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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Variety of meats including pork, chicken, ribs and brisket in smoker with silver metal racks.

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 ...

Valbo’s Restaurant

307 Munster, Germantown, IL 62246

Dairy King

320 W Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

Duey’s on Fairfax

1028 Fairfax St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Chef/Owner Johnathan DuHasek, born and raised in Carlyle, brings twenty years of restaurant experience. A graduate of Kaskaskia College’s Culinary Arts program, John has experience in every facet of kitchen management and has worked in many of the area’s finest establishments. … Continue reading ...

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant

807 E Hanover, New Baden, IL 62265

Dairy King

Old Rt 50 & Walnut St, Breese, IL 62230

Pizza Market

111 W Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

PJ’s Diner

560 N 4th, Breese, IL 62230

The Good Ol’ Days Restaurant

5 E Hanover St, New Baden, IL 62265

Millside Inn

501 Main St, Germantown, IL 62245

7 West Bar and Grill

7 West Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

Fantastick Pops

301 Hanover Street, Germantown , IL 62245

Close Note Our Story FANTASTICK POPS·THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019· Our story started on a family summer vacation in Bowling Green, KY when we were told by our AirBnB host to try out this cute shop selling gourmet popsicles. After a … Continue reading ...

Main Street Pastures

8801 Main Street, St. Rose, IL 62230

Main Street Pastures is a great way to get Farm – to – Table meats and eggs. Owned by Jill and Chad Vonder Haar. All cattle, pigs and chickens are pasture raised. No hormones are used and only non-GMO corn … Continue reading ...

Wooden sign which looks like life preserver with Text: Popeyes Chop House Saint Rose

Popeye’s Chop House

17910 St Rose Rd, St. Rose, IL 62230

Hunan House

130 N Cherry, Centralia, IL 62801

Guzman’s Restaurant

1150 12 St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Betty’s Beach House

103 Republican, Keyesport, IL 62253

Press Coffee and Tea

19 West Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

Little Augies Pizza

620 N 2nd St, Breese, IL 62230

El Arado Mexican Restaurant

50 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Aviston Family Restaurant

201 W Harrison St, Aviston, IL 62216

Silver Spoons Catering

8793 Old US Hwy 50, Breese, IL 62230

Meet Wes Ronan, founder and head chef of Silver Spoon Catering. He has been in the food preparation industry for over 10 years and is continuing to fine tune his craft as a professional chef. So far in his career, … Continue reading ...

Java Joe’s Coffee House

325 W Noleman St, Centralia, IL 62801

Wessel’s Corner Market

17909 St Rose Rd, St Rose, IL 62230

Wessel’s Corner Market is your hometown mom and pop grocery store and gas station.  We are located in beautiful downtown St. Rose, Illinois. We hope to serve you with that hometown hospitality while you pick up those few items you … Continue reading ...

Sugar Creek Valley Meats

120 N 4th Street, Breese, IL 62230

Sugar Creek Valley Meats is the store for locally grown meat and produce using regenerative agriculture. It is our mission to provide our customers with the freshest, locally grown, preservative free meats and produce....

Kain Tayo Filipino Cuisine

2 West Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

Hoffman House

100 N Broadway, Hoffman, IL 62250

Wally’s Drive-In

711 N 4th 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....

China Pearl

1150 12th St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Knotty Pine Inn

215 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Hidden Lake Winery

10580 Wellen Rd, Aviston, IL 62216

Walk the trails around the 5-acre lake or sit and enjoy the waterfall and views of the Silent Forest. The beautiful banquet center has space for all size groups or you can book the gazebo for your group....

White Sign with Red lettering for Trenton House Restaurant with Good Food Good Times text.

Trenton House

2 E Broadway St, Trenton, IL 62293

Schleichers Restaurant Bar & Grill

1031 Fairfax St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Mexico on Main

10 S Main St, Trenton, IL 62293

Gridiron Grill

259 N Main St, Breese, IL 62230

Clear glass bakery display case with variety of pies and cakes for sale.

Covered in Chocolate Bistro Bakery & Catering

541 N 3rd Street, Breese, IL 62230

China Pearl

6 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Pinball Palace

1150 12th St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Sam’s Pizza

173 North Main Street, Breese, IL 62230

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....

The Fainting Goat

509 N 2nd Street, Breese, IL 62230

The Fainting Goat is owned by Ryan and Ashley Driemeyer. Ryan is a full-time farmer, and Ashley owns a Farmers Insurance Agency in Highland, Il. They have a strong culinary interest, which has laid the foundation for “The Goat”. Together … Continue reading ...