Where to Eat in Kankakee: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

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
Things to do in Kankakee

1. BrickStone Brewery

557 William R Latham Sr Dr, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2319 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 815-936-9277
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 210 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 more recognition regionally and nationwide. In addition to the beers we brew out of our pub, Brickstone also has a full-scale brewery right down the street from our pub where we brew our popular year-round beers you can find in cans at your local spot. Cheers!

Reviewed By ludyjacob - Bourbonnais, Illinois

Whenever my parents come to visit me they love taking me out to eat here. Mom loves the meatloaf. My father and I love the seafood and pasta entrees. My wife loves the beet salad. Great selection of options.

2. Yolks & Berries

505 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL 60915-1224 (Formerly Yolks and Berries) Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 815-935-1501
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Yolks & Berries

Reviewed By Jonathan H - Texas City, Texas, United States

Only a breakfast and lunch cafe, the place has great breakfast. Lots of breakfast choices and good prices for home cooked breakfast. A cozy atmosphere and excellent service make this place highly recommended!

3. Nana's Cakery and Cafe

150 N Schuyler Ave Ste 101, Kankakee, IL 60901-3839 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 815-935-2200
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By Sue C

OMG this is a very sinful place to go. It's a wonderful homemade bakery. Everything is awesome. Don't even try to count calories. Just let it go when your at Nanas start the diet tomorrow. My daughter ordered her wedding cake and cupcakes from here.

4. Burgers & Beer

756 W Jeffery St, Kankakee, IL 60901-4737 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 815-523-7144
Excellent
65%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Burgers & Beer

Reviewed By Susan G - Marco Island, Florida, United States

The burgers are huge and delicious. Our server, Angie, was very helpful and just a lot of fun!!! Nice selection of bear. The onion rings were large and very good. They offer a few different choices of potatoes, and we liked them all. I had the curly fries, which Angie said were her favorite.

5. BLUE'S CAFE

1190 W Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901-3449 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 815-933-5315
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

BLUE'S CAFE

At Least 11 Different Home Made Pies Available Daily - Apple, Peach, Cherry, Butterscotch, Hawaiian, Lemon Meringue, Chocolate, Pecan, Coconut, Banana, Etc.

Reviewed By summersailor1 - Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Like other reviewers, we enjoyed the pie! We loved the Hawaiian Pie!!! We had the friendliest wait person, very good food (which included a trip to the salad bar) and lots of it. One of the CLEANEST restaurants you'll ever find, too!!!

6. Koi Asian Bistro

906 N Convent St, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-1338 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 815-523-7266
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Koi Asian Bistro

Reviewed By Itravelalot1981 - Illinois

We just got take out from Koi. We got the Thai spicy rice and the pad Thai. The pad Thai was TERRIBLE! It was literally noodles, oil, and crushed peanuts. There was no sauce, no carrots, no bean sprouts! The rice was ok, I'm not sure what is Thai about it though. It was just fried rice with basil, chili and jalapeños.. considering their prices I expected better.. maybe because it was a busy Friday night, or a kitchen screw up, but we won't be back.

7. Tucci's

1560 N State Route 50, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-4483 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 815-929-1875
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Tucci's

Reviewed By BarbC73 - Rochester Hills, Michigan

We walked to Tucci's from our hotel, how convenient! Even though the restaurant was crowded, we were seated almost as soon as we arrived, and when I requested a table instead of a booth (my knees don't do well in booths), they accommodated my request immediately. The food was very good, from the house red wine to salad and through dinner. My husband had the prime rib special which he could cut with a fork. I selected the "make your own" option for angel hair pasta with the surprisingly good Joe's pork sauce and the August vegetable of green beans in a tomato sauce with bacon and herbs. We both enjoyed our dinners. We ordered the tiramisu for dessert, and it was, hands down, the best tiramisu I have ever had! The manager stopped by our table twice to talk and check on how our dinners were going. We look forward to eating at Tucci's again on future trips.

8. Rigo's Cafe

164 N Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-3829 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 815-802-1200
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Rigo's Cafe

Reviewed By Alissa W - Danville, Illinois

We met some family members from out of town here for lunch. They were very accommodating to seat 8 of us. My husband had the bacon cheeseburger and I ordered the chicken wrap. Both were very good! They have many other seafood and pasta options but we are both really picky. Great French fries also! The waitress was friendly and took good care of us. We aren't from this area but if ever passing through I would stop again. :)

9. Bill's Diner

597 S Kennedy Dr, Bradley, IL 60915-2630 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 815-935-2064
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Bill's Diner

Reviewed By James J

Always the best comfort food at reasonable prices. Quality home cooking and large selection. Great soups and daily specials . Senior menu also. Discount for seniors, military, police and first responders. You will never be disappointed.

10. Jaenicke's Root Beer Stand

390 E River St, Kankakee, IL 60901-5164 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Jaenicke's Root Beer Stand

Reviewed By JasonG-BNA - Nashville, Tennessee

Amazing cheese sauce buns for those that don't care for processed meat. I really love the fried pickles and Italian beef. This has been a favorite for years. Sadly July open about 8 months a year. Bourbonnais location is the best.

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