Morton Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Morton

April 15, 2018 Christa Meece

Morton is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States, known for its pumpkins and annual Pumpkin Festival. The population was 16,267 at the 2010 census. Morton, the home of a Caterpillar Inc. distribution facility and a Libby's pumpkin cannery, is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Morton is also home to the corporate headquarters of Morton Buildings Inc. It holds its annual Morton Pumpkin Festival in the second week of September. Morton is the city east of East Peoria on I-74. It is claimed that 85 percent of the world's canned pumpkin is produced in Morton, earning it the designation "Pumpkin Capital of the World".
Things to do in Morton

1. Kemp 208

208 N Main St, Morton, IL 61550-2026 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 309-263-4446
Excellent
87%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Kemp 208

Reviewed By dwjackson1001 - Pekin, Illinois

Had the pleasure of visiting Kemp 208 in Morton for dinner. I could not have been more pleased with the entire experience! We had a party of 3. Started with the flatbread and shrimp appetizers. Both were delicious. The combinations of flavors the chef puts...MoreThank you so much for the awesome review. Hope to see you again soon.

2. Eli's

205 W Jefferson St, Morton, IL 61550-1813 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 309-263-0507
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Eli's

Reviewed By nurse4death - eureka, il

Quaint little coffee shop that serves alot more than coffee! It is wonderful as it usually has a variety of gluten free pastries, cookies, breads, etc. and all I have had were delicious! They have a great variet for lunch!
The coffee is excellent...they usually have a few flavors of the day and of course many fun coffees!
It has little round tables in a small room...which can be quite noisy if kids are in there, but relaxing when quiet. They also have a table outside and a few chairs on the porch.

3. Dairy Queen

214 S Main St, Morton, IL 61550-2032 +1 309-263-7033
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Vacationer9898 - ILLINOIS

We enjoyed a nice visit to the Morton Dairy Queen on a beautiful warm March afternoon. We were promptly greeted by an employee to take our order, the facility looked spotless, workers were friendly, and service was fast. Prices were shockingly high with $ 3.95 for a small blizzard. There is plenty of outdoor seating right on main street, plenty of parking and a fun atmosphere.

4. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant

150 E Ashland St, Morton, IL 61550-1446 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 309-263-2103
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant

Reviewed By Kevin1234567892014 - Havana, Illinois

So much for the promise. 35 minutes later we were seated. Don’t promise if you can not deliver. Once seated our waitress was there immediately and drink order and meal order taken. Drinks brought out immediately and then our wait began again. 40 minutes later we got our food. If the meal had not been so good, this would have been a disastrous meal. Food quality makes up for a lot.

5. Culver's

E. Courtland Street, Morton, IL Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 309-263-5210
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Culver's

A franchise restaurant that serves burgers and ice cream

Reviewed By Vacationer9898 - ILLINOIS

We love dining at culvers. When the family cannot decide where to eat, we all agree on culvers. Tonight we went through the drive through, and the service was friendly, fast, and professional, from the order taker to the cashier to the young man delivering meals to the car. The parking lot is clean, and just a great place to go. I was surprised that the outside trash can in the driveup was almost full, but they still are 5 stars in my opinion.

6. Pizza Ranch

139 E Ashland St, Morton, IL 61550-1447 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 309-263-1200
Excellent
44%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Pizza Ranch

Reviewed By FredandSharon - Pekin

I was taken here by friends and was delighted by the quality of food, the pleasant surroundings, and the reasonable price. There was a large supply of various kinds of hot pizza on their buffet bar. There were many other hot foods available for the non-pizza lovers plus an ice cream machine and various desserts available. The quality of pizza was much higher than other pizza buffets I've had before/

7. Basta's Italian Kitchen

151 S Main St, Morton, IL 61550-2029 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 309-263-9393
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Basta's Italian Kitchen

Reviewed By rriedle - Euless, Texas

Cozy Italian restaurant. Entrees come with soup or salad. I recommend the soup, the Sicilian cream soup--delicious! The stuffed mushrooms were good; a bit too much cheese, but very tasty and rich. The Dijon chicken had a rich cream sauce--very good, and the fettuccine pasta was cooked perfectly. Service was great.

8. Monical's Pizza

1067 W Jackson St, Morton, IL 61550-1545 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 309-284-0709
Excellent
65%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Reviewed By Rayredman - East Peoria, Illinois

Salid was bland pan pizza in to sausee drinks we're flat the service was ok but will not be back any time soon pizza lovers beware

9. Lin's Buffet

765 W Jackson St, Morton, IL 61550-1537 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Chinese, Asian, Sushi Lunch, Dinner +1 309-263-4747
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Lin's Buffet

Reviewed By nurse4death - eureka, il

We had a wonderful variety of food. It was hot and all very tasty. The fried food was crisp and good. They have alot of shrimp dishes which we love. The sushi was fresh and the ginger was nice and tangy.
Very good place...we will return!

10. Hacienda fuentes

608 S Main St, Morton, IL 61550-2414 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 309-291-0096
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Hacienda fuentes

Reviewed By Jeff M - Danville,Il.

I was passing through town and stopped here for lunch.I really enjoyed the salsa,the chips were okay.A weekend so I ordered a combo.The food was fresh and hot with good portion sizes. Great staff.Fast and friendly.They have hot sauce for spice lover.I look forward to returning.

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