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Ariston Cafe

413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
+1 217-324-2023
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thought this would be a quaint Route 66 cafe/diner based on its history. It’s really more of a Greek family restaurant. Not what we were expecting. Food was just ok.

Thank leahb908
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted in the parking lot by a gentleman who clearly was of the family which owns the cafe - a nice touch. Inside, the restaurant is a slice of Americana from the heyday of Route 66. We each had a salad: one availing...More

Thank DecoDogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here and all I can say is delicious. My wife had the broiled cod, and I had the liver and onions. Both meals were served hot and tasty. Jim, our server, was very attentive and friendly. A little secret; try their hash browns...More

Thank timroxkor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Ariston while traveling Route 66. It was recommended to us in Jerry McClanahan's "EZ 66 GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS" and it certainly didn't disappoint. Owners Nick and Demi were wonderful hosts and the food was great. Nick spent time talking to us about...More

Thank Arrowhoops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we travel around the country we love to try local non-chain restaurants and cafes. We came through Litchfield in April but on a day the Ariston is closed. Passing through again this month (9/16/2017) we finally got our opportunity. The hotel managers also recommended...More

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited based on recommendation, but I will never eat there again. I had the all you can eat cod and it was absolutely terrible! It tasted like rubber and was obviously freezer burnt. It was soooo bad that I was actually mad! I sat...More

Thank 68honestabe
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service. The evening that we visited, the restaurant was very crowded and there was about a 20 minute wait, but the food was more than worth it, and the hostess was very friendly and had a...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went to the Ariston this weekend because we were in town for the pickers market and enjoy the route 66 history, but have to say we were a bit disappointed. I had the french dip and my wife ordered a gyro, both very average at...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Motorcycle 🏍 trip to the bike races in Peoria and stopped for the night. It was a great find to find this place. 3rd Generation run place with great food and service. If you are in the area you need to stop.

Thank W3083UZmarkh
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Love the prime rib, My ladies loved the chicken liver / gizzards nice sit down place with great wait staff. ( has soup and salad bar )

Thank scutr2
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25 April 2017|
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Response from Betty Z | Reviewed this property |
Everything on the menu is AWESOME, but Greek used to be considered a specialty for them. And as someone else said, desserts are brought out on a tray for you to chose which you want. And they are awesome also......
3 September 2016|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call. I did see a room to the side of main restaurant.
13 November 2015|
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Response from GloriaH022 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Honestly, I don't know if they normally accept reservations across the board, especially on a busy weekend. However - we were motoring from Wisconsin toward Springfield, Missouri, on a Friday evening in June. North of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-324-2023
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