Dining & Restaurants in Downtown Joliet

Joliet is home to a wide variety of culinary opportunities. From bar & grills, fine dining, Mexican, or fast food— downtown Joliet has the eateries that fit your culinary style. Browse through our directory of Joliet restaurants below.

  • The Blue Taco

    10614318_1460092517585796_7178171189445016782_nThe Blue Taco
    79 N. Chicago St.

    The Blue Taco offers a wide variety of tacos, quesadillas, and burritos and uses a unique recipe for blue corn tacos and tortillas. Stop in and experience authentic Mexican cuisine!

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday & Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Wednesday & Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday Closed

  • Chicago St. Pub

    Chicago Street PubChicago St. Pub
    75 N. Chicago St.
    Website | Facebook

    Downtown Joliet’s premier irish pub, the downtown establishment has been a staple for drinking and dining in the area for many years. Chicago St. is also host to a monthly open mic night, traditional Irish music every Monday and is known for quality music entertainment from local area musicians throughout the month. Open for lunch and dinner.

    Visit the Chicago St. website for an entertainment schedule or to view their menu options.

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Chicago Style Ribs

    Chicago-ribsChicago Style Ribs
    219 N. Chicago St.

    Stop into Chicago Style Ribs and enjoy their specialty along with all the traditional sides or pick from other great menu selections.  Dine in or carry out. Reasonable prices.  Conveniently located on Chicago Street, across from the Turk Furniture outlet in downtown Joliet.

  • Chicken & Spice

    251 N. Chicago St.
    Website | Facebook

    Chicken-n-Spice serves up big, meaty chunks of juicy chicken breasts, cooked just right!  If you like a touch of Cajun, you’ll find a great sampling here.  We also specialize in big orders for banquets, parties and other large gatherings.

    Visit the Chicken-n-Spice website or call us today for more information.

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Gji's Sweet Shoppe

    gijisGji’s Sweet Shoppe
    81 N. Chicago St.

    Downtown Joliet Historical District Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe…
    Specializing in Gourmet Popcorn, Nostalgic Candies, and Ice Cream Fantasies

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Thursday- 11 am to 6 pm
    Special Events – Open until 8 pm
    Friday – 11 am to 7 pm
    Special Events – Open until 8 pm
    Saturday – 12 pm to 6 pm
    Sunday- Open for Special Events Only

  • Harrah's Joliet Casino

    HarrahsHarrah’s Casino
    151 N. Joliet St.
    Website | Facebook

    Ching! Ching! Ching!
    Can´t you hear it? It is the sound of another big winner at Harrah´s Joliet Casino & Hotel. Located along the Des Plaines river in picturesque downtown Joliet, Harrah´s Joliet offers the hottest new slots, thrilling table game action, award-winning restaurants and the best customer service around!
    For the best in dining, you gotta get to Harrah’s Joliet.

    The Reserve Steakhouse
    Rated the #1 Restaurant in Joliet according to TripAdvisor, this fine dining experience offers a great selection of Steak, Seafood and Pasta.

    The Reserve is open:
    Monday & Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday & Thursday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Saturday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Sunday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Reservations are available by calling 1-815-774-2624.

    Flavors the Buffet
    offers a wide variety of cuisine including Brazilian BBQ, house-made deep dish pizza, build your own stir-fry, and an even greater selection during theme nights.

    Sunday: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
    Monday– Saturday: 11AM – 3PM
    Monday– Wednesday: 4PM – 8PM
    Thursday Night Ribs: 4PM – 8PM
    Friday Crab Leg Extravaganza: 4PM – 9:30PM
    Saturday Stir Fry: 4PM – 9:30PM
    Sunday Night Dinner: 3:30PM – 8PM

    Ace’s Diner
    Located on the casino floor. It offers classic diner fair including Sandwiches and Burgers. Breakfast is also served daily 8am-11am.
    Hours of operation are:
    Daily: 8a.m. – 4a.m.

    A great bar where you can enjoy a cold beer like the Daisy Cutter or a signature cocktail like the Fly Me to the Moon as well as more traditional options like the White Cosmo or Lemon Drop. It’s the perfect place to gather with friends for relaxation or fun, making this a perfect place to start your Chicago nightlife adventure.

    Monday & Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday & Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Friday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Saturday: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Sunday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Located in downtown Joliet. Starbucks signature coffees are poured outside the casino entrance across from the Total Rewards Center, 815-740-2309.

    Starbucks’ hours of operation are:
    Daily: 7a.m. – 12a.m.

    With hot dining, entertainment, and gaming plus, free admission every day for everyone, Harrah’s Joliet is the place for excitement!

  • Jitters Coffeehouse

    JittersJitters Coffeehouse
    178 N. Chicago St.
    Website | Facebook

    Pick up your morning cup of Joe to go, or relax over Espresso served with delicious homemade pastry, bagels or sweet muffins.  All are specialties at Jitters, downtown Joliet’s appropriately-named coffeehouse, deli and pastry shop.  Of course, you can enjoy soothing decaf versions of your favorite beverages too. Quick lunches at affordable prices are another reason to visit Jitters.

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Closed Sundays

  • Joliet Route 66 Diner

    Joliet-route-66-dinerThe Joliet Route 66 Diner
    22 W. Clinton St.

    Soup, salad, sandwiches and the special of the day are all on the menu at Joliet Route 66 Diner.

    Open for breakfast and lunch in City Center.

  • Juliet's Tavern

    juliets-150x150Juliet’s Tavern
    205 N. Chicago St. 
    Website | Facebook

    The building at 205 N. Chicago Street in Joliet, formerly “The Department” reopened this Fall as “Juliet’s” – an Italian inspired restaurant and sports bar. Chicago restaurateur, Will County native, and attorney, Carmen Rossi opened Juliet’s as a new concept that embraces and celebrates the rich history of the building.

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday & Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
    Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    Friday & Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
    Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

  • Subway

    17 W. Jefferson St.

    The SUBWAY® restaurant chain is the undisputed leader in the submarine sandwich category serving fresh, great tasting, made-for-you sandwiches and salads, many of which have 6 grams of fat or less. Offering a healthful alternative to traditionally fatty fast food has made the SUBWAY® chain a popular destination for health-conscious consumers. That message is further promoted in the U.S. and Canada by advertising that features the weight-loss success of Jared Fogle, an American college student who lost 245 lbs. by including SUBWAY® sandwiches in a diet program of his own design.

  • The TreeHouse

    treehouseThe TreeHouse
    22 W Cass Street
    2nd Floor
    Website | Facebook

  • Tin Roof

    Tin-Roof-LogoTin Roof
    158 N. Chicago St.
    Website | Facebook

    Tin Roof Joliet offers New American food, that’s all fresh with big flavors and Craft Cocktails. All sauces, syrups and juices are fresh everyday! We have nothing artificial in the entire house.
    $1 Busch Light and PBR cans everyday of the week. We also have a rotation of excellent food specials throughout the week.

    Restaurant hours are:
    Monday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Sunday Closed

  • Puerto Escondido

    puertoescondidio-300x226Puerto Escondido
    509 N. Chicago St.

    Visit Puerto Escondido for quality food items for a great price and prompt friendly service that will have you coming back for more! This authentic Mexican restaurant has a variety of fresh menu items that will be sure to make your mouth water.

  • Niko's Pizzeria

    NikosPizzaNiko’s Pizzeria
    20 Ohio St.
    Website | Facebook

    Niko’s Pizzeria has been serving since 2003. Stop on in for some of the most fresh pizza in Joliet! Niko’s is dedicated to making each and everyone one of their customers receives quality treatment and service. Delivery is also available.

    Having a party!? Niko’s Caters! From pizza to mouthwatering italian beef sandwhiches, you won’t regret choosing Niko’s!

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Stefanich's Restaurant

    stefanichStefanich’s Restaurant
    457 N. Scott St.

    Stefanich’s Restaurant offers a large variety of Fine Mexican cuisine. The restaurant radiates an atmosphere of clean and friendly service. Relax by the fireplace, or spend your time catching some fresh air on the patio.

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
    Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Venezuelan Bowl

    Venezuelan BowlThe Venezuelan Bowl
    81 N. Chicago St.

    The Venezuelan Bowl offers delicious Venezuelan cuisine.

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Wednesday from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 a.m.
    Thursday & Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday special events only

  • Cheesecake by James

    CheesecakesByJames_Logo-e1419874090540Cheesecakes by James
    20 E. Cass St.

    Joliet’s very own homemade cheesecake shop.  Cheesecakes By James offers, plain, strawberry, cherry, pineapple, turtle, oreo chocolate chip, key lime, and chocolate mousse. Order by the slice, or buy an entire cheesecake- you won’t regret it. Place a custom order today!

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday Closed

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