Top 10 restaurants in Pekin, United States

April 14, 2018 Oliva Fomby

Pekin (Pee-kin) is a city in and the county seat of Tazewell County in the U.S. state of Illinois. Located on the Illinois River, Pekin is the largest city of Tazewell County and the second most populous municipality of the Peoria metropolitan area, after Peoria itself. As of the 2010 census, its population is 34,094. A small portion of the city limits extend into Peoria County. Pekin is the 13th-most populous city in Illinois outside the Chicago Metropolitan Area. It is the most populous municipality in the United States with the name Pekin.
Things to do in Pekin

1. 8th Street Sweet Spot

211 N 8th St, Pekin, IL 61554-3464 Takeout +1 309-353-3340
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Reviewed By Carolyn T - Pekin, Illinois

Love, love, love their ice cream! Lemon is my absolute favorite.. Best soft serve in town. Sundaes, shakes, and malts are so good. They also serve sandwiches and fries but due to gluten intolerances, I have not tried them.

2. Maquet's Rail House

221 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-3102 Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 309-620-8072
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Maquet's Rail House

Casual atmosphere. Old style bar with modern ameneties. 100+ year old building that has been fully renovated, keeping much of the original decor.

Reviewed By Vacationer9898 - ILLINOIS

Another very good lunch at the Rail House. Food is very good, and everyone loved it, wraps, burgers, excellent french fries, and service is very good also. Atmosphere is neat in the older part of town. The restaurant-bar is very clean and it is a fun place. Seating is tight as tables are close together, not allowing much movement in and out of tables during the busy lunch hour. When the weather is good, they do have outdoor seating available in plastic chairs and tables. Great addition to the Pekin dining venue. For the evening crowd, they have a very good selection of beers, both bottle and draft, and they are listed on some of the televisions throughout the establishment. Will definitely return next time in am in town for the lunch hour. Parking is very limited on the street, and there is a rough parking lot behind the restaurant where you can come in the back door.

3. Ginger Asian Bistro

3560 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-6211 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 309-620-9998
Excellent
61%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Ginger Asian Bistro

Reviewed By Dawn S - Illinois, United States

Fun Asian fusion foods in small town Illinois. The selection is good with very flavorful options. My family has never met a dish here that did not satisfy. When our young adult family come to town they love visiting Ginger. The lunch specials are great prices and well portioned without lacking the same great flavor as dinner. Go!

4. Starbucks

3442 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-6235 +1 309-347-1013
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Ron B - Heber City, Utah

Please ignore the comments HGS25, Starbucks has real coffee in their drinks. Looks like someone using starbucks reviews to promote another coffee shop. Next time use their companies review site to promote them instead, no one respects a reviewer who does that.
Back to Starbucks, I love this location, they are great! They take the time to talk with you, develop friendships even though they are busy, great service that keeps me coming back everyday

5. Double D's Ice Creme

1434 N 8th St, Pekin, IL 61554-2103 Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Fast Food Lunch +1 309-353-3322
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Double D's Ice Creme

Reviewed By Vacationer9898 - ILLINOIS

Fantastic place to stop for ice cream right off the main road. Busy on weekends but very fast service with good prices and plenty of parking

6. Hacienda Fuentes

2912 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-6229 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 309-346-1610
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Hacienda Fuentes

Reviewed By Arlen B - Pekin, Illinois

Very pleasant experience with the management, music, food and excellent service staff. Staff greets you with a smile, goes overboard with accommodating a big group and the food is always brought to the table hot and quick.

7. Fast Dragon Downtown Buffett

321 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-3151 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Reviewed By kmgIL - Pekin, Illinois

The food was hot and consisted of 50% Asian and 50% American food. The flavors were good. I can't complain there. But, the restaurant itself was filthy and I was uncomfortable sitting on the chairs. As many staff as there were there, I would have thought it could have been cleaner. This restaurant requires payment before being seated. I did not have cash on hand to leave a tip as I usually leave it on the debit slip. Fair warning, these ladies want a tip so bring cash. ($9.75 per person for buffet)

8. Avanti's Italian Restaurant

3610 Kelly Ave, Pekin, IL 61554-8594 Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 309-346-3400
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
13%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Avanti's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Ed B

A nice find after a long day. Great food at a reasonable price. Nice atmosphere, and an excellent waitress. (very attentive and professional) I had their special, Chicken Parmigiana, salad, Italian bread with olive oil. All for less than $10.

9. Monical's Pizza

111 S Parkway Dr, Pekin, IL 61554-3966 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 309-347-7761
Excellent
68%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Monical's Pizza

Reviewed By Chris L - Niles, Michigan

We moved away from this area two years ago, but when we return, a Monical's visit is a must. In fact, we bought some salad dressing to take back to Michigan. The service this time was excellent and food still good and reasonable priced. You can't miss with a visit to any of the Monical restaurants in the Peoria-Pekin area. Wish they would branch out to Michigan.

10. LA Gondola Spaghetti House

2996 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-6229 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 309-353-8485
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

LA Gondola Spaghetti House

Reviewed By wantsavette - Havana, Illinois

Love La Gondola sandwiches made on their sweet fresh baked bread. The toasted garlic bread is delicious as well. La Gondola ravioli is my absolute favorite, although the spaghetti and meatballs and the alfredo are also very good. And you can get modestly priced family size tubs of their pasta to go!

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