Crest Hill, Illinois
Crest Hill, an Illinois city located in Will County, has just over twenty thousand residents. It's known as "The City of New Beginnings," and it's a great place to visit for dining, shopping, and good times with friends. If you're visiting Crest Hill, take note of our favorite places to drink and dine within the 60403 zip codes! They are all listed below for your convenience.
Merichka's Restaurant is a great place for those with a hearty appetite, because they offer very generous portions, delicious homestyle cooking, and an ambiance that can only be described as a warm and friendly family style. The Po' Boy Sandwiches are so wonderful here. Try the Garlic Butter Poorboy or the Yodel Burger with Garlic Butter... sooo good! They've also got really great salads that pair well with just about anything on the menu. We love the checkered tablecloths and the fact that they give you real napkins here. A definite change of pace and we love it!
Address: 604 Theodore Street
GIOVAN'S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA
Giovan's is a great place to get all your Italian favorites! We love the spaghetti with marinara sauce... and really their marinara sauce is so good, you'll want it on just about everything! The prices are unbelievably affordable when you consider the high quality of the food you get here, plus that amazing service! One of the best places in town to grab a bite to eat!
Address: 1804 North Larkin Avenue
CHINA HOUSE RESTAURANT
China House has some of the best lunch specials in the area, making it a really nice choice on a busy work day. You don't want to blow your whole day's pay on your meal, and yet you want high quality... this is the perfect balance. With that lunch special you'll get soup as a starter and a cookie for dessert. And did we mention how large the portions are here? You'll never leave hungry. Very highly recommended for both the quality of the food and the great service!
Address: 1201 Theodore Street
DRAGON LIGHT RESTAURANT
Dragon Light Restaurant is our other favorite Chinese restaurant in the Crest Hill area, and honestly it would be really hard to pick a favorite between the two! Each has its highlights. Dragon Light has amazing service, huge portions, and wonderful lunch prices that won't break the bank. We highly recommend the General Tso's chicken, orange chicken, Kung Pao beef... and they've even got beer here! Great for a weeknight or weekend dinner with friends. Very highly recommended!
Address: 1809 North Larkin Avenue
Did you think you had to drive to downtown Chicago to get an incredible pizza? Nope, just head over to Barraco's Pizza in Crest Hill. They've got both thin crust and deep dish pizza available, and both are fabulous. We love to order both of them with fresh tomato, onion, and garlic. If you like sausage, you'll be happy to know that they're very generous with it. Wonderful service and great ambiance too! We love this place.
Address: 2400 Caton Farm Road
Mickey's Gyros is one of the fastest and friendliest places to stop for a quick lunch or great dinner! They've got the absolute best gyros and fries in the entire Crest Hill area. The customers are really appreciated here, as is shown by the incredibly clean atmosphere and the friendly ambiance that's created by the well-chosen staff. Everyone here is just great. They do private events very well too, with catering specials like rib tips adn cole slaw... very highly recommended for birthdays!
Address: 1701 North Larkin Avenue
EDO JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Calling all sushi lovers and aficianados of Japanese cuisine! You have GOT to try EDO Japanese Restaurant in Crest Hill. The prices are unbelievably low, and the quality of the sushi is even more unbelievable. The atmosphere is very intimate and romantic, and best of all the staff is very helpful if it's your first time trying sushi. We'd recommend their Caterpillar Roll most highly, as well as the Miami Roll and the Red Dragon Roll. Everything is mouth watering here!
Address: 1701 North Larkin Avenue
BADA BREW BAR & GRILL
Bada Brew Bar & Grill has more than just a cute and clever name going for it! It's a great place to catch some of the very best bands in town. It's a very large and roomy space too, so you can really stretch out and move around without tripping over everybody else, even on their most busy nights. Most of the time it functions as more of a bar than a club, with pool and darts and things like that, and then on the weekends the live bands and dancing turns it into a full on club. Great place to party in Crest Hill!
Address: 802 Theodore Street
Gustos is just a very cool little bar where you can chill out with your friends on a Saturday night. It's true that it's a hole in the wall type of bar, some would call it a dive bar, but we'd say that's its precise charm. They've got excellent service and great music, and a totally unpretentious atmosphere that beats all those other bars any day of the week! If you can appreciate that, then give it a try this weekend.
Address: 2115 Plainfield Road
BRICKHOUSE PIZZA PUB
There's no better combo than pizza and pub food plus a nice icy cold beer, now is there? Brickhouse Pizza Pub has all that and more. It's all about the atmosphere here, which is modern yet classic. The menu is very unique, a totally different animal than most of the other restaurants we're familiar with around here. The Grilled Chicken and Artichoke Sandwich is one example of that, and it's so good that we've ordered it on every visit so far. We've heard that their salads are also fantastic, and the pizza is truly excellent. Definitely worth a stop when you're in the Crest Hill area!
Address: 1827 Knapp Road