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Restaurants & Wineries

All Around Alton, IL and St. Louis Area


Argosy Casino Alton
#1 Front St.
Alton, IL 62002
618-474-7400 or 1-800-711-4263

Choose either full service dining at Outfitter's Grill or eat to your heart's content at the Captain's Table Buffet.

Bluff City Grill
102 W 9th
Alton, IL 62002

Open for lunch and dinner. Try the crab bisque, chicken breast in sherry cream sauce and sauteed Portobello mushrooms, steaks, and burgers.

Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge
112 West 3rd St.
Alton, IL 62002

Martinis, shots, over 30 wines, 50 craft beers, and fine food featuring flavors from around the world. Specialties include Beef Tender Teepee—marinated beef tenders skewered over a round of garlic roasted potatoes , Mediterranean Salad—mixed greens with feta, olives, radishes, roasted tomatoes, pepperoni served with focaccia wedges and red pepper feta dressing, and Pizzettes—specialty pizzas including Thai barbeque, philly cheese, and white clam. Sidewalk cafe' dining available in season.

Carver's Southern Style BBQ
2716 Grovelin Ave, Godfrey, IL

Voted best BBQ in Madison County 2 Years in a row. Each delectable morsel is seasoned with a dry rub, then slow-cooked over a sweet hickory fire in a rotisserie wood burning pit. Enjoy it as it is when it comes out of the pit or “sauce it up” with any of a variety of different sauces.

Castelli's “Moonlight” Restaurant at 255
3400 Fosterburg Road
Alton, IL 62002

“A Castelli Family Dining Tradition Since 1937.” Featuring a wide selection of chicken, steak, veal, chops, seafood and Italian specialties and their ever famous Roman Salad.

Chez Marilyn
119 W. 3rd St.
Alton, IL 62002

Named cocktail lounge of the year by the Riverfront Times. Favorites include pesto-encrusted chicken served over creamy risotto topped with fresh basil pesto, kabobs, and pasta specialties. Sidewalk cafe' dining available in season.

ChillOut Frozen Creations

2833 Homer Adams Pkwy.
Alton, IL 62002 (in front of Schnucks)

What better way to finish off your evening than building your own dessert? ChillOut features 18 flavors of frozen yogurt and 60 toppings from fruit and granola to cereal and candy. Best of all, because it is completely self-serve you get to create and eat exactly what you want. Open year round.

Chubby's Warehouse Bar & Grille
1022 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

You're never too old or never too young for Chubby's. In addition to specials throughout the week crowd pleasing favorites include hand-battered comfort food, homemade chili, and Chubby's secret recipe hot wings.

Don & Penny's
306 State St.
Alton, IL 62002

The world's first and only combination Mexican, Italian, Cajun Restaurant. Sidewalk cafe dining available in season.

Duke Bakery
819 Henry St.
Alton, IL 62002

Treat yourself to freshly baked pastries, doughnuts, bread, cakes, piesand cookies. A neighborhood Alton, ILicon for over 50 years.

El Mezcal
705 Texas Boulevard
Bethalto, IL

3034 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, IL

Feeling like Mexican? Generous portions of traditional Mexican favorites.

Fast Eddie's Bon Air
1530 E. 4th St.
Alton, IL 62002

“Beer, burgers and boogie.” An Alton, IL phenomenon. Featured on Alton Brown's Food Network program, “Feasting on Asphalt”. According to Alton Brown Fast Eddies makes the only chicken wings he's ever had that are worth eating (that's the Chick on a Stick, by the way.) Live entertainment, “the world's coldest beer,” and an assortment of grilled burgers, shish kabobs, bratwurst and boiled shrimp at incredibly low prices has made Fast Eddie's arguably the number one volume bar in the world. Standing room only many weekends. (must be 21)

Finn Inn
1000 West Main St.
Grafton, IL 62037

A family dining establishment with four 2000 gallon table side aquariums featuring many Mississippi River native species. Menu includes fish, steak, chicken and the ever popular turtle soup.

132 W Macarthur Dr.
Cottage Hills, IL 62018

Home style cooking. Menu includes appetizers, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, burgers, steaks, pasta, chicken, fish, meatloaf, desserts, and breakfast all day long.

G-B Grill
1858 E Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

A real diner serving breakfast all day, plate lunches including chicken fried steak, and great gyros (did we mention the owners are Greek?) Yes, there is even a juke box. Comfort food at incredibly inexpensive prices.

Gentelin's on Broadway
122 East Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Featuring the infused cuisine of award winning chef Ryan Gentelin—the best of different ethnic flavors including Italian, French, Asian, and Southwestern. Many tables provide a river view. Recommendations includes Maryland crab cakes and toasted wild mushroom ravioli appetizers, Caesar and goat cheese salads, filet mignon, oven roasted half duck and pan seared seal scallops. Voted "Best Toasted Ravioli" —Riverfront Times "Best of St. Louis Poll"

Jimmy the Greek's Grecian Taverna
1856 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Enjoy authentic Mediterranean fare. Customer favorites include dolmades (stuffed with ground sirloin and rice and wrapped in grape vine leaves), moussaka (eggplant, ground sirloin, zucchini, pan-fried potatoes, and bechamel cream sauce), center cut lamb chops and shanks, and baklava of course! Steaks feature 28 day aged Angus beef. Open at 4p.m.

Joe K's Family Restaurant
2530 State St.
Alton, IL 62002

Popular with locals. A family diner serving breakfast and lunch. Nice size portions at reasonable prices.

Johnson’s Corner Restaurant
2000 State St.
Alton, IL 62002

Local restaurant with most meals under $9.

Josephine's Tea Room & Gift Shop
6109 Godfrey Rd.
Godfrey, IL 62035

A destination gathering place for a comfortable, leisurely lunch. The delightful atmosphere features a skylight ceiling and cozy brick fireplace. A ladies favorite.

Ketchum's Corner Kreem
33 E. Elm St.
Alton, IL 62002

Old fashioned ice cream stand. Take a trip back in time.

Loading Dock
400 Front St.
Grafton, IL

Kick back on riverside decks and enjoy music and an affordable menu of sandwiches, salads, burgers, tropical drinks, beer, wine.

Mac's Time Out Lounge
315 Belle St.
Alton, IL 62002

Lunch and dinner seven days a week featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, pizzas, and Mac's signature smoked BBQ.

My Just Desserts Restaurant
31 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Enjoy some of the best sandwiches, home made breads, and home made desserts anywhere while enjoying a view of the Mississippi River.

Old Bakery Beer Company
400 Landmarks Blvd.
Alton, IL 62002

Microbrews, and light fare in the historic Colonial Bakery building.

Olga's Kitchen
Alton Square Mall
Alton, IL 62002

Gyros, salads, soups, and sandwiches.

Princivalli's Cafe
602 E Third St.
Alton, IL 62002

Casual dining. Salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, toasted raviolli, and great pizza. Delivery usually available. Conveniently located one minute from The BEALL MANSION.

Princivalli's Internet Cafe
200 W 3rd St., 2nd floor
Alton, IL 62002

A simpiler version of Princivalli's taste of Italy in an Internet Cafe atmosphere.

Ragin' Cajun Piano Bar & Restaurant
210 W 3rd St.
Alton, IL 62002

The only restaurant of its kind in the Alton area—spice up your life with the tastes of New Orleans. Dueling pianos start at approximately 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Riviera Maya
2704 Corner Ct., Alton, IL 62002

Mexican food with a real Mexican flair. Be sure to offer their authentic fresh salsa. You will think you are in Mexico.

Spoon Baking Company
4 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

Family owned and operated bakery featuring quiche, scones, coffee cake, cinnamon rolls and more.

Tony's Restaurant & Prohibition Lounge
312 Piasa
Alton, IL 62002

Named an AOL City's Best Top 10 St. Louis steak house and “Home of Tony's World Famous Pepper loin Steak.” The restaurant side features fine Italian dining specializing in steaks, seafood and pastas while The Third St. Prohibition Lounge offers a more causal atmosphere fare specializing in salads, hamburgers, pizza, and beef kabobs. The Prohibition Lounge features Patio dining weather permitting.


Aerie's Riverview Winery
600 Timber Ridge
Grafton, IL 62037
618) 786-8439

Wine, dining, and an incredible view from the bluffs along the Mississippi River.

Grafton Winery & Brewhaus
300 W Main St., Grafton, IL 62037

Grafton's largest winery. Enjoy award winning wines 7 days a week and microbrews on the weekends. Casual atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating and a view of the Mississippi River. Order at the counter menu includes hamburgers, wings and wraps as well as pasta, salmon, and London Broil.

Floating Winery at Grafton Harbor
215 W. Water St.
Grafton, IL 62037

Mary Michelle Winery at Pere Marquette Lodge
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL 62037

Piasa Winery & Pub
225 W. Main St.
Grafton, IL 62037

Two Rivers Winery, Inc.
211 W. Main St.
Grafton, IL 62037

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