Heritage Corridor Burger Trail

Sometimes the best things in life come on a bun.  For those days when you just want a good burger, the restaurants of the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor will take it a step further. Get a fabulous burger experience with the best meat and creative toppings that will have you snapping photos on social media quicker than the blink of an eye.

 

99 Hops House

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99 Hops House is located at the Hollywood Casino in Joliet. 99 Hops House is the perfect place to kick back after some gambling or to watch your favorite sporting event. There are over 70 beer selections, specialty cocktails, fresh salads, mouth-watering appetizers and the best pub grub in Joliet. From burgers, wings and pizza, you are sure to find your favorite dish will catching the big game at 99 Hops House.

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9th Street Pub

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Over 35 years in business in Starved Rock Country, serving lunch and dinner daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. They have live entertainment and video games and are home to the Cheeseburger In Paradise. They have 52 import beers with two major imports on tap and 10 new burgers and smokehouse items available, waiting for you to try them. 

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Burger Theory

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Burger Theory in Joliet focuses on gourmet burgers. Their beef burgers are a special blend of certified angus beef chuck, brisket and short rib, served on a potato bun. Diners can even customize the meal to excite their taste buds to create the perfect meal. Save room for dessert! Signature house made mini-desserts are served in individual mason jars. Burger Theory providers diners with an open and innovative layout that meets a casual and rustic design to create a fun, inviting, ...

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Corner Stone Tavern

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One of the newest restaurants in the Village, Corner Stone Tavern offers delicious food and a wide selection of drinks in Lemont, Illinois.

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Cross Street Grill

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The newest restaurant at Harrah’s Joliet, Cross Street Grill provides guests with a casual place to refuel after a day on the casino floor. The menu includes everything from burgers and sandwiches to tacos and full entrees. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, the mouthwatering food is something you are sure to love!  Cross Street Grill is also an authorized purveyor of Starbucks® coffee.  Get a fresh cup of Coffee just the way you like it!  With a tremendous menu of drinks ...

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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket is a historic roadhouse on the famous Route 66 specializing in fried chicken and American comfort food. The Chicken Basket is the perfect stopping place if you are traveling to or coming from Chicago. Enjoy a vast array of dining pleasures including the Famous Fried Chicken in a Basket - a half fresh Grade-A chicken cut into four pieces, hand breaded, and deep fried. Grab a bite of some of the best chicken on Mother Road.

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Hamburgerseria

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Hamburgerseria is bringing back the tradition of gourmet burgers in Joliet. After a day at Chicagoland Speedway, a gourmet burger is the perfect way to refuel. Besides burgers, they also offer delicious sandwiches and desserts. With a variety of mouthwatering burgers you need something to wash them down with. Hamburgerseria features a variety of beer and wine, which pair perfectly with the burger you are eating.

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Honest Abe's Tap & Grill

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Honest Abe’s Tab & Grill is family owned bar and grill in Morris, Illinois. They are famous for their Springfield Shoe sandwich. Much like Abe Lincoln’s political career, the horseshoe sandwich originated in Springfield, Illinois and is considered a favorite among local Illinois cuisine. The tap & grill also features burgers, salads and other local sandwiches. Enjoy a quaint family meal like Abe Lincoln at Honest Abe’s Tap & Grill. Part of the Heritage Corridor Ale Trail and ...

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Lodi Tap House - Utica

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Great Food, Great Beer, Great People! Lodi Tap House is truly Illinois-Centric! They pride themselves on great craft beer, incredible food, and a great environment for everyone to enjoy! Come in to watch a game, enjoy the music, try the rotating Illinois ONLY craft beer on tap, and great local food.

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Nelly's Restaurant on Route 66

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Nelly’s Restaurant on Route 66 is “Home of The Best DAM” burgers, beef, hot dogs, fresh cut fries, onion rings, and pulled pork in the Chicagoland area. Though Nelly’s burgers, Vienna hot dogs, and sandwiches are all amazing, their star dish would be the pulled pork. Nelly’s will never fail to stratify your taste buds and is a great place to eat with the locals. Nelly's Restaurant on Route 66 is located next to RT 66 Old School Brewing on historic Route 66 in Wilmington and ...

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Nick's Tavern

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If you ask a local in the Heritage Corridor on where to grab a great burger, they'll say "Nick's Tavern" before you can even finish your question. Nick’s Tavern opened in 1945 and is Lemont’s favorite gathering place for drinks, food, and a welcoming atmosphere. Nick’s Tavern features Lemont’s best burgers and drink specials. In fact, it has been voted as the "Best Burger along the I&M Canal" for 2 straight years now. Not much has changed since the early years, Nick’s Tavern ...

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Stagecoach Eatery & Saloon

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A Modern Twist on the Classic Bliss! Find a haven from your daily grind at this local favorite spot. Choose from their list of fantastic appetizers, salads, burgers, and entrees to find your new favorite.

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Tangled Roots Brewing Company

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In beautiful Starved Rock Country is Illinois’ finest craft beer experience, Tangled Roots Brewing Company. Tangled Roots Brewing Company is a locally grown farm-to-foam brewery experience and craft beer brand that compliments Starved Rock Country well. You can also eat at the amazing, adjoing The Lone Buffalo restaurant as well. While enjoying a tasty craft brew, schedule your brewery tour to learn how Tangle Roots creates their beer and their history. Every Friday and Saturday ...

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The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Company

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The Lone Buffalo has many great burgers, but our personal favorite is the Brewmaster Burger. Aged cheddar cheese, bacon, crispy onion strings, house-made pickles, Brewmaster BBQ sauce, and garlic aioli. You truly can't go wrong with any burger, including the TLB Burger, Spicy Avacado, or Bacon Bleu. A Garlic-herb turkey burger and a Beyond Burger are both on the menu as well.

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The Red Dog Grill

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The Red Dog Grill is Starved Rock Country’s best waterfront dining venue. Located in Heritage Harbor Ottawa, the Midwest’s premier getaway destination and marina resort, you will dive into their splendid menu enjoying gourmet American and seafood cuisine while overlooking a world-class marina. Red Dog Grill is the perfect place to enjoy scrumptious apps, mouthwatering burgers and fresh seafood. Enjoy the beautiful marina views from the outdoor patio during the summer, or warm ...

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