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“Typically reservation only, pull up a spot at the bar and try one of the best burgers in the area. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Small local beer producer with a tasting room that serves barrel-aged & sour drafts & bottles. Live music every Thursday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Locally owned happy Mexican Restaurant with Band on Fridays to serenade you!”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“A hidden gem! Excellent Italian right in our own back yard! For the evenings you crave Italian but don’t want to go to The Hill ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a sports bar that has a great patio with Bags, tons of screens, Karaoke, & music. They also have some of the city's best BBQ food!! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“But the emerging Cortex District just south, home to tech incubators and Microsoft’s new regional headquarters, is attracting some of the most innovative concepts, including the farm-to-table restaurant, Vicia. Chef Michael Gallina and his wife, Tara, worked at the prestigious Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, he as a chef, she as a service manager, before moving back to his hometown. They set up Vicia in a newly built, glass-walled corner spot, showcasing locally grown produce in dishes such as zucchini steak, farm egg with wheat berries and mini mushroom tacos using thinly sliced turnips in place of tortillas. It’s earnest and refined, but not stuffy. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Hip spot for upscale, inventive Mexican dishes & creative cocktails served late-night.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Great avocado burritos and tacos for vegetarians. And of course, a huge taco selection. Place has a cute outdoor area, good latin music, and soccer on the tv. It's small, but has a nice vibe, and check out the billboard for drink specials.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Amazing cocktails and great food. Good for groups of 2 or less. Can get pretty busy!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“My favorite stop in Uptown Normal! Authentic Irish pub with food and brews, and a great staff! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“This brewery has some unique tastes, and offers brewery tours. Not to mention, it has an outdoor area with games for the kids and adults both, a firepit, and a GREAT food menu!”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Great food for reasonable prices. Craft beer and friendly bartenders. Tell them Garth and Tammy sent you.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“We are Biaggi's home town! They have the most awesome Italian food! They also cater to dietary needs such as being gluten free, peanut allergies, etc. Nice wine list. Family friendly. ”
  • 5 locals recommend