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Ariston Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056
+1 217-324-2023
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu has a ton of options and the food was really good! My old complaints are that our server was a little odd/rude and it seemed like the flow of the salad bar was a little scattered. Will definitely be back!

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Thank Emily K
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ariston Cafe is a Rt. 66 destination that will take you back to those days in every way. The decor is right out of the 60's. The food is superb. The service is attentive. Dessert is brought to the table for you to view and choose. Who can resist. Don't miss the opportunity to stop. One of a kind.

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Thank Karl E
Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic eatery along the old Route 66. Extremely friendly owners, magnificent food, stupendous service. The Prime Rib is out of this world!

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Thank Bruce C
Glenview, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Ariston Cafe is a "Go to Spot" along Route 66 traveling from Chicago to the Ozarks. They have very good food, friendly staff and historic atmosphere. We have been there at least 30 times and never been disappointed. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of being served by Kayla. She is working her way through school and is... More 

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Thank Z4912WFdonnas
St. Petersburg, Florida
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572 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I had eaten lunch at Aristion Cafe a number of times over the years so my travel mates welcomed my lunch venue recommendation. But only after they had fact-checked me on TripAdvisor. AC has an ample menu and the food is good. This is not gourmet food, but good basic food. A full salad bar is also available. Now the... More 

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Thank NXTTRP
Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Not just where the locals eat. This place has a retro atmosphere of bygone era days traveling down US Route 66. But not just retro, it really hasn't changed! The Food is outstanding! Great buffet when available. Fried chicken is excellent. Desserts are made on premises and worth the trip by themselves. Sign the guestbook if you are from out... More 

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Thank FrauBron
Rothschild, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

excellent food, great old-fashioned service, excellent cocktails ( much needed after a long day driving )

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Thank bjbdeb
Saratoga, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This cafe gets good reviews, so we were happy to eat there. All I can figure is that the people who give it good reviews don't eat fresh food or cook at home. The food was mediocre at best. We had the "all you can eat chicken", which was really terrible. Salad bar is not great. Very friendly staff and... More 

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Thank MattC12345
Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The sign said this is the oldest operating restaurant on RT 66. Had supper here. The waiter was VERY enthusiastic and the food was good.

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Thank Randy P
Litchfield, Illinois
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Route 66 Landmark. Family owned. Great food, great service. They have Greek cuisine, Mexican specialties, and DESSERTS to die for!!!! Always save room for dessert.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-324-2023

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?