Top 10 restaurants in Carterville, United States

April 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

Carterville is a city in Williamson County, Illinois, United States, geographically situated between Carbondale and Marion. The city is located next to Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge's 44,000 acres (180 km) of land and water contain a wide diversity of flora and fauna. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,496. The city is part of the Carbondale-Marion combined statistical area and city has grown considerably as a residential community of Carbondale and Marion.
Things to do in Carterville

1. Mimmo's Pizza

114 W Plaza Dr, Carterville, IL 62918-1920 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 618-713-9332
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Mimmo's Pizza

Reviewed By Andrea H - Carterville, Illinois

They have great food and wonderful service. I recommend eating here!! The menu is eye opening and easy to follow. Bathrooms are clean and parking is simple.

2. The Wyld Hog

1420 Main St, Carterville, IL, Crainville, IL 62918 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Bar, Barbecue, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 618-956-9888
Excellent
48%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
21%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

The Wyld Hog

Our Restaurant & Bar fits into that old neighborhood restaurant & bar model that provides an ideal mixture of style, service and incredible food. We put our heart and soul into our food to bring you a unique menu with extraordinary flavor. Your tastes buds will be smiling with delight. Definitely worth the trip!

Reviewed By Jeannie M - Carbondale, Illinois

Wanna know where the good spots are? Follow the locals and you'll find them here. Food is excellent--one of the best burgers and fries you'll ever have--and that's not even their specialty. BBQ is off the hook. Service is excellent and the place has a great, laid-back vibe. Owner is always on site and makes sure everyone is taken care of, etc. Right off Route 13 with plenty of seating indoors/outdoors.

3. Dairy Queen

104 E Plaza Dr, Carterville, IL 62918-1973 +1 618-985-3362
Excellent
80%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By ILimplant - Chicago, Illinois

No hello, no thank u, no expression except a boring person with No personality! I live here and this is every time! Blizzards are good employees are not

4. Louie's P & R

120 E Walnut St, Herrin, IL 62948-3614 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 618-942-3394
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 60 reviews

Louie's P & R

Phone is 618-943-3394. Locally owned and operated Italian deli that's been in business for about 100 years. They don't advertise much and seem to rely mainly on local knowledge. Great Italian beef and other sandwiches. Pretty good cannolis.

Reviewed By rodneytherock - Gainesville, Florida

Louie's serves the best sandwiches we have ever had from a deli, or anywhere else for that matter.
I had a meatball sandwich and my wife had an Italian beef. They were both superb. The cannolis were to die for.
Don't be in a hurry when you get there because it just ain't gonna happen. You will,however, have the best sandwich of you life if you just wait for it. They are very busy.

5. Thai D

2801 Civic Circle Blvd, Suite 6, Marion, IL 62959-5273 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 618-997-6470
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Thai D

Thai-D feature a blend of high quality, authentic Thai cuisine and warm hospitality in a sophisticated yet traditional setting. Our experienced chefs will prepare and cook every dish for you to order from finest ingredients including premium spices and herbs from Thailand. Our authentic cuisine is complemented by our list of beverages offering a great selection of wines, domestic beer and imported beer. Thai Cuisine is very unique. We focus on utilizing fresh herbs and spices such as Thai basil, lemongrass, fresh Thai chilies and lesser known spices like galangal, and kaffir lime leaves. Our chefs here at THAI-D focus on making food which is not only delicious, but nutritious as well. Instead of overloading the food with excess oil, MSG and sugar, the chefs use the fresh herbs and spices to get a truly fresh and exquisite taste that can only be found in authentic Thai cuisine. We are considerate of any special dietary needs our customers may have. Most dishes can be made vegan or vegetarian. There are also several gluten free dishes made from fresh rice noodles. Patrons can custom order each dish to suit their individual tastes and preferences. The chefs at THAI-D can accommodate anyone's special dietary needs or restrictions while still serving up the most flavorful food that person may have ever had.

Reviewed By MyHobbyIsTravel - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Loved it. Storefront is unassuming but interior is welcoming and Thai'd up. Food is tasty. We had the lunch menu. Portion is small-ish but was totally adequate to make us feel full. A bowl of brothy soup with vegetables, a large scoop of jasmine rice, a small egg roll and iced tea are included with the meal. Prices are very reasonable. All in all, a good find for lunch. Will definitely return.

6. Nesler's Polar Whip

100 W Johnson, Energy, IL 62933-0140 Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating American Lunch +1 618-988-9210
Excellent
64%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

Energy, Illinois, is a tiny village of 1,145 people located on Route 148 south of Herrin in southern Illinois. What is it famous for? Nesler's Polar Whip, a fast-food, cash-only, open 10-to-4 daily restaurant that dates to the 1950s. The Whip, as it is referred to by locals, is a tradition in these southern Illinois surroundings, famous for its double cheeseburgers and fries. My father used to call these kind of places "greasy spoons" and they usually were owned and operated by World War II veterans. There used to be three or four of them on the South Side of Chicago and my father would take my brother and I to one of them every Wednesday after going to a movie, usually a western or a World War II film like Battleground or Iwo Jima. We called them all "shoot-'em-ups." But we always looked forward to going to one of my father's favorite greasy spoons. The hamburgers were always tender and juicy and the fries were hot and crispy. That's the way it is at the Whip. Order a double cheeseburger and double BBQ sandwich with fries. The menu also includes onion rings, chicken strips, mushrooms, fried pickles, triple burgers, triple cheeseburgers, double hot ham sandwiches, double hot dogs and fish, chicken and steak sandwiches. Wash it all down with a cherry Coke or two. Nearly everybody who walks into the Whip seems to be on a first-name basis. Which only proves if you put out a good product, the people will keep coming back for more. Makes me wonder how they celebrated at the Whip when Herrin won the state high school basketball championship in 1957.

7. General Store at Walker's Bluff

326 Vermont Rd, Carterville, IL 62918-3105 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

General Store at Walker's Bluff

Reviewed By 321Snshine - Carterville, Illinois

Great place to brunch or lunch!! Beautiful views and outdoor seating for pretty days - cozy fireside tables for rainy days. Find a special gift or something different for yourself in the shop and enjoy a salad & sandwich or full-course breakfast - highly recommend!!

8. Mary's Restaurant

509 S Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948-3811 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 79 +1 618-942-2742
Excellent
91%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 63 reviews

Mary's Restaurant

One of Southern Illnois' only fine dining restaurants, located in one of Herrin's historic 120 year old homes. Full bar and winelist available.

Reviewed By olderenttraveler - naples florida

The food and service for a large family gathering of about 70 people was excellent. The room is to the side of the main restaurant, and down a few stairs, and the staff was very attentive. There was plenty of room to gather for cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres.The menu had a number of entrees to choose from-I am not sure if it was the same as the restaurant menu, I had the salmon-- not a fish I eat at a restaurant as I try not to eat farmed fish. It was excellent as were the vegetables. There were numerous cakes to choose from, red velvet, cheese, white truffle,and chocolate mousse. And we could provide our own wine-- not sure if there was a corkage fee. Definitely a place to return to for a special meal

9. 20's Hideout Steakhouse & Bar

2602 Wanda Drive, Marion, IL 62959-5075 (Formerly 20's Hideout Restaurant) Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 618-997-8325
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 321 reviews

20's Hideout Steakhouse & Bar

20&apos;s Hideout Steakhouse serves up the best steaks, seafood and live entertainment in roaring 20&apos;s fashion. <br><br>We are proud recipients of the annual Wine Spectator Restaurant Award since 2012. With over 6,800 international and domestic bottles on hand we have the largest wine cellar south of Chicago. <br><br>From our proprietary farm located 3.5 miles south of Marion we produce world class black angus beef, USDA processed, and served exclusively farm-to-table at the 20&apos;s Hideout Steakhouse. <br><br>Our upper casual dining experience is ideal for that special occasion or the casual traveler.

Reviewed By Fishbangle - Cork, Ireland

The owners have been to a lot of trouble to create the 1920s pastiche with old cars outside and some thinking put into names that allude to the speakeasy days. A pianist plays away all night "these foolish things", "strangers in the night", "poor people of Paris", street where you live". A young man took our orders, we had to repeat them, and he asked "wat" a couple of times. The bottled beers arrived pronto, the draft beers took about fifteen minutes with no sensible explanation, as the folk who were waiting walked around to find an empty bar.

The table were served calamari, tasty, peppered lightly, and a giant onion split and deep fried in batter, great heart stopping starters. Also some tasteless warm roll for slicing. A friend mopped up his soup with it and pronounced it delicious.

I got the Steak with blue cheese, not great, but the cheese lifted in, and before that a cup of the chicken enchilada soup. It was spicy and pretty good. I should have a bowl of it with crackers and gone home.

The bottled beer came to me in frosted glasses, so I was a happy bunny, but a colleague ordered draft beer, and after waiting fifteen minutes for it, went looking for it. The explanation given was nonsensical, the bar was unattended. The beer was warm and dead on arrival, no head on it, and so was it's replacement. The third was the same, so a couple of them were just left behind, so I guess avoid the draft beer.

It was a bit of a meh! dinner overall, nothing special. A noisy table of women beside us , cackling away loudly, didn't help I suppose. I found the whole service experience odd, a waiter came , took an order, never saw him again, he seemed a bit deaf for a young man, the waitress seemed to be chasing the orders, the cadence of the restaurant seemed off.

I wouldn't bother eating here again, but I also would not be bothered if I found myself there as a guest.

10. Caseys Carry Out Pizza

650 N Pershing St, Energy, IL 62933-3535 +1 618-942-7596
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By DaBiZi - USA

I was working late and my coworkers wanted a pizza. They were the only ones open. It is pick up, and can take 45 minutes at the wee hours of the morning, but the taco pizza is quite good. I will again think of them when I want pizza at the off hours. They do have a good reputation. Their crust is a little thicker than I like, but at 3 AM, beggers aren't too choosy.

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