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Nelly's on Rt.66

140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
+1 815-476-9590
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion rings” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
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American, Fast food
140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extensive menu of American bar food. ( burgers, hot dogs, pull pork, and fried shrimp, & various fries- cheese, parmesan et al..) Menu is on the wall. Very casual place with a decor you would expect for Rt 66 and the food turn around time...More

Thank BiracialTravelWoman
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This restaurant was a great stop, we were on a cross country road trip and wanted a local restaurant we would all enjoy! We have two boys 12 and 10 and they both LOVED it! Food was great, service was excellent, and portions were a...More

Thank gvlaker
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Nellys has been in Wilmington for about 10 years. Early on I wasn't very impressed but a recent visit has changed my mind. The Italian beef sandwiches are the best. My husband compares them to Portillo. The burgers are equally as good. The fries and...More

Thank montana3620
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome on the 66 road for a typical and simple lunch, nice place to discover of you visit Illinois on the mother road....coffee offered in the saloon beside

Thank ChristopheT3
Reviewed 11 July 2017

After biking the Wauponsee Trail from the Kankakee River northward, my friends and I loaded up our bikes and looked for a local eatery. We happened upon Nelly's and were very pleased with the vibrancy of the place....colorful, busy, and energetic. Good food, quick service,...More

Thank Jeanne M
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and your yummy lunch! We try to please the taste buds with a smile! Stop back and see us. Milkshakes are being added to our menu!

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Nelly's is a great place to stop for a bite to eat on Route 66 in Illinois. You are encouraged to write your name and where you are from on one of the walls - if you can find a space. They will also take...More

Thank rgw2017arel
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Nice people, great interior, very tasty food! Overall a very nice lunch break on Route 66. They let us write our names on the wall, took our picture and gave us a lot of reading material on Route 66! Great

Thank Paulien Z
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

So very nice to met you! Glad you enjoyed your visit and lunch. Safe travels and enjoy the scenery!

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Good food, huge menu, very reasonable price. Interior is a little blah, but i could really care less. Solid eats here.

Thank jdmDEEZ
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

On the way back from Chicago we decided to stop here for lunch based on great reviews on TripAdvisor. Very thankful that we did. Staff was very nice and our food was top notch. Three of us got burgers and they reminded me of homemade....More

Thank Cardinals99
Reviewed 5 June 2017

From the outside it doesn't look like much, from the inside it looks pretty unique with scribbles all over the walls and an assortment of tables and chairs that look like they came from a garage sale. You don't go for the ambience, you go...More

Thank Jordan R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 815-476-9590
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Nellys is the down home feel good restuarant. Sign our ceiling or write on our marker boards. Visit with locals or travelers on Rt. 66! Best darn Pulled Pork, Hand Pressed 100% Angus Burgers, Fresh Cut French Fries, and Fresh Cut Lightly Breaded Onion Rings!
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