Where to eat Pub food in Kankakee: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 4, 2019 Rebbecca Marino

Find out what Pub restaurants to try in Kankakee. Kankakee /kæŋkəˈki/ is a city in and the county seat of Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The city's name is probably derived from the Miami-Illinois word teeyaahkiki, meaning: "Open country/exposed land/land in open/land exposed to view," in reference to the area's prior status as a marsh. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 27,537. Kankakee is a principal city of the Kankakee-Bourbonnais-Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area
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9. Beef 'O' Brady's

547 Main St NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2305 Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 815-929-9800 http://www.beefobradys.com
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4 based on 19 reviews

Beef 'O' Brady's

Reviewed By Taylor B

My wife and I got hooked on Beef O'Brady's while vacationing in Florida. The neighborhood pub chain that opened in 1985 has over 225 locations in 23 states, nearly 100 of them in the company's home state. We got acquainted with this Irish-inspired restaurant with a sports bar flavor at its Sarasota location. When we learned that Beef's only location in Illinois was in Bourbonnais, located off l-57 on our way home to Chicago, we decided to make a lunch stop. Located at 547 Main Street Northwest, Beef's already has become a hangout for Chicago Bears fans who are visiting the Bears' training camp down the road. My wife chose fish and chips while I had a 12-ounce Angus burger with four slices of smoked ham, four slices of American cheese, lettuce and tomato and a bowl of Beef's homemade chili. Beef's is a popular destination for sports fans with its TVs and sports memorabilia. They seem to really enjoy Beef's hand-crafted sandwiches, including the prime rib, roast beef garlic melt, Original Reuben, California turkey melt, Cuban and Philly Cheese Steak. And Beef's offers pizza, too. We can only hope Beef's will open more locations in the Chicago area. The sooner, the better.

8. T J Donlins

118 Main St NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-1864 Bar, Pub [email protected] +1 815-939-4328 https://www.facebook.com/Tjdonlins/
T J Donlins

Reviewed By kerryo9

I needed to get out of the house for awhile. Went to the local bar but didn’t feel like drinking. So, I ordered up a Diet Coke, some free popcorn, and started playing the TouchTunes. With Ms. Allison behind the bar it is always a good time. Come by and enjoy a Friday night. Good people, good drinks, great service. The bar pizza isn’t bad also.

7. Applebee's

1040 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL 60915-1235 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 815-936-0571 http://www.applebees.com/
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4 based on 29 reviews

Applebee's

Reviewed By mountain22

Fourth of July, looking for a nice place to have dinner, came across one of our favorite restaurant's chain. The parking lot was crowded, so we expected to have to wait a while to be seated; however, we were met by a very friendly manager, who was able to get us a table with a nice view.Our server, Amanda was very pleasant and attentive to our needs. She helped me choose between two meals and I was glad she did. Next time we are in this area, we certainly be stopping by.

6. Bull's BBQ

201 S Schuyler Ave, Bradley, IL 60915-2339 American, Bar, Pizza, Barbecue, Grill, Pub +1 815-932-2399 https://www.facebook.com/bullsbbq/

Reviewed By BobandMaryEllen

We have been here several times and each time the food impresses us. Even a simple cheeseburger is phenomenal! It's huge piled high with your favorite toppings and if you throw in a side of fries they are fresh cut tasting just like homemade! The beef brisket and the pulled pork are excellent as well! This isn't a diet place but you can't eat on Lighter Side by getting a nice grilled chicken sandwich. Call ahead with your order so it's ready when you get there, or just dine in. They also offer catering which I have yet to use but I've seen some people that have utilized their catering and they are impressed. You have nothing to lose by trying this place!

5. Oliver's Bar & Grill

800 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL 60915-1231 American, Bar, Greek, Pub Lunch, Dinner Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Table Service [email protected] http://www.oliversbargrill.com
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4 based on 30 reviews

Oliver's Bar & Grill

Reviewed By kerryo9

Great taco platter. I got the one with steak , it was very good, well cooked, and tasty. It’s also Mexican beer night. $2.75 for a 12 oz bottle. I prefer the Corona. Ken the bartender was extremely friendly and very attentive. They had a variety of beers on tap and enough tv’s so that any game you wanted to watch was available to you or your group. Recommended for all!

4. Hoppy Pig Inc

135 N Kinzie Ave additional parking in Parking lot on North side of Building and Across street, Bradley, IL 60915-1741 American, Pub, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Table S [email protected] +1 815-614-3134 http://hoppypig.com/
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4 based on 43 reviews

Hoppy Pig Inc

Hoppy Pig is a unique restaurant and bar in Bradley, IL. Our antique, industrial exterior opens into a one of a kind experience featuring live music, delicious food, and the area’s largest selection of craft beer and liquor. Hoppy Pig has a unique and div

Reviewed By toddmcd17

Really great beer selection and tons of spirits as well. The food was fantastic and the wings are enormous (lots of breading tho). The sandwich (Wow chicken) was good but the service was lacking. It was a Wednesday night and the crowd seemed bigger than they anticipated. I’d come back and give them another try.

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3. Paul's Place

500 S Washington Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-3746 American, Bar, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 815-802-1090 https://www.facebook.com/Pauls-Place-Restaurant-Bar-582661851785391/
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4 based on 21 reviews

Paul's Place

Reviewed By juanita_v

We stuffed ourselves at this unpretentious bar and grill. My husband had corned beef hash, eggs, and two fluffy pancakes. I had the country fried scramble. It came in a pasta bowl, with country potatoes on the bottom, then a layer grilled onions and chunks of chicken fried steak, scrambled eggs, finally topped with sausage gravy. I dug in, planning to leave half of the potatoes in the bowl, but my resistance broke down. Good gravy! The coffee was also quite good. The atmosphere is part coffee shop, part local bar.

Where to Eat in Kankakee: The Best Restaurants and Bars

2. BrickStone Brewery

557 William R Latham Sr Dr, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2319 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service [email protected] +1 815-936-9277 http://www.BrickStoneBrewery.com
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4 based on 258 reviews

BrickStone Brewery

Brickstone Restaurant & Brewery is the place where people meet for hand-crafted brews & an inviting atmosphere. Although delicious cuisine has always been a large part of the overall experience, our award-winning craft brews are quickly gaining more and m

Reviewed By Tommytx

I went there after the Bears training camp, the place is packed the menu had a tons of options. I have a turkey burger with coleslaw was amazin. My friend had the quesadillas and she seemed to like them. Bar prices decent friendly service and nice patio. I was very happy with my visit.

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1. Burgers & Beer

756 W Jeffery St, Kankakee, IL 60901-4737 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 815-523-7144 http://myburgersandbeer.com/
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4 based on 134 reviews

Burgers & Beer

Reviewed By toddmcd17

This place has an extensive menu and if you don’t see something you like, you can make your own burger. With burgers they offer fries, curly fries, tots, and chips. The burgers are amazing and come out of the kitchen quick. It is a family and kid friendly restaurant as it gets a little loud. The location isn’t the best and it’s really dark in the parking lot but if those are the only gripes, I’m okay with that :)

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