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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
$$ - $$$
413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here when picking up horse trailer in Litchfield at Midway Horse Trailer. Staff suggested as a good place for lunch. We were greeted by a little Italian lady with a super personality that had worked here for 17 years. Food was really good. Service...More

Thank Eraka
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We went here for a 70th birthday party. We had reservations, and we were seated on the "fancy" side of the restaurant. It took awhile for someone to come to our table (~10 minutes), but after that everything was great. Our server Logan was very...More

Thank Firegk13
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped at the Ariston Cafe for dinner. We both had cod fish grilled a baked potato and salad. The cod fish was done to perfection the salad bar was well stocked and the baked potato was hot the way that we...More

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 16 February 2018

It amazes me how many people think this place is great. I've had better food at a cafeteria. The only thing I can think is that the people who rate this restaurant so well have never had a decent meal in their lives because they...More

Thank Stacy F
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The patty melt with fries is a safe bet. Service slow down after the lunch rush. Desserts are yummy. Established in 1926. Next to historic Route 66.

Thank _mattson2525
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Ate there multiple times in December for Christmas parties and business meetings. The prime rib is always great and their grilled rib eye is very hard to beat.

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This place is like a step back in time. Full dessert counter upon entering, save room! Cute counter seating with neon signs glowing. The dining area is well appointed with white tableclothes and white napkins. Jimmy was a great server and very attentive. The salad...More

Thank Homespn
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We were there for the Sunday brunch. Food and service were both great. Fun, historic, family owned business.

Thank Fishingsquirel
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I was greeted when I came in the door and shown to a table. It had a white table cloth. The place was very busy on a Saturday night, but a waitress came quickly to take my order. I had the cannelloni, which was quite...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Prime rib is the special on Friday and Saturday nights. This beef is aged to perfection and the fork goes through it like butter. I have had a lot of good prime rib in my time but this beats any I have had. I cannot...More

Thank John A
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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, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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