Nestled in the heart of Illinois, Joliet is a city that boasts a vibrant dining scene that is as diverse as it is delicious. From classic American diners to exotic international cuisine, Joliet restaurants offer a culinary journey that caters to every palate. Whether you're a food connoisseur seeking gourmet dishes, a family in search of kid-friendly menus, or a couple looking for a romantic dining experience, Joliet's restaurants have something for everyone. This article will guide you through the city's gastronomic landscape, highlighting the must-visit eateries that define Joliet's food culture.
Italian comfort food & cocktails are served in this 19th-century building with a cozy atmosphere.
Loved everything about this place. Came in after a place down the street closed their kitchen and I’m glad it did. The food was delicious, the bartender serving us was fantastic…she literally couldn’t have been better, and maybe best of all the ambience was beautiful (and very clean). Will be back!
5 / 5
This restaurant is very underrated! The menu is very expansive and has something for everyone. I got a side salad and steak Diane pasta. The food was very tasty and the portion sizes were large. Service was fantastic as well, we were seated quickly and the staff explained the menu well with prompt service. Would recommend this place for a casual night out with friends or a date. Price range per person with drinks is $25-$50.
4 / 5
Came here once and haven't had much other food then pizza and tacos on the east side of Joliet, but then tried there BBQ burger for their $8 burger Wednesdays and hit the spot! Outstanding fries atmosphere and service as well.
5 / 5
We enjoyed our food here in December. If there is a show at the theater up the street, this is a hoppin' place, but I can't speak to other nights during the week. The service was good and the food was enjoyable. A quick walk down the street to the theater, and close access to parking garages.
4 / 5
recent experience at this restaurant left much to be desired. From the moment I walked in, it was clear that the service was subpar. The hostess seemed disinterested and failed to greet us with a smile. Once seated, it took an inordinate amount of time for a server to acknowledge our presence. When our server finally arrived, they appeared rushed and disorganized. We placed our order, but it felt like they barely paid attention to our requests. Throughout the meal, our drinks were left empty, and we had to flag down the server multiple times just to get refills. The food, when it eventually arrived, was lukewarm, and some items were clearly not prepared as requested. The lack of attention to detail was evident, as our server failed to bring the condiments we had requested. Moreover, the general atmosphere of the restaurant was chaotic, with servers rushing around without a clear plan. It was difficult to have a conversation due to the constant noise and commotion from the kitchen area. The check was presented without asking if we wanted dessert or additional drinks, and it felt like the staff simply wanted us out of there as quickly as possible. Overall, the poor service at this restaurant overshadowed any positive aspects it may have had. It's essential for the management to focus on training their staff, improving communication, and creating a more pleasant dining experience for customers."
1 / 5
High-ceilinged bar & grill with TV sports, outdoor seating & a varied menu of American favorites.
My first time here. Very nice inside. My food was ready when I arrived. Food is photo perfect. Everything tasted good. Sandwich was tasty. Fries had great flavor. The wings where crisp and delicious. Can’t think of one complaint. Even gave napkin’s and condiments with out having to ask for it. I highly recommend.
5 / 5
My boyfriend and I came here after driving around looking at Halloween decorations. We were not disappointed! Rebecca was amazing and kind, very attentive. Food was amazing and delicious, and the atmosphere was nice. Such a big place! We live in Chicago, but this place is definitely worth the hour drive and will be back again!
5 / 5
I love this place! I haven’t been here in so long, but my sister and I decided to stop by for a couple drinks since we were in the area. The service was immediate and friendly. Our waitress was at our table quickly. We got the pretzel bites & some fries (appetizer food since we were going out to dinner) and it was exactly what I needed. I got the tequila sunrise and wow it was delicious (I am picky with cocktails, but this was perfection). Also, you’re able to pay online with apple pay or Google using a QR code on the receipt which was very convenient & simplified the process. I’ve been here in the past, and it’s always been good food, good drinks, and good times. They have a million TVs and a backroom for game days. It’s a true sports bar. Prices are fair as well!
5 / 5
Really nice place to go for lunch, but it was a bit on the pricy side but over all ger food with a sports bar theme. Servis was outstanding, and the food was fresh. However, the pasta was slightly overcooked for my taste. I would come again and try something else, and it was a great dining experience!
4 / 5
The mini sliders of brisket were wonderfully tender and seasoned. The chicken sandwich was also very good. Drinks specials and the music playing throughout the restaurant area was not too loud, making it nice to hear, but nice for conversation.
5 / 5
I love coming here always feel like home every one is super friendly and attentive I definitely recommend this place food is delicious 🤤
5 / 5
ORDERED DOORDASH THIS MORNING FROM SILVER SPOON AND FOUND A ROACH IN MG FOOD!! THIS PLACE IS UNSANITARY, DO NOT GO UNLESS YOU WANT BUGS IN YOUR FOOD
1 / 5
I came here for breakfast and the food was really good, but that's not why I am writing this review. Juan was our server and he was amazing. Constantly checked on us, was very friendly and polite, and overall just made the experience wonderful. Thank you for the great experience!
5 / 5
I had the R&B Waffle and it was oh so delicious 😋 the whipped cream was a mouth watering surprise as well🥰 Their food is delicious! Always! Today my review is for the service me and my companion recieved. Our waitress was PHENOMENAL!!! She was very personal, didn't rush us even though she came to our table about 6x and we still didn't know what we wanted😩, attentive, fastest delivery of food I've ever experienced she delivered our food in what felt like 5min. Very upbeat inviting personality. It was nice to have someone in this era we live in now to show kindness. I wish i knew her name😩 all I know is that she's a beautiful woman with blue hair💙💙💙. Whatever they're paying her they should not only increase her pay but understand if they do not already how much of an asset she is to this establishment. Excellent service all around today👏🏾
5 / 5
I have been coming here with a friend her family for many years now. The store went under new management, but the food is still great (maybe even better)! When it’s slower in the morning, the chef in the back doesn’t mind portioning out our food, and gives us more hash browns probably. The wait staff is also very sweet. Never let my coffee cup run dry and I’ll love you forever.
5 / 5
***213 S. Larkin Ave. in Joliet, Illinois*** If I could I wouldn't give NO STAR!!! Got home and I swear this chicken disgusted me. Not only is this business taking folks money but they're putting people at risk to food poison that could lead to more serious issues!!! You don't do people like this. The chicken looked like it sat out overnight and was refried/recooked..definitely unacceptable!!! I called and the same guy who had just taken my order answered the phone and as I tried to explain to him that this chicken was old, he insisted that the chicken was fresh. But clearly you can see from the pictures I took of the chicken, it is days old & should not be sold!!! I asked for a refund and he said no therefore this was my next best thing, to leave a review. DO NOT EAT HERE!!!!
1 / 5
THE PEOPLE TALKING AND WE’RE LISTENING
First off I would like to say this is JJ Fish Need to change the name. I completely wasted my money. This was my first time ordering from this place on 06/13/20. I should have looked at the reviews. I just don’t know how you can go wrong with Chicken wings. This chicken look like it was old it tasted funny it had a lot of dark spots on the chicken that should not be. It tasted like it was fried in old grease. I ordered 100 wings and none of my guests touched the chicken except the kids. You would have thought people would eat the chicken up quick that’s always the first thing to go. The kids took one piece and they even said it wasn’t good. I don’t know what type of chicken you all are selling, but it’s all bad. Service like this needs to change. I have a whole pan of chicken that I want you all to take back make me another pan or give me my money back this is the worst chicken ever. I only gave you all one star because there wasn’t a Selection for zero stars. In response to the owner who had the nerve to reply sarcastically I can bring you this whole pan, My guest brought this to my attention you all were closed. I didn’t pick the chicken up and get a chance to look at it, I had my daughter do it. I didn’t think to look at the chicken when she brought it home because I was too busy setting up. I am 60 years old with health conditions and I have to rest after a long day. I will send you the picture from today 06/14/20.
1 / 5
Ordered wings to go. The worst wings ever. All the meat was black inside and not edible and the wings were very small. Called them and was giving some sorry excuse about its from the blood and bring it back in and they will remake it. No thanks!! I don't want nothing else from you! Stay away from the wings please!!
1 / 5
I bought chicken livers what what was supposed to be chicken liver they were overcook pretty much liver crumbs. no livers just buy fish they will jack up the chicken oh the wings where black inside once you open to eat them not sure why . & the deserts are old I think they should just stick to cooking fish don't try to cook chicken I wish I had a picture of those sad livers I pitch them to the garbage no joke it was just crumbs battered crumbs Yes manager ask me to bring it back i live too far no I did not eat it I threw it in the garbage where I belong do me a favor don't go there I'm quite sure the cook was paying attention no joke it was straight crumbs FYI...Per your response: I did not come back because I don't live near there...just happened to be in the area. Secondly, I did not eat the livers, because there were NONE to eat...we did not post a picture because they were trashed immediately! Third, it is highly unprofessional to respond to a (previous) customer in this manner. And you really didn’t deserve one star matter fact, you need to call the board of crew I try something different.
1 / 5
Picked up an order at 6:50pm asked if the 40 wings could be ready around 6:30pm. Store owner called me and said the order was ready at 6:15pm and he had 50 orders ahead of me. So with that being said the food should be fresh. Got home with my food and the wings were completely cold each wing filled with blood and completely stale. Called and spoke with the owner and he was very rude saying the wings were fresh and hung up on me. Never once did I get rude or disrespectful but he was very unprofessional. He told me he doesn’t guarantee satisfaction. What a great way to run a business. If I were you I wouldn’t order here because obviously they can’t handle large orders or unhappy customers. Trying to support businesses during this pandemic and this is the thanks I get. Horrible service..
1 / 5
Classic, long-running fast-food chain known for its burgers & fries.
Your food always seems decent, Also they're very quick at the window, seems like no matter how busy they are, You always get through the drive-thru! pretty quick!
4 / 5
After ordering my beverage and waiting for it to be prepared. I inquired about using the bathroom. The server stated that the male washroom was closed for repairs. I asked if I could use the ladies washroom? No one was in the bathroom and in fact there were only two patrons in the dining room. I was promptly told NO. O inquired why and the server talked to the manager who again gave a prompt no. The bathroom was empty.
2 / 5
Went to this one thru the drive thru three times in the last two weeks. Once, had to go back in for the correct drink. Once was given someone else’s order. Today I spent my last $5.25 in cash to get the McDouble deal and a drink. Didn’t get my fries.And the sandwich contents were two thirds off the bun. Had a lovely burger salad. Get it together please. I should have known the order would be wrong and checked the bag. 😡😡
1 / 5
Definitely one of the worst I have been to. Used to be decent. Guess you’re just lucky if they get your order correct 1 out of 3 times. Pretty good for a McDonald’s I guess.
1 / 5
Brittany, a shift leader or manager, is very unfriendly. Very snippy on the daily. On many occasions something was incorrect about my order. But on one occasion, it was during lent and a Friday night. They had gotten my order wrong. I ordered a plain fish sandwich, but of course, it came with everything. I let them know. The cashier says I'll need the other sandwich back. And I said that's ok, I'll keep it. By this time, I was literally so upset at the constant mistakes and over it, that the least they could do was let us keep the sandwich, afterall they only threw it away. My husband would've gladly eaten the sandwich. This girl argued with me for several minutes. I finally gave it back, and yes, the sandwich ultimately went in the ordered.
2 / 5
Homey chain restaurant serving American comfort food, with an on-site general store.
Ordered the tips,tenders and Shrimp platter. Everything was way to salty. Tenders were tiny and thin. Shrimp was super tiny and 90% breading. Tips were pretty decent. Got coleslaw as a side and it was super bland, had no flavor at all. Fried apples were delicious. Overall I was very disappointed. I understand the pictures they take are professional but it was so far from the truth I feel lied to.
1 / 5
We’ve tried to keep giving this establishment another chance and today took the cake! We will never go back! Put an order in to go, picked greens as a side and this is what they gave us. When my husband asked for more he was told that they measured this and no they would not increase the portion. I’ll surely spend my money elsewhere. Never hear with subpar quality.
1 / 5
I can't believe I have heard this restaurant so many times from my friends for years and never get to try. The food is delish and prices are extremely cheap. Their Roast Beef was super soft and the gravy on top adds more flavor to it . I heard that their chicken and Dumpling dish is super popular but I didn't care much ,to me it was missing flavors big time. Atmosphere of this restaurant is cool , the little board game they put on every table is fun , I even purchased one for my kids . I would definitely visit this restaurant again .
5 / 5
I just ordered 4 sides of greens with cornbread, and those turnip greens taste so good. I'll be back on Thursday to get 4 orders if turkey dressing. The food is phenomenal, and the service was awesome. The people were very nice and attentive and made sure I didn't wait too long for my to go order. Very happy customer. I didn't take pictures of the greens bit here. I am an extremely happy customer.
5 / 5
Everything was tasty although the green beans tasted can. Crackle barrel has never disappointed. Our server was young but determined. He was kind and attentive. Everything was great. One of favs are the dumplings.
5 / 5
This is a fantastic hidden gem just south of downtown Joliet. The food here is incredible and fantastic, plus great prices! The chicken tenders are homemade (and a steal at $5.99), the omlette is huge & tasty, and the Monster Philly is the stuff of legends. Patrick raves that his steaks and burgers might be his best menu items, so that'll be my next things to try. I've phoned in my order each time and it's usually ready in less than 10 minutes (or whenever you plan to arrive) Bottom line, you can't go wrong here. Great food, great prices, great service.
5 / 5
Great customer service.My parents were so excited to try the roasted pig. Came home and opened the boxes.my dad was like "I'll find something else to eat". We were expecting pig with some skin and a roasted flavor. We got dry pieces of pork. We tossed it. I hear they do have an excellent breakfast.
1 / 5
I had a delicious half pound Cheeseburger with Fries for breakfast!
5 / 5
Delicious food and excellent attention, the man is very friendly and they have good coffee.
5 / 5
Had to go to the court house near by and stopped in here to get a bite to eat. The mix of residential furniture was not expected. The place is clearly not a corporate setup. That's ok. The owner is very friendly. Attentive and makes his own sausage served in the breakfast burrito. Yes, thats what I ordered with a coffee. He brought fourth a hand made sauce in a plate and a separate choice of habanero sauce. It resembled an old school size burrito! Not the smaller type mostly found in corporate type restaurants. I truly enjoyed it and it hit the spot. I can recommend this establishment as a mom and pop type restaurant. Nothing fancy, just good food.
5 / 5
Anthony Hernandez (chitowntony)