Places To Eat

Maxson Riverboat and Restaurant

Escape to the pristine banks of the Rock River for a truly unforgettable experience at our restaurant and on our riverboat. A beautiful backdrop on the Rock River creates the perfect venue for a banquet, from reunions to business meetings.

With an incredible natural setting just a two hour drive from downtown Chicago, Maxson Riverboat and Restaurant are the region’s premier location for a destination wedding or party.

1469 IL Rt. 2 N – Phone: 815-732-6761

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Blackhawk Steak Pit

The Blackhawk Steak Pit opened its doors in 1982 in Oregon, Illinois on the banks of the Rock River. Specializing in steaks cooked over an open charcoal grill and providing the finest quality seafood, brothers John and Peter Tsioles have been building a thriving business ever since.

Both John and Peter put their efforts into making sure every customer is pleasantly satisfied at each and every visit. Enjoy a full bar, including a fine selection of wines and beers. And, if it’s not on the menu, please ask for it!

1429 N IL Rt. 2 – Phone: 815-732-2500

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White Pines Inn

White Pines Inn is home to one of northern Illinois’ landmark restaurants. The homestyle cuisine blends perfectly with the log cabin décor. Generous portions of mostly homemade dishes fill the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, six days a week. Each Sunday the fabulous Cornhusker’s Buffet, with its spread of hearty home cooking and mouth watering desserts, is served from 8am – 2pm.

6712 W Pines Rd., Mt. Morris, IL – Phone: 815-732-3817

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The Roadhouse

The Roadhouse is said to be the oldest continually operating restaurant lounge in the area, reopening circa 1934, after prohibition. Today at the Road House, you may, only if you wish, momentarily re-live those not so long ago times, enjoy a tasty steak, cocktails, laugh with your friends, then continue your journey rested and assured that the old Stenhouse “Road House” continues to live on…

807 S 7th St. – Phone: 815-732-2300

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LaVigna Restaurant

LaVignaTucked within every town in America is a place the locals are proud to call their own. One of the favorites, a short drive outside of the city limits, is La Vigna Restaurant.

This charming eatery offers ambiance, a friendly staff, and an upscale Northern Italian menu. Offerings include several cuts of steak and a variety of seafood dishes. A number of pasta dishes also are available.

2190 S Daysville Rd. – Phone:815-732-4413

Additional Dining

Family Restaurants
Sunrise III
116 N 4th Street
(815) 732-2022
Charlies Breakfast Nook
133 S 4th Street
(815) 732-2700
Spring Valley Restaurant
300 East Washington Street
(815) 732-4877
Alfano’s Restaurant
801 S 4th Street
(815) 732-2774
Father & Son Pizza
137 N 4th Street
(815) 732-9700
Pizza Hut
404 E Washington Street
(815) 732-4444
Pub & Grill
Breaker’s Saloon & Eatery
100 S 2nd Street
(815) 732-3319
Chili Pepper Cafe
416 W Washington Street
(815) 732-1583
Messie’s Bar & Grill
17 N River Road
(815) 732-4645
Empty Pockets Alehouse
101 S 3rd St
(815) 994-2424
Franklin Street Pub & Grill
306 Franklin Street
(815) 732-1272
Conover Coffee & Chocolates
201 N 3rd Street
(815) 732-7017
Robin’z Nest
117 N 4th Street
(815) 732-9866
China House Buffet
509 W Washington St.
(815) 732-3400
Fast Food
Jay’s Drive-In
107 W Washington Street
(815) 973-2396
Dairy Queen Chill & Grill
210 E Washington Street
(815) 284-1186
211 S 4th Street
(815) 732-6035
511 W Washington Street
(815) 732-7827