Visitors Guide to Places to Eat
in Alton
Madison County, Illinois
      Symbol Key
    Fine Dining - typical evening meals are $14 and above
    Fine Dining & Lighter Fare - typical evening meals range from $8 to above $14
    Lighter Fare - typical evening meals range from $8 to $14
    Quick & Casual - typical evening meals are $8 and under. No wait staff service.
    Coffee Shop, Bakery or Ice Cream Parlor
     

Amarillo Tex's
Steakhouse & Saloon

180 East Center Drive
Alton, IL
618-465-6433
  Looking for a lil' piece of Texas? This western style restaurant serves up dishes as big as your head--there's fried chicken and fresh steak aplenty for the hungry soul. If you’re looking for a true challenge, take the 72 oz. sirloin test...a free meal if you can eat it all.
Applebee's
319 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-462-6575
  It's a whole new neighborhood! Applebee’s is friendly, neighborhood establishment featuring moderately priced, high-quality food, table service and a comfortable atmosphere. Applebee's features mainstream American dishes such as salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, and "riblets" - Applebee's signature dish.
Aunt Sam's Uptown Eatery
2512 College Avenue
Alton, IL
618-433-9322
  Aunt Sam’s Uptown Eatery is serving up the best breakfast, lunch and dinner in Alton. Our motto is to give the customer what they want as long as what the customer wants is great Food at a great price. Come visit a local institution!
Big Wieners Drive In
101 9th Street
Alton, IL
618-433-1415
  Size does matter! Serving Big Wieners, hamburgers, our famous Potato Ribbons, fried fish sandwiches, and turkey legs.
Bluff City Grill
102 West 9th Street
Alton, IL
618-433-8288
  Bluff City Grill is one of Alton's most exciting dining experiences. We offer a diverse menu and creative daily specials. Come in and entertain family, friends or clients in our business casual restaurant or restaurant lounge or relax and let go in our 21 years or older Sports Bar.
Bossanova Restaurant
& Lounge

112 West 3rd Street
618-462-1175
Alton, IL
  Bossonova Martini Lounge you're always going to find something new. Bossanova’s is the place to be on the east side for a fun atmosphere, fresh food and an approachable list of martinis and wine.nova, a modern, hip and casual restaurant in beautiful downtown Alton.
Burger King
1902 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-474-0102
  The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, our commitment to premium ingredients, signature recipes, and family-friendly dining experiences is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.
Captains Table Buffet
1 Front Street (Argosy Casino)
Alton, IL
1-800-711-4263
  The Captain’s Table Buffet showcase an array of new culinary creations along with your traditional favorites from our award-winning chef. Look for our sauté station with made-to-order pastas, and expanded carving station, hand-tossed pizza, and rich homemade desserts. Special dinners are served Friday through Sunday.
Castelli's at 255
3400 Fosterburg Road
Alton, IL
618-462-4620
  Castelli's at 255 is now a St. Louis area favorite drawing diners from around the world. The TALK-N-CHIC is a house secret, trademarked recipe that has been passed down through the generations. Castelli's Moonlight also offers other homemade specialties such as the Roman house salad dressing, tortellini, and ravioli.
Chez Marilyn
119 W. Third Street
Alton, IL
618-465-8071
  Chez Marilyn is a classy yet comfortable Restaurant Lounge and Bar featuring your favorite drinks and casual fine dining right in the heart of downtown Alton Illinois. The menu has a variety of items from our succulent crab cakes, fresh tossed salads, flat bread pizza, to our Sicilian steak skewers.
Chill Out Frozen Creations
2833 Homer M. Adams Pkwy.
Alton, IL
618-462-5000
  ChillOut Frozen Creations offers 18 flavors of frozen yogurt and 60 toppings including: fruit, granola, cereal and candy. ChillOut is open all year long and is completely self-serve. You get to create exactly what you want, all the time!
China Gate Express
248 Alton Square
Alton, IL
618-465-6810
  China Gate Express’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.
China King
1837 Homer M. Adams Pkwy.
Alton, IL
618-465-8818
  China King’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.
Chinese Buffet
2610 Homer M. Adams Pkwy.
Alton, IL
618-463-4163
  Find all your traditional Chinese favorites at Alton's largest all you can eat Chinese buffet.
Chong Chop Suey
1101 East 7th Street
Alton, IL
618-465-2869
  Chong Chop Suey’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.

Cookie Factory Bakery
202 Alton Square
Alton, IL
618-462-5731
  The Cookie Factory is a wonderful place for a special treat for everyone in the family. Serving over 15 varieties of cookies with the occasional frosted face, there is a flavor to suit everyone's tastes. A lunch menu including sandwiches and salads offers the perfect complement to a truly excellent cookie.
Chubby's Bar & Grill
1022 East Broadway
Alton, IL
618-462-8005
  You're never too old or never too young for Chubby's. In addition to specials throughout the week crowd pleasing favorites include hand-battered comfort food, homemade chili, and Chubby's secret recipe hot wings.

Dairy Queen
1808 Washington Avenue
Alton, IL
618-465-1575
  Since 1939 Dairy Queen has been serving its frozen treats like soft serve ice cream and Blizzards to burgers and sandwiches.
Don & Penny's
306 State Street
Alton, IL
618-465-9823
  A great neighborhood hangout that serves Mexican, Cajun, and Pasta dishes as well as pizza and appetizers.
Duke Bakery
819 Henry Street
Alton, IL
618-462-2922
  Duke Bakery is a full line retail bakery specializing in wedding cakes, specialty cakes, donuts, pastries, pies, bread, and cookies. Duke Bakery was founded with the desire to serve the Alton area with the highest quality bakery items possible.
El Mezcal
2704 Corner Court
Alton, IL
618-463-9850
  In the mood for Mexican? El Mezcal is the perfect place to take your family to feast. The wonderful atmosphere that invites you in from the start, the portion sizes are generous, and the menu selection has something for everyone, including those interested in a steak or a lighter meal.
Fast Eddie's Bon Air
701 Central Avenue
Alton, IL
618-465-3876
  Come see for yourself. Fast Eddie’s Bon Air has the coldest beer, best and cheapest eats that include an assortment of grilled burgers, shish-kabobs, bratwurst and boiled shrimp. Live music is featured Thursday through Sunday. Fast Eddie’s Bon Air is simply legendary! Must be 21.
Fazoli's
210 East Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-465-4731
  Our Pasta and Sauces, Breadsticks and Salads are freshly prepared throughout the day. Oven-Baked Dishes and Submarinos® are never baked 'til you order them! Made with 100% Real Mozzarella and Provolone, vine-ripened Tomatoes in our Authentic Marinara Sauce, plus Garden Vegetables, our food isn't "fast food". It's fast. fresh. Italian!
Franco's Restaurant
(Holiday Inn)
3800 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-462-1220
  Franco's Restaurant features such an array of delicious, ever-changing specialty dishes that it's impossible to choose one dish to love. The high quality is always consistent at breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don't forget that kids under 12 eat free!
G-B Grill
1858 East Broadway
Alton, IL
618-465-9896
  A real Greek diner serving breakfast all day, plate lunches including chicken fried steak, and great gyros. Comfort food at cheap prices.
Gentelin's on Broadway
122 East Broadway
Alton, IL
618-4465-6080
  Owned and operated by Ryan and Sarah Gentelin, this restaurant features a relaxed atmosphere, along with rich colors in the dining room where patrons have an incredible view of the Alton Bridge. Featuring a full menu ranging from appetizers and sandwiches to pasta, steak and seafood there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
Golden Corral
2723 Corner Court
Alton, IL
618-465-1802
  Golden Corral's legendary, endless buffet features an abundant variety of delicious familiar favorites and continuous new menu offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hong Kong House
1720 Washington Avenue
Alton, IL
618-465-8638
  Hong Kong House’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.
International House of Pancakes
181 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-433-9940
  IHOP is one of America's favorite restaurant chains. Although IHOP restaurants are best known for their signature pancakes, omelettes and other breakfast specialties, IHOP restaurants are open throughout the day and evening hours and offer a broad array of lunch, dinner and snack items as well.
Jack In The Box
101 East Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-462-9905
  Jack in the Box is known for burgers and more, chicken and more, Jack’s Munchie Meals, tacos and sides, shakes and desserts, and breakfast.
Jack In The Box
1649 Washington Avenue
Alton, IL
618-465-0093
  Jack in the Box is known for burgers and more, chicken and more, Jack’s Munchie Meals, tacos and sides, shakes and desserts, and breakfast.

Jimmy John's
Gourmet Sub Shop
292 Northport Drive
Alton, IL
618-467-6400
  World’s Greatest Gourmet Sandwiches with all the fixings on house baked bread. Ok, our subs aren’t really gourmet and we’re not French either. Our subs just taste better. Eat in, carry out, or have your meal delivered. Your Mom wants you to eat at Jimmy John’s!
Jimmy the Greek's
1856 East Broadway
Alton, IL
618-
462-6600
  Enjoy authentic Mediterranean fare. Customer favorites include dolmades (stuffed with ground sirloin and rice and wrapped in grape vine leaves), moussaka (eggplant, ground sirloin, zucchini, pan-fried potatoes, and bechamel cream sauce), center cut lamb chops and shanks, and baklava of course! Steaks feature 28 day aged Angus beef.
Joe K's Restaurant
2530 State Street
Alton, IL
618-466-9796
  Try a place that is popular with the locals. This family diner serves breakfast and lunch with nice size portions at reasonable prices.
Johnson's Corner Restaurant
2000 State Street
Alton, IL
618-465-5640
  Johnson's Corner is a family friendly corner restaurant and pub serving American fare. Through the years, Johnson's Corner has been rooted in the Alton community, and for good reason--their house specials. The pork tenderloin, burgers, crappie, grouper, fabulous onion rings and their zing wings have become classics.
KFC
2994 East Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-465-6931
  KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Colonel's Crispy Strips® and Honey BBQ Wings® with home-style sides, and freshly made chicken sandwiches. Since its founding by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, KFC has been serving customers delicious, already prepared complete family meals at affordable prices.
KFC
434 West Bethalto Drive
Alton, IL
618-377-2025
  KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Colonel's Crispy Strips® and Honey BBQ Wings® with home-style sides, and freshly made chicken sandwiches. Since its founding by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, KFC has been serving customers delicious, already prepared complete family meals at affordable prices.
KFC & Taco Bell
620 Landmarks Blvd.
Alton, IL
618-462-3164
  Take advantage of two of your favorites in one place. KFC serves the world's most popular chicken with home-style sides. Or Live Mas with Taco Bell’s tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items, and a variety of "Value Menu" items.
La Cantina Deli
1 Front Street (Argosy Casino)
Alton, IL
1-800-711-4263
  If you're in need of delicious food in a hurry, head over to La Cantina. The creative menu of sandwiches, salads, pastries, cakes and more is sure to have something that will hit the spot! Must be 21.
Little Caesars Pizza
1601 Washington Avenue
Alton, IL
618-465-4001
  Little Caesars HOT-N-READY® Pizza. What is HOT-N-READY®? A large 14” pepperoni pizza, hot out of the oven and ready when you are! No need to call ahead! No need to wait! No limit!

Lucy's Place
2807 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-433-9677
  Lucy’s Place is an upscale neighborhood coffee house / pub & deli. In the morning, our customers can stop in on the way and enjoy gourmet coffees, teas, and breakfast wraps. At lunch or after work our customers can enjoy a sandwich or a snack.
Mac's Time-Out Lounge
315 Belle Street
Alton, IL
618-465-1006
  Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week with a menu that features soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, pizzas, and Mac's signature smoked BBQ. Be sure to try the Sunday buffet.
     
My Just Desserts
31 East Broadway
Alton, IL
618-462-5881
  Enjoy a taste of real Americana with homemade soups, salad, sandwiches, breads and...of course, pies! Every day, there is a different hot casserole special from chicken divan to sky king casserole. Choose your dessert before your lunch because they fly out of the kitchen fast!
Olga's Kitchen
206 Alton Square
Alton, IL
618-462-0642
  Freshly grilled-to-order, it’s bread you’ll find at the center of everything here. A secret recipe bread that is sweet, soft and delicious and unlike anything else is used in our side dishes, desserts and every one of the delectable sandwiches you’ll find at Olga’s Kitchen.
Outfitters Grill
1 Front Street (Argosy Casino)
Alton, IL
1-800-711-4263
  Outfitters Grill has a menu that offers prime cuts of USDA Choice beef, the freshest seafood, mouthwatering pasta and so much more. Together, the culinary specialties and the enchanting ambience make dining at Argosy Casino Alton an experience to remember!

Papa John's Pizza
2700 Washington Avenue
Alton, IL
618-462-7272
  From day one Papa John’s has been making a better pizza by using fresh dough and superior-quality ingredients and more than 25 years later, one thing remains the same – Papa John's is still fully committed to delivering on its brand promise of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza."
The Philly Shack
238 Alton Square Mall
Alton, IL
618-531-8911
  The Philly Shack serves up fresh made Philly Cheesesteaks and homemade hamburgers.

Pizza Hut
3096 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-465-6600
  Now You’re Eating – home of America's favorite pizza! Eat in, carry out or have your delicious pizza and WingStreet Buffalo wings delivered straight to your door.
Princivalli's Cafe
602 East Third Street
Alton, IL
618-465-3255
  Take a trip to Italy with the homemade treats of Princivalli's Cafe. This a great spot for a lunch or dinner with a view of the river and classic decor. Enjoy traditional Italian favorites like home made pizza, the signature house sub, parmesan chicken, a variety of pasta dishes and much more!
Popeye's Famous
Fried Chicken
2390 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-462-6702
  “Louisiana Fast.” Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken serves up New Orleans style chicken and shrimp along with their signature buttermilk biscuits and side dishes.
Quizno's
317 Homer M. Adams Pkwy.
Alton, IL
618-463-9122
  Quiznos now offers chef-inspired menu items, including grilled flatbreads, salads and wraps, and sub sliders! We also offer only all-natural chicken, freshly-sliced deli meats and artisan breads and cheeses! Quiznos is the perfect answer to your hunger Qraving!
Rajun Cajun Piano Bar
210 West Third Street
Alton, IL
618-433-9119
  The only restaurant of its kind in the Alton area where you can spice up your life with the tastes of New Orleans. Dueling pianos start at pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Red Lobster
170 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-465-6554
  Here at Red Lobster we’re passionate about serving our guests great seafood. IOur grill master’s expertly perfect flavors, cooking seafood and steak over a wood fire grill. And our servers pull out all the stops to make every dining experience feel extra special. Because at Red Lobster, we Sea Food Differently.
Rib City
201 East Center Drive
Alton, IL
618-462-4600
  To achieve that real backyard barbecue flavor you need the just the right wood fire. At Rib City, choice cuts of meat are basted with our signature barbecue sauce and smoked over selected hardwoods - including Red Oak - carefully cooked slowly to seal in that distinctive Rib City Barbecue taste!
Riviera Maya
1702 Homer M. Adams Pkwy.
Alton, IL
618-465-5000
  You will think you are in Mexico while you’re dining on Riviera Maya’s dishes what have a real Mexican flair.
S & S Sandwich Shop
2505 State Street
Alton, IL
618-570-0115
  Located next door to Norb's of Alton, S & S Sandwich Shop is North Alton's only independently owned sandwich shop serving up home made goodies. The menu exploits fresh, seasonal foods for great quality sandwiches and soups.
Saint Louis Bread Company
1837 Homer M. Adams Pkwy.
Alton, IL
618-474-0100
  We are bakers of bread, fresh from the oven and a symbol of warmth and welcome. We also pair our baked goods with delicious ingredients to create a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts. St. Louis Bread Company is a simple pleasure, honest and genuine.
State Street Market
208 State Street
Alton, IL
618-462-8800
  This European-style fresh gourmet food & home goods market is open for lunch serving paninis, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

Steak N Shake
80 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-466-7006
  “In Sight It Must Be Right.” The word “steak” stands for steakburger. The term “shake” stands for hand-dipped milk shakes. After 75 years, Steak n Shake continues its tradition of serving the country’s best, freshest, and tastiest burgers and shakes.
Subway
500 West Delmar Avenue
Alton, IL
618-466-1679
  Subway is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain. We’ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy and we are guided our passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.
Subway
1631 Washington Avenue
Alton, IL
618-462-3121
  Subway is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain. We’ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy and we are guided our passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.
Subway
712 E. Broadway
Alton, IL
618-463-1028
  Subway is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain. We’ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy and we are guided our passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.
Sunrise Bakery
504 West Delmar Avenue
Alton, IL
618-466-5696
  The bakers at Sunrise Bakery rise early in the morning to make sure all the sweet baked goods are ready in the morning. With fresh strawberry pies, twinkies and kolaches, you'll enjoy Sunrise's products down to the last bite and is sure to send you home happy.
Taco Bell
70 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-466-8897
  Live Mas - Taco Bell serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items, and a variety of "Value Menu" items.
Tony's Restaurant
& Third Street Cafe
312 Piasa Street
Alton, IL
618-462-8384
  Named an AOL City's Best Top 10 St. Louis steak house and “Home of Tony's World Famous Pepper loin Steak.” The restaurant side features fine Italian dining specializing in steaks, seafood and pastas while The Third Street Cafe offers more causal fare including salads, hamburgers, pizza, and beef kabobs.
Village Inn Pancake House
2611 College Avenue
Alton, IL
618-462-8750
  Since 1958, guests have visited Village Inn because they know they will enjoy great-tasting food and extra-friendly service in a clean and comfortable family environment. You’ll see our commitment in our home-style breakfasts and our comfort food served during lunch and dinner. And don’t forget our wide variety of delicious pies.
Wendy's
1825 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-462-3593
  At Wendy’s everything spins off of one word- FRESH. Every day, we honor our Founder Dave Thomas’ legacy and continue to live through his values by using select, premium ingredients and serving food that's made fresh with every order.
White Castle
2998 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-462-4928
  White Castle is more than a restaurant. It’s an experience that transcends time, space and sometimes, rational thought. For almost a century our unique approach has made our food the answer to what you crave!
Woody's Drive-In
110 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL
618-466-7840
  An Alton landmark, Woody’s Drive-in is famous for its fast service and unbelievably good fried chicken, signature coleslaw, and great burgers cooked to order.
  Captain D's Seafood
Alton, IL
  191 Homer Adams Parkway
618-465-4949
  D J'S Bar & Grill
Alton, IL
  2526 College Avenue
618-465-0362
  Ketchum's Corner Kream
Alton, IL
  33 East Elm Street
618-466-7047
  Kopps Korner
Alton, IL
  838 East 7th Street
618-465-9833
  LuciAnna's Pastries
Alton, IL
  212 State Street
618-433-9395
  Mini Corral Hamburgers
Alton, IL
  1500 Main Street
618-462-0400
  Rally's
Alton, IL
  199 Alton Square Mall Drive
618-465-0654
  Town Club of Alton
Alton, IL
  2400 East Broadway
618-462-5431
     

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