Restaurants & Dining near Carlyle Lake

With everything there is to do in Clinton County, Illinois, you’re bound to work up a good appetite. Take a break from fishing, boating, hiking, and biking to have a relaxing and well-deserved meal. Our area has a wonderful variety of restaurants and eateries from 50’s drive-ins to Chinese and Mexican restaurants, from pizza places to BBQ joints.

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If you are here for a honeymoon, anniversary celebration, or romantic weekend getaway, we have fine dining as well. Surprise your special someone with reservations for a candlelit dinner at one of our finest restaurants, then take a sunset or moonlight stroll by Carlyle Lake. It’s the perfect ending to a perfect day in Clinton County.

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MacJenna’s Restaurant

501 Carlyle Rd, Bartelso, IL 62218

El Arado Mexican Restaurant

50 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Gridiron Grill

259 N Main St, Breese, IL 62230

Wally’s Drive-In

711 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Java Joe’s Coffee House

325 W Noleman St, Centralia, IL 62801

The LuBar and Bistro

911 Fairfax St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Four Corners Pizza & Wings

541 North 3rd, Breese, IL 62230

Valbo’s Restaurant

307 Munster, Germantown, IL 62246

Dairy King

320 W Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

Mexico on Main

10 S Main St, Trenton, IL 62293

Wheelan’s Barbecue Shack

491 Fairfax St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Heartland Rivers Wine Trail – Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery

15469 State Rte 127, Carlyle, IL 62231

Not only can you sample fine local wines, but the restaurant serves first-rate barbecue. Banquet facilities are also available....

Millside Inn

501 Main St, Germantown, IL 62245

China Pearl

6 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Hunan House

130 N Cherry, Centralia, IL 62801

PJ’s Diner

560 N 4th, Breese, IL 62230

Pinball Palace

1150 12th St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Betty’s Beach House

103 Republican, Keyesport, IL 62253

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant

807 E Hanover, New Baden, IL 62265

A Fine Swine BBQ

423 West Hanover Street, New Baden, IL 62265

The Barbecue joint that prides itself in serving “championship” barbecue to the community, with fresh and high quality meats. Four types of meat are served – pork, brisket, ribs and chicken. Offering numerous fresh-made sides, desserts and Excel fountain soda … Continue reading ...

Dairy King

Old Rt 50 & Walnut St, Breese, IL 62230

The Good Ol’ Days Restaurant

5 E Hanover St, New Baden, IL 62265

Pizza Market

111 W Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

China Pearl

1150 12th St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Popeye’s Chop House

17910 St Rose Rd, St. Rose, IL 62230

Hoffman House

100 N Broadway, Hoffman, IL 62250

The Wheelhouse & Grille

5 Resort Dr, Carlyle, IL 62231

Schleichers Restaurant Bar & Grill

1031 Fairfax St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Aviston Family Restaurant

201 W Harrison St, Aviston, IL 62216

Little Augies Pizza

620 N 2nd St, Breese, IL 62230

Swamp Tales

7901 State Route 127, Carlyle, IL 62231

Cajun-themed restaurant. Classic Cajun favorites year-round, like alligator and craw-fish, Etouffee and shrimp balls. Burgers and daily lunch specials and dinner specials with steaks and prime rib offeren on Saturday and Sunday....


13551 Dam East Access Road, Carlyle, IL 62231

The Fishhouse is open Thursday and Friday 11 AM – 9 PM Saturday 7 AM – 9 PM Sunday 7 AM – 8 PM...

Trenton House

2 E Broadway St, Trenton, IL 62293

Knotty Pine Inn

215 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230