Where is the Heritage Corridor?
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.

Our Regions
Chicago Portage Area | Bolingbrook Area | Joliet Area
Morris Area | Starved Rock Area | Putnam County

Get Google Map
 
Home          Visitors          Planners          Members          Media          Contact Us          Jobs         
Upcoming Events Heritage Corridor Social Media Facebook Twiter Instagram YouTube Pintrest
Upcoming Events
Heritage Corridor Videos
Our Area Videos
As seen on YouTube, check out our area videos...MORE INFO

E-News Subscribe to receive our monthly specials, events and more! Enter your e-mail address today!

Subscribe Today!

Publications To Go!

Dine

Search

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.

Let's Eat!

Venue Type City

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark

A spectacular family getaway just beyond the natural beauty of Starved Rock State Park Grizzly Jack'...Details

American

Utica
View Website Available Map

12 Handles Ale House

12 Handles is a great place for burgers and craft beer in the City of Crest Hill. They focus on deli...Details

Pizza1330

Crest Hill
View Website

99 Hops House

99 Hops House is located at the Hollywood Casino in Joliet. 99 Hops House is the perfect place to ki...Details

American749

Joliet
View Website Available Map

9th Street Pub

Over 35 years in business in Starved Rock Country, serving lunch and dinner daily from 10:00 AM to 9...Details

American355

LaSalle
View Website Available Map

Al's Steak House

Al’s Steak House is one of the oldest steak houses and upscale dining restaurants in Joliet. Al’s St...Details

Greek358

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Alter Brewing Company

In the burgeoning suburb of Downers Grove, three men with a passion for beer formed Alter Brewing Co...Details

Grills & Pubs1499

Downers Grove
View Website

Annie's Hideaway

A local treasure right in Naplate, Illinois. Annie’s Hideaway offers some of the area’s best fine di...Details

American910

Naplate
View Website Available Map

Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge Golf Course

Ashbury's Bar & Grill at Boughton Ridge in Bolingbrook is an American restaurant perfect for a night...Details

American3

Bolingbrook
View Website Available Map

August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co.

August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. in Downtown Utica is Starved Rock Country’s award winnin...Details

American364

Utica
View Website Available Map

Backstage at Hollywood

Backstage is located inside the Hollywood Casino in Joliet. This is the area’s hottest nighttime ent...Details

American1540

Joliet
View Website

Barolo Restaurant

Barolo Restaurant is located in Joliet, and offers a quaint European atmosphere with a unique spin o...Details

Italian1191

Joliet
View Website

Big Fish Grille

The Big Fish Grille is located at Harborside Marina in Wilmington, Illinois. Big Fish Grille is your...Details

American1143

Wilmington
View Website

Blu Bar

Blu Bar is an upscale lounge featuring specialty martinis, cappuccino and other coffee drinks. They...Details

Coffee Houses & Tea Rooms1607

Plainfield
View Website

Boggio's Orchard and Produce

Boggio’s Orchard & Produce is a family-oriented owned orchard and produce. Their orchard includes fr...Details

Bakeries & Delis372

Granville
View Website Available Map

Bolingbrook Park District

The Bolingbrook Park District provides opportunities that connect residents and visitors with the Bo...Details

American375

Bolingbrook
View Website Available Map

Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport

Clow International Airport is Bolingbrook’s general aviation airport and is home to the A&M Aviation...Details

American376

Bolingbrook
View Website Available Map

Burger Theory

Burger Theory in Joliet focuses on gourmet burgers. Their beef burgers are a special blend of certif...Details

American1418

Joliet
View Website

Cajun Connection

Starved Rock State Park), provides foodies with the most authentic Cajon experience possible. From B...Details

American382

Utica
View Website Available Map

Captain's Cove Bar and Grill

The only thing better than the view at Captain’s Cove Bar and Grill, is the food. Captain’s Cove Bar...Details

American1127

Ottawa
View Website

Casa Mia

Casa Mia in Naplate, has been one of the finest restaurants for the past 63 years. This culinary del...Details

American384

Naplate
View Website Available Map

Cat's Eye - A Wine Bar

Located in beautiful downtown Ottawa; Cat's Eye wine bar in a new eclectic wine bar with wonderful u...Details

Wine Bars1631

Ottawa
View Website

Cemeno's Pizza

Cemeno’s Pizza is has been a family owned tradition in Joliet for over 40 years. Cemeno’s Pizza offe...Details

American389

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Channahon Lanes

Channahon Lanes is your home for family fun and entertainment in Channahon, Illinois. Located in the...Details

American1357

Channahon
View Website

Chapin's East Banquets and Twin Rail Pub

Chapin’s East is a beautiful upscale / casual banquet hall that can hold up to 300 guests for your w...Details

American918

Minooka
View Website

Cherry Hill Cafe

Cherry Hill Café in Joliet is one of the best cafes in town. Cherry Hill Café serves lunch and dinne...Details

American1269

Joliet
View Website

Cherry Red Roasters BBQ

Cherry Red Roasters BBQ is a family owned barbecue restaurant and catering company located in Dwight...Details

American1392

Dwight
View Website

Chestnut Street Inn

The award winning Chestnut Street Inn is the ideal retreat for foodie travelers. This historic 1854 ...Details

Mediterranean832

Sheffield
View Website Available Map

Chevere Latin Cafe

Chevere Latin Cafe in Joliet right on Route 66 offers arepas, jibaritos, and a myriad of other delic...Details

Dining1340

Joliet
View Website

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe & Banquets

Treat yourself to some of the best eats in the Chicagoland area. Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café is o...Details

BBQ/Ribs1464

Darien
View Website

Clarks Run Creek Wine & Gifts

Clarks Run Creek Wine & Gifts is located near Starved Rock State Park. Clarks Run Creek is the perfe...Details

Wine Bars1466

Utica
View Website

Clayton's Tap

Generations have been gathering for food and spirits at Clayton’s Tap for over 40 years. Clayton’s T...Details

American1215

Morris
View Website

Cross Street Grill

The newest restaurant at Harrah’s Joliet, Cross Street Grill provides guests with a casual place to ...Details

Dining761

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

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

American1328

WILLOWBROOK
View Website

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a true American success story. In 1941, Travis Dickey, a World War II veter...Details

BBQ/Ribs1645

Elwood
View Website

Dock Rotz Tavern

Dock Rotz Tavern in Minooka, Illinois provides home cooked meals, specialty drinks, and one of the b...Details

American1336

Minooka
View Website

Double J Sports Bar

DOUBLE “J” SPORTS BAR located on Joliet’s west side at 1001 Essington Rd. is one of the finest neigh...Details

American1620

Joliet
View Website

Edinger's Filling Station

Edinger’s Filling Station is a casual dining restaurant located in downtown historic Pontiac and alo...Details

American1605

Pontiac
View Website

Elder Brewing Company

Elder Brewing Company is a small cozy craft brewery in Downtown Joliet, Illinois. They have 5 craft ...Details

Gastro Tavern/Pub1478

Joliet
View Website

Embers Tap House

Located in the heart of Lockport, Illinois, Embers Tap House is one of the area’s most popular spots...Details

American1118

Lockport
View Website

Epic Buffet

Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino in Joliet is your place to dig into a parade of food. You will find ...Details

American752

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Final Cut Steakhouse

Final Cut Steakhouse is the finest steakhouse in Joliet and it is located at Hollywood Casino Joliet...Details

Dining747

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Fire Water BBQ

The flavors, traditions and hospitality of Southern style BBQ have been perfected in the windy city,...Details

American979

Crest Hill
View Website

Flavors, The Buffet at Harrah's Joliet

Flavors The Buffet at Harrah’s Joliet is an award-winning buffet concept from the Harrah’s in Las Ve...Details

Dining766

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Friaco's Mexican Restaurant

Friaco’s Mexican Restaurant is a family owned restaurant in Joliet, Illinois. In a relaxing atmosphe...Details

Dining8

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria in Lemont, is a place where families and friends could gather to celebrate life...Details

American1008

Lemont
View Website

Greenhorn Saloon

If you are looking for a place to catch the game, some live local music, or a relaxed dinner with th...Details

American1470

Morris
View Website

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort & Waterpark

A spectacular family getaway just beyond the natural beauty of Starved Rock State Park Grizzly Jack'...Details

American717

Utica
View Website Available Map

Grundy County Corn Festival

The Corn Festival is the cornerstone event in Grundy County. The 70th annual Grundy Corn Festival ki...Details

American415

Morris
View Website Available Map

Halftime Restaurant, Pizza & Cocktails

Halftime Restaurant Pizza & Cocktails in Ottawa, is a short distance from Starved Rock State Park. T...Details

Pizza1024

Ottawa
View Website

Hamburgerseria

Hamburgerseria is bringing back the tradition of gourmet burgers in Joliet. After a day at Chicagola...Details

American1413

Joliet
View Website

Hanover & Hardy's Public House

Hanover & Hardy’s Public House is located inside the Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel in Bolingbrook. Whet...Details

American1434

Bolingbrook
View Website

Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves

The Haunted Trails of Joliet is a unique, year-round “Halloween-themed” family entertainment center....Details

American424

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Hayden's Crossing

Hayden’s Crossing is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Downtown Wilmington with welcoming family atmosph...Details

American1382

Wilmington
View Website

Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Every great adventure starts with a moment of discovery. Ideally situated just minutes from Starved ...Details

American525

Ottawa
View Website Available Map

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Convention Center

Enjoy a great night sleep at Joliet’s newest hotel, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Conven...Details

American1421

Joliet
View Website

Hollywood Casino Joliet

The Hollywood Casino Joliet offers some of the best promotions in all of Chicagoland. Experience exc...Details

American575

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Home Cut Donuts

Donuts! Home Cut Donuts is Joliet’s favorite coffee and donuts headquarters since 1966. They serve o...Details

Bakeries & Delis1070

Joliet
View Website

Honest Abe's Tap & Grill

Honest Abe’s Tab & Grill is family owned bar and grill in Morris, Illinois. They are famous for thei...Details

American1068

Morris
View Website

Hooters of Joliet

Come visit your favorite Hooters Girl at the Original Hooters of Joliet, Illinois located next to th...Details

American1633

Joliet
View Website

HopScotch & Vine

HopScotch & Vine is a fun choice for casual and social private events located in the Heart of Histor...Details

American1610

Plainfield
View Website

I&M Canal Visitors Center

The Lock 16 Café is located in the Lock 16 Visitor Center and serves breakfast and lunch and caters ...Details

American24

La Salle
View Website Available Map

Ike & Oak Brewing Company

Ike & Oak Brewing Co. is an independently owned local craft brewery featuring handmade artisan pizza...Details

American1661

Woodridge

IKEA

IKEA is a Swedish store that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and h...Details

Swedish949

Bolingbrook
View Website Available Map

iPic Theaters & Salt Sports Bar

It's no ordinary Cinema, it's the ultimate night out. iPic gives you the chance to watch their movie...Details

American1131

Bolingbrook
View Website

Iron&Glass

Iron&Glass is a taproom located on Weber Road in Romeoville, IL. Enjoy a beer from one of their 12 i...Details

Food Trucks1595

Romeoville
View Website

Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar

Located inside Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort just beyond Starved Rock State Park, Jack’s Place Re...Details

American1283

Utica
View Website

Jerrie's Dogs & More

With the passing of owner Jeff Reid’s Mother Jerrie, Jeff decided to build a business in his Mothers...Details

American1623

Joliet
View Website

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Freaky is a way of life at Jimmy John’s. Not only are they freaky fast, but they are freaks about fr...Details

American1020

Utica
View Website

Jitters Coffee House

Located in Downtown Joliet 2 block away from the Rialto Square Theatre and Harrah's Casino at the sc...Details

Bakeries & Delis1616

Joliet
View Website

Joliet Route 66 Diner

Tucked on the corner of downtown Joliet, the Joliet Route 66 Diner serves classic American food. Rou...Details

American975

Joliet
View Website

Joliet Slammers Baseball

The Joliet Slammers are a professional baseball team in the independent Frontier League, who play th...Details

Fast Food326

Joliet
View Website

Joy and Ed's Inn

If you’re looking for a small town, good home cooking, Joy and Ed’s Inn will not disappoint. Joy and...Details

American527

Utica
View Website Available Map

Liberty Street Cafe

Looking for a quaint local dining option to try? Then stop in the Liberty Street Café in Downtown Mo...Details

American1380

Morris
View Website

Lickety Split

On Historic Route 66, Lickety Split Ice Cream Shoppe in Wilmington, Illinois serves a wide variety o...Details

American1362

Wilmington
View Website

Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop

The Lock 16 Gift Shop is located at the Lock 16 Visitor Center in LaSalle. Gift Shop boasts a wide s...Details

Coffee Houses & Tea Rooms706

LaSalle
View Website Available Map

Lockport Township Park District

The Lockport Township Park District provides park areas and recreation programs in order to enrich t...Details

American455

Lockport
View Website Available Map

Lodi Tap House - Utica

The former Duffy's Tavern in Utica will reopen as Lodi's Tap House on April 2, 2019. They will be b...Details

American23

Utica
View Website Available Map

Louis Joliet Mall

Louis Joliet Mall is Joliet’s shopping destination. Louis Joliet Mall offers an unparalleled shoppin...Details

Dining908

Joliet
View Website

Maciano's Pizza & Pastaria

Thriving on knowledge acquired from five decades of culinary traditions covering four generations of...Details

Dining1628

Shorewood
View Website

MarkAllen's American Kitchen

For a unique dining experience, MarkAllen’s American Kitchen in Peru, is a must stop. MarkAllen’s ta...Details

American1083

Peru
View Website

McWethy's Tavern

Scottish inspired, American made. Located in the new clubhouse at Mistwood Golf Club. With handcraft...Details

American1657

Romeoville
View Website

Merichka's

Mericha’s has been family owned since 1933. Known for their World Famous “Poor Boys”, they also have...Details

American465

Crest Hill
View Website Available Map

Morris Chop Shop

The Morris Chop Shop specializes in fresh local raised beef, pork and poultry. All of the beef is ra...Details

American1145

Morris
View Website

MyGrain Brewing

MyGrain Brewing is a brewpub located in the historical Joliet Union train station. They offer many c...Details

American1429

Joliet
View Website

Nelly's Restaurant on Route 66

Nelly’s Restaurant on Route 66 is “Home of The Best DAM” burgers, beef, hot dogs, fresh cut fries, o...Details

American1302

Wilmington
View Website

Nick's Tavern

If you ask a local in the Heritage Corridor on where to grab a great burger, they'll say Nick's Tave...Details

American1066

Lemont
View Website

Nonie's Bakery

Nonie’s Bakery in Utica is family owned bakery and café serving breakfast and lunch. Nonie’s is a qu...Details

Bakeries & Delis1154

Utica
View Website

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Shorewood

Step into a Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery and let the aroma of freshly-baked Bundt stir your senses. No...Details

Bakeries & Delis1505

Shorewood
View Website

Old Log Cabin

Old Log Cabin in Pontiac, Illinois is one of the oldest restaurants located on Historic Route 66. En...Details

American1344

Pontiac
View Website

Old Route 66 Family Restaurant

Get your kicks with an old fashioned milk shake on Route 66 at Old Route 66 Family Restaurant. The f...Details

American1135

Dwight
View Website

Opera House Steak & Seafood

Opera House Steak and Seafood is a fun choice for casual and social private events located in the He...Details

American1613

Plainfield
View Website

Orange & Brew

Owner Eric Schmidt started to forge his appreciation of beer while managing a college bar. It was hi...Details

Tap Rooms with Bottle Shops1708

Downers Grove

Pesciolino Osteria

Pesciolino Osteria is an Italian restaurant featuring authentic handmade pasta, fresh seafood, house...Details

Dining1436

Channahon
View Website

Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant

Pine Hill Golf Club Bar & Restaurant is family owned and unique to Central Illinois, and nestled in ...Details

American869

Ottawa
View Website Available Map

PK UnKorked Wine Shop and Tasting Room

PK UnKorked Wine Shop and Tasting Room is perfectly located right on the square in historic Downtown...Details

Wine Bars1468

Pontiac
View Website

Polk-a-Dot Drive In

One of the most memorable attractions along Route 66 is the Polk-a-Dot Drive In. Once you enter the ...Details

American482

Braidwood
Available Map

Prairie Fox Books

Prairie Fox Books is an independent bookstore in Ottawa, Illinois. The book store features an Englis...Details

Coffee Houses & Tea Rooms1267

Ottawa
View Website

Public Landing Restaurant and Banquet Center

The Public Landing Restaurant and Banquet Center is housed in the historic Gaylord Building in Lockp...Details

American1039

Lockport
View Website

R Place Eatery

R Place Eatery strives to serve the finest homemade food, offering a unique salad bar and a large me...Details

American486

Morris
View Website Available Map

Route 66 Bar & Grill

Route 66 Bar & Grill is a fantastic place for a family meal along the “Mother Road” Route 66. They a...Details

American1459

Wilmington
View Website

Route 66 Food N Fuel

Route 66 Food N Fuel is ideally situated along Route 66 on the southern edge of Joliet near the Chic...Details

American1300

Joliet
View Website

Roxie's Sweet Confections

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Utica at Roxie’s Sweet Confections. Roxie’s offers homemade candy and a ...Details

Dessert Bar1472

Utica
View Website

Sizzles in Lockport

Sizzles in Lockport is situated perfectly near the I&M Canal. Sizzles is a unique and local dining e...Details

American1315

Lockport
View Website

Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

There are several dining options at Starved Rock Lodge for you to fuel up before or after a day expl...Details

American1160

Oglesby
View Website Available Map

Sunfield Restaurant

Sunfield Restaurant is casual dining restaurant in Ottawa, Illinois. Serving breakfast, lunch and di...Details

American1018

Ottawa
View Website

Sweet Tooth

The Sweet Tooth has been voted the Best Ice Cream / Custard in Grundy County. From ice cream to home...Details

Dessert Bar1510

Morris
View Website

Take Two Deli

Take Two Deli is located inside the Hollywood Casino in Joliet. You are on a hot streak while gambli...Details

Bakeries & Delis754

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Tallgrass Restaurant

Tallgrass Restaurant is located 35 miles southwest of Chicago in the I&M National Heritage Corridor....Details

Dessert Bar508

Lockport
View Website Available Map

Tangled Roots Brewing Company

In beautiful Starved Rock Country is Illinois’ finest craft beer experience, Tangled Roots Brewing C...Details

American Contemporary1354

Ottawa
View Website

The Cheese Shop 'n' Deli

The Cheese Shop ‘n’ Deli is located just off the banks of the I&M Canal in Historic Ottawa, Illinois...Details

American392

Ottawa
View Website Available Map

The County Seat Pub & Pizzeria

The County Seat Pub & Pizzeria in Morris, Illinois is a premier pub serving Mazon, Verona, Seneca, a...Details

American1506

Morris
View Website

The Forge (Joliet)

The Forge is a live music concert venue in Downtown Joliet just off of I-80. This venue hosts all ge...Details

American1310

Joliet
View Website

The Great American Bagel

The Great American Bagel in Joliet is an award-winning bagel bakery and deli concept specializing in...Details

Bakeries & Delis1508

Joliet
View Website

The Hi-Way Restaurant

The Hi-Way Restaurant in Ottawa, Illinois is your place for great food and cold drinks before a day ...Details

American846

Ottawa
View Website Available Map

The Launching Pad Drive-In

The Launching Pad Restaurant on Route 66 is most known for the 30-foot tall spaceman, The Gemini Gia...Details

American1592

Wilmington
View Website

The Lone Buffalo

The Lone Buffalo in Ottawa and near Starved Rock State Park, serves good food and beer in a comforta...Details

American1167

Ottawa
View Website

The New Chalet Restaurant

Good old home cooking awaits you at The New Chalet Restaurant in Ottawa, Illinois. Voted one of the ...Details

American1006

Ottawa
View Website

The Office Bar and Grill

The Office Bar and Grill in Channahon is a short distance from Downtown Joliet and the Chicagoland S...Details

American1554

Channahon
View Website

The Ottawa Bakery

The Ottawa Bakery is small batch bakery near Starved Rock State Park, that is a hot spot with the lo...Details

Bakeries & Delis1460

Ottawa
View Website

The Red Dog Grill

The Red Dog Grill is Starved Rock Country’s best waterfront dining venue. Located in Heritage Harbor...Details

American1455

Ottawa
View Website

The Reserve Steakhouse at Harrah's Casino

The Reserve Steakhouse at Harrah’s Casino in Downtown Joliet is the place for fine dining.  Sink you...Details

Steakhouses770

Joliet
View Website Available Map

The Shrimp Barn

The Shrimp Barn in Minooka is home of the Midwestern Barn Raised Signature Shrimp. The Shrimp Barn i...Details

American1532

Minooka
View Website

The Studio - Lockport

Port Noir is a cozy Wine and Martini Bar that features Chicagoland’s best live bands on Friday and S...Details

American1332

Lockport
View Website

TRUTH Restaurant

TRUTH Restaurant is a friendly neighborhood restaurant in the Cathedral area in Joliet. Even though ...Details

American324

Joliet
View Website Available Map

Tully Monster Pub & Grill

Tully Monster provides craft beer, craft food, craft cocktails and more. Check out this great Morris...Details

American1440

Morris
View Website

Uptown Grill

Uptown Grill offers polished American Cuisine in a casual environment in the Starved Rock area. Frid...Details

American513

LaSalle
View Website Available Map

White Fence Farm

If you're making a trip down Route 66, make sure to plan on eating at White Fence Farm. The restaura...Details

American639

Romeoville
View Website

Will County Brewing Company

This popular brewery in Shorewood, IL is known for its amazing concoctions and the head brewer's bea...Details

American1325

Shorewood
View Website

Wine & Cheese Co.

Wine & Cheese Co. is a fine wine and artisan cheese shop, wine bar and cafe located in historic down...Details

Wine Bars713

Plainfield
View Website Available Map

Woody's Steak House

Woody’s Steak House has been serving the Starved Rock and Illinois Valley area for over 70 years. Sp...Details

Dining29

Ottawa
View Website Available Map

Related Articles: