Plainfield is one of the villages that's situated within the counties of Will and Kendall in Illinois. The village's population is approaching forty thousand. One of our favorite attractions in the area is the Lake Renwick Preserve, a beautiful piece of land that is being preserved for nature activites and for its historic significance. If you're visiting Plainfield anytime soon, these are our top choices for dining and drinking establishments within the zip codes of 60544, 60585, and 60586.
BACI ITALIAN RISTORANTE
Baci Italian Ristorante is such a wonderful place to go for fresh and delicious Italian food! Our favorites on their menu, both of which are very affordable, are the Lasagna Classico and the Chicken Vesuvio. If you've got a little more money burning a hole in your pocket, definitely opt for the Veal Al Limone. It's fantastic! Note that they're closed on Mondays, open until 9:00PM Monday thru Thursday, until 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday, and until 8:00 PM on Sunday.
Address: 407 West Lockport Street
LIMESTONE RESTAURANT & BREWERY
Limestone Restaurant & Brewery, also known as Limestone Brewing Company, is a very popular dinner and drinks spot in Plainfield. Many breweries put all the focus on their beer and they neglect the food almost entirely, but that is not the case here. The food is nothing short of amazing. We recommen the Pasta Diablo and the Blackened Tilapia, and on the brews side of things we love the Electric Park Golden Ale and Dolomite Oatmeal Stout!
Address: 12337 South Route 59
FRONT STREET CANTINA
Front Street Cantina is a Plainfield classic! They specialize in the finest Mexican food, and they pair it all up with the best signature margaritas that you've ever tasted! Yum! The carne asada suiza is our absolute favorite, followed by the shrimp ranchero and pedro pollo, both of which are really mind blowing. Any one of those pairs nicely with Luna Margarita or a Cactus Margarita. Talk about a thirst quencher and an appetite pleaser! Everything at Front Street Cantina is delicious.
Address: 15120 South Des Plaines Street
BABY BACK BLUES
Baby Back Blues has been a Chicago tradition for well over a decade, and the Plainfield location is going strong with all the classic BBQ flavors that you love. We love their pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches, and of course the rib tips are an absolute essential! The sides include corn on the cob, pinto beans, cole slaw, green beans, fries, mac and cheese, and marinated cucumbers... it's all so good! We highly recommend this restaurant!
Address: 16200 South Lincoln Highway #114
GRUBEN'S UPTOWN TAP
Gruben's Uptown Tap is one of the most relaxed and comfortable bars that we have ever laid eyes on. It's got an incredible pub vibe that you won't be able to tear yourself away from. The upstairs library and the fireplace are just so warm and inviting. The selection of beers is nothing short of impressive, and they've also got a really mouth watering menu including some of the best soup in town! We love Gruben's!
Address: 24035 West Lockport Street
Moe Joe's brings you the freshest Cajun and Caribbean flavors for a fusion experience unlike any other! The decor is purely Bourbon Street, straight from New Orleans to Plainfield. We love the homemade fried chicken and catfish, and the Po Boy sandwiches are always an awesome bet! Fabulous crab cakes too. They've also got great micro brews, and it happens to be an amazing party spot in the evenings!
Address: 24033 West Lockport Street
It's hard to believe that Nabby's has been around since 1990, and even harder to believe how fast the time has flown by! We have loved this restaurant for as long as we can remember. We always get our private events catered by them, and whenever we're in the mood for some great hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian favorites, and Po Boy sandwiches, we head out to Plainfield to enjoy their extensive menu. Gotta love this place.
Address: 14802 North Michigan Street
FINNEGAN'S IRISH PUB
Finnegan's Irish Pub is one of the best! There's nothing else quite like walking into a cozy pub like this one, finding that perfect spot to sit and enjoy your beer, and then ordering some of your Irish favorites while enjoying the game on the TV. The service here is outstanding, and there's no better place to relax and chat with friends after a long hard week at work!
Address: 24102 West Lockport Street
SWEET PEPPERS THAI
Everyone we know that goes to Sweet Peppers Thai recommends it so highly! This is of course one of those Thai restaurants where the food is always a little spicier than the way you ordered it, so if you really want it mild you may just want to tell them "no spice!" The food is amazing. We love the red curry, the tom yum soup, and of course the pad thai. The classics are always the best!
Address: 12337 South Route 59 #143
Giordano's is a Chicago tradition, and their Plainfield location is one of our favorites since it's so warm and inviting. The service is probably the best that we've had in this area, and the menu is so extensive that no matter what you're in the mood for, you're sure to find it here. Appetizers, sandwiches, stuffed pizzas... It's all so mouth watering and served piping hot just the way it should be! Can't get enough of Giordanos!
Address: 2344 South Route 59