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“Route 66 history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ariston Cafe

Ariston Cafe
413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056
(217) 324-2023
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Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Litchfield
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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35 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Route 66 history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

This place has great food but the prices are a little high for the area. However the atmosphere is great and it's a must to check out if you like Route 66 history.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I met my daughter here, halfway for each of us...Litchfield is a small town, and the food offered here is excellent. We never made it past the appetizer page! Fried Artichoke Hearts, Portobello Mushroom fries....yum!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Illinois
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Sometimes, but rarely a place just does everything right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Frustrating as it is, most restaurants mess up the basics...not here. Items are homemade, from whole ingredients and served fresh. That means roast beef that entered the establishment as a roast, served with potatoes that came in in actual potato form, served pleasantly and warm with gravy that came from pan drippings. It all seems so obvious, but this is one of the few places doing it anymore.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wadsworth, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nostalgic and fun, with great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Ariston has been around for many, many years. They take great pride in everything about the restaurant and it shows! You might feel a little bit like you are in an old movie. It's both casual and fancy. I love it, and would happy drive a long way to go out to eat at this wonderful place!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durand, IL
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Like it used to be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The Ariston Cafe doesn't just rely on its history to bring people in. The great food and fair prices keep me coming back. Wait servers nicely dressed, wide choice of foods all well prepared. Took my college-age granddaughter and her roommate there and they enjoyed it. Seems even the young can appreciate the atmosphere and offerings. If you're on I-70, get off at Litchfield, IL and give yourself a treat. Plus, the Ariston is on old US 66.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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