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Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

$$ - $$$American, ,
318 S Towanda Ave, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2212
+1 309-862-2337
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (17 reviews)
“cheese curds” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 9:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Gastropub, Bar, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
318 S Towanda Ave, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2212
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1 - 10 of 674 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I and a friend stopped in here while we were passing through Normal. It’s rare when a place has the trifecta of excellence: great food, great beer, and great service. They’re really doing everything right! Our waiter (and bartender), Nicholas, is an...More

Thank DiscordantCello
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful brewery and open on Mondays. I had a flight and every beer was great try the Octoberfest. The food was good had the pork tacos great the BLT was good

Thank K F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carrot cake was super yummy and the bone-in ribeye was delicious. The booth seating is nice for a quiet dinner with friends. The service was just as wonderful I regret I did not get the name of our server.

Thank Carmen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food if you love meat. i dont so i had the mexican rice which was good. Ate outside and it was wonderful with the river behind us and a road in front. Good for people-gawking. Prices were very reasonable and the staff was nice...More

Thank totohandala
aobersutton, Director of Restaurant Operations at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

totohandala, Thank you for taking the time to review DESTIHL. Please join us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in Bloomington/Normal. Great atmosphere and food. At one point I started ordering down the menu (until they changed the menu, oh well). I really enjoy their stuffed poblano peppers with some blackened chicken. Very tasty!

Thank colossians32
aobersutton, Director of Restaurant Operations at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

colossians32, We love hearing we're your favorite place! Thank you for being a fan and allowing us to take care of you! We love those peppers too. : ) Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bloomington-Normal is a student place. With students there is a lot for students. Hamburger, coffee and pancake shacks. Which is ok, but not what we looking for. Just in front of the Drury Hotel, you will find the Destihl. We never heard of it, since...More

Thank GoodmansGin
aobersutton, Director of Restaurant Operations at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

GoodmansGin, We appreciate your positive feedback on all aspects of your experience. Please join us again soon! Cheers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the pot roast. My guess is that the meat was oven cooked then put in a steamer to soften it up. Crusty on the outside, tender on the inside. Served over mashed potatoes with hardy cooked very hard carrots and celery. This was a...More

Thank patrickvJ8686ER
aobersutton, Director of Restaurant Operations at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

patrickvJ8686ER, Our sincere apologies your food was not to standard. We'd appreciate being able to speak with you about this further. Please contact our GM, Christopher Gee at 309.862.2337 or CGee@destihl.com. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop here for lunch based on the reviews and were very disappointed. Service was very slow and the food was nothing like what the other reviews described. 4 meals: Dijon chicken, salmon, stuffed pepper, 4 cheese bacon mac. The chicken and salmon...More

Thank LovingTheLake327
aobersutton, Director of Restaurant Operations at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

LovingTheLake327, We're very sorry to hear you did not enjoy every aspect of your experience. We'd appreciate being able to speak with you further. Please contact our General Manager, Christopher Gee at 309.862.2337 or CGee@destihl.com. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique menu and brewed food. Lots of interesting food choices to choose from. The beer flights are great to sample several different beers. Highly recommend. Good service all around.

Thank SunBuffett1970
aobersutton, Director of Restaurant Operations at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

SunBuffett1970, We appreciate your feedback and recommendation! We'll pass your praise along to our team. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish we would have had more time to spend at Destihl. We were able to get here for a nice lunch. They had a great menu, awesome beer selection and a great staff. The only downside was they closed at 10:30p.m. on a Saturday...More

Thank sjl22742018
aobersutton, Director of Restaurant Operations at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

sjl22742018, We appreciate the positive review and feedback Please join us again soon! Cheers.

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KME7780
6 December 2015|
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Response from larrrock | Reviewed this property |
Please contact the restaurant.
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Response from genefk | Reviewed this property |
They have a couple of side rooms and my guess is YES, but you would have to call them to reserve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 31
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 S Towanda Ave, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2212
    (Von Maur Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-862-2337
Description
DESTIHL(R) Restaurant - Normal is two amazing worlds merged into one: the fusion of craft beer and artisan foods. We are a growing gastrobrewpubTM concept which creatively combines and reinvents craft beer and full-flavored dishes from America's melting pot using many local ingredients and both modern and traditional techniques. Our mission is to fill our gastrobrewpubs with fun, energy and passion for great artisan food and beers while providing a 'down to earth', high level of service.
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