About this Business
From Our Editors
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 skirt steak and eggs, house made cheddar biscuits and gravy, and oversized buttermilk pancakes. 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 fresh fruit, low fat granola, multigrain toast, or gluten free options. 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 specialty juices (Barrington, Plainfield, Carpentersville–opening soon), summertime salads and wraps, to bowls of homemade wintertime chili.