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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Trenton House

2 E Broadway St, Trenton, IL 62293

Pizza Market

111 W Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

Knotty Pine Inn

215 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Covered in Chocolate Bistro Bakery & Catering

541 N 3rd Street, Breese, IL 62230

Gridiron Grill

259 N Main St, Breese, IL 62230

China Pearl

1150 12th St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant

807 E Hanover, New Baden, IL 62265

Hoffman House

100 N Broadway, Hoffman, IL 62250

Betty’s Beach House

103 Republican, Keyesport, IL 62253

Wheelan’s Barbecue Shack

491 Fairfax St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Valbo’s Restaurant

307 Munster, Germantown, IL 62246

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....

Dairy King

Old Rt 50 & Walnut St, Breese, IL 62230

Aviston Family Restaurant

201 W Harrison St, Aviston, IL 62216

Hunan House

130 N Cherry, Centralia, IL 62801

El Arado Mexican Restaurant

50 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Wally’s Drive-In

711 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

Sam’s Pizza

173 North Main Street, Breese, IL 62230

Pinball Palace

1150 12th St, Carlyle, IL 62231

The Wheelhouse & Grille

5 Resort Dr, Carlyle, IL 62231

PJ’s Diner

560 N 4th, Breese, IL 62230

Java Joe’s Coffee House

325 W Noleman St, Centralia, IL 62801

MacJenna’s Restaurant

501 Carlyle Rd, Bartelso, IL 62218

Millside Inn

501 Main St, Germantown, IL 62245

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 ...

Little Augies Pizza

620 N 2nd St, Breese, IL 62230

Popeye’s Chop House

17910 St Rose Rd, St. Rose, IL 62230

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 ...

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....

Schleichers Restaurant Bar & Grill

1031 Fairfax St, Carlyle, IL 62231

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....

Mexico on Main

10 S Main St, Trenton, IL 62293

Dairy King

320 W Broadway, Trenton, IL 62293

China Pearl

6 N 4th St, Breese, IL 62230

The Good Ol’ Days Restaurant

5 E Hanover St, New Baden, IL 62265

The LuBar and Bistro

911 Fairfax St, Carlyle, IL 62231