongside other thin, deep-dish, or double-dough pizzas, and they form round meatballs and shape-shifting alfredo sauces in-house. Servers descend upon red-checkered tabletops with plates of juicy half-pound burgers or classic spaghetti, and they proffer glasses of wine and other liquid libations from the full bar.

12443 S Route 59
Plainfield,
IL
US

Route 59 Grill owner George Tsakanikas and his staff of grub gurus char traditional, Chicago-centric plates of burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and fish in a drive-in themed setting replete with antique road signs, car memorabilia, and a drive-thru window. Windy City hot dogs arrive at tables decorated with a collage of classic condiments, including mustard, relish, pickles, and disdain for ketchup ($2.45), while gyros sandwiches ($4.90) and dinners ($7.95) pair up with piles of onions and pots of homemade tzatziki sauce. Temporarily unhinge jaws before sinking teeth into an overstuffed burger ($3.95+) or treat tongues to a savory, smoky symphony with a slab of baby back ribs ($10.95+). Plentiful piles of perch ($7.65) swim amid sides of fries, bread, and slaw, while a selection of kids' menu items and value meals, padded with fries and a soft drink, cater to appetites of all sizes.

15521 S Route 59
Plainfield,
IL
US

Pioneer Lanes is one of Plainfield's finest Family Recreation Centers. Fun for all ages and skill levels.

15610 S Joliet Rd
Plainfield,
IL
US

When Carrie Staub was laid off from her 20-year career as a corporate travel agent, she tried her hand at baking as a way to stay productive while staying at home with her kids. Her first attempts at truffles weren't fancy, but as friends and family steadily devoured her creations, she gradually refined their look and taste until they were ready to go public.

Today, she hand-rolls, hand-dips, and hand-details cake pops for a growing fan base. "You'll never find any two that are exactly the same," she says, turning out a steady stream of intricate specialty designs and an assortment of classic flavors.

Carrie says the pops are especially popular as favors, and she's gotten orders for birthday parties, holidays, baby showers, and even a wedding. She carries a sketchbook to jot down ideas, though inspiration can strike with each individual order—such as her beer mug and cheeseburger pops, which are available at The Garage Bar & Sandwiches on Chicago's North Side.

The busier Cake Pop Charm gets, the more passionate Carrie is about her business. And her freedom from the traditional workday brings another benefit: She gets to see a lot more of her 4-year-old twins.

"I feel like I can have my cake pop and eat it, too," she says.

1610 Coyote Ridge Drive
Plainfield,
IL
US