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Andrews at the Westbrook

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Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
US 51S, Forsyth. 875-0281, Open for lunch and dinner M-Sa. Sunday Brunch. $$$. AE/MC/V. Steaks, fajitas, sandwiches and salads. W/NA/HH.
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Beach House
Nelson Park Marina. 422-7202. M-Th 11-9pm Fr 11-10pm Sa 5-10pm Su 12-8pm. $-$$$. AE/V/MC. Enjoy casual dining with a lake view. American cuisine. W/HH. ^ back to top

Benny's Grill
1770 E. Pershing Rd., 217-875-6692. M-Su lunch & dinner. AE/V/MC, $$-$$$, W ^ back to top

Main & William St. 422-7000. French restaurant in an eclectic, artistic atmosphere. Open for lunch, pre-theatre dinners or late suppers featuring authentic French cooking and wine selections. W/NON/RR.
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Bourbon Barrel Bar & Grill
1355 N. Rt. 48. Colonial Mall. 429-7506. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Bar Hours: M-Sa 10am-2am. Sun Noon to 2am. $4.95 lunch specials M-Fr. Famous for Barrel Wings, Big Barrel Tenderloins and fresh breaded mushrooms. 2 big screens, pool tables and darts. Party space available. V/MC/WA/RA/EC/NA/CM/$-$$$. ^ back to top

Buffalo Wild Wings
851 S US Rt 51, Forsyth. 877-8370.Lunch and dinner 7 days a week. CC/$-$$$/W ^ back to top

Cheddars Casual Café
1340 Hickory Point Drive. 877-3100. Sun-Th 11-11 FSa 11-12. $$. D/AE/V/MC. Casual atmosphere specializing in steaks, chicken, ribs, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, pasta. Known for large portions/Low Prices/High Quality. Specialty is the Famous Cookie Monster Dessert. W/NA/CM/HH.
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Coney McKane's American Eatery
104 E. Prairie. 475-1111. Mon-Sat 7am-4pm. $ Killer breakfast and homemade pies daily. Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Panini's and Pizza. V/MC/AE/D/PC/NON. ^ back to top

Cracker Barrell
5120 Hickory Point Rd. 876-8036. Mon-Sun breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$ V/MC/AE/D/W/NA/CM. ^ back to top

Culver's Restaurants
Rt. 121 in front of Walmart East and the corner of Rt 51 N and Pershing Rd. Open daily until 10:00pm. Frozen custard made fresh throughout the day and our famous Butterburgers - made fresh and cooked to order. $$. V/MC/W/NON/CM/EC.
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Curly’s Sports Bar
2683 N. Water St., 217-875-9800 Hours: M-Sa, 3:30pm-1:30am. Good food, cold drinks, nightly dinner specials. Decatur’s favorite for Kareoke. CC, PC, $$, W ^ back to top

Debbie's Diner
1404 N. 22nd St. 423-4130. Mon-Sat breakfast & lunch. Tues-Sat breakfast, lunch & dinner. $-$$ ^ back to top

Decatur Club
158 W. Prairie. 429-4208. The address for business luncheons, private dinners or special celebrations. Members Only. Reciprocity with clubs around the world. Banquet facilities. W/NA/HH/RR.
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Doherty's Pub & Pins
242 E. William, 428-5612. Hours: M-TH 11am-10pm, FR-SA 11am-11pm. Lunch and dinner daily. A taste of Ireland in Downtown Decatur. Irish fare, imported beers on draft, Irish coffees. Banquet facilities and bowling lanes. AE/V/MC/D/NA, $-$$, W. ^ back to top

Downtown Cafe
217 N Main, 428-1120. M-Sa breakfast and lunch. CC/PC/$-$$/W. ^ back to

Dreamers Diner
3655 E US Rt 36, 330-7569. Breakfast served all day M-Sun. Buffet and full menu. CC/X/W/$-$$. ^ back to

Duffer’s Grill Room
727 W. Weaver, Hickory Point Golf Course, Forsyth, 217-421-6657. Seasonal hours; open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. AE/V/MC, PC, $-$$$, W, NON ^ back to top

El Corral
3655 E. US Rt. 36. 233-1714. Open Daily for lunch and dinner. AE/V/MC/D. $-$$ ^ back to top

El Matador
2912 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., 217-876-1827, 2048 Mt. Zion Rd., 217-864-4253, M-Su lunch & dinner, CC, PC, $$, W ^ back to top

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
4204 N. Prospect Dr., 217-877-7547, M-Su lunch & dinner. AE/V/MC, PC, $$, W ^ back to top

Fireside Grille
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel., 422-8800, Open daily 6am-2pm for breakfast & lunch, Tues-Sat for dinner from 5pm-10pm. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts, plus Fire Grilled Pizza. AE/V/MC. $-$$$. ^ back to top

Fuji Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
4292 N Prospect, 872-0600, M-Su lunch and dinner. Performance Chefs prepare Japanese cuisine with flair. Great for group dining. AE/V/MC.$-$$. W. ^ back to top

The Gin Mill
124 E. Prairie Ave., 217-330-8073, M-Sat lunch and dinner. Opens November 28, 2014. AE/V/MC.$-$$. ^ back to top

First Drive, South Shores Center, M-Su lunch and dinner. AE/V/MC. $$ ^ back to top

Hickory River Smokehouse
2330 S Mt Zion Rd, 864-1864. Open daily for lunch and dinner, catering. CC/PC/W/$. ^ back to top

Jan’s East End Grill
566 N. Brush College Rd. 217-428-0094. M-Sa breakfast & lunch. PC, $, NON ^ back to top

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop
100 E. Prairie. 423-8323. Mon-F 10-9 Sat 10-5 Sun 11-5. 2950 N. Water. 872-8282. Mon-Sa 10-12am Sun 11-10pm $. PC/Cash. Fresh oven baked bread, high quality meats and cheese. Delivery available. W/NON.
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2320 E. Main St. (Several locations in the Decatur area). 423-1719. $. 7 days-10:30-10pm. Cash.
Inside seating and picnic areas. 100% ground beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, loins, fish. Real milkshakes. Home owned and operated. W/NA.
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La Gondola Spaghetti House
2825 N. Water St., 217-875-4888, 2034 Mt. Zion Rd., 217-864-4333, 824 W. Eldorado, 217-422-7777, Tu-Sa lunch & dinner. AE/V/MC, PC, $-$$, W, NON ^ back to top

Lincoln Square Lounge
121 N. Main St. 423-2180. Mon-Thur 11am-1am. Fr-Sat 11am-2am. Greek food & drink in downtown Decatur. $-$$. V/MC/AE ^ back to top

Lock Stock & Barrel
129 S. Oakland Ave. 429-7411. $$. M-Th 11-12am FrSa 11-2am Su 10-10. D/AE/DC/V/MC. Food, fun and entertainment near the Millikin University campus. Soups, salad bar, sandwiches and specialty items. Sunday Brunch. Music on the weekends.
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Main Hangar Restaurant
910 Airport Rd., 421-7452.M-Th 7am-9pm, Fr/Sa 7am-10pm, Su 8am-2pm. AE/V/MC. $$-$$$. W. ^ back to top

Mi Pueblito
1603 W. King. 428-7610. M-Su lunch & dinner. AE/V/MC, PC, $$, W ^ back to top

Rt. 51S, Forsyth. Open for lunch and dinner. Sunday Brunch. Located next to Cozhair.
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Olive Garden
Mound Center, Rt 51 and Mound Rd. 877-7470.Open for lunch at 11am. AE/V/MC. $-$$. W/NON/CM. ^ back to top

Paco’s Sol Bistro
237 N. Main. 330-6483. M-TH 11am-8pm. FR 11am-1am. SA 4pm-1am. American/Southwestern Fusion Cuisine. Steaks, seafood, burgers and more, all with a little twist. Executive Chef Paco Greenwell. CC/W. ^ back to top

Panera Bread
Ash Ave next to Circuit City. Open for lunch and dinner. Soups, sandwiches and salads.
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134 E. Main, downtown Decatur. 422-7278. 11am-8pm M-Sat. Open for lunch and dinner offering a variety of pasta dishes - create your own. Italian garden, family atmosphere. $$. AE/V/MC/WA/NON/CM. ^ back to top

Paul's Confectionery
999 N. Water St. 428-6665. Tu-Fr 7-7 Sa 7-5. $. Cash. Nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of days gone by…Serving our famous family chili recipe since 1923. Homemade ice cream, shakes, malts, fountain drinks and sandwiches. W/NA.
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Raspberry Tea Room
US 51S, Elwin Antique Mall. 865-2916. Open for lunch T-Sa. $$$. Soups, sandwiches, salads, gourmet desserts in a quaint setting. W/NON/HH.
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Robbie's Bar & Grill
122 Merchant Street. 423-0448. M-F 11-10 Sa 11-3. $$. AE/V/MC. Casual dining in a distinctive downtown atmosphere on historic Merchant Street. Soups and salads, beef, chicken and seafood entrée specialties. WA/HH.
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Ruby Tuesday
4405 E. Rt. 36, 423-9989. Mon-Thur 11a,-1pm, Fr & Sa 11am-midnight, Sun 11am-10pm. $$. AE/V/MC. Soups, sandwiches, salads. Try the New Orleans Seafood! W/NA. ^ back to top

Sloan’s Calzones
190 Merchant St., 875-4940. Subs, pasta, pizza & more. Dine-in, carry-out, delivery. www.sloansclazones.com $$-$$$. CC. ^ back to top

Sports Zone
Decatur Conference Center Hotel, 422-8800, Mon-Sat 5pm-1am, Sun Noon-10pm. $$. AE/V/MC. Grab a sandwich and watch the game on Big Screen TV’s. Website - click here. ^ back to top

St. Nicholas Grille
101 S. Main St. 422-4700. M-SA 11am-10pm. $$-$$$. PC/D/AE/V/MC.Completely new and different. Casual menu in the dining room and bar, or relaxed outdoor patio dining. Free Music Fridays. ^ back to top

Starbucks Coffee
Mound Rd. and Rt. 51 N - Target Center.
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Starship Billiards
3015 Grand Prix Dr. 872-8882. M-Su lunch & dinner. AE/V/MC. $$. Enjoy good food and cold drinks. ^ back to top

170 Merchant Street. 330-6365. Fresh, seasonal, rustic contemporary cuisine. Hours M-SA: Bar open 4-11pm, Dinner served 5-9pm. Banquet room available. $$-$$$$ RR/W/Major credit cards. ^ back to top

Texas Roadhouse
1155 North Rt 51. 876-7380. M-Th 4-10 F 4-11 Sa 11-11 Su 11-10. $$$. PC/AE/V/MC. Cowboy steakhouse serving steak, chicken, and ribs. Fresh baked bread and scratch based food items. Peanuts and lively atmosphere. W/NA/CM.
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University Dogs
Corner of Wood & Oakland. 422-2288. Mon-Wed 11am-9pm and Thur-Sat 11am-3am. Closed Sun. Dogs, sausages, burgers, Italian beef & more with all the trimmings. Dine in, carry out or catered. Like us on facebook for daily specials. ^ back to top

The Wagon
1987 N. Jasper St. 429-2260. M-Th 11-1am FrSa 11-2am Su 12-1am. $$$. PC/D/AE/V/MC. Newly remodeled, casual atmosphere with contemporary Chicago-style bar. Great appetizers, famous chicken and walleye on Fridays. W/CM.
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The Wharf
201 W. 1st Dr. in South Shores. 423-5450. Serving lunch and dinner Mon-Sat, kitchen open until 10:30 pm on Fri-Sat. Closed Sun. Featuring Fish on Fridays for $12.95 all you can eat. $$-$$$. W/AE/V/MC ^ back to top

Artisan Bakery & Café - 256 W Main. 422-3300. Open weekdays 7am-6pm, Sat 7am-3pm. $-$$. Offering a full line of bakery products, from basic table breads to decadent desserts, soups and sandwiches – espresso, coffee, tea and more. Dine in or carry out. ^ back to top

The Winery
1093 W Main. 422-7718. Grill closes at 10pm. Home of the Famous Wineryburger. $-$$. No credit cards. W. ^ back to top


Richards Farm
607 NE 13th Street. 832-5300. M-Th 11-8:30 FrSa 11-9 Su Buffet 10:30-2/open til 8:30. $$$. PC/D/AE/DC/CB/V/MC. Restored 1930’s barn. Rustic country ambiance. Specialties include a one pound pork chop, salad bar, and Sunday buffet. Open for lunch and dinner. W/NA/CM/RR.
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The Ariston Cafe
Located on Historic Rt. 66. An institution since 1935. Diner-esque atmosphere.
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Andrews at the Westbrook
217-465-2003. Th-Sa 5:30-9pm. $$$$. French restaurant with season changing menu. RR.
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