Visitors Guide
Steaks and Seafood

Steaks and Seafood

Surf and Turf in Downstate Illinois

Delicious steaks and seafood are waiting for you in Downstate Illinois. The prefect way to celebrate an anniversary, enjoy a birthday, or to transform a normal day into a special occasion. Enjoy these favorites from our 21 counties.

1860 Public House

Red Bud, Illinois
Casual dining atmosphere featuring craft beer & cocktails at the Historic Square in Red Bud, IL....more!

Andria's Restaurant

O'Fallon, Illinois
Set on a knoll surrounded by evergreens, Andria's is only 15 miles east of St. Louis in O'Fallon, IL. Step ...more!

Anthony's Wild West Restaurant & Fallout Saloon

Flora, Illinois
Anthony's Wild West in Flora, IL is your one-stop-shop for all things fun! They serve pizza and BBQ into the ni...more!

August The Mansion

O'Fallon, Illinois
August The Mansion is a timeless and iconic dining destination within the oldest home in O’Fallon, IL. Built ...more!

Aviston Family Restaurant

Aviston, Illinois
Aviston Family Restaurant strives for excellence in the preparation of every recipe. ...more!

BackPorch SmokeHouse

Robinson, Illinois
BackPorch SmokeHouse specializes in smoked meats in a casual atmosphere....more!


Belleville, Illinois
BEAST Craft BBQ Co. in Belleville, IL guarantees barbecue that's “all killer, no filler." Try BEAST ...more!

Bella Milano

O'Fallon, Illinois
At Bella Milano, you'll find seasonally inspired cuisine and St. Louis-style Italian cooking, made from recipes...more!

Benjamin's Steakhouse & Lounge

Keyesport, Illinois
Enjoy a hot, delicious meal and a cold drink from the extensive menu at Benjamin's Steakhouse! This steakhouse and ...more!

Big Mama's BBQ Express

Washington Park, Illinois
Another item unique to the St. Louis area is the crispy pig snoot. Snoots, which have a flavor similar to pork rind...more!

Billy Bob and Nina's Restaurant

Enfield, Illinois
The best potato salad and chicken fried steak around! Stop in to try out our southern style home cooked food!...more!

Blind Society

Vandalia, Illinois
Visit Blind Society to enjoy a traditional restaurant with a modern twist!  Our signature entrees as well as h...more!

The Boiler Room Restaurant

Okawville, Illinois
Delicious home style cooked food located on Hanover Street....more!

Broadway Bar & Grill

Highland, Illinois
A staple in the community for many years, Broadway has become accustomed to a reputation for its delectable cuisine...more!

Bubba Lubba BBQ

Paris, Illinois
Drive Thru, Dine-In and catering...more!

The Burnt End

Red Bud, Illinois
The Burnt End is a BBQ restaurant in the heart of downtown Red Bud, IL that serves delicious BBQ and ...more!

Casino Queen Restaurant

East St. Louis, Illinois
Dine in only. Steak served with the utmost quality....more!

Centralia House

Centralia, Illinois
From the historic atmosphere, exceptional service, to the exquisite cuisine, you are sure to enjoy your dining...more!

Chappy's Steakhouse

Grayville, Illinois
We serve lunch, dinner, and drinks!...more!

Copper Fire

Belleville, Illinois
Stylish, contemporary restaurant and bar offering New American fare, cocktails, and live acoustic mu...more!

Crafty Crab

Fairview Heights, Illinois

Crossroads Restaurant & Lounge

Bond County, Illinois
We are a family style restaurant. We serve breakfast, lunch and supper. We have great food, service and prices....more!

D.S. Vespers Sports Pub & Eatery at The EDGE

Belleville, Illinois
The EDGE features freshly made food with the majority of it locally sourced.  We have been long known for our ...more!

Deep South

McLeansboro, Illinois
Order your southern food favorites from this veteran owned and operated BBQ restaurant in McLeansboro. Deep South&#...more!

Eagle's Nest

Addieville, Illinois

Eckert's Country Restaurant

Belleville, Illinois
Eckert's, the largest family-owned Pick-Your-Own orchard in the U.S., started as a simple roadside stand in 191...more!

Fairways at Greenview

Centralia, Illinois
Located at Greenview golf course in Centralia, Fairways is great American food! Steaks, salads, sandwiches, entrees...more!

A Fine Swine BBQ

Swansea, Illinois
Enjoy traditional barbecue at A Fine Swine BBQ. A Fine Swine uses traditional low-and-slow cooking methods to serve...more!

Fletcher's Kitchen & Tap - Belleville

Belleville, Illinois
Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap is a family owned and operated business with deep roots in the Belleville commun...more!

Frankie's On The Hill

Nashville, Illinois
At Frankie's our goal is to provide a great atmosphere, paired with food to rival. With music to set the mood, ...more!

Frederico's Restaurant

Waterloo, Illinois
Everything prepared to order, with fresh ingredients and great service, all at an affordable price. Come join us he...more!

Funderburk's Gas Grill & Deli

Pocahontas, Illinois
We are a full service diner offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our varied menu includes everything from breakfa...more!

Gallagher's Restaurant

Waterloo, Illinois
Located in historic downtown Waterloo, Illinois, and just minutes from the metro St. Louis area, Gallagher's ha...more!

Gaucho's Argentinian Steakhouse

Fairview Heights, Illinois

The Good Ol' Days Restaurant

New Baden, Illinois
Good Ol Day's is the Oldest restaurant in Clinton County. Now that says a lot !...more!

Gray's Restaurant

Bridgeport, Illinois
We have served Lawrence County and the surrounding areas for 70 years. Come enjoy our hand cut steaks and catfish!...more!

Grecian Steak & Seafood House

Pinckneyville, Illinois
Excellent service, amazing steaks, reasonable prices! The best steak in all of southern Illinois....more!

Hoffman House

Hoffman, Illinois
Delicious drinks, come hangout with us!...more!

The Holiday Motel & Restaurant

Olney, Illinois
Eat, sleep and celebrate at The Holiday Motel & Restaurant in Olney, IL! The hotel offers an indoor pool and ho...more!

J & T's Caliber

Sparta, Illinois
We are an American Bar & Grill. Our made from scratch menu includes steaks, seafood, & burgers....more!

Jack's on the Green

Fairview Heights, Illinois

Jerry's Grill & Bar

Wamac, Illinois
Opened in 1970 by Jerry and Marilyn Jolliff. Jerry's has a reputation for hand cut steaks, large portions, and frie...more!

Jesse's Soul Cafe

Belleville, Illinois
"Our food is crafted with love from the soul."...more!

Jovalou Cuisine & Cocktails

Fairfield, Illinois
Cuisine you’ve never seen in an atmosphere you won’t want to leave! Jovalou Cuisine & Cocktails in ...more!


Wayne City, Illinois
JT's is a family owned and operated small town diner. We offer a variety of home cooked plate lunches and sandw...more!

K and M Diner

Fairfield, Fairfield

Karsyns Soule

Fairview Heights, Illinois
A restaurant with soul food, varieties of fish and wings, as well as homemade desserts that are to die for. Pe...more!

The Keys Lake Carlyle

Keyesport, Illinois
We have 3 full dining areas & 3 full service bars. Our UPSTAIRS Bar includes a DECK that OVERLOOKS THE LAKE. Ba...more!

Lenjo's Bar

Pocahontas, Illinois

Little Nashville Restaurant

Nashville, Illinois
Little Nashville Restaurant is your destination for good home cooking in Nashville, Illinois....more!

Lotawata Creek

Fairview Heights, Illinois
To provide our guests with quality, made from scratch food at an affordable price, quality service, and a confortab...more!

Lu-Bob's Family Restaurant

Greenville, Illinois
At LuBobs you will find breakfast, sandwiches, dinners, pizza, homemade pies and soft freeze any time of day. LuBob...more!

Mad Pig Bar-B-Q

Lawrenceville, Illinois
Started by Mark and Debbie Montgomery in 2015, MAD Pig BBQ dishes out the highest quality, best tasting BBQ. Each d...more!

Main Street Supper Club

Marshall, Illinois
This restaurant is a 5-star gem located in a small town in east-central Illinois.  We are only 5 minutes off I...more!

Marx Brothers Restaurant & Lounge

Highland, Illinois
A local restaurant and lounge located on Laurel St. in Highland, Illinois. We serve hearty portions of Steak, Pasta...more!

Mascoutah Steakhouse

Mascoutah, Illinois
Mascoutah Steakhouse is a family-owned and operated restaurant famous for their homemade soups and pies! Mascoutah ...more!

McGuire's Bar & Grill

Centralia, Illinois

Michael's Restaurant

Highland, Illinois
Michael’s Restaurant was established in 1941 by Bill and Vera Michael and their son, R. Guy and his wife, Joa...more!

Millside Inn

Germantown, Illinois
Millside is located in Germantown, IL. It is the oldest building in town. We just recently added the barnyard outba...more!

Nuby's Steakhouse

Pocahontas, Illinois
Here at Nuby’s Steakhouse, we continue a long tradition of providing great quality food at reasonable prices....more!

Olde Tyme Steakhaus

Olney, Illinois
Let Olde Tyme Steakhaus transport you to simpler times on your Downstate Illinois adventure in Olney. The restauran...more!

Orphan Smokehouse

Centralia, Illinois

Phoenix Grill

Lawrenceville, Illinois

Pistol City Restaurant & Saloon

Coulterville, Illinois
Enjoy a delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet, as well as a full menu! Pistol City Restaurant's fried chicken, burg...more!

Poor Little Mikey's Choo Choo Barbeque

Robinson, Illinois
Delicious BBQ prepared with love....more!

Popeye's Chop House

Breese, Illinois
USDA Choice Steaks, Pork, Fresh Seafood, Chicken, Pasta Dishes, and much more!...more!

Powhatan Motel Restaurant

Pocahontas, Illinois
Delicious food and amazing service!...more!

Pullin Pork

Greenville, Illinois

Reids' Harvest House

Chester, Illinois
There are always plenty of entrees to choose from on our line. Our menu consists of over 100 separate recipes that ...more!

Reifschneider's Grill & Grape - Columbia

Columbia, Illinois
Reifschneider’s Grill & Grape offers a unique dining experience with soups and salads, brick oven pizzas,...more!

Reifschneider's Grill & Grape - Freeburg

Freeburg, Illinois
Reifschneider’s Grill & Grape offers a unique dining experience that includes something for everybody inc...more!

Richards Farm Restaurant

Casey, Illinois
Located in the sleepy town of Casey, IL, Richards Farm is a classic American style restaurant. There is a picturesq...more!

Sam's Steakhouse

Marshall, Illinois
We take pride in our selection offerings Ribeye, T-Bone,Filet, Pork, Poultry, and Fish. At Sam's steakhouse eac...more!

See-Food BBQ

Marshall, Illinois
New Restaurant and Camp Store inside Lincoln Trail State Park. Old restaurant closes in 2022. Has Smoked Pork, pull...more!

Shogun Japanese Steak, Seafood and Sushi

Fairview Heights, Illinois
Shogun House Japanese Restaurant welcomes you to a pleasant and memorable dining experience. We cater for all occas...more!

Shorty's BBQ

Norris City, Illinois

Shorty's Smokehouse

Waterloo, Illinois
When you think of Downstate Illinois, don't you think of barbecue? Shorty's Smokehouse in Waterloo makes cl...more!

Skootr's Restaurant & Bar

Mascoutah, Illinois

Smoked to the Bone, Inc. BBQ

Iuka, Illinois

Smokin' K's BBQ & More

Millstadt, Illinois
Traditional American cuisine including barbecue and breakfast....more!

Soulcial Kitchen

Swansea, Illinois
Mobility with a Mission! Food trucks offering BBQ, tacos, burgers and more, all for a cause!  Tuesday-Satur...more!

Southside Ribs

Sparta, Illinois
Southside Ribs is the perfect place for barbecue lovers. The menu features a ton of different options, so there is ...more!

Squatter's Knob BBQ

Toledo, Illinois

Susie's Restaurant

Red Bud, Illinois
American food served to you with a smile....more!

Swansea Fish Stand

Swansea, Illinois
Friendly local fish stand serving fried fish, chicken, hamburgers and more. Bringing friends and families together ...more!

The Salty Boar Inn and Smokehouse

Du Quoin, Illinois

Tiny's Pub & Grill

Columbia, Illinois
Visit Tiny’s Pub & Grill, a locally owned and operated restaurant in Downstate Illinois since 1975! Home ...more!

Trenton House

Trenton, Illinois

Tuscany Grill

Robinson, Illinois
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or an affordable night out with the family, Tuscany Grill can ...more!

The W Restaurant

Du Quoin, Illinois
Introducing the W Restaurant in Du Quoin, IL. Serving sandwiches, steak, pasta, fish, and chicken. Enjoy a full bar...more!

Washy's Pub

Columbia, Illinois
Join Washy's Pub for delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options with a hometown, friendly twist. Washy's...more!

The Wheelhouse Grille

Carlyle, Illinois
A wonderful destination at Carlyle Lake to enjoy a meal by yourself or with others. With a breathtaking view of the...more!

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