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“More than meets the eye!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Z Best Cafe on Main

Z Best Cafe on Main
129 S Main St, Sheffield, IL 61361
815-454-2425
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Sheffield
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Princeton, Illinois
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127 reviews 127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“More than meets the eye!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is our favorite local place to dine. Do NOT let the drive to Sheffield / out of the way location stop you. The local art work, murals, and exposed brick give this place a lot of charm. In addition, the food is amazing. The chef is dedicated to local and organic produce and meat. The beef and pork come from the area and are hormone-free.
The specials change weekly, however I love the corn-crusted catfish with crab. Last time my DH had the pork belly and just raved. The soup is often inventive and made on site. There is no kids menu, however the chef is happy to whip up some grilled cheese or a simple chicken breast as needed. My kids like most of the salads and the spin art chicken with artichokes.
Be sure you call ahead for a reservation. There is limited seating and the place often sells out, and there is no comfortable place to wait for a table.
There are a variety of steak options and burgers too. But don't be fooled. This is high-end food. In the city, the meal would be twice the price. My only complaint is the limited beer and wine selections. Most are rather low-end to be paired with such excellent food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Princeton, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Gourmet Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The food is gourmet quality and sophisticated in style. The dining area is small, so call ahead for reservations. A hidden gem in the Illinois River Valley.

Visited July 2012
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Sheffield, Illinois
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“"Great Food"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Very interesting menu , the staff is friendly and work hard to get the food to the table in a timely fashion. When you taste the flavors the chef puts together, you will know you have arrived and taken part in something special. Very affordable fare and finger licking great !!

Visited September 2012

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