Top 10 restaurants in Ottawa, United States

April 14, 2018 Ying Subia

Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The Illinois River is a conduit for river barges and connects Lake Michigan at Chicago, to the Mississippi River, and North America's 25,000 mile river system. The population estimate was 18,562 as of 2013. It is the county seat of LaSalle County and it is part of the Ottawa-Peru, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Ottawa

1. Jeremiah Joe Coffee

807 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2073 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Lunch, Dinner +1 815-434-3572
Excellent
63%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Jeremiah Joe Coffee

Reviewed By NinaTrav - McKinney, Texas, United States

As I was visiting friends in the Ottawa area recently, I happened in to this coffee shop to see if they could make a decaf espresso! to my delight, it was no problem for them, and they even added just the right amount of chocolate to make it a mochaspresso!
I visited 3 times in the weekend!

2. The Ottawa Bakery

630 Court St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2915 Takeout Cafe Breakfast SGD 24 +1 815-433-2253
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

The Ottawa Bakery

Reviewed By mosw - St. Louis

The selection here is amazing. We loaded up on treats - scones, oatmeal pies made like Little Debbie's with filling sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies, pecan sticky buns, macaroons, and more. Most of their business is carry-out so there is very little seating, like 3 tables.

3. Tangled Roots/Lone Buffalo

808 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2066 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 815-324-9549
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Tangled Roots/Lone Buffalo

Reviewed By kattriprevus - Northbrook, Illinois

We made dinner reservations at Lone Buffalo when wanting to check out Ottawa & eat here during our winter visit to Starved Rock. Due to an incoming snow storm we had to move our dinner earlier than we had planned. The location, parking and decor were all great as we ventured into the restaurant. Kendra as our server was friendly, knowledgeable & efficient. My husband had a glass of wine and we split the margarita flatbread, which was well seasoned. We went for healthy options. My husband enjoyed his ancient grains salad with small shrimp, while I really loved the kale salad with salmon. Since it was an early & rushed dinner with the snowstorm, we plan to return on our next trip to Starved Rock & Ottawa to try the beers and entrees. Looking forward to that in the future.
Definitely recommend.

4. B.A.S.H. Burger and Sushi House

215 W Jefferson St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2834 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, American, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 815-434-2274
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

B.A.S.H. Burger and Sushi House

Reviewed By WorldTvlerParker_CO - Parker, CO

Great spot in downtown Ottawa, about a block off the main drag. Very modern and hip. Seated right away despite the crowd.

The menu is quite unusual, so you have to be prepared. BASH = Burger and Sushi House. Great appetizers, but could have been a bit bigger. Sushi on the expensive side... we all enjoyed our meals.

Sushi selection good, but the rest of the menu is a bit limited. Nevertheless, love it!

5. Sunfield Restaurant

2754 Columbus St, Ottawa, IL 61350-1006 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 815-434-5500
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 173 reviews

Sunfield Restaurant

Family Restaurant, Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Reviewed By Babu2773 - Chicago, Illinois

We came over here for a Sunday lunch between the breakfast and lunch rushes so we sat down immediately. Our server was friendly and professional. We were delighted to find that there are still places that offer soup with the sandwich. We ordered the pork tenderloin hot sandwich, which was perfectly seasoned with a nice peppery gravy, and the reuben, which had chunky and tasty corned beef. Both of our soups were good as well. We had a nice experience and found the prices extremely reasonable. We will definitely eat here again.

6. Corner 230

230 W Madison St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2819 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night +1 815-434-0000
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Corner 230

They don't seem to have a website when I tried "googling" them. Our waitress said that they've been there for 2-1/2 years, though.

Reviewed By Northernillgirl - Springfield, Illinois

We met friends here for our first visit. We were very pleased with the food: salmon specials and chicken pear salads. We had a blue cheese guacamole appetizer, which was great. They had a wide selection of speciality drinks. Prices were reasonable. Our only complaint was that is very noisy. They have high open ceilings which combine with tables that are close to each other, making it almost impossible to carry on a conversation.

7. Hank's Farm

2973 N State Route 71, Ottawa, IL 61350-9401 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch +1 815-433-2540
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 189 reviews

Hank's Farm

Reviewed By funinthesun5 - Illinois

Have you seen the show Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsey? This place would be the perfect place for Gordon to make over. Very nice facility, cute atmosphere, cute shops but it ends about there. When greeted at the front door, we were asked by an elderly couple (I'm assuming the owners) if we had reservations. We did not. They appeared annoyed and said "reservations are HIGHLY recommended". The restaurant was about 1/2 full. We were seated right away. The menu had a wide variety. The prices were high. The menu boasted a "farm fresh salad bar". That consisted of salad from a bag, bottled dressing and pre made salads (pea, pasta, mushroom) from a container. No vegetables. The bread was delicious and appeared to be homemade. No sweet tea on the menu. I would think that would be an option going with the barn theme. My daughter ordered shrimp off of the kids menu, I ordered shrimp off of the regular menu and my husband got the October special of brat, brisket & pork chops. My daughter received 2 small fried shrimp & fries. I had six fried shrimp and baked potato. These were frozen from a box and baked. I buy the same thing at my local grocery store. My husband's pork chops were small and very thin and tasted like grease. The brisket was very bland, no seasoning, no sauce. The brat was just that, nothing fancy. Our waitress was much friendlier than our greaters. The table next to us had a plate of pasta that looked like a whole box of noodles on the plate with horrible mounds of melted cheese on top. The whole mound was stuck together and picked up with a fork. Potential here but the menu needs a big revamp. No fresh food. Won't be visiting again. I would recommend looking at other local restaurants for a better experience.

8. The Pink Chihuahua

700 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-5012 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 815-324-5227
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

The Pink Chihuahua

Tapas, Small Bites, Pan Asian, Burgers, Steaks, Pasta and International Cuisine. Casual Dining. A Bite for every taste!

Reviewed By karla s - Ottawa, Illinois

We went there for Mother's Day and I felt so guilty when the bill came of $300.00. The food was good but overpriced for the portions you get.

9. Bianchi's Pizza

607 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2927 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza Dinner +1 815-434-6884
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Bianchi's Pizza

Reviewed By Connie B - Streator, Illinois, United States

Loved their pizza... Ordered a large split toppings pizza to share. And a some cold beers. Server brought drinks promptly to our table with plates and napkins. When the pizza came offered hot pizza sauce or red peppers flakes. I choice the sauce..excellent! Was offered a bag to take home left overs...but there wasn't any. Cute old fashioned booth to sit in.

10. Cheese Shop

1219 Fulton St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2053 Takeout, Seating American, Soups Lunch +1 815-433-0478
Excellent
74%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Cheese Shop

Reviewed By LMomG

Unique items outside (antique milk separator planters, flowers in an old coffee maker, etc) and so many things to see inside. Great selection of cheeses, deli meats, condiments, etc.... I had the lunch special of the day--meatloaf was pretty good, yummy green beans , mashed potatoes. Salad was fair. But, my husband's made to order rib eye sandwich with mushrooms, cheese was awesome. Very patient & friendly staff--took us awhile to decide what to order for lunch. Bought delicious homemade Rice Krispie square for later.

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