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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 Brunch is served year 'round. Outdoor dining on the L...Details

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Oglesby
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99 Hops House

No matter where you look you will see a TV with the best sports action. Featuring great food and drink, 99 Hops House is the place to be with friends ...Details

Sports Bars

Joliet
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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. Live entertainment & live video games. Home of the Cheeseburger In...Details

American

LaSalle
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Al's Steak House

Serving Joliet and Communities for 50 years. Warm atmosphere specializing in char-broiled steaks & seafood. Superb Sunday brunch (regular menu avail...Details

Steakhouses

Joliet
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Annie's Hideaway

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

Steakhouses

Naplate
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Ashbury's at Boughton Ridge Golf Course

Ashbury's features a cozy and inviting atmosphere with outdoor patio and beautiful views of Boughton Ridge Golf Course. Daily specials and events....Details

Dining

Bolingbrook
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Barolo Restaurant

Casual fine dining serving traditional and modern Italian specialties. Award winning steaks, chops, seafood, fresh pastas and much more, served in a ...Details

Italian

Joliet
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Big Fish Grille

Located in Harborside Marina make Big Fish Grille your destination for seafood. From fresh fish, to USDA prime steaks, to mouthwatering desserts, our...Details

American

Wilmington
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Boston's Gourmet Restaurant & Sports Bar

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

Italian

Tinley Park
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Cajun Connection

Cajun cook creating authentic Louisiana dishes: alligator, gumbo, etouffe, etc. Experience the taste of roasted pecan pie! Thursday - Saturday 4:00 ...Details

American

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 Bar! Happy Hour Specials! and Friendly Smiling Fac...Details

Grills & Pubs

Ottawa
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Casa Mia

Excellent dining in casual elegance. A culinary delight featuring steak, seafood, pasta and unique specials. Hours are Wed. - Sat. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM...Details

American

Naplate
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Cemeno's Pizza

Est. 1976 serving pizza, pasta and home made Italian dishes. Family owned and operated....Details

Pizza

Joliet
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Cherry Hill Cafe

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and early Dinner from 5am-8pm. Located on Lincoln Highway and easy to get to from Downtown Joliet or I-80....Details

American

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 purchased Farmers Paradise from Hank Briscoe. ...Details

American

Morris
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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 Diner plus so much more. Cross Street Grill’s expande...Details

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Joliet
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Delaney's Family Restaurant

Full Service Restaurant. Open 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. 5 miles from Starved Rock. Sunday brunch 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Buffet served daily. Breakfast alwa...Details

American

Oglesby
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Duffy's Tavern

FAMILY RESTAURANT! A museum in itself, visit for food & cocktails in the nostalgic atmosphere of an 1890's Irish Pub. After dinner we feature the lat...Details

Grills & Pubs

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 with great food, seasonal outdoor dining and banquet ...Details

American

Lockport
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Epic Buffet

Dig into a never-ending parade of flavors - Prime rib, seafood, pasta, salads, a sweet collection of delectable desserts, and plenty more! Bring your ...Details

Dining

Joliet
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Final Cut Steakhouse

The setting and ambiance are classic Hollywood from the 1930s and '40s, but the culinary experience is truly fine contemporary dining. With USDA prime...Details

Steakhouses

Joliet
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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 Harrah's Joliet. Feast your eyes...and your tummies...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 make custom gift baskets. You're in for a TREAT!...Details

Dessert Bar

Morris
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Friaco's Mexican Restaurant

Best authentic homemade mexican food in Will County. Family atmosphere. Mondays kids eat free. Tuesdays half priced margaritas. Sunday Special $2 ...Details

Dining

Shorewood
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Gelsosomo's Pizzeria

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria & Pub is a new family restaurant located in downtown Lemont. Stop in for some pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads beer and fun....Details

Pizza

Lemont
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Home Cut Donuts

Open 24 hrs. 7 days a week. Serving Joliet's favorite coffee and donuts since 1966. Featuring over 45 varieties of donuts, eclairs, cinnamon rolls, mu...Details

Bakeries & Delis

Joliet
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Honest Abe's Tap & Grill

Open daily at 11am family owned bar/grill. Variety of 100% angus beef burgers, fresh salads, sandwiches and appetizers, IL Horseshoes and Ponyshoes, 1...Details

American

Morris
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J Town Eatery

Chicago-style fast food with great taste and great prices. Famous for our Philly Chicken Sandwich. Open 10:30am - 10:00pm, Mon - Thursday; 10:30am -...Details

Fast Food

Joliet
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Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Gourmet Sandwiches - Giant Sandwiches, box lunches and more for caterings and special events...Details

Fast Food

Utica
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JJ's Pub & Grill

JJ's Pub is a sports bar & grill featuring 10 TVs, 19 taps, food, an outdoor patio & easy access to public boat docks on the Illinois River....Details

Grills & Pubs

Ottawa
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Joliet Route 66 Diner

For a dining experience that brings you back to the 1951's & 1960's stop in at the Joliet Route 66 Diner. Comfort food at its finest. A small town exp...Details

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Joliet
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Joy and Ed's Inn

Breakfast specials along with homemade soup, chili and daily lunch specials. Dinner Specials along with homemade pizzas! Carry outs available! Open...Details

American

Utica
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Juliet's

Juliet's is a new concept that embraces and celebrates the rich history of the building and home to the best fine dining experience, traditional Itali...Details

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Joliet
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LaGrange Business Association

The LaGrange Business Association is an organization that enhances the business climate by promoting and stimulating growth for businesses located in ...Details

Dessert Bar

La Grange
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Little Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine

Little Saigon brings authentic Vietnamese cuisine, specialty cocktails and modern ambiance with contemporary décor to the beautiful Shorewood neighbor...Details

Asian

Shorewood
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Lock 16 Cafe

Breakfast, lunch, dessert,gourmet coffees, homemade soups, sandwiches, wraps, salads, paninis (vegetarian options), ice cream and more. Free Wi-Fi. P...Details

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La Salle
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Maria's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Classic Italian and American Cuisine prepared with the freshest of ingredients. Award winning pizza. Over 35 years in business. Lunch and Dinner--7...Details

American

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 quick drink or snack. We take great pride in pre...Details

American

Peru
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Merichka's

Since 1933, the Zdralevich family has offered great steaks, chicken, seafood & sandwiches in a casual dining atmosphere. Open Monday - Thursday 11:00...Details

American

Crest Hill
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MJ's Pub & Grill

Great Pub food, a notch above the rest. Video games, patio, weekly entertainment, friendly, comfy, safe atmosphere, where our guests are the best! Ho...Details

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Oglesby
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Morris Chop Shop

Specializing in fresh local raised beef, produce and organic-antibiotic free pork & poultry. We make everything from scratch in our kitchen so we kno...Details

Steakhouses

Morris
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Nick's Tavern

Nick's Tavern, a step back in time, 70 years of delicious tradition, our burger is famous for a reason, come bite into a legend. Opens everyday at 11...Details

Grills & Pubs

Lemont
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Nonie's Bakery

Family owns business. A quiet relaxed atmosphere for the whole family. Serving homemade breakfast, lunch, baked goods and espresso all day. Open at 8...Details

Bakeries & Delis

Utica
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Old Route 66 Family Restaurant

Full selection family style menu. Delicious Reuben's, Melts, Wraps, Burgers & Salads...so Follow the MOTHER ROAD to Great Food & Service...you'll be...Details

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Dwight
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Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant

The Restaurant serves award winning Chicago Style Pan & Thin Crust Pizza, homemade tenderloins, soups, salads and sandwiches. The Pine Hills dinner me...Details

Grills & Pubs

Ottawa
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Polk-a-Dot Drive In

Drive-In founded over 50 years ago has become one of the most memorable attractions along Illinois Route 66. Stop in and see the collection of memora...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 friendly dining. Open daily Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am...Details

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Lockport
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R Place Eatery

American home-style cuisine, antiques, nostalgic family atmosphere. 24-Hour restaurant & bakery....Details

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Morris
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Starbuck's at Harrah's Casino

Just steps away from the Casino, Starbucks offers expertly-crafted and always-satisfying signature drinks. Our extensive menu features freshly brewed...Details

Coffee Houses & Tea Rooms

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 Brunch is served year 'round. Outdoor dining on the L...Details

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Oglesby
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Take Two Deli

When most people are playing their favorite casino games, they have three concerns when it comes to food - Close, Fast and Delicious! Well, Take Two D...Details

Dining

Joliet
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Tallgrass Restaurant

Modern French cuisine. Located in an 1895 historic building - Celebrating 34 Years! Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday. Reservations required. AAA...Details

French

Lockport
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The Cheese Shop 'n' Deli

Featuring homemade soups, sandwiches, specialty foods and cheeses. Catering available. 35 year old antique collection. Open for lunch & dinner....Details

American

Ottawa
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The Hi-Way Restaurant

Easy Access casual dinning offering a wide variety of foods, along with a selection of appetizers, salads, sides and desserts in a relaxing and casual...Details

American

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 good food and beer in a comfortable atmosphere....Details

Gastro Tavern/Pub

Ottawa
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The New Chalet Restaurant

Ottawa's South-side restaurant. Popular breakfast & lunch site. Daily Specials, After Hour Parties, Catering, Pick-Up Window, Fri & Sat All You Can ...Details

American

Ottawa
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The Pink Chihuahua

A Char Grilled Steak. Orange Chicken. Shrimp Padi Thai. Tikka Masala. A beautiful Tapa. Herbed Pork Chops. The four corners of the world await you at ...Details

American

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 options like Trio Crusted Filet, in addition to spectac...Details

Steakhouses

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 and great times! Open Monday - Thursday 3:30pm - 9:...Details

Dining

Peru
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The Tin Roof

The Tin Roof, in downtown Joliet, believes that farm fresh food and craft cocktails are just the ticket to attract a lot of cool cats....Details

American

Joliet
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Tone's Cones

Ice Cream! Just what every kid wants on a warm summer day! Come enjoy our premium soft serve treats that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!...Details

Dining

Ottawa
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Uptown Grill

Polished casual atmosphere since 1985. Large full service bar. Appetizers, sandwiches, pasta, fresh fish, steak, chicken. Outdoor dining, banquet &...Details


Grills & Pubs

LaSalle
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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 hospitality you won’t find anywhere else. Located on Ro...Details

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Wilmington
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Wine & Cheese by TCC

A fine wine & artisan cheese shop, wine bar and gourmet cafe offering lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. Wine tastings twice a week. TUE-WED: ...Details


Wine Bars

Plainfield
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Woody's Steak House

One of the oldest restaurants in LaSalle County. Est. 1997. Continental gourmet dining featuring steaks, seafood, and pasta. Full service bar and l...Details


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Ottawa
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