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

April 14, 2018 Carley Gatson

Oswego /ɒsˈwiːɡoʊ/ is a village in Kendall County, Illinois, United States. The village population, according to the 2010 census, is 30,355. Its population has more than doubled since the 2000 census count of 13,326. With that growth, Oswego is the largest municipality located completely within Kendall County.
Things to do in Oswego

1. Dairy Hut

121 Main St, Oswego, IL 60543-8593 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 630-554-6800
Excellent
26%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Dairy Hut

Reviewed By Gail R - Oswego, Illinois

Not sure how long Dairy Hut has been here, but as long as I can remember. When I lived in town I loved to walk the couple blocks with my young grandchildren to get a cone and then walk them back home to the bathtub!

2. Portillo's Hot Dogs

2810 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543-8346 Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 630-554-1000
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Portillo's Hot Dogs

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

Reviewed By darrelltloz - Camdenton, MO

You have to watch this operation closely, there are over 30 people filling orders, organized chaos, BUT IT WORKS. Staff is friendly, helpful and courteous, prices are fair and food is served hot and good. They serve an astonishing number of guests every day. I do believe they have changed the flavor of the juice used on the Italian beef, it appears to be less "Italiany" but it's still one of the best beef sandwiches anywhere.

3. My Lil Sister's Doughnut Shoppe

25 S Madison St, Oswego, IL 60543-8598 Takeout American Breakfast +1 331-203-2736
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

My Lil Sister's Doughnut Shoppe

Reviewed By Ede M - Cape Coral

Definety need to stop here, there donuts are like no others. Everything is made fresh, the kids will love this place. We go here every Saturday. Very friendly. They have coffee caked as well. Stop by and check it out

4. The Village Grind

19 Main St, Oswego, IL 60543-8591 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe Breakfast +1 630-554-6678
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

The Village Grind

Reviewed By ExpattyCake - Taichung, Taiwan

The food and coffee is pretty good, and the main selling point is the unique products and warm decor. My main issue is that the owner can be rude, so I don't go back often. Nice hangout spot for lunch or a coffee otherwise.

5. Benny’s Place

1158 Douglas Rd, Oswego, IL 60543-9040 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 630-554-3966
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Benny’s Place

Reviewed By MIguelTerrazas - Aurora, Illinois

Really nice friendly place with good service and very tasteful food, have being here many times and is always being excellent the servers are always very helpful and knowledgeable of what they are serving on the menu and of their specials!

6. Tap House Grill

123 Washington Street, Oswego, IL 60543 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 630-383-2020
Excellent
35%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 148 reviews

Tap House Grill

What began in the fall of 2005 as a dream of bringing together fresh, made from scratch “addictive” food alongside a large selection of local “creative” handcrafted, exclusive and rare beers on tap is today a reality at Tap House Grill. The dream of delicious food and exceptional beer became a reality on November 11, 2006 when the first Tap House Grill opened in St Charles, Illinois. Tap House Grill Addictive Food/Creative Brews currently operates 8 locations including Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Lemont, Oswego, Palatine, Plainfield, St. Charles, Wheeling. In 2015, THG Franchise Group was founded to provide owner-operators the ability to expand our concept. It is safe to say that “Addictive Food” and “Creative Brews” along with great times are now being served up fresh daily.

Reviewed By Lostandhungry - Quincy, Illinois

We read online about the beer brined chicken was so good. We went to order the chicken the person took our order. Several minutes later our server came back and said it wasn't in the menu anymore. Wouldn't you think she would have said something when we ordered. Then later the manager came by and said they didn't prep enough of the chickens. We got there at at 4:00. So which was it? Don't lie to me just tell the truth. I ordered the BLT it was okay but nothing oh wow. A lot of bacon but serving the mayo in the side didn't make much sense. This was our second time trying this place not sure there will be a third. The last time we were there the service wasn't great.

7. Oswego Family Restaurant

69 Main St, Oswego, IL 60543-8592 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 630-554-0340
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Oswego Family Restaurant

Reviewed By JDL2323 - Oswego, Illinois

I love this place. The prices are great, the food is wonderful and the people who work here are so nice. You always see the same people returning here as regulars. I feel that I am one also. Great place!!!!! Great desserts too.

8. Sakamoto Japanese Grill and Sushi

2984 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543-8362 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 630-554-2388
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Sakamoto Japanese Grill and Sushi

Reviewed By Mike V - Oswego, Illinois

Sakamoto is an excellent sushi house in Oswego, IL. While non-descript from the exterior, it is quaint and cozy on the interior. Ther service is always excellent, and the assortment of sushi, sushimi, rolls, drinks, etc rivals much larger and more well known restaurants. They are expanding this spring as well, which I was told should be done by April. This will alleviate the sometimes-long wait times since the current setup is so small (seats perhaps 30?).

9. Emerson Creek Pottery & Tearoom

5126 Stephens Rd, Oswego, IL 60543-4102 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch +1 630-554-7100
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Emerson Creek Pottery & Tearoom

Reviewed By dalady - chicago,illinois

This place can be hard to find. Luckily, I went with someone who had been there before. I know most people have GPS programs, thank goodness. This place is so quaint. You forget where you are once you get there. You dine in a cute little Farmhouse. The menu isn't big but all the food was excellent. I had a chicken salad sandwich. It was very good. It came with homemade potato chips and fruit slices. I had mine on a pretzel roll which was delicious. You can choose what time of bread you want your sandwiches served on. I had the Mint Chocolate Chip chocolate cake. It was so good! I think this is more of a lunch place for the ladies. Most men probably would not be happy with the serving size. It was perfect for my friends and I. You definitely need to make reservations due to the size of the place and its popularity. They were having a wedding the day we were there for lunch. They have a beautiful tent set up on the grounds for private parties. The grounds are a beautiful place to have a wedding ceremony. We went into the shop after eating. A lot of unique items but pricey. Looking forward to going back.

10. Chick-fil-A of Oswego

2740 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543-7118 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 630-554-8611
Excellent
76%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Chick-fil-A of Oswego

Reviewed By Neil S - Yorkville, Illinois

This is without a doubt the best chicken anywhere. Great meal deals, shakes, fresh lemonade and waffle fries. But what makes them great is the very polite staff who are very attentive to their customers needs.

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