Places to Eat in Carbondale, Illinois

As Southern Illinois’ largest city and home to Southern Illinois University , Carbondale offers it visitors all the cuisine choices that you would find in larger cities like St. Louis. Carbondale offers a wide choice in dining options: fine dining, home town grills, delicatessens, and more.

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Applebee's
1125 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL
618-529-5715

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.

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Arnie's Sandwiches
2031 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL
618-529-4300

Arnie’s offers soups, salads, and sandwiches made fresh daily with quality ingredients, meats, and cheeses. Arnie’s is locally owned and operated and they take enormous pride in making the best sandwiches in town, and know that you will quickly find a favorite sandwich on their menu.

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Bandanas BBQ
309 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL
618-490-1777

"Smell That Smoke" is Bandana's Bar-B-Q’s motto. Our Southern Style BBQ is seasoned with a "dry rub" and cooked sauceless over a pit of select hardwoods to create our signature smoked flavor, then hand-cut to order straight from the smoker. Add some great side dishes for an excellent meal.

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Buffalo Wild Wings
1435 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL
618-529-4686

In addition to New York style wings with 14 different signature sauces Buffalo Wild Wings is a sports bar and grill serving appetizers, burgers, salads, and specialty items.

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Chicago Hot Dog & Shrimp
603 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL
618-549-5707

Chicago Hot Dog & Shrimp is Chicago cooking by Mom! The menu features a variety of Vienna all beef hot dogs, hamburgers, specialty and Italian sandwiches, and shrimp and fish baskets. Eat in or carry out. Delivery available.

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Chili's Grill & Bar
1240 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL
618-529-8083

Chili's Grill & Bar is the place where you can spend time with your friends, your family, the ones you love the most. Sit back. Order an appetizer, enjoy a great dinner, indulge in a dessert... and make your story. More LIFE Happens Here.

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China Express
901 N. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL
618-549-3991

China Express’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out. Delivery available.

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China Wok
883 E. Grand Avenue
Carbondale, IL
618-351-5900

China Wok’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.

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Denny's
1915 W. Sycamore Street
Carbondale, IL
618-457-7196

Denny's is always open as you want them to be. They are open every hour of every day and you are welcome here whenever the whim hits you. They are open to good prices, so that everyone can leave satisfied.

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El Greco
516 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL
618-529-1112

Established by the Karayiannis family in the early 70s, this family owned is still located in its original locale on the Carbondale Strip. Everything served is made fresh to order and only the finest ingredients are used in the original family recipes. Simply the best gyros around.

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