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You Gotta Eat: Crust Pizza

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Open for about two years now, it's the buffet that keeps most people coming back to fill their plates at Crust Pizza. "We have two separate prices for our buffet," explained Manager Caitlynne Swan. News Now Digital Daily - subscribe to our daily newsletter Click here to sign up for local offers. "We have one for those who like veggies, and one for those who don't." The price for just the pizza buffet is $7.35. If diners want to browse the...

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You Gotta Eat: The Office On Main

MORTON, Ill. -- When you step into The Office on Main it's a little like going back in time. That's because the bar and grille hasn't really changed in 50 years, and that's just how residents like it. For lots of locals- The office on Main is about as synonymous with Morton... as the pumpkin. "Since 1968 it has been the office. But the building itself has been around for a long time. It was a dry goods store," said Theresa Schumaker, who co-owns the restaurant with Darrin...

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You Gotta Eat: One Eleven Coffee

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WYOMING, Ill. -- Diners at One Eleven Coffee in Wyoming say it's just what this small town has needed: a cozy place to meet and eat. The restaurant opened in June after Sheila Rumbold and two of her closest More>>

You Gotta Eat: June Bugs Diner

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EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- It's pretty hard to miss June Bugs Diner in East Peoria. That's June on the sign, in her fluorescent yellow vest -- a nod to her longtime career as a construction worker. "My husband More>>

You Gotta Eat: Country Club BBQ

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WEST PEORIA, Ill. -- Country Club BBQ opened a year ago on Farmington Road in West Peoria. Clay Doblestein, a former Peoria city golf champ, wanted to open a barbecue place that didn't fit the mold. “I More>>

You Gotta Eat: Mr. Mike's Place

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LACON, Ill. -- Mr. Mike's in Lacon is a no frills hot dog shop with a scenic view of the Lacon marina. That means plenty of business from hungry customers on the water. “The boaters call in from the river More>>

You Gotta Eat: Baby Bull's Family Restaurant

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PONTIAC, Ill. -- Baby Bull's Family Restaurant is one of Pontiac's most popular places to eat. How else can you explain the crowds here after 33 years in business? Owner Jimmy Lepsos says his formula More>>

You Gotta Eat: Peoria Pizza Works

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PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Peoria Pizza Works in Peoria Heights is one the area's oldest and most popular pizza parlors. In fact, it was recently selected by our viewers as the 2015 winner of Pizza Wars, More>>

You Gotta Eat: Tracy's Supper Club

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NORRIS, Ill. -- Tracy's Supper Club in Norris has been open since May of 2014. The locals here remember it as the old Viano's Tap, which dates back to the late 1930s, and was a gathering place after work More>>

You Gotta Eat: Maquet's Rail House

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PEKIN, Ill. -- Maquet's Rail House on Court Street in Pekin recently celebrated its first anniversary. The name Rail House was a no-brainer because of the restaurant's location. "There are some railroad More>>

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  • You Gotta Eat: Jack's Cafe

    You Gotta Eat: Jack's Cafe

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:06 GMT
    TREMONT, Ill. -- There's a new family style restaurant in Tremont that's already got customers coming back for a second helping. Jack's Cafe in Tremont opened in November. It's a family owned restaurant
    TREMONT, Ill. -- There's a new family style restaurant in Tremont that's already got customers coming back for a second helping. Jack's Cafe in Tremont opened in November. It's a family owned restaurant
  • You Gotta Eat - Mika's Bistro

    You Gotta Eat - Mika's Bistro

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:06 GMT
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Mika's Bistro at 112 South Main Street in Eureka has been under new management since late last summer. They've always been known for their coffee. Now there's more. "We've decided to
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Mika's Bistro at 112 South Main Street in Eureka has been under new management since late last summer. They've always been known for their coffee. Now there's more. "We've decided to
  • You Gotta Eat - Seasons Gastropub

    You Gotta Eat - Seasons Gastropub

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:05 GMT
    MORTON, Ill. -- Seasons Gastropub in Morton opened in January and has quickly turned into a local favorite. "The response has been phenomenal," said owner Sam Parrott. "We had no idea. Probably our toughest
    MORTON, Ill. -- Seasons Gastropub in Morton opened in January and has quickly turned into a local favorite. "The response has been phenomenal," said owner Sam Parrott. "We had no idea. Probably our toughest
  • You Gotta Eat - Black Angus Cafe

    You Gotta Eat - Black Angus Cafe

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:05 GMT
    PEKIN, Ill. -- Right next to Heritage Farmers Market, just off Route 9 between Pekin and Tremont, is a charming little place called the Black Angus Café. It's a throwback to a simpler time when the food
    PEKIN, Ill. -- Right next to Heritage Farmers Market, just off Route 9 between Pekin and Tremont, is a charming little place called the Black Angus Café. It's a throwback to a simpler time when the food
  • You Gotta Eat - Edge by Chef Dustin Allen

    You Gotta Eat - Edge by Chef Dustin Allen

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:05 GMT
    PEORIA, Ill. -- Edge by Chef Dustin Allen is a Farm-to-Table restaurant in Peoria's Junction City. Allen grew up in the farm country of Pike County, Illinois. So he makes it a point to support area farmers
    PEORIA, Ill. -- Edge by Chef Dustin Allen is a Farm-to-Table restaurant in Peoria's Junction City. Allen grew up in the farm country of Pike County, Illinois. So he makes it a point to support area farmers
  • You Gotta Eat - The Harvest Cafe

    You Gotta Eat - The Harvest Cafe

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:05 GMT
    DELAVAN,Ill. -- The Harvest Cafe in Delavan partners with more than a dozen Illinois farms for a menu of fresh, home grown food. Owner Libby Mathers jumped on the farm-to-table bandwagon before it became
    DELAVAN,Ill. -- The Harvest Cafe in Delavan partners with more than a dozen Illinois farms for a menu of fresh, home grown food. Owner Libby Mathers jumped on the farm-to-table bandwagon before it became
  • You Gotta Eat - Hearth Restaurant

    You Gotta Eat - Hearth Restaurant

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:05 GMT
    PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Hearth restaurant in Peoria Heights serves classic American food with a touch of the south. That's how owner Hugh Higgins describes it. The menu is farm-to-table, a dining lifestyle
    PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Hearth restaurant in Peoria Heights serves classic American food with a touch of the south. That's how owner Hugh Higgins describes it. The menu is farm-to-table, a dining lifestyle
  • You Gotta Eat - 2Chez

    You Gotta Eat - 2Chez

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:05 GMT
    PEORIA, Ill. -- 2Chez bills itself as casual fine dining. But for owner and head chef Todd Hohulin its more than that. The restaurant is a tribute to his family, particularly his grandmother Esther, who
    PEORIA, Ill. -- 2Chez bills itself as casual fine dining. But for owner and head chef Todd Hohulin its more than that. The restaurant is a tribute to his family, particularly his grandmother Esther, who
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  • You Gotta Eat: American Grille

    You Gotta Eat: American Grille

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:07 GMT
    BARTONVILLE, Ill. -- A Bartonville restaurant known for its classic American comfort food celebrates its first anniversary next month. At the top of the hill on Garfield Avenue in Bartonville is American
    BARTONVILLE, Ill. -- A Bartonville restaurant known for its classic American comfort food celebrates its first anniversary next month. At the top of the hill on Garfield Avenue in Bartonville is American
  • You Gotta Eat: Babe's

    You Gotta Eat: Babe's

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:07 GMT
    HAVANA, Ill. -- Burgers too big to finish and wings covered in 12 delicious sauces. I was encouraged to visit Babe's in Havana on the recommendation of several e-mails from viewers. Turns out one of the
    HAVANA, Ill. -- Burgers too big to finish and wings covered in 12 delicious sauces. I was encouraged to visit Babe's in Havana on the recommendation of several e-mails from viewers. Turns out one of the
  • You Gotta Eat: Kemp 208 Main Street Grille

    You Gotta Eat: Kemp 208 Main Street Grille

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:07 GMT
    MORTON, Ill. -- The Morton restaurant formerly known as Maxine's re-opened last month under new ownership. From outside, Kemp 208 Main Street Grille in Morton doesn't look like a restaurant. Go inside
    MORTON, Ill. -- The Morton restaurant formerly known as Maxine's re-opened last month under new ownership. From outside, Kemp 208 Main Street Grille in Morton doesn't look like a restaurant. Go inside
  • You Gotta Eat: Jason's Deli

    You Gotta Eat: Jason's Deli

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:07 GMT
    EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- On the recommendation of a co-worker I visited Jason's Deli in East Peoria. It's part of a nationwide chain. The East Peoria franchise opened in September and has already become a
    EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- On the recommendation of a co-worker I visited Jason's Deli in East Peoria. It's part of a nationwide chain. The East Peoria franchise opened in September and has already become a
  • You Gotta Eat: River 1000

    You Gotta Eat: River 1000

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:07 GMT
    EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- River 1000 in East Peoria opened in July, right next to to Walmart on Riverside Drive. It's a Chinese buffet and traditional dining, featuring seafood, steaks and owner Raymond Poon's
    EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- River 1000 in East Peoria opened in July, right next to to Walmart on Riverside Drive. It's a Chinese buffet and traditional dining, featuring seafood, steaks and owner Raymond Poon's
  • You Gotta Eat: Billy's Tap

    You Gotta Eat: Billy's Tap

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:07 GMT
    CANTON, Ill. -- Billy's Tap on Elm Street in Canton first opened more than 80 years ago. The locals swear by the food here, particularly the burgers. “On Wednesday's we do a build-your-own burger type
    CANTON, Ill. -- Billy's Tap on Elm Street in Canton first opened more than 80 years ago. The locals swear by the food here, particularly the burgers. “On Wednesday's we do a build-your-own burger type
  • You Gotta Eat: Blue Duck BBQ

    You Gotta Eat: Blue Duck BBQ

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:06 GMT
    PEORIA, Ill. -- You might get a whiff of barbecue while visiting the Peoria Riverfront. A new restaurant there, in an historic spot, already has customers fired up. Blue Duck BBQ Tavern opened last April
    PEORIA, Ill. -- You might get a whiff of barbecue while visiting the Peoria Riverfront. A new restaurant there, in an historic spot, already has customers fired up. Blue Duck BBQ Tavern opened last April
  • You Gotta Eat: Iron Spike Brewing Company

    You Gotta Eat: Iron Spike Brewing Company

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 3:18 PM EST2016-12-07 20:18:06 GMT
    GALESBURG, Ill. -- Iron Spike Brewing Company in downtown Galesburg isn't your typical restaurant. First, it’s housed in one of the city's historic landmarks, the old Central Fire Station. The pole the
    GALESBURG, Ill. -- Iron Spike Brewing Company in downtown Galesburg isn't your typical restaurant. First, it’s housed in one of the city's historic landmarks, the old Central Fire Station. The pole the
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