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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Whether you have a taste for classic midwest fare, spicy world cuisine or a big juicy steak, the Heritage Corridor has dining options to please every palate. Bite into "the world's best chicken" from White Fence Farm. Take a photo with Marilyn or Elvis and enjoy some great grub at Route 66's iconic Polk-a-Dot Drive-in or pose with the muffler man at The Launching Pad Drive-In. Savor the fusion flavors of international tapas at Corner 230 in Ottawa or Mexican favorites at Friaco's Mexican Restaurant.

When it comes to steaks, Al's Steakhouse, Merichka's and Chapin's are THE places to go. There are also numerous casual, family restaurants with outstanding food and personal service to choose from.

Grab some late-night bites at several sports bars and lounges - many with live music - so kick back and enjoy.

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Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

The Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lodge is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday Bru...Details

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Oglesby
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9th Street Pub

Over 35 years in business, serving lunch and dinner daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. They have live e...Details

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LaSalle
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Al's Steak House

Serving Joliet and the surrounding communities for 50 years. Al’s Steak House has a warm atmosphere ...Details

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Joliet
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Annie's Hideaway

Family style chicken, pasta, seafood & steaks. Fine food and dining....Details

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Naplate
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Big Fish Grille

Located in Harborside Marina make Big Fish Grille your destination for seafood. From fresh fish, to...Details

American1143

Wilmington
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Boston's Gourmet Restaurant & Sports Bar

Restaurant and Sports Bar. Video gaming. www.bostonpizza.com...Details

Italian1248

Tinley Park
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Cajun Connection

Cajun cook creating authentic Louisiana dishes,  including,  alligator, gumbo, etouffe, etc.  Experi...Details

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Utica
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Captain's Cove Bar and Grill

Still rolling on the river with the same ownership for 19 years! Great food! Best view! No better ba...Details

Grills & Pubs1127

Ottawa
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Casa Mia

Excellent dining in casual elegance.  A culinary delight featuring steak, seafood, pasta and unique ...Details

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Naplate
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Cemeno's Pizza

Cemeno’s Pizza has been  serving pizza, pasta and home made Italian dishes since 1976 and is family ...Details

Pizza389

Joliet
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Chapin's East Banquets and Twin Rail Pub

CHAPIN'S EAST Let Chapin's East help you plan an effective and meaningful meeting for your group. T...Details

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Minooka
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Cherry Hill Cafe

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and early Dinner from 5am-8pm. Located on Lincoln Highway and easy to get t...Details

American1269

Joliet
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Chevere Latin Cafe

Authentic Latin and Venezuelan dishes right in the heart of downtown Joliet. Dine in, carry-out, ca...Details

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Joliet
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Chicago Street Pub

Chicago St. Pub has been a staple for drinking and dining in Downtown Joliet for many years now. Kno...Details

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Joliet
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Clayton's Tap

Clayton's Tap has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. In 1973, W. Clayton Darlington ...Details

American1215

Morris
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ConEcepts

ConEcepts, a freshly prepared fast casual restaurant located in the Louis Joliet Mall near the Theat...Details

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Joliet
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Cross Street Grill

Our newest restaurant at Harrah’s Joliet is bringing back some of your favorite items from Ace’s Din...Details

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Joliet
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Delaney's Family Restaurant

Delaney’s Family Restaurant is the winner of News Tribune Readers Choice award. Full Service Restaur...Details

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Oglesby
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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket is a historic roadhouse on the famous Route 66 specializing in fried chic...Details

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WILLOWBROOK
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Dock Rotz Tavern

Fantastic comfort foods, great beer selection, live entertainment, friendly staff and a warm, inviti...Details

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Minooka
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Duffy's Tavern

Visit this family restaurant for great food & cocktails and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of an...Details

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Utica
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Embers Tap House

Tap House and purveyor of 42 craft beers on draft, offers a full menu for your dining experience wit...Details

American1118

Lockport
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Flavors, The Buffet at Harrah's Joliet

Flavors, The Buffet, an award-winning buffet concept from Harrah's Las Vegas, has found a home at Ha...Details

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Joliet
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FlutterBy Gourmet Popcorn - Morris

We hand make over 50 flavors of gourmet popcorn, plus we carry fudge, cashew crunch, hot sauces and ...Details

Dessert Bar1229

Morris
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Friaco's Mexican Restaurant

Best authentic homemade mexican food in Will County. Family atmosphere. Mondays kids eat free. Tu...Details

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Shorewood
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Gelsosomo's Pizzeria

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria & Pub is a new family restaurant located in downtown Lemont. Stop in for so...Details

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Lemont
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Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark

Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort provides a unique retreat in Illinois. Situated in the Starved Rock...Details

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Utica
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Hayden's Crossing

Hayden's Crossing has a one of a kind look with a welcoming family atmosphere. The interior is un...Details

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Wilmington
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Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Heritage Harbor Ottawa is the place for waterfront living! Their location is a great advantage for t...Details

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Ottawa
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Home Cut Donuts

Serving Joliet's favorite coffee and donuts since 1966. Featuring over 45 varieties of donuts, eclai...Details

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Joliet
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Honest Abe's Tap & Grill

Family owned bar/grill with a variety of 100% angus beef burgers, fresh salads, sandwiches and appet...Details

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Morris
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Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar

Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar is a casual dining spot serving classic American cuisine that is locat...Details

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Utica
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Joliet Route 66 Diner

For a dining experience that brings you back to the 1950's & 1960's stop in at the Joliet Route ...Details

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Joliet
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La Grange Business Association

The La Grange Business Association is an organization that enhances the business climate by promotin...Details

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La Grange
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Liberty Street Cafe

Stop by the Liberty Street Cafe in Downtown Morris. They offer a personal charm like no other, serv...Details

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Morris

Lickety Split

On Historic Route 66, serving a wide variety of delicious ice cream, Chicago style Vienna Hotdogs/Po...Details

Dining1362

Wilmington

Maria's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Classic Italian and American Cuisine prepared with the freshest of ingredients. Award winning pizza...Details

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Morris
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MarkAllen's American Kitchen

MarkAllen's American Kitchen is a comfortable place to be and is perfect for lunch, dinner or just a...Details

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Peru
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Merichka's

Since 1933, the Zdralevich family has offered great steaks, chicken, seafood & sandwiches in a c...Details

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Crest Hill
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MORA Asian Fusion

MORA brings the essence of the Chicago city dining experience to the suburbs of Chicago with an ecle...Details

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Plainfield
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Morris Chop Shop

Specializing in fresh local raised beef, produce and organic-antibiotic free pork & poultry. They m...Details

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Morris
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Nelly's Restaurant on Route 66

Specialty burgers- never frozen, 100% angus, Vienna Dogs and other specialty Sandwiches including th...Details

American1302

Wilmington
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Nick's Tavern

Nick's Tavern, a step back in time, 70 years of delicious tradition, their burger is famous for a re...Details

Grills & Pubs1066

Lemont
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Nonie's Bakery

Family owns business. A quiet relaxed atmosphere for the whole family. Serving homemade breakfast, ...Details

Bakeries & Delis1154

Utica
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Old Log Cabin

Founded in 1926 makes Old Log Cabin Restaurant in Pontiac one of the oldest Route 66 Restaurants. G...Details

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Pontiac
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Old Route 66 Family Restaurant

Full selection family style menu. Delicious Reuben's, Melts, Wraps, Burgers & Salads...so Follow t...Details

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Dwight
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Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant

Pine Hills is a family owned business committed to excellence. Unique to Central Illinois, Pine Hill...Details

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Ottawa
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Polk-a-Dot Drive In

Drive-In restaurant founded over 50 years ago and has become one of the most memorable attractions a...Details

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Braidwood
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Public Landing Restaurant and Banquet Center

Casual fine dining in the historic Gaylord Building (1838). Beautiful seasonal patio offering dog fr...Details

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Lockport
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R Place Eatery

In 1987, with all the new restaurants concepts being built, R Place  decided to build a more unique ...Details

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Morris
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Route 66 Food N Fuel

Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage, Seating for 40, Dunkin' Donuts with Drive Thru, Travel Center & Conven...Details

Fast Food1300

Joliet
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Sizzles in Lockport

Stop by Sizzles in Lockport near the historical I&M Canal for a unique and local dining experience. ...Details

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Lockport
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Starbucks at Harrah's Casino

Just steps away from the Casino, Starbucks offers expertly-crafted and always-satisfying signature d...Details

Coffee Houses & Tea Rooms775

Joliet
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Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

The Main Dining Room at Starved Rock Lodge is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday Bru...Details

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Oglesby
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Station 343

Station 343 is located just off Historic Route 66, Station 343 is the Perfect Combination of Great F...Details

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Dwight
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Stefanich Restaurant & Lounge

Stefanich's offers a wide variety of food, from Cochinita Pibil (house specialty) to the classic bur...Details

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Joliet
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Tallgrass Restaurant

Tallgrass Restaurant boasts an intelligent, reasonably priced wine list featuring small West Coast p...Details

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Lockport
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Tangled Roots Brewing Company

Tangled Roots Brewing Company is a Craft Brewery located in Ottawa, IL offering a locally grown farm...Details

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Ottawa
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The Cheese Shop 'n' Deli

Featuring homemade soups, sandwiches, specialty foods and cheeses.  The Cheese Shop ‘n’ Deli also of...Details

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Ottawa
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The Forge

The kitchen is open weekdays from 11am-6pm for lunch and during all events. Check www.TheForgeLive.c...Details

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Joliet
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The Hi-Way Restaurant

Easy Access casual dining offering a wide variety of foods, along with a selection of appetizers, sa...Details

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Ottawa
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The Lone Buffalo

The Lone Buffalo was created as a restaurant and a brewery under one roof with one goal: to serve go...Details

Gastro Tavern/Pub1167

Ottawa
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The Pink Chihuahua

A Char Grilled Steak. Orange Chicken. Shrimp Padi Thai. Tikka Masala. A beautiful Tapa. Herbed Pork ...Details

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Ottawa
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The Reserve Steakhouse at Harrah's Casino

A Steak this good is well, RARE. At our steakhouse, The Reserve, you find sizzling new dining optio...Details

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Joliet
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The Right Spice Supper Club

A family friendly casual dining restaurant where the locals go. Known for good food, good people an...Details

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Peru
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Truth Restaurant

Best kept secret in town! Contemporary American cuisine, steaks, chops, seafood, pasta, full bar, ex...Details

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Joliet
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Uptown Grill

Polished casual atmosphere since 1985. Large full service bar. Appetizers, sandwiches, pasta, fresh ...Details

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LaSalle
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Wild Horse Restaurant & Bar

Wild Horse Restaurant & Bar is a country-style restaurant and bar that features unique wood-cooking....Details

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Joliet
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Wilmington Downtown Merchants Association

Stop and visit Wilmington, IL an old mill town built directly on the river with the charm and hospit...Details

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Wilmington
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Woody's Steak House

Established in 1997, Woody’s Steak House is one of the oldest restaurants in LaSalle County. Contine...Details

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Ottawa
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