Let's Eat

The Best Local Dining Options

"Blackberry is my favorite cafe for lunch, breakfast and coffee in Glen Ellyn and surrounding areas. Always a great place to unwind, get work done, have a treat, and chat with friends. Super friendly staff, and everything I've had on the menu is great. Highly recommended." – Clay S.

We have the perfect location for food-lovers, and there is something for everyone to sample and enjoy! Whether you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine, an American pub or brewery, upscale dining or a family-friendly place to enjoy with your kids, BeLocal has a restaurant for you! We have put together a list of some of the best eateries around, all recommended by locals who have been going there for years. So, give them a try, and let us know on Facebook or Instagram where your next favorite spot is! Enjoy!


Glen Ellyn

Alfies
425 Roosevelt Rd.
(630) 858-2506
alfiesinn.com
Serving up the best burgers in the Chicagoland suburbs! For over 50 years, Alfie's Inn has proudly served their famous burgers and delicious baby back ribs, as well as chicken, shrimp, and much more. A great place for a cozy family dinner year-round!  

A Tode Madre
499 N. Main St.
(630) 474-0969
atmrestaurant.com
Not your typical Mexican eatery! At A Tode Madre, you will find creative Mexican dishes served in a cozy atmosphere with a big bar, and great selection of craft cocktails and beers. Tacos, ceviches, tostadas, margaritas and more! Salute!  

Blackberry Market          
401 N. Main St.
(630) 474-9149
blackberry.cafe
Blackberry Market is a fast-casual cafe and bakery in downtown Glen Ellyn, offering up daily handcrafted meals, dinners to go, premium coffee drinks, memorable baked goods, and a robust catering menu.
 
Ellyn’s Tap and Grill
940 Roosevelt Rd.
(630) 942-0940
ellyns.com
Ellyn’s Tap and Grill is sure to be a favorite amongst locals, for a business lunch, an after work get-together, a hearty dinner or a late night snack. Ellyn’s offer some of the best craft beers in the area. And, they have something to please every appetite, from the BLT chopped salad to their famous Italian beef egg rolls. The huge 8-ounce burgers are always fresh and come in many classic styles.

Fire + Wine
433 N. Main St.
(630) 793-9955
fireandwine.net
With a casual and inviting atmosphere and outstanding customer service, Fire + Wine is a local hotspot indeed. The fare is constantly fresh, made daily and served nightly. Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, creative pastas, small plates, meals full of flavor and creative character, all paired alongside a casual vibe that leaves you feeling comfort and ease. Delicious wines, great cocktails and of course craft beers for the hop heads! It always makes a perfect weekend when you indulge at Fire + Wine.

Glen Oak Cafe
479 Pennsylvania Ave.
(630) 469-6262
glenoakcafe.com
Glen Oak Café is a casual, family-oriented restaurant serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week in a comfortable and welcoming setting. Since 1977, Glen Oak has been an integral part of the community! With a variety of meal options, including gluten-free, you can always find something to satisfy your hunger at this cafe! From their fluffy omelets and fresh-squeezed orange juice to a juicy burger or bowl of the daily homemade soup, whatever you are in the mood for, Glen Oak has it!  
 
Made in Italy
476 Forest Ave.
(630) 469-4146
dinnermadeinitaly.com
Made in Italy is an Italian-style restaurant that transports you to Napoli by providing a romantic and quaint atmosphere and a menu made of authentic Italian family recipes prepared by actual Italians. The owner is vivacious, engaging and dear. Don't be surprised if you make friends with her and exchange hugs and kisses when you leave – she's great! It's a warm, welcoming restaurant in every way!

Main Street Pub
466 N. Main St.
(630) 790-1734
themainstreetpub.com
Tasty burgers, craft beer and great service. The perfect place to meet up with friends or catch the latest game on one of their big screens. Their evolving menu is constantly offering new specials and seasonal favorites. Main Street Pub will soon become one of your neighborhood favorites!  

Maize and Mash
430 N. Main St.
(630) 547-2540
maizeplusmash.com
A small, cozy, intimate whiskey bar that exudes Southern charm. Small plates/salads/alternative sandwiches dominate the menu with a hefty bourbon list and serious cocktail regiment. Think cheese curds, cauliflower tots, plus burgers, jambalaya and more!

Marché
496 N. Main St.
(630) 790-8890
marche496.com
Marché is a zippy hive – alive with curated collection of delectable foods, amazing entertaining accessories, and a crew passionate about cheese, wine and accoutrements. Stop in for a glass of wine, or share a cheese plate or lunch with a friend. Or, try one of the abundant picnic boxes to enjoy for outdoor dining, concerts, or simply a day in the park or on the train.

Marinella Italian Restaurant
548 Duane St.
(630)469-7277
marinellaitalianrestaurant.com
Marinella's Italian Restaurant offers fresh seafood dishes to delight any appetite. From their farm-raised salmon and classic clams, to their special made fresh pasta and classic Italian wines, they have the best Southern Italian flavors in town!  

Nobel House
419 N. Main St.
(630) 547-2180
nobelhouserestaurants.com
The best Poutine in town! The owners of Nobel House have taken their inspiration from the legendary Alfred himself to create a dining and entertainment experience unlike any other. From their vast collection of local and nationally recognized microbrews to their handcrafted cocktails to their succulent smoked meats, fresh seafood and amazing brunch options, you will and your friends will understand why they were featured on WGN’s Chicago’s Best!

Northside Sports Bar and Grill
499 Pennsylvania Ave.
(630) 469-4602
northsidesportsbar.com
Whether you are a Cubs or Sox fan, the owners and staff at Northside will welcome you with open arms and amazing pub food. Nachos, wings, burgers and more, this place will quickly become your next local hangout with friends and family.  

Reserve22
485 Winchell Way
(630) 469-5550
reserve22.com
Reserve 22 is nestled on the beautiful landscape of the Village Links Golf Course and features a spectacular outdoor patio overlooking our pristine 18th green. This American bistro restaurant and bar pours craft beer and mixes cocktails, all served with a serene view. Great burgers, friendly staff and a gorgeous atmosphere. Fabulous bar area too!  

Santa Fe Restaurant
426 N. Main St.
( 630) 790-3311
santaferestaurant.net
Santa Fe specializes in authentic Mexican food and cocktails! A great family-friendly experience and fun environment! You will find many gourmet and specialty entrées made with fresh ingredients from scratch, including gluten-free options. And, you can’t go wrong with a handcrafted margarita or sangria while noshing on chips and homemade guacamole!

Shannon's Irish Pub
428 N. Main St.
(630) 790-9080
shannonsirishpub.com
Located in the heart of Glen Ellyn, Shannon’s offers Irish cuisine in a charming atmosphere with a beautiful Irish pub theme. Enjoy a cozy seat or booth inside or dine out on our back patio during the warm, lazy summer months.  

Sushi Ukai
419 N. Main St. and 281 S. Rice Lake Sq., Wheaton
(630) 790-8899
sushiukai.com
Voted Best of the West 2020 in West Suburban Living, you won’t find sushi fresher or more exquisite presented than at Sushi Ukai! If you’re a sushi-lover or are looking for something new, flavorful, and unique in a pleasant atmosphere, then stop by Sushi Ukai located in downtown Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Town Square. From the moment you walk in, you feel welcomed to their cuisine family.

The Joy Bar
548 Crescent Blvd.
(630) 504-0669
thejoybar.com
A place for you to get “joy-fuel” and energized! The JOY Bar provides local and organic juices, smoothies and salads to fuel and heal within.  Started by two women with a love for health, wellness, and community, the JOY Bar serves healthy, delicious eats, which are made to make you feel good inside and out!  

Thipi Thai
530A Crescent Blvd.
(630) 469-9001
thipithaiglenellyn.com  
At this unique Thai restaurant, the ingredients place emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. The dishes at Thipi Thai are known for their complex interplay of fundamental taste senses in each dish including sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy.  

Tutto Bene Italian Express
552 Crescent Blvd.
(630) 469-4790
A great spot for a nice lunch or a quick grab and go dinner. Salads, sandwiches, wraps and traditional Italian dishes fill the menu! There is a beautiful patio to enjoy in the warmer months, plus a bonus: free garlic bread with your dinner. Definitely a hidden gem!  

2Toots Train Whistle Grill
450 N. Main St.
(630) 858-4300
2toots.com
At 2Toots Train Whistle Grill, they’ve recreated the look and feel of a ‘50s lunch counter, rekindling the fond memories or a time past. They pride themselves on creating a relaxing place that appeals to kids of all ages. Offering old-fashioned burgers, fries, hot dogs, salads and more. And, you can’t leave without trying one of their amazing shakes, malts or hand-dipped ice cream treats!  


Lombard

Avanzare Italian Restaurant
667 W. Roosevelt Rd.
(630) 317-7076
avanzareitalianrestaurant.com
If you are in the mood for delicious food using fresh ingredients at an affordable price, then we are the spot for you. The menu features many mouth-watering dishes, including amazing specials like our award-winning house specialty minestrone and mussels. Avanzare offers scrumptious food to their diners that can be enjoyed in the restaurant or picked up for a fantastic feast in the comfort of your home.

Babcock's Grove House
101 W. St. Charles Rd.
(630) 613-8920
babcocksgrove.com
Babcock’s Grove House is a casual dining spot located in the heard of historic downtown Lombard. You will find fresh, simply prepared Midwestern comfort foods. Not a big restaurant by any means, but the intimate setting with vintage, conversation level music and a purposeful lack of televisions accommodates the locals, both inside and out. Embracing the community’s history, you will find subtle nods in the décor, menu and logo, and their love of all things lilacs!

Claim Jumper Restaurant and Saloon
92 Yorktown Center Mall
(630) 932-4290
claimjumper.com
Famous for food crafted with the best ingredients and an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. Claim Jumper offers an experience sure to satisfy everyone. The menu features a medley of homemade dishes including burgers, sandwiches, fresh-baked pot pie, specialty salads, pasta and desserts. Perfect for a casual family dinner or intimate date night!  

Firewater BBQ
440 E. Roosevelt Rd.
(630) 317-7978
firewaterbbq.com
Great barbecue is hard to find, but you will not be disappointed at Firewater BBQ. The flavors, traditions and hospitality of Southern style BBQ have been perfected here. Slow-cooked meats, tacos, salads and sweets. And, read up on the history of Firewater, as its origins date back the great Chicago Fire of 1871!

Greek Islands
300 E. 22nd St.
(630) 932-4545
greekislands.net
Since 1971, the same owners continue to provide great food, great service and value. From Greece, they select and ship to their restaurant the highest quality extra virgin olive oil, superior wines and the best cheese, herbs and seafood. Rated one of the best Greek restaurants in the country, it’s a must-try in town!  

Ground Level 105
105 W. St. Charles Rd.
(630) 376-4105
groundlevel105.com
Located in Downtown Lombard, Ground Level 105 features chef-driven, modern American cuisine that blends regional and international flavors created with high-quality, fresh ingredients. Guests can enjoy an epicurean dining experience in a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere. A local favorite and must-visit place!

Harry Carays Italian Steakhouse
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
(630) 953-3400
harrycarays.com
Harry Carays Italian Steakhouse serves the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The sophisticated, high-energy restaurant is home to a museum-quality collection of sports memorabilia, original newspapers and photographs. Big-name athletes, celebrities and politicians are regularly spotted at this must-see Chicago-themed institution. Guests seeking a welcoming spot to catch any major sporting event can hang out in Harry’s plasma-packed bar.

Jerusalem Cafe
300 W. Roosevelt Rd.
(630) 629-6400
jerusalemcafetogo.com
Jerusalem Café is the perfect place for a quick and healthy Middle-eastern style meal! There are great appetizers including the baba gannough and stuffed grape leaves. Traditional entrées like the chicken shawarma or steak shish kabob all come with rice pilaf, vegetables, hummus or tahini and pita bread! Plus, there are lighter meals, sandwiches and desserts. Great value and portion sizes too!

Millers Ale House
455 Butterfield Rd.
(630) 41-3371
millersalehouse.com
Come hang out, watch sports, be yourself, and enjoy the company of others without breaking the bank. Miller’s is known for their wide variety of freshly prepared dishes, and daily lunch, dinner and cocktail specials. The extensive menu offers something for everyone. And, with over 75 beer varieties, including sought-after foreign imports and craft brews, signature cocktail pitchers and loads of specialty drinks, they’ve got you covered any day of the week.

P.F. Changs
2361 Fountain Square Dr.
(630)652-9977
pfchangs.com
At P.F. Chang’s, an Asian restaurant, you will find the talented chefs hand-rolling dim sum, hand chopping and slicing all vegetables and meats, scratch cooking every sauce and wok-cooking each dish each and every day. And, they are always introducing new dishes and drinks for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Try something new every time!  

Rosemary and Jeans Public House
116 S. Main St.
(630) 519-3747
rosemaryandjeans.com
This white, Colonial-style house, known as the Alice Gray House by the Lombard Historical Society, was most recently used by The Lombardian newspaper staff. This house is now a public house! A public house is a place for friends and neighbors to gather to enjoy good food, libations and company. Rosemary and Jeans is a family-friendly restaurant with a space and a menu for everyone. It is accessible, with bike racks and a parking lot and just steps away from the Metra station, Lilacia Park and The Library.

Sebastian's Ale and Whiskey House
801 E. Roosevelt Rd.
(630) 376-6947
sebastianshouse.com
Sebastian's Ale and Whiskey House offers a wide selection of draft beer and whiskey, and a ton of TV's for watching your favorite team play ball. Sebastian's is officially a Blackhawks bar, but they show all sports. Their food menu includes steaks, burgers, pastas, comfort food, desserts and bacon!

The Capital Grille
87 Yorktown Shopping Center
(630) 627-9800
thecapitalgrille.com
From the moment you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and art-deco chandeliers provide a warm, stately setting for their nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. With service as gracious as it is attentive, the experience is always impressive!

The Patio
2780 S. Highland Ave.
(630) 627-2600
patioribs.com
The Patio is a place where people can enjoy great barbecue and relax! Their famous barbecue ribs and rotisserie chicken are always cooked fresh throughout the day, and the signature smoked meats – think sliced beef brisket, pulled pork, and pulled turkey – are seasoned and slow cooked for hours. Made-from-scratch soups and more, you really can taste the difference!

Weber Grill Restaurant
2331 Fountain Sq.
(630( 953-8880
webergrillrestaurant.com
The Weber Grill Restaurant is the result of over 60 years of classic outdoor grilling – from the people who invented the Weber Charcoal kettle grill. You‘ll taste the difference that decades of grilling expertise make. More than a steakhouse and barbecue, the chefs are the grilling experts for seafood and vegetable specials as well.


Wheaton

302 Wheaton
302 Front St.
(630) 480-0198 
302wheaton.com 
Great place with good food and amazing beer selection! Limited seating indoors, but plenty of room outside. They are family friendly and will have things like bears games shown outside via projector. And those pretzels!

Adelle's Fine American Fare 
535 W. Liberty Dr. 
(630) 784-8015 
Adelle’s varied menu includes some of the home cooking you remember from childhood but pumped up a notch, some dishes you may never want to attempt at home, and a few special occasion, holiday and wine dinner events sprinkled throughout the year. 

Altiro Latin Fusion 
132 N. Hale St. 
(630) 480-0397 
altirolatinfusion.com
Altiro Latin Fusion offers tapas-style inspired Latin fusion cuisine of classic dishes with infused new flavors from Spain, Mexico, and South America. The dishes are presented in a tapas-style way, inspired by Spain's tapas, which are small Spanish savory dishes, typically served with drinks at a bar. A dining experience in Wheaton, and high marks for originality, variety, and quality. Definitely worth a visit. 

Egg'lectic Café 
145 N. Hale St.
(630) 690-9001 
egglecticcafe.com 
Egg'lectic Café is an upscale breakfast restaurant, featuring skillet and omelet specialties, as well as delicious French toast unlike any you've ever had. To better serve you, our breakfast food is available all day and we have a selection of 14 sandwiches on our lunch menu.

Gia Mia
106 Hale St.
(630) 480-2480 
giamiapizzabar.com
The scratch kitchen, chef-driven menu offers guests of all ages a wide variety of menu choices like our wood-fired pizzas, pastas, small plates, seafood and greens. Our beverage menu includes handcrafted cocktails and regional Italian-inspired wines. From guest favorites like Zucchini Fritters or Honeycomb + Ricotta, our seasonal and gluten-free menu offers something for everyone.

Il Sogno 
100 N. Hale St.
(630) 682-5900
sognowheaton.com 
Sogno offers an enticing menu that focuses on a traditional modern Southern Italian cuisine. Completely family owned and operated with an amazing rooftop! 
 
Ivy Restaurant
120 N. Hale St. 
(630) 665-2489 
ivyofwheaton.com
Wonderful historic setting combined with excellent service plus great food makes "Ivy" a must for lunch or dinner. Ivy Restaurant is so inviting and friendly from the moment you walk in the door! The secluded patio is fabulous for summer dining! You just can’t go wrong at Ivy! Plus, they have the best mussels west of Maine! 

Lu's Sushi and Chinese
2001 S. Naperville Rd. 
(630) 858-8889
lussushiandchinese.com
Lu's serves traditional and Americanized Chinese food and sushi. Looking for great Chinese in Wheaton? Go to Lu’s. The Szechuan-style flounder fillet is amazing and is something that not everyone offers. Try it – you will be amazed! The sushi is delicious and fresh, and prices are great for the portion sizes.  

Moveable Feast and Company 
112 N. Hale St. 
(630) 868-3777 
moveablefeastandco.com
Moveable Feast and Company is a neighborhood café and catering company that brings artisanal cooking to your table. Ingredients are sourced from local growers, creating seasonal salads, sandwiches, meals to go and fresh-baked pastries. Every dish is made from scratch, the meats are smoked and grilled in house, and the fish comes from companies that support wild fisheries and aquaculture.

Sushi Mono
230 W. Front St.
(630) 517-8238 
sushimono.com
This upscale Japanese restaurant and bar housed in a historic space showcases sushi, sake and wine.  

Suzette's Crêperie 
211 W. Front St. 
(630) 462-0898
suzettescreperie.com 
Suzette's Creperie is an award-winning, exclusively French wine bar / bistro with afternoon tea and French-inspired bakery, patterned after the Boulangeries and Patisseries of Paris. Enjoy a taste of Paris, while leaving the jet-lag behind!

The Burger Social
108 N. Hale St.
(630) 480-0458 
theburgersocial.com
Quality ingredients meet an urban experience. A proprietary brisket blend highlights the upscale burger menu that features something for everyone. Soups, salads, sandwiches provide variety and feature fresh ingredients. Inside and outside seating is available, and a great urban feel in a historic downtown Wheaton building.  
 
The Hen House of Wheaton 
1060 College
(630) 480-0611 
thehenhouseofwheaton.com 
The Hen House of Wheaton restaurant and coffee bar is family owned. They focus on a more decadent but healthy alternative to your average breakfast and lunch restaurant. You will feel relaxed in the urban farmhouse setting. There is a cozy fireplace to warm up next to in the cooler months and a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy in the warmer months.

Warren's Ale House
51 Town Sq. 
(630) 462-5126 
warrensalehouse.com 
Warren's is a place that we can all agree on! My husband and I love trying new beers with their 5-ounce pours. We love going for a family night on Sunday evenings. Service is great. The Italian beef egg rolls are amazing. We also love the classic giant soft pretzel.
 
Wok n Fire
120 E. Liberty Dr. 
(630) 665-1440 
woknfire.com
Wok n Fire is a sushi-centric concept featuring Asian-inspired cuisine from Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, and Japan. Menu features include traditional maki rolls, soups and salads, stir-fry dishes and noodle bowls, and signature entrées.  


Local tip:  
"Sebastian's Ale and Whiskey house has a very extensive menu for beer, scotch and whiskey. I had easts too – bruschetta (yummy) and a Diablo burger cooked exactly the way I ordered. They have a nice array of foods to please all taste profiles. FYI: If you want to take your youngsters, that's okay, too; my son loved the chicken fingers."