Where to Eat in Olney: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Fernanda Pittenger

Olney (/ˈɔːlni/ AWL-nee) is a city in Richland County, Illinois, United States. The population was 8,631 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Richland County.

1. Daylight Donuts

320 W Main St, Olney, IL 62450-1533 Waitstaff Breakfast +1 618-395-1333
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Daylight Donuts

Reviewed By Heidi-ready-2-travel - Crystal Lake, Illinois

Would totally come back. Cute, tiny, well decorated and maintained interior. Friendly, welcoming locals. Husband had tasty buscuits and gravy. I had a huge sausage and egg croissant. Would definitely stop again.

2. Chilly Willy's Ice Creams

416 E Main St, Olney, IL 62450-2118 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food Lunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 618-320-9866
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Chilly Willy's Ice Creams

Reviewed By Marithinks - Santa Fe, New Mexico

We tried the Chicago, Chili Cheese dog, and onion rings here. All very well made, with fresh ingredients. You didn't get the "I just ate fast food" bloat that you get from other fast food places. It's not fine dining but it's a good, quick lunch. They offer various ice cream treats, burgers, salads, and wraps as well. Recommended!

3. Roll With It Bakery

1610 E Main St, Olney, IL 62450-3134 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 618-879-2253
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Roll With It Bakery

Reviewed By cubfaninco - Denver, Colorado

Several of our friends who were in town for our reunion ate here and highly recommended it. I have to say they were right on! While I didn't try every breakfast place in town, I can't imagine how any of them would be better than Roll With It Bakery.

4. Ophelia's Cup

205 S Whittle Ave, Olney, IL 62450-2210 Takeout, Seating Cafe, American, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 618-392-6287
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Ophelia's Cup

Reviewed By Grmaof3 - McKinney, Texas

Fabulous lunch at Ophelia's Cup in Olney, IL. It is billed as a "gourmet espresso cafe", and it definitely had a cafe atmosphere. Service was friendly and quick. Food was delicious; I had the pita sandwich and my daughter had a rueben, which indicates the diversity of the menu. Olney is famous for its white squirrels. It was a nostalgic visit for me since as a student at Eastern Illinois University in 1964, i student taught in Olney.

5. Dairy Queen

106 N West St, Olney, IL 62450 +1 618-395-3524
Excellent
0%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
16%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By BigJohn1976 - Illinois

I have had a couple of opportunities to stop in for lunch at this Dairy Queen during the past 2 weeks. The restaurant is clean, the food good and hot and the service was slow but acceptable.

6. Hovey's Restaurant

412 E Main St, Olney, IL 62450-2118 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 618-395-4683
Excellent
53%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Hovey's Restaurant

Reviewed By Hunter H - Olney, Illinois

Excellent chili, burgers and old fashioned milk shakes. Very quick and friendly service. Serves breakfast all day but the only drawback is their hash browns. They used to be excellent but I think they got a newer cook who just doesn't quite have the knack yet

7. Monical's Pizza of Olney

1125 E Main St, Olney, IL 62450-2627 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 618-395-3359
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Monical's Pizza of Olney

Reviewed By dwoods W - Olney, Illinois

If you like thin, crispy crust with lots of added spices then you will enjoy this pizza. I haven't had a pizza here that I didn't like. Plenty of seating, wait time is minimal and the staff are very attentive. Check this place out when in the Olney area.

8. The Holiday Motel & Restaurant

1300 S West St, Olney, IL 62450-1323 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 618-395-2121
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
13%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Reviewed By Coachwf - Illinois

Had breakfast here twice and the dinner buffet once while staying in the hotel. Seafood buffet was decent..what you would expect for a Midwest seafood buffet. Lots of fried fish, frog legs, shrimp, etc. Breakfast was very good.

9. Joe's Pizza

214 N Jefferson St, Olney, IL 62450-2658 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 618-392-8551
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Joe's Pizza

Reviewed By lossow - Olney, Illinois

Their pizza is a favorite of our kids, but my husband and I LOVE their pizza, but their lasagna is our favorite. They have individual servings which are very ample, but we also have ordered large pans of lasagna for events. Their red sauce is excellent.

We get carryout, don't dine in, but the restaurant does have tables.

10. Olde Tyme Steakhaus

311 S Kitchell Ave, Olney, IL 62450-1524 (Formerly Olde Thyme Steakhaus) Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 618-392-3663
Excellent
33%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Olde Tyme Steakhaus

Reviewed By HikeWineHotSprings - Fort Collins, Colorado

Can not believe the reviews indicating that good food is served there. We had Prime Rib with veggies of the day and a baked potato. The wine list is a joke. The tables have old plasticized table clothes that likely have not been cleaned in a while. The prime rib, supposably the best in the area, was tough and gristly - we ordered medium rare. The mixed veggies were steamed to death and limp and tasted horrible - clearly frozen that had been left out a while. In fairness the customer service was quite good, they knocked themselves out to make us happy, but they don't know what decent food is. Family took us there, if you get my drift,,,we told them it was good, I concentrated on drinking as much of the wine as I could to get through dinner. Olney really does not have much to offer in the way of good or healthy food. I must say in fairness, this was by our standards a value-priced meal.

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