Peoria IL Restaurants
Peoria IL Restaurants abound with hundreds of local authentic dining options in the Peoria Area, you’re sure to find something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Looking for new restaurants to try out for date night? Whether you want a romantic candlelit dinner or a casual and fun atmosphere, try one of the many outstanding restaurants in Peoria.
Peoria IL restaurants can be found in several general areas in the city. Peoria Heights is a great place to find tasty restaurants primarily along Prospect Avenue in downtown Peoria Heights.
Downtown Peoria is another area where you’ll find some high quality restaurants from steaks, to bar food and BBQ. Near Bradley University you’ll find several popular locally owned restaurants including several ethnic specialty options.
The Shoppes at Grand Prairie is another Peoria Illinois area where restaurants abound including several national or regional chain restaurants.
Junction City shopping center features several popular locally owned eateries featuring American, Mexican, Asian foods and more.
The Pioneer Parkway area offers several ethnic restaurants including Greek, Lebanese as well as British food.
Because Peoria Peoria has one largest per-capita populations of Lebanese immigrants in the United States, don’t be surprised that there are many Mediterranean restaurants nearby.
The Metro Centre offers several great places to eat including Japanese, Mexican, pizza, subs as well as a classic diner.
The Northwoods Mall and Westlake Shopping Center areas, which are located on opposite sides of Sterling Avenue is filled with dining options from seafood to fast food, BBQ, Chinese, Mexican, burgers and more.
Vegan diners will find several restaurant options too in the Peoria area.
After an extended COVID closing, the popular Hong Kong Chinese Buffet on north University re-opened in early March.
For those who like Cajun food, you should try Rhythm Kitchen in the Contemporary Art Center building near the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
For uniquely Peoria dining, there are several recommendations. First on the list must be Avanti’s which has been a long standing favorite among Peorians especially for their Gondola sandwich. Now that the Bradley area location is closed, there are only 4 locations of Avanti’s including their East Peoria & Pekin locations.
Another perennial favorite among Peorians is Agatucci’s which is famous for their extremely thin pizza. The Fish House which is locally owned has been a Peoria classic for decades. Looking for a great diner? The 50’s Diner in Metro Centre and Gebby’s on War Memorial Drive are top picks. And One World by the Bradley University campus is also extremely popular in the Peoria area featuring a variety of options.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a find dining experience, you’re covered in the Peoria IL area. Look for our recommendations for specific restaurants coming soon.
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