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Ariston Cafe

413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
+1 217-324-2023
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was greeted when I came in the door and shown to a table. It had a white table cloth. The place was very busy on a Saturday night, but a waitress came quickly to take my order. I had the cannelloni, which was quite...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prime rib is the special on Friday and Saturday nights. This beef is aged to perfection and the fork goes through it like butter. I have had a lot of good prime rib in my time but this beats any I have had. I cannot...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were directed here by our motel. So glad they sent us here! Our waiter, Jimmy was fabulous! Very friendly, spot on when we needed anything. I ordered the chicken quesadilla, and my husband had the hot beef. Their coffee was excellent....More

Thank pocketmama56
Reviewed 3 November 2017

What a great restaurant. Food is fantastic and reasonably priced. Wait staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Great service on drink refills and making sure everything is to your satisfaction. There were 7 of us who ate her end everyone raves about their menu selection....More

Thank garbo63
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We loved this place! Everything about it! First off I love that this restaurant has been owned by the same family since it opened.That in itself is a good sign! And what a Route 66 throwback! Our server was great and we carried on quite...More

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We thought this would be a quaint Route 66 cafe/diner based on its history. It’s really more of a Greek family restaurant. Not what we were expecting. Food was just ok.

Thank leahb908
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were greeted in the parking lot by a gentleman who clearly was of the family which owns the cafe - a nice touch. Inside, the restaurant is a slice of Americana from the heyday of Route 66. We each had a salad: one availing...More

1  Thank DecoDogs
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and all I can say is delicious. My wife had the broiled cod, and I had the liver and onions. Both meals were served hot and tasty. Jim, our server, was very attentive and friendly. A little secret; try their hash browns...More

Thank timroxkor
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited The Ariston while traveling Route 66. It was recommended to us in Jerry McClanahan's "EZ 66 GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS" and it certainly didn't disappoint. Owners Nick and Demi were wonderful hosts and the food was great. Nick spent time talking to us about...More

Thank Arrowhoops
Reviewed 27 September 2017

When we travel around the country we love to try local non-chain restaurants and cafes. We came through Litchfield in April but on a day the Ariston is closed. Passing through again this month (9/16/2017) we finally got our opportunity. The hotel managers also recommended...More

Thank Roger R
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Questions & Answers
25 April 2017|
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Response from AdventurerJim | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the delayed response. My favorite dish at the Ariston is the shepherd's pie, followed by cherry cheese cake.
3 September 2016|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call. I did see a room to the side of main restaurant.
13 November 2015|
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Response from GloriaH022 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Honestly, I don't know if they normally accept reservations across the board, especially on a busy weekend. However - we were motoring from Wisconsin toward Springfield, Missouri, on a Friday evening in June. North of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL 62056-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Litchfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-324-2023
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