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Nelly's on Rt.66

140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
+1 815-476-9590
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
“burgers” (16 reviews)
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American, Fast food
140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for all your conventional fried foods. Good bison burger, if you like them. Pretty good pulled pork and slaw. Definitely worth a try if your in the area.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best pretzel anywhere You have to try this it isn't like any other pretzel I have ever had it is a deep fried crispy amazing thing

Thank ryan j
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I love Nelly’s! They’ve got great wraps and hot dogs. Love their onion strings. Prices are a bit high, especially for what you get.

Thank jaimieb822
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went there because it was 5 stars and just looks like a small, cute diner. Actually, the inside was decorated very appropriately, the people were very helpful in helping us to decide what to eat, and the food was excellent!

Thank Sharon P
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank You for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place..I am a fan of their wings. My son loves the fact that he can write on the walls. The menu is huge, the hardest part of going here is trying to figure what to eat, because there is so many good things...More

Thank StillJustJJ
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank You for your review! We love when the kids enjoy their visit too!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I was not crazy about the Ruben sandwich I expected Sauerkraut but got big gross onions on the sandwich. And it took a long time for our orderMore

Thank Mary G
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Our Nelly's Rueben is called that due to Grilled Onions and not Sauerkraut, it's not the traditional Rueben. It is written on the menu so there is no confusion. I apologize for the wait, but out food it prepared fresh and as the orders come...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

its fast food. wait time is not too bad. the staff is friendly. many choices of food. burgers are delicious.

Thank makinmemad
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank You

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Extensive menu of American bar food. ( burgers, hot dogs, pull pork, and fried shrimp, & various fries- cheese, parmesan et al..) Menu is on the wall. Very casual place with a decor you would expect for Rt 66 and the food turn around time...More

Thank BiracialTravelWoman
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This restaurant was a great stop, we were on a cross country road trip and wanted a local restaurant we would all enjoy! We have two boys 12 and 10 and they both LOVED it! Food was great, service was excellent, and portions were a...More

1  Thank gvlaker
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Nellys has been in Wilmington for about 10 years. Early on I wasn't very impressed but a recent visit has changed my mind. The Italian beef sandwiches are the best. My husband compares them to Portillo. The burgers are equally as good. The fries and...More

Thank montana3620
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 815-476-9590
  • E-mail
Nellys is the down home feel good restuarant. Sign our ceiling or write on our marker boards. Visit with locals or travelers on Rt. 66! Best darn Pulled Pork, Hand Pressed 100% Angus Burgers, Fresh Cut French Fries, and Fresh Cut Lightly Breaded Onion Rings!
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