510 E. Etna Rd.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 433-9600
Fax: (815) 433-9696
Joe's Pizza, located on Oak Street is one of the more famous pizza places in town. The unassuming little eatery is almost always busy with hungry locals waiting for their pizza fix. The menu here includes pizzas-by-the-slice as well as full pies such as Chicago deep dish, Hawaiian, eggplant pizza and lots more. Apart from the pies, they also have a small menu of pastas, calzones and hero subs. Everything on the menu is quite tasty, the prices are right and the service is always friendly.
Schmoe's is a fun, friendly, neighborhood watering hole with many delicious bites on offer. Located on Chestnut Street the eatery is quite famous for its burgers and sandwiches. The interiors aren't much, nothing to write home about, but they're clean and slightly dated - giving a nice nostalgic character to the place. The waitstaff is friendly and quite efficient. To nosh, if you're not in a sandwich/salad place, order one of the specials, they're generally nice. Good food at a good price and good service is what sets Schmoe's apart, definitely worth a dine.
If you're wondering where you'll find an authentic Chicago Deep Dish in Joliet, IL, the answer lies on State Highway 59, inside a restaurant called Lou Malnati's. The pizzeria chain is known for its drool-worthy, chunky and insanely addictive variety of deep-dish 'pizzas. Top picks here include signatures like Lou's Sausage & Spinach Pizza and The Chicago Classic.
Hamburgerseria offers a stellar range of gourmet burgers that will have you coming back for more. Phenomenal signature offerings, wedged between gourmet buns and handmade sauces, such as The O'Hare, which comes with Swiss cheese and portobello mushrooms, and the brie-and-cranberries-filled French Burger come highly recommended. Apart from that, the restaurant also serves some hearty sandwiches and toothsome desserts.
If it's pho that you crave, Hue Palace is the place to be. This charming and simple Asian eatery, on Black Road, serves an eclectic Vietnamese menu that includes dishes such as tofu pho, bo xao xa ot and lots more. Apart from the afore-mentioned, must-tries here include the slow-cooked pork in a clay pot, shrimp fried rice, egg rolls and lemongrass stir-fry.
Barolo, on Black Road, serves a goregeous Italian feast that combines authentic, traditional and contemporary, international flavors. Midst an elegant ambiance and setting that sends you straight to a charming European location, this fine dining destination offers preparations such as risotto alla pescatore, fettuccine piemontesi and spinach rotollo, the new-age take on the traditional lasagna. To pair perfectly with these sensational offerings, Barolo Ristorante also serves a well-considered wine and cocktail list.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Old Fashioned Pancake House is a family-owned wonder, best known for their fluffy, delicious and drool-worthy pancakes. Apart from that, the charming diner also serves a range of traditional dishes such as meat skillet, frittatas, pot roast, Belgian waffle and lots more. Needless to say, this is your place for an unforgettable breakkie.
Housed inside a historic roundhouse, the restaurant and bar of Two Brothers Brewing Company serves delicacies from the American cuisine. Accompanied by a brewpub, beer garden and a lot of entertainment options that are available in the venue, the restaurant is a perfect place to munch on variety of salads, pastas, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Call or visit their website for more information.
Nothing satiates your hunger like a good burrito. The El Burrito Loco restaurants specialize in these delicious Mexican wraps that are made using fresh, local ingredients and time-tested home recipes. Apart from signatures such as carne asada burrito, these outlets also serve drool-worthy Mexican staples such as horchata, tacos, tamales, fajitas, enchiladas and lots more.
A fun night out, Irish style, is guaranteed at Tommy Nevin's. The restaurant and pub is always bustling with activity, and there is some great food and drink to be had. You can enjoy typical pub grub like blackened seafood tacos and chicken BLT wraps, or opt for Irish comfort food like shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage and Guinness beef tips. There are daily drink specials as well as fun events like trivia nights.
Doug's Rockhouse Grill is a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy a tasty meal and live music. The restaurant serves up a variety of American dishes including steaks, sandwiches and juicy burgers, alongside starters, salads and other tasty bites. The restaurant is as well known for the concerts it hosts, as it is for its tasty grub, so if a fun night out is what you're looking for then look no further than Doug's Rockhouse Grill.