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GREAT RIVERS

GREAT EATS

Hit the road for a dining adventure in the Meeting of the Great Rivers region. Tantalize your taste buds with delectable dining options in each of our unique river

Pull up a chair at our table for a feast of flavors. Indulge in a sampling of the local fare - puffed pillows of toasted ravioli, fried hot fish sandwiches and juicy mouthwatering pepperloin steaks finished off with a warm slice of homemade apple praline pie. Dig-in to great eats when you dine at the local restaurants where the great rivers meet.

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communities. Get more details, reviews and a full listing of all restaurants in the region at VisitAlton.com.

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ELIJAH P’S BURGERS & BREWS

TABLE FOR TWO Slip away for relaxed fine dining with a view of Alton’s Clark Bridge at Gentelin’s on Broadway. Alton native Chef Ryan Gentelin brings an array of eclectic flavors to popular dishes, such as the wild mushroom toasted ravioli, chili rubbed pork ribeye and butterscotch and walnut bread pudding.

LOCAL

FAMILY-STYLE Every day is a “Sunday Supper” dining experience when you gather at Pere Marquette Lodge Restaurant in Grafton. The Family-Style Chicken Dinner is a visitor favorite featuring a half pound of fried chicken with sides served family-style – mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable of the day, coleslaw, warm rolls and butter.

FAVORITES Experience the local flavors dining at some of these establishments known as the local favorites. The locals know where to find the best of the best, and now you do, too!

ON THE RIVER Every day is a party when you’re kicked back riverside and enjoying the open air dining at The Loading Dock in Grafton. The atmosphere is nothing but fun with live music rocking the dock all weekend long and good eats, like the dockside salsa, BBQ pulled pork, catfish fritters and fish tacos – all with a relaxing river view!

HOT FISH It doesn’t get much more local than the hot fish sandwich in Grafton, and the words “Hot Fish” in big red letters on the side of the Beasley Fish Stand building signify this is the place to be! Sit at a picnic table along the Mississippi River in Grafton and order up a “hot fish” sandwich – buffalo or catfish with homemade coleslaw on the side.

CHEAP EATS Want a cold beer and cheap eats? Look no further than Alton’s Fast Eddie’s Bon-Air. The beer is served ice cold, and the menu is simple and satisfying at prices that never change – $1.99 half-pound Fat Eddie Burger, shish-kabobs, bratwurst, fries and boiled shrimp.

LADIES’ LUNCH

SMOKIN' HOT You aren’t voted the “Best BBQ” by the locals unless you bring a lot of love and flavor to the pit. Jeff and Angie Carver of Carver’s Southern-Style BBQ in Godfrey do just that each time they prepare their famous pulled pork. It’s dry rub seasoned, slow-cooked over hickory fire and always served with homemade sauce and a smile on the side.

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Gathering with the girlfriends? The menu at Josephine’s Tea Room & Gift Shops in Godfrey features generous portions of soups, salads and sandwiches, such as the everpopular Crystal Bowl Salad – layers of fresh fruit, chunks of white chicken and lettuce, topped with Bleu cheese and sunflower seeds. Don’t be surprised if you see a few guys, too!

LATE NIGHT HAUNTS Enjoy a little late night dining or cap off your evening with a martini stop off at Bossanova Restaurant & Lounge in Downtown Alton. The dining menu offers an eclectic array of salads, entrees and delicious pizzettes. Check out Elijah P’s Burgers & Brews with more than 60 beers on tap and great outdoor patio dining.

FAST EDDIE’S BON AIR

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CASTELLI’S RESTAURANT AT 255

IT'S GREEK TO ME

DINING

TRADITIONS

Angelo Boukas always wanted to open a Greek taverna featuring a menu of family recipes served at his table growing up. Boukas is a not a stranger to the restaurant business; his family has owned GB Grill next door in Alton since it opened in 1910. At Jimmy the Greek’s, guests can enjoy an authentic Greek dining experience with a variety of dishes – gyro sandwiches, flatbreads, dolmades, moussaka, lamb chops and baklava.

EAT YOUR DESSERT FIRST

Gathering around the table is a family affair. These family-owned favorites where owners greet you at the door, family recipes fill the menus and flavors have stood the test of time, are sure to become a dining tradition each time you visit.

Take a step back in time at Alton’s My Just Desserts, where the dining room features an eclectic array of antique tables and mismatched chairs, drinks are served in Mason jars, and wait staff always wear a smile. Since 1989, Ann Badasch has been serving up more than 150 of her family recipes. Contrary to the restaurant’s name, their claim to fame was none other than the half-pound chicken salad sandwich. Lunch specials change daily and between nine and 13 different flavors of pie are baked each morning, with Mrs. Ledbetter’s German Chocolate Pie, Apple Praline Pie and Tollhouse Brownies topping the list of favorites. The locals know the secret: Order your dessert first, before they run out!

PASS THE TALK-N-CHIC In August 1937, Alfonso and Teresa Castelli, along with their son Pete, opened Castelli’s Restaurant at 255 in Alton, formerly known as “Moonlight.” Today, the fourth generation is carrying out the family tradition serving up the house secret recipe Talk-N-Chic™ fried chicken, famous “Roman” house salad and handmade toasted ravioli – a regional delicacy. Steaks, chops, seafood and pastas round out the menu appealing to all palates.

CATCH OF THE DAY James Seib spent 40 years as a commercial fisherman, gathering the limestone rock and creek rock used to build Grafton’s Fin Inn. Since 1981, guests have been entranced as they slide into their table beside one of the four 2,000-gallon fish tanks, home to numerous fish species native to the Mississippi River. Owned and operated by Seib’s children, the Fin Inn offers everything from turtle soup and frog legs to catfish fritters and buffalo fish sandwiches.

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OUR FAVORITE CORNER Johnson’s Corner is home of the “original pork tenderloin sandwich,” which is easily the size of a plate! Order it with a side of homemade onion rings, and you’ll know why this is one of Alton’s best kept secrets. While Jimmy Johnson isn’t about to change the house specials at this deeply-rooted local bar and restaurant, he is trying a few new dishes, like the homemade brick oven pizza, to keep the menu fresh and the regulars coming back for more.

VIVA ITALIA Since 1954, Tony’s Restaurant has been owned and operated by the Tony and Edie Ventimiglia family of Alton. From the very start, it was a family affair as Edie’s mother and sister helped in the kitchen to serve homemade pasta entrees and pizza. Today, Tony’s is famous for their Pepperloin Steak – a marinated beef tenderloin rolled in cracked black pepper, grilled to perfection and drizzled with garlic butter. And, still, they continue to carry on the family tradition with a menu featuring more than 20 homemade specialty pastas and pizzas served in the Pasta and Pizza House.

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OLD BAKERY BEER COMPANY

WINERIES: Aerie’s Riverview Winery 600 Timber Ridge Dr., Grafton (618)-786-7477

SPIRITS

ON THE SIDE Nothing beats pairing a great meal with an award-winning wine or craft microbrew. Napa Valley meets the Mississippi River Valley in the Great Rivers region with fine wines made from luscious fruits grown right along the river bluffs. Raise a glass and sip your wine nice and slow at one of the many wineries in Grafton offering spectacular scenic river views. Feeling hoppy? Let the great rivers lead you to a sampling of microbreweries concocting their own blends and crafting beers on-site. Grab a growler as a souvenir of your tasting adventure.

Located high upon the bluffs, Aerie’s is known for their scenic river view of the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Plan to stay awhile sampling the vast wine selection, including their own private label bottled by Alto Vineyards. The winery also features a daily dining menu and live music on the weekends. AeriesWinery.com

Floating Winery at Grafton Harbor 215 W. Water St., Grafton (618) 786-7678 Grafton Ice House Winery 120-214 W. Main St., Grafton (618) 786-2737 Mary Michelle Winery 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton (618) 786-2331 Piasa Winery & Pub 225 W. Main St., Grafton (618) 786-9463

BREWS: Grafton Winery & Brewhaus 300 W. Main St., Grafton (618) 786-3001 4202 Main Street Brewing Company 180 E. Center Dr., Alton (618) 465-7260 Old Bakery Beer Company 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton (618) 463-1470

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Grafton Winery & Brewhaus • 300 W. Main St., Grafton • (618) 786-3001

LOOKING FOR MORE? Try the locally made brews from Templar Brewing & Ridgebrook Brewery served at area restaurants.

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Grafton Winery & Brewhaus appeals to all tastes with handcrafted brews and signature award-winning wines created on-site. Relax while sipping wine, enjoying a meal and listening to live music on the weekends. Located on the bluffs, the new Grafton Winery Vineyards will be opening to guests late fall 2015. Learn more at TheGraftonWinery.com. VisitAlton.com

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UNIQUE DINING ALTON |

Golden Corral • 350 Homer Adams Pkwy. • 465-1802

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Historic Midtown Restaurant • 1026 E. 7th St. • 433-8151

300 State • 300 State St. • 463-5555

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Alton Sports Tap • 3812 College Ave. • 465-2539

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International House of Pancakes 181 Homer Adams Pkwy. • 433-9940

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Applebee’s • 319 Homer Adams Pkwy. • 462-6575

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Jimmy the Greek’s • 1856 E. Broadway • 462-6600

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Joe K’s Family Restaurant 2530 State St. • 466-9796

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Johnson’s Corner Restaurant 2000 State St. • 465-5640

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Big Wieners Drive In • 101 9th St. • 433-1415 Bluff City Grill • 102 W. 9th St. • 433-8288 Bossanova Restaurant & Lounge 112 W. 3rd St. • 462-1175 Captain’s Table Buffet – Argosy Casino Alton #1 Piasa St. • (800) 711-GAME Castelli’s Restaurant at 255 3400 Fosterburg Rd. • 462-4620 Castelli’s at 255 is famous for their trademarked TALK-N-CHIC fried chicken and Roman house salad. The menu is terrific from bottom to top, starting with the toasted ravioli, a variety of pastas, seafood, steak and chops. Castelli’s at 255…Where you’re treated like family. Castellis255.com

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Journey – Argosy Casino Alton #1 Piasa St. • (800) 711-GAME The view is stunning from Alton’s only restaurant located on the Mississippi River. You’ll come out a winner with this exclusive menu featuring appetizers, fish, lobster, pasta and wood fired steaks grilled to perfection! ArgosyAlton.com

Chubby’s Bar & Grill • 1022 E. Broadway • 000-0000

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DJ’s Bar and Grill • 2526 College Ave. • 465-0362 Don & Penny’s • 306 State St. • 465-9823

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Elijah P.’s Burgers and Brews 401 Piasa St. • 433-8445

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Fast Eddie’s Bon Air • 1530 E. 4th St. • 462-5532

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Fast Eddie’s Fried Chicken 701 Central Ave. • 465-3876

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Franco’s Restaurant at Atrium Hotel 3800 Homer Adams Pkwy. • 462-1220 G-B Grill • 1858 E. Broadway • 465-9896 Gentelin’s on Broadway 122 E. Broadway • 465-6080

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Town Club of Alton, Inc. 2400 E. Broadway • 462-5431

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Old Bakery Beer Company 400 Landmarks Blvd. • 463-1470

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Village Inn Pancake House 2611 College Ave. • 462-8750

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Olga’s Kitchen • 206 Alton Square Mall Dr. • 462-0642

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The Philly Shack • 238 Alton Square Mall • 531-8911

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Princivalli’s Cafe • 602 E. 3rd St. • 465-3255

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Ragin Cajun Piano Bar • 210 W. Third St. • 433-9119

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Red Lobster • 170 Homer Adams Pkwy. • 465-6554

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Rib City • 201 E. Center Dr. • 462-4600

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Riverbend Billiards & Grill 909 E. Broadway • 462-4435

La Mia Cucina • 2510 B State St. • 466-6449

Chez Marilyn • 119 W. Third St. • 465-8071

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4202 Main Street Brewing Co. 180 E Center Dr. • 465-7260

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Riviera Maya • 2704 Corner Ct. • 465-5000

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S & S Sandwich • 2505 State St. • 570-0115

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Spectators Bar & Grill 3003 Washington Ave. • 465-2695

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Lovett’s Restaurant • 2512 College Ave. • 581-0997

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St. Louis Bread Company 1837 B Homer Adams Pkwy. • 474-0100

Mac’s Time-Out Lounge/ Off Track Betting 315 Belle St. • 465-1006

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State Street Market • 208 State St. • 462-8800

Mini Corral Hamburgers • 1500 Main St. • 462-0400

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My Just Desserts • 31 E. Broadway • 462-5881 Experience a taste of real Americana with homemade soups, salad, sandwiches, breads $-$$ and pies, of course! Check out the daily hot casserole special, and order dessert before your lunch because they fly out of the kitchen fast! MyJustDesserts.org

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Tony’s Prohibition Lounge & Third Street Cafe 104 W. 3rd St. • 462-8384 Tony’s Restaurant • 312 Piasa St. • 462-8384 Family owned and operated for more than 60 years, Tony’s is famous for its pepperloin steaks and specialty pastas. The menu features more than 20 specialty pastas, along with a variety of seafood, steak and chicken entrees. TonysRestaurant.com

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Woody’s Drive In 110 Homer Adams Pkwy. • 466-7840

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Cedar Hill Resort • Route 1 Box 89 • 883-4455 Old Fill-In Station • 208 Main St. • 396-0466

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Eagle’s Nest Restaurant 117 E. Bethalto Dr. • 377-0697

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El Mezcal • 705 Texas Blvd., Suite A • 377-8902

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Geno’s 140 Club 120 W. Bethalto Blvd. • 377-9394

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Roma’s Pizza • 121 E. Bethalto Dr. • 377-5800

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Reeta Marie’s Country Store 402 S. Maple St. • 372-0120 $$

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AJ’s Bar & Grill • 124 W. Main St. • 883-2233

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Wittmond’s Restaurant • 108 Main St. • 883-2345

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Doc Holliday’s Saloon & Eatery 308 W. MacArthur • 258-7575

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Frank’s • 132 MacArthur Blvd. • 258-8440 Twin Cities Restaurant 15 S. Stanley Rd. • 258-8730

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Do Drop Inn • 15281 State Highway 109 • 885-5931

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Airliner Bar & Grill • 573 E. Airline Dr. • 259-9781

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Casa Romero Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 521 E. Airline Dr. • 258-8204

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High Flyers Grille • 16 Terminal Dr. • 251-8500

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Magnum’s Bar & Grill • 407 E. Main St. • 259-3794

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The Salad Shop • 217 E. St. Louis Ave. • 258-0183

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Fin Inn • 1500 W. Main St. • 786-2030 This unique aquarium restaurant features four 2,000-gallon aquariums with fish native to the Mississippi River. Known for its turtle soup and fried fish, the menu includes fresh fish, steak, chicken and homemade desserts. FinInn.com

Hawg Pit BBQ Barn • 821 W. Main St. • 786-7675

Alton Wood River Sportsmens Club 3109 Godfrey Rd. • 466-3042

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Carver’s Southern-Style BBQ 2716 Grovelin St. • 467-9999

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El Mezcal • 3034 Godfrey Rd. • 466-1604 Godfrey Meat Market 6017 Godfrey Rd. • 466-6111

The Loading Dock • 400 Front St. • 786-3494 Watch the river roll by while listening to live music and enjoying one of the house specialties. The Dock Salsa and chips is not to be missed, or choose from a full menu of salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and fried fish – something for everyone! GraftonLoadingDock.com

Round Table • 5407B Godfrey Rd. • 466-6618

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Tony’s Ranch House Restaurant & Bar 3330 Godfrey Rd. • 466-9734

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Peace of Quiche • 111 E. Main St. • 786-2233

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Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 13653 Lodge Blvd. • 786-2331 Piasa Winery & Pub • 225 W. Main St. • 786-9463 River City Cider House • 211 W. Main St. • 320-9392

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Kinder’s Restaurant 50 Golden Eagle Ferry Rd. • 883-2586

O’Jan’s Fish Stand • 101 W. Main St. • 786-2229

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Ruebel Hotel & Restaurant 217 E. Main St. • 786-2315 The Whole Scoop • 222 E. Main Street • 786-2663

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Beasley Fish Stand • 1512 W. Main St. • 786-3697 Big Kahuna Bar & Grill 215 W. Water St. Suite B • 786-4852

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Barefoot Restaurant • IL Route 100 • 576-9012 Hardin Drive-In • 207 N. Park St. • 576-9311

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JR’s Place • 418 N. Delmar Ave. • 254-4639

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Sunset Bar & Grill • 2807 W. Delmar Ave. • 467-8232

Crazy Beaver Pizza Lodge 220 W. Main St. • 786-3955

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Roper’s Regal Beagle • 3043 Godfrey Rd. • 466-2112 $-$$

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Josephine’s Ltd. Gift Shop & Tea Room 6109 Godfrey Rd. • 466-7792

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Clifton Country Inn & Bake Shop 3015 W. Delmar Ave. • 466-1020

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Sparky’s • 1112 Madison Ave. • 251-9590

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The 518 • 518 S. State St. • 498-4011

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143 Corner Cafe • 29 S. 6t St. • 255-9145

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Ciudad Del Sol • 208 South State St. • 639-7657

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Applebee’s • 1921 Vaughn Rd. • 258-1051

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The Diner Bar & Grill 111 S. Dorothy St. • 639-1106

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Fran & Marilyn’s • 113 S. State St. • 498-4912

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Los Tres Amigos • 929 S. State St. • 639-8226

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Mike’s Pizza & Pasta 208 S. Lafayette St. • 498-3298

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Mulligan’s West • 818 W. Carpenter St. • 639-4653

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Redbird Deli & Ice Cream Parlor 109 S. State St. • 639-0952

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State Street Bar and Grill 118 S. State St. • 639-3663

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Village Inn Pancake House 891 S. State St. • 498-1122

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White Spot • 403 N. State St. • 498-9081

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Kampsville Inn Restaurant & Bar 2nd St. & Joliet St. • 653-4413

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Straight Home Bar & Grill • Route 100 • 576-2766

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Dee-Lux Diner • 700 S. Central Ave. • 254-7115

Charlie’s Drive-In 762 N. Wood River Ave. • 254-6416

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Chico’s Bar & Grill • 575 S. 6th St. • 254-1310

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Donzo’s Bar & Grill • 8 E. Ferguson Ave. • 254-6615

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Fiona’s Family Restaurant 595 E. Edwardsville Rd. • 259-2410

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Franchise Sports Bar & Grill 601 E. Edwardsville Rd. • 259-2413

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International House of Pancakes 1201 E. Edwardsville Rd. • 258-0236

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King Louie’s Drive-In • 315 S. 6th St. • 254-1114

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Kumar’s Kafe • 53 E. Ferguson Ave. • 251-4772

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Los Alamos Bar & Grill 57 W. Edwardsville Rd. • 216-3444

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Los Tres Amigos • 222 E. Edwardsville Rd. • 251-2080 $-$$ $-$$

Kampsville Landing • 408 N. Broadway St. • 653-4211 $-$$

Laura’s Restaurant • 300 W. Main St. • 576-9238

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Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant 48 W. Edwardsville Rd. • 251-6262

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Pump House Bar & Grill 1523 E. Edwardsville Rd. • 216-2404

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Sixth Street Diner • 300 N. 6th St. • 251-9715

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DETOUR:

DINERS & DRIVE-INS Make a detour for one of these diners and drive-ins of yesteryear serving up all-American favorites like cheeseburgers, homemade root beer, and crispy fried chicken. The food speaks for itself.

SWEET TREATS Aerie’s Grounds & Gifts 800 Timber Ridge Dr. • 786-8438

LuciAnna’s Pastries 212 State St. • Alton, IL 62002 • 433-9395

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Maeva’s Coffee • 1320 Milton Rd. • 581-7510

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Chocolate Air 2835 Homer Adams Pkwy. • Alton, IL 62002 593-6649

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McCarry’s Dairyland 400 W. Carpenter St., #B • Jerseyville, IL 62052 • 498-6113

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Cone Barn 323 N. Central Ave. • Roxana, IL 62084 • 000-0000

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Mister Donut 2720 Grovelin St. • Godfrey, IL 62035 • 466-6327

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Cookie Factory Bakery 202 Alton Square Mall Dr. • Alton, IL 62002 • 462-5731

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Ruebel Deli & Ice Cream Parlor 217 E. Main St. • Grafton, IL 62037 • 786-2315

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Donut Express 113 E. Bethalto Dr. • Bethalto, IL 62010 377-5700

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Shiver’s Frozen Custard 3318 Godfrey Rd. • Godfrey, IL 62035 • 466-6915

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Duke Bakery • 819 Henry St. • Alton, IL 62002 • 462-2922

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Spoon Baking Company 4 E. Broadway • Alton, IL 62002 • 374-6098

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First Stop Bake Shop 611 E. Airline Dr. • East Alton, IL 62024 • 251-8024

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Glazy Squares 14 W. Airline Dr. • East Alton, IL 62024 259-2920

Sweet Sisters Cakes & Confections 300 N. Wood River Ave. • Wood River, IL 62095 • 251-9050

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Chill Out Frozen Creations 2833 Homer Adams Pkwy. Alton, IL 62002 • 462-5000

Good Knight Cupcakes and Cookies 1490B E. Edwardsville Rd. • Wood River, IL 62095 • 255-9078

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TC’s Cake Shop 382 E. Edwardsville Rd. • Wood River, IL 62095 • 216-3782

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Grafton Fudge & Ice Cream 321 E. Main St. • Grafton, IL 62037 • 786-3700

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The Grind House Cafe • 333 W. Bethalto Dr. #B • 377-0760

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Ketchum’s Corner Kreem 33 E. Elm St. • Alton, IL 62002 • 466-7047

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BIG WIENERS DRIVE IN

KING LOUIE’S

Drive-in to Big Wieners in Alton for some of your favorite carnival food fare - old-fashioned Coney wieners, fully loaded Coney dogs, turkey legs, deep fried pickles and more.

Since the 1950s, guests have pulled into King Louie’s in Wood River for classic carhop service. Order up the original King Louie burger, famous potato planks and homemade root beer.

MINI CORRAL This classic Alton dive has great burgers – from the mini sliders to the half pounders, and the homemade root beer and red cream soda are a blast from the past. Cash only.

WHITE SPOT This good old-fashioned diner in Jerseyville has a mom and pop feel about it. Stop in for the breakfast scramble, burgers, onion rings and homemade pie.

FAST EDDIE’S Alton’s favorite dive serves just seven menu items seasoned to perfection. Order up a burger or a kabob with an ice cold beer. Cash only.

FAST EDDIE’S FRIED CHICKEN

LOUIE’S KAMPSVILLE INN Take the ferry to Calhoun County for a real home cooked meal and the best catfish fritters around, all with a view of the river as you dine.

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The Whole Scoop 222 E. Main Street • Grafton, IL 62037 • 786-2663

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Wood River Donut Shop 102 W. Edwardsville Rd. • Wood River, IL 62095 • 251-5331

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Slide onto a stool at the counter of this Alton diner serving customers for more than 100 years. Grab a burger, gyro plate or wake up to breakfast hash. Cash only.

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Since 1959, Woody’s drive-in in Alton has been serving the same crispy batter dipped fried chicken and fries in a box.

Located under the landmark chicken sign in Alton, walk up for crispy fried chicken and crinkle cut fries served in a box. It’s as simple as that.

Weather Vane Ice Cream 103 W. Bethalto Dr. • Bethalto, IL 62006 • 377-8412

Disclaimer: The CVB has made every effort to verify the dining information in this guide. Please note that some information may have changed since this brochure was published. Check VisitAlton.com for more information and complete listings of all area restaurants.

WOODY’S FRIED CHICKEN

In Alton, Johnson’s Corner is the neighborhood dive where everybody knows your name. You’ve got to try the pork tenderloin sandwich the size of a plate with a side of onion rings.

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