Visitors Guide to

Places to Eat
in the
Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway Area
Covering the Illinois counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun
   
FEATURED ESTABLISHMENTS
   
My Just Desserts
31 East Broadway
Alton, IL
618-462-5881
  Enjoy a taste of real Americana with homemade soups, salad, sandwiches, breads and...of course, pies! Every day, there is a different hot casserole special from chicken divan to sky king casserole. Choose your dessert before your lunch because they fly out of the kitchen fast!
 
Bluff City Grill
424 East Broadway
Alton, IL
618-433-8288
  Bluff City Grill is one of Alton's most exciting dining experiences. They offer a diverse menu and creative daily specials. Come in and entertain family, friends or clients in our business casual restaurant or restaurant lounge or relax and let go in the Sports Bar.
Fin Inn
1501 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-2030
  One of the most interesting restaurants along the Mississippi River with 8,000 gallons of giant aquariums filled with native fish and turtles. On the menu at the Fin Inn is, not surprisingly, seafood, which is offered in nearly every size, shape and variety from pond-raised catfish, buffalo fish, to Alaskan whitefish.
 
Josephine's Tea Room
6109 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, IL
618-466-7796
  Ladies love this destination gathering place for a comfortable, leisurely lunch. Josephine's offers dining rooms with a delightful ambiance with skylight ceilings and brick and stone fireplaces. The outdoor dining area features beautiful landscaping and relaxing fountains. On the menu are superb soups, salads, and sandwiches.
Princivalli's Cafe
602 East Third Street
Alton, IL
618-465-3255
  Take a trip to Italy with the homemade treats of Princivalli's Cafe. This a great spot for a lunch or dinner with a view of the river and classic decor. Enjoy traditional Italian favorites like home made pizza, the signature house sub, parmesan chicken, a variety of pasta dishes and much more!
S & S Sandwich Shop
2505 State Street
Alton, IL
618-570-0115
  Located next door to Norb's of Alton, S & S Sandwich Shop is North Alton's only independently owned sandwich shop serving up home made goodies. The menu exploits fresh, seasonal foods for great quality sandwiches and soups.
The Social Gastropub
#2 157 Center
Edwardsville, IL
618-692-5156
  The Social Gastropub is a restaurant with a combination of delicious food items, some that stays the same but some that varies to introduce new and exciting menu additions. It also features coveted craft beers, specialty cocktails and wines. Fresh food is the key ingredient at the Social Gastropub because everything is made from scratch.
     
  Restaurants serving breakfast in Calhoun and Jersey Counties
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Calhoun and Jersey counties in Illinois.
  Restaurants serving breakfast in Alton and Godfrey, Madison County
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Alton and Godfrey in Madison County in Illinois.
  Restaurants serving breakfast in Bethalto, East Alton & Wood River, Madison County
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Bethalto, East Alton & Wood River in Madison County in Illinois.
  Restaurants serving breakfast in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, Madison County
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon in Madison County in Illinois.
  Restaurants serving breakfast in Collinsville, Granite City, Troy and Highland, Madison County
Looking for a place to start your day? Start by checking out this listing for eateries in Collinsville, Granite City, Troy and Highland in Madison County in Illinois.
  Alton
Alton is the largest city in the region and contains all varieties of eating establishments from upscale dining, ethnic foods, home style cooking, sandwich shops, bakeries and other good places to eat.
 
 
    Grafton
Visitors to the river town of Grafton can find sandwich shops, fresh fish, homemade desserts and ice cream as well as upscale dining.
 
 
    Calhoun County
Family style dining, sandwiches, BBQ and plenty of homemade desserts can be found at the restaurants in towns of Hardin, Brussels, Kampsville, Batchtown and Golden Eagle.
 
 
    Jerseyville
Jerseyville has several local style eateries as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
 
 
    Godfrey
Godfrey has several local style eateries as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
 
 
    Wood River Area
The towns of Wood River, Hartford and Roxanna have many local restaurants and dessert shops as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
 
 
    Alton Area
Fast food shops and other local eateries can be found in the towns of East Alton, Bethalto and Cottage Hills.
 
 
    Edwardsville and Glen Carbon
Because Edwardsville is the home SIUE, visitors to this college town have a wide range of unique eateries to choose from. Glen Carbon has several local style eateries as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
 
 
    Granite City
Granite City has several local style eateries as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
 
 
    Collinsville
Collinsville has several local style eateries as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
 
 
    Troy
Troy has several local style eateries as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
 
 
    Highland
Highland has several local style eateries as well as an ample supply of fast food restaurants.
 
     
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