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Ariston Cafe

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413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
+1 217-324-2023
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Okawville, Illinois
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175 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

We've stopped here a few times and are never disappointed. The food is great and the service excellent. It's a little pricey, but not out of your budget. They have a super soup/salad bar to go with your meal and the meals are prepared very well, served hot and taste good. I had the broiled cod and side of Greek... More 

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Thank Ron H
Bellingham, Washington
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

Going to the Ariston is like stepping back in time when service was service and food was good, ample and fairly priced.

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Thank Norman S
St. John's, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

I read about this restaurant in my research for our Route 66 trip and never expected it to be so fantastic and memorable. We got there on a busy Friday night and got seated immediately and then realized that one of the owners of 50 years was helping to serve us. We had great food and and service and owners... More 

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Thank Joan B
Arkansas
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221 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Been stopping in this area for years as it is on the path to several projects that I do. Usually just fine at the restaurants that are close to the hotel. Today I decided to try something different and chose this restaurant. The Ariston Cafe was perfect. It is a classy place where all the waiters are dressed very nice.... More 

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Thank SJOE69
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

The Ariston Cafe couldn't be better; it's the sort of place you dream of finding on a road trip: family run, delicious food, and attentive, friendly service. We started with the fried artichoke hearts (homemade ranch dressing is to die for) and then had a patty melt. Both were perfectly prepared. Desserts are great (my son adored the strawberry shortcake).... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a unique/classic atmosphere! The employees were polite and service was phenomenal. Great tasting food as well. Would definately recommend to anyone and definately will come back!!

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Weinheim, Germany
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

The man at the rest stop 30 minutes south told us to try the Ariston Cafe out, and we are glad we did. What a friendly, inviting, (almost) antique atmosphere. The food was delicious, starting with the soup and salad bar, and the service was even better. The waitress answered our questions about what it takes to keep a restaurant... More 

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

Such a classy interior. Way better than any fast food joint! We had gyros and enchiladas... Both great. 'Unfortunately' we were too full to even try dessert, it looked delish!

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Thank Veerle V
Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

After years of traveling the Mother Road, I finally made it here when it was open and it was time to eat. Well worth the wait! They've been around since the 20's, at this location since, I believe, 1935. It's a Route 66 institution. Wide selections on the menu, all the way from tacos to steaks to liver and onions... More 

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Florida
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great food in a classic historic Route 66 building. Good food, desserts were awesome. Couldn't decide which dessert to have, so we took 3 to go! All were excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?