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Ariston Cafe

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413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
+1 217-324-2023
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited based on recommendation, but I will never eat there again. I had the all you can eat cod and it was absolutely terrible! It tasted like rubber and was obviously freezer burnt. It was soooo bad that I was actually mad! I sat...More

Thank 68honestabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service. The evening that we visited, the restaurant was very crowded and there was about a 20 minute wait, but the food was more than worth it, and the hostess was very friendly and had a...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Went to the Ariston this weekend because we were in town for the pickers market and enjoy the route 66 history, but have to say we were a bit disappointed. I had the french dip and my wife ordered a gyro, both very average at...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Motorcycle 🏍 trip to the bike races in Peoria and stopped for the night. It was a great find to find this place. 3rd Generation run place with great food and service. If you are in the area you need to stop.

Thank W3083UZmarkh
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Love the prime rib, My ladies loved the chicken liver / gizzards nice sit down place with great wait staff. ( has soup and salad bar )

Thank scutr2
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Love the Ariston! So much history and the food is fantastic. We drove there for my birthday so I could get their grilled chicken livers (which actually seem pan fried to me). They're not hard as a rock crisp like other places... just perfection on...More

Thank FranBuse
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We stopped here after visiting the Visitors Center in Litchfield (which is also awesome). The gentleman owner came over because we had our Route 66 books with us. He was so informative. He gave us postcards and maps to help us along our journey. We...More

Thank deabic
Reviewed July 25, 2017

We stopped here on our way to St. Louis based on a recommendation from a friendly store owner in Springfield, IL near the Lincoln home. We are glad he told us about this place. It is a historic restaurant along old route 66. We didn't...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Litchfield just to eat here, a Route 66 restaurant and well worth the stop. Even though the front of the restaurant faces a small side street, it was easy to find and the food was FANTASTIC! Don't pass this one by, well...More

Thank Sergeant2057
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Had a tenderloin sandwich that was so tender you did not need teeth. You could chew it ,gums only. the best I have ever had and I hand breaded them in high school at a part time job where I did hundreds upon hundreds of...More

Thank Peoria1
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April 24, 2017|
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Response from Betty Z | Reviewed this property |
Everything on the menu is AWESOME, but Greek used to be considered a specialty for them. And as someone else said, desserts are brought out on a tray for you to chose which you want. And they are awesome also......
September 2, 2016|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call. I did see a room to the side of main restaurant.
November 12, 2015|
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Response from GloriaH022 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Honestly, I don't know if they normally accept reservations across the board, especially on a busy weekend. However - we were motoring from Wisconsin toward Springfield, Missouri, on a Friday evening in June. North of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-324-2023
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