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Satisfy your cosmopolitan tastes without ever leaving Ottawa’s charming historic community.  Our independent fine & casual dining establishments offer mouth-watering dishes highlighting local fair and ethnic tastes from around the world.  Treat your taste buds to Asian wonders, relish a taste of Old Mexico or savor a hand-tossed omelet created to your specifications.  Discover one of our local delicacies, the now famous pork tenderloin or flowerpot salads.  Whether you prefer your beef in burgers or dipped au jus and your chicken batter-fried or tenderly grilled, Ottawa restaurants can serve up a tempting array to satisfy any age or price point.  And don’t forget to top off your meal with a slice of delicious homemade pie, cool ice cream creation or one of our other delightful confections. 

 *Ottawa also boasts an array of chain restaurants including;  Arbys, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Jimmy Johns, KFC, Long John Silvers, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns and Taco Bell.

 

There are currently 48 Dining listing(s) available.

Alberto's Ristorante
1409 LaSalle St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-6200 | albertoristorante@yahoo.com
Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine - Wine Selection-Martini- Single Malt Scotch. Exquisite food made from scratch including fresh fish, prime beef filet and New York Strip, New Zealand French Cut Rack of Lamb! Great service! Seperate banquet room for business and private parties! Buon Appetito! Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm...Visit Website
Aussem Dogs
900 LaSalle Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | |
Get your Authentic Chicago Style Hot Dogs. A scrumptious, flavorful, complete lunch for under $5.00. It doesn't get any better than this! Open 11:00am to 3:00pm, Monday thru Friday. June thru October
BeeHive Restaurant
700 LaSalle St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-5640 | vlaznimi@yahoo.com
Come to the Bee Hive for some good home cooking! We offer a clean, family dining experience. Try our homemade soups made fresh daily. Serving breakfast all day. We can accomodate large or small groups. Open from 6:00 am - 3:00 pm seven days a week!...Visit Website
Bianchi's Pizza
607 LaSalle St. | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-6884 |
Come to one of Ottawa's favorites! Pizza - Beer - Wine - Soda! Sunday - Thursday 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fri - Saturday 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Captain's Cove Bar & Grill
1212 R#1 Dee Bennett Rd | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-0881 | covedd2005@sbcglobal.net
Waterfront restaurant at Starved Rock Marina...Outside deck dining with a fantastic riverview. Full service restaurant with large kids menu! Seperate Banquet/Meeting Room that can accomodate over 100 people. Seasonal Hours: Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from Memorial Day to Labor Day and Wednesday through Sunday from December 1st through March 17th. Same owners for 13 years....Visit Website
Carretto's Bar & Bowl
729 Chestnut Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-1469 | garyg.burrows@comcast.net
An Ottawa landmark offers casual dining in a welcoming, family environment. Enjoy our famous fried chicken, steaks and chops, pasta, seafood and hand-breaded tenderloins. Full-service bar with craft beers on draft. After dinner, enjoy a drink at our unique bar, or bowl a few games in our six-lane bowling center. Delivery is available, or call ahead and pick up at our take-out window.
Casa-Mia Restaurant
219 18th Ave. | Naplate, IL, 61350 | 815-434-0758 | phil.hoffman@mchsi.com
Offering a distinct menu of large steaks, seafood, pastas, and chic dinners. Enjoy great drinks, great food, a friendly atmosphere and meet Phil, the owner. Casual to dressy attire. Reservations recommended. Open Wed. - Sun. 5pm - 9pm.
China Inn
221 W. Etna Road | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-6688 | Fax: 815-433-6991 |
Offering a Chinese buffet with a wide selection! Conveniently located close to I-80 and all major hotels. Dine in or carry out available. No reservation required and everyone is welcome! Lunch buffet is $6.60 and dinner buffet is $7.99, including tax. Drinks cost an extra $1.00. Children prices: 2yrs - 5yrs $2.93, 6yrs - 10yrs $3.99. Dinner buffet begins at 3:30pm. A large room is reserved for special events accomodating up to 30 people - reservations not required for room, but preferred. Hours of Operation: 11:00am - 9:30pm Daily.
Corner 230 Restaurant
230 W. Madison St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-0000 | Fax: 815-434-0001 |
Eat. Drink. Laugh. Repeat. Introducing Ottawa's new and only Tapas style restaurant! Tapas are a way of eating and a way of living originating in Southern Spain. Today it is a casual and sociable way to enjoy food. Mix and share, order as an entree or build a whole meal around a series of dishes. Visit our website to view our diverse menu....Visit Website
Culver's of Ottawa
3001 Fairfield Lane | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-431-2283 | ottawa@culvers.biz
Culvers, home of the butter burger, has opened in Ottawa! Drive thru, dine in and carry out! Now serving delicious butter burgers, frozen custard, chicken, salads, fish and shrimp dinners! Hours of operation: 10am - 10pm EVERYDAY, open until 11pm in the summer....Visit Website
Didough
228 W. Main Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-4230 |
Having spent most of their successful careers in the health and service industries, Sandra Brown and Clay Begly wanted a healthy food alternative to the common fast food fix. As busy entrepreneurs- they often succumbed to the convenience of fast food- Sandras concern, as a nurse, was to have a product that was healthy- something she would feel good about feeding her own family- a product that not only would taste great, but be a good useable source of carbohydrates as well. Out of Sandras love of baking and passionate entrepreneur spirit, Didoughs Twisted Pretzel Company was born. Having run successful businesses in Pennsylvania, the Pretzel Capital of the U.S.- pretzels seemed the natural choice. Sandra spent many long hours perfecting the Didoughs wholesome pretzel dough. Clay spent many long hours laying out the design of the store. They chose to debut their product at local community events. The response was so overwhelming that they decided to go ahead and try their hand at retail. Their first location in Peru, IL was so successful that they opened a second in Peoria, IL and then a third in Princeton, IL. Each location works hard to consistently offer the unique, fresh products you have come to expect. Its time! To taste the Didoughs difference!.
Dragon City
517 E. Norris Dr. | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-3388 | Fax: 815-433-3388 | DRAGONCITYOFOTTAWA@yahoo.com
A Chinese Restaurant serving Americanized Chinese cuisine with a light flavor. Dine-in, takeout, and delivery available. Good food with great prices! Open 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week.
Esther's Sueno
602 Fillmore St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-9484 | Fax: 815-433-9484 |
Authentic and Delicious Mexican Cuisine!! Located behind Hermans Package Store and Patridge Marathon Gas Station. Check us out on Facebook! Hours of Operation: Monday thru Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm.
Fondita Mexican Grill
351 W. Stevenson Road | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-324-9002 |
Authentic and Delicious Mexican Cuisine!! Open Monday - Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 11:00am to 10:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am to 9:00pm Follow us on Facebook: LaFondita Mexican Grill Ottawa (yellow logo)
Halftime Restaurant Pizza & Cocktails
1625 E. Norris Drive | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-324-9389 |
Welcome to Halftime formerly known as Mike's. We offer a full menu including breakfast and a kids menu. We are family friendly restaurant. Our pizza is made from scratch with all the toppings you could ask for. Stop in and see us, or have us deliver. Delivery available 11 am to ? We deliver to Ottawa, Marseilles,Dayton and Wedron.
Hank's Farm Restaurant
2973 N IL Rt 71 | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-2540 | Fax: 815-434-1614 | hankfarminc@hotmail.com
Food - Gifts - Antiques - Costumes!! Italian American Menu featuring Steaks,Pasta, Seafood, Full Salad Bar, Kids Menu, and Sunday Brunch located in a renovated Old Dairy Barn with a Gift Shop and Antique Shop! Opened since 1941 in a farm - like setting with animals, shops, and lakes. Banquet Rooms available seating 50 to 125. Serving Dinner Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm and Sunday Brunch from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sunday Dinner 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Early Bird Menu 4:00pm - 9:00pm....Visit Website
Hi-Way Restaurant
210 W Norris Dr | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-431-9431 |
Good food! Great service! Offering a wide selection for the whole family: Kids Menu, Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Breakfast anytime! Open from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm 7 days a week! ...Visit Website
Jardines Restaurant
711 LaSalle Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-2833 | Fax: 815-434-0774 | Jardines711@sbcglobal.net
Authentic Mexican food, family atmosphere and a full bar. Party room available for any occasion. Variety of homemade ice cream and popsicles. Be sure to view our beautiful murals inside. Open seven days a week from 11am - 11pm....Visit Website
Jeremiah Joe Coffee
807 LaSalle Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | | jeremiahjoecoffee@gmail.com
We offer the finest in expresso based drinks and fresh roasted coffee, pastries and biscotti. We also have fresh roasted beans for your own kitchen! Check out our calendar on-line for monthly music events. Open from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm, Friday from 6:00 am - 10:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm....Visit Website
Jimmy John's of Ottawa
1202 Columbus St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-9133 | Fax: 815-433-9177 |
Jimmy John's offers tasty sub sandwiches served on freshly baked french bread! Our veggies, meats, and cheeses are sliced fresh everyday in our store! Jimmy John's also offers a variety of gourmet chips, giant cookies, jumbo dill pickles and fountain drinks. We offer a catering service with party platters, party subs, or box lunches for events. Jimmy John's also has delivery service available as well as indoor dining and outdoor dining on our patio. ORDER ON LINE AT www.JimmyJohns.com Hours of operation: 10:00am - 10:00pm daily. ...Visit Website
JJ's Pub on Main
104 W Main St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-431-1816 |
Daily lunch specials, Daily drink specials, fresh soup bar, sports bar. NFL ticket, MLB Package, ESPN Gameplan, 10 High Definition TVs, Internet Jukebox. Open Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am, Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 am and Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am....Visit Website
Lin Garden
305 W Main St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-3378 OR 815-434-3449 |
This Chinese restaurant offers sea food, poultry and a diet menu plus a wonderful buffet! Delivery and carryout available. Open 7 days a week from 11:00 am - 10:30 pm.
Monte's Riverside Inn
903 E Norris Drive | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-5000 |
Enjoy Monte's, It's Delicious! The best in steaks, pasta and fresh fish with a wonderful atmosphere! Outdoor dining overlooking the scenic Fox River - available during the summer. Open for dinner from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm seven days a week!...Visit Website
Mr. J's Hot Dogs & Gyros
323 W. Madison St. | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-431-8888 |
We offer a wide variety of food with reasonable prices. Mr J's is very family friendly. We are open until 3:00 a.m. on weekends. Hours. Mon - Thurs 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 3 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Muffy's Tap
423 W. Madison Street | Ottawa, IL, | 815-433-6839 |
Dollar bottle specials, Taco Tuesday's, live entertainment on weekends. Patio seating weather permitted.
New Brite Spot
810 E Norris Dr | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-3899 |
A family owned restaurant serving a diverse menu for everyone in the family. Smoke free and kid friendly. Open 7 days a week 6am - 10pm.
New Chalet Restaurant
514 State St, (Southside of Ottawa) | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-2746 | Fax: 815-433-0341 | thenewchalet@sbcglobal.net
Ottawa's southside full service restaurant. Daily specials, children's menu, smoke free environment, pick up window. Wednesday, Friday & Saturday All you can eat specials. VIP program. CALL FOR CURRENT HOURS. Spring/Summer hours: Sundays and Mondays - 6am - 2pm, and Tues thru Sat - 6am - 8pm. Fall/Winter hours: Mon - 6am - 2pm, Tues thru Thurs - 6am - 7pm, Fri and Sat - 6am - 8pm, and Sunday - 7am - 2pm....Visit Website
Obee's Soups Salads Subs
816 LaSalle St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-4805 | Fax: 815-433-4806 | obeesdistrict40@comcast.net
Fresh cut subs on your choice of white or wheat bread. Great selection of soups. Delivery available to Ottawa and Naplate. Open Monday thru Friday 10:30am - 6:30pm and Saturday 10:30am - 4:00pm. Closed Sunday....Visit Website
Ottawa Clocktower Shell
3074 N. State Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-7581 |
Truck Stop fare
R Grotto Ristorante
710 LaSalle Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-431-1100 |
R special deep dish and thin crust pizza, BBQ Ribs and tantalizing pasta dishes. We have a full bar, with specialty beers and wine available. Open 4:00 pm to midnight 7 days a week. Dine In, Carry Out & Delivery!
Sam's Pizza
802 W. Norris Dr. | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-5690 |
For over 50 years Sam's has been serving Ottawa! Our menu includes delicious thin crust pizza, beef sandwiches, and our famous beef roll pizza! Come see why we've been around for so long! You'll taste the difference! Open late hours.
Shakers Lounge and Sports Bar
121 W. Stevenson Road | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-2110 | shakers@shakerslounge.com
Home of great food, spirits, and most of all great times! Shakers has that naturally welcoming atmosphere of fun and friendship that no chain can compete with! SPORTS BAR! We offer live music every weekend with no cover charge, Karoke on Thursday, plus an outside volley ball sand court. Meeting space available. Open 7 days a week 10am - 2am....Visit Website
Subway
1st Location: Downtown, 1118 Columbus St, 2nd Location: Conroys Gas Station, 4105 N. Columb | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-6400 OR 815-434-9140 |
SUBWAY - SALADS and SANDWICHES! Healthy and Delicious! Eat Fresh! Visit us in Ottawa at one of our two locations: Downtown Ottawa in the strip mall on Columbus St. or Up North in Conroy's Gas Station.
Sunfield Restaurant
2754 Columbus St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-5500 | Fax: 815-434-5501 |
Welcome to the Sunfield! Homemade food in a family atmosphere with affordable prices! Serving Breakfast all day. Banquet Room available for meetings, birthdays, reunions accomodating up to 70 people. Open 7 days a week 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thai Cafe
610 Columbus St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-431-8090 |
Stop in our cafe for a taste of Thailand! We serve traditional Thai dishes prepared with aromatic spices and flavors - spicy or mild. Our menu includes: appetizers, soups, noodles, fried rice, curry and sauteed entrees, and deserts.
The Bears Den Sports Bar and Grill
1607 Ottawa Ave | Naplate (West of Ottawa), IL, 61350 | 815-434-5168 |
Come on in to the Bears Den and try our speciality lunches! We sefve tenderloins, hamburgers, ribeyes, chicken sandwiches and of course our world famous sausage sandwich! We are very FAMILY ORIENTED! Hours of operation: 9:00am - Close, seven days a week.
The Cheese Shop
1219 Fulton St. | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-0478 | Fax: 815-433-2075 |
Our Deli-Restaurant is famous for our homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, fried chicken, and Len Rico Spaghettis. We are a full service restaurant with a fabulous deli offering a wide assortment of meats and cheeses. Enjoy our country-home atmosphere complete with an eclectic display of antiques including a large collection of milk bottles and butter churns. We also offer full service catering for any event! Located right off the banks of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Hours of Operation: Monday thru Saturday 8am - 7pm. ...Visit Website
The Outage
1206 Chestnut St | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-3998 |
The Outage: Welcomes you to friendly Neighborhood bar and grill located on the historic Illinois and Michigan canal. NFL/Baseball package Daily drink specials Weather permitting Patio seating
The Village Grille
221 20th Avenue | Naplate (West of Ottawa), IL, 61350 | 815-433-9815 | raeanneallen@rocketmail.com
The Village Grille is in the heart of Naplate and is a friendly neighborhood restaurant and tavern serving a full menu and offering casual comfort and hospitality! Our menu includes chicken, ribs, chops, Italian delights, soup, sandwiches, salad bar and cocktails. Keeping with tradition, our walls host a pictorial history of the wonderful people and places that made Naplate a great place to be! Catering is provided, please call for details. Hours of operation: LUNCH - Tues thru Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm, DINNER - Weds thru Saturday 4:30pm - 9:00pm. (Closed Sunday and Monday).
Tone's Cones
523 W. Main St. | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-1488 | Fax: 815-434-6921 | SSUGAR1@aol.com
Cones, Shakes, Malts, Sundaes - Premiere dishes made with quality and a smile! Serving Ottawa and the surrounding area for over 18 years! We employ over 25 area students. Check out our Mascot Nights, Dress-Up Nights, Sidewalk Chalk Contest and Home of the Belt Buster - bet you can't! Hours: Sunday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Seasonal. Open March to November.
Tone's Dog House
523 W. Main St. | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-431-8000 | Fax: 815-434-6921 | SSUGAR1@aol.com
Family owned business serving your family! Great Meals with Great Deals! New Daily Specials offered everyday! Most specials under $4.00! All Vienna Beef Hot Dogs with all the orgin of a real Chicago Hot Dog - even served on a Bosin Bun! We have a huge menu - including appetizers. Eat In - Call Ahead - Drive Thru! Summer Hours: Sunday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Winter Hours: Tuesday - saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Tracey's Boat House
1970 N. 2753rd Road, Heritage Harbor Marina | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-0030 |
Outdoor dining, even indoor dining, allows guests to take in the coastal, waterfront scenes right here in Central Illinois. Tracys Boat House has a front row view of Heritage Harbor Marina and many water and land based daily activities that keep the Marina, and Tracys Boat House buzzing...Visit Website
Tracy's Row House
728 Columbus Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-3171 |
Historical 1800-style rowhouse restaurant. Specalizing in unique fare, martini bar, and hip, inviting atmosphere. Run by Tracy and her daughters. The menu includes many unique family recipes. Carry Outs, Catering, and Private Parties Available! Deliver now available - $2.00 delivery charge. Hours: Lunch: Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dinner: Mon. - Thurs. 5-9 & Fri. 5 - 10 p.m. Martini Bar - Open Midnight or Later Monday - Saturday...Visit Website
Triple J Ice Cream
101 Canal Avenue | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-434-8888 |
Offering premium soft-serve ice cream, scrumptious sundaes and marvelous milk shakes! We are right next to the I&M Canal! Bring the whole family to relax at our Mom and Pop restaurant and enjoy our hand dipped corn dogs, homemade Italian Beef and Polancic's Pork Tenderloins! Open 11am - 10pm seven days a week. Closed Dec., Jan., & Feb.
Twinkels Ice Cream Trucks
Look for our Twinkels Ice Cream Trucks in local parks and neighborhoods during the spring, summer, and fall! Our trucks are colorfully decorated and play rock and roll music offering a wide variety of ice cream bars, shake-ups, snow cones, and candy! Available for private parties and events for companies, churches, schools, and campgrounds. Call 815-228-9822 for more info!
Wedron Office Inc
2005 N 35th Rd | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-2974 |
Dining and cocktails with a country atmosphere! Specializing in Prime Rib on Saturday night! Full menu everyday, lunch and dinner specials, kids menu plus an all-you-can-eat salad bar! Kitchen hours: Mon - Thurs 10am - 9pm, Fri - Sat 10am - 10pm, & Sun 10am - 8pm.
Woody's Steakhouse
1321 N. La Salle Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-433-2400 |
The finest in Steaks, Seafood, and Pasta. Woody's offers an array of appetizers including our Famous Blackened Duck Breast. We have a full service Lounge amd private rooms available for any occasion. Hours: Mon-Thurs 4:30pm-Close Fri & Sat 4:30pm-11pm Sun 4:30pm-9pm
Zeller Inn
615 Columbus Street | Ottawa, IL, 61350 | 815-431-9550 | zeller.inn@facebook.com
The Zeller Inn Tavern was originally, The Court Place Tavern, immediately west of the Zeller Inn Hotel. The Hotel and Tavern were built in 1871, by Jacob C. Zeller. Jacob C. Zeller founded the establishment at 615 Columbus Street, which for decades was known as The Zeller Inn. It also was celebrated for its Gilded Age brilliance  tiled mahogany bar, carved gargoyles, pressed-tin ceiling and solid oak backbar, hand placed mosaic tiled floors and bar. Zeller's initials, JCZ, are still visible in tiled mosaic on the side of the bar and in the glass light domes that hang from the ceiling. There is also a trough, located at the base of the bar which had running water, for the male patrons to utilize as a spittoon. The Zeller Inn Hotel originally stood in the patio area of the current Zeller Inn Tavern & Eatery; it was demolished in 1982. Ottawa, Illinois was known as the mosaic tile palace of the United States; the tile and woodwork displayed throughout the tavern demonstrates the architectural genius of the time. ...Visit Website


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