Dining & Nightlife

11 Jackson Coffee is dedicated to the fine craft of making a great cup of coffee. Locally roasted premium coffee prepared correctly. Pour Over, Espresso, to Cold Brew.

11 Jackson Coffee is located right along the Fox River Bike Trail.

2 Toots Train

Long time business partners and restaurateurs Dale Eisenberg and Mike Ventre were fed up with today’s over abundance of technology geared at kids and decided to create a fun train-focused place where a new generation could connect with that heritage and develop treasured memories of their own. After years of success owning and operating The Original Pancake House franchises in Illinois and Ohio, Eisenberg reopened a nostalgic train restaurant built in 1950 (located in Chicago’s northern suburbs) that had been shuttered. After getting that restaurant back “on track,” Eisenberg and Ventre decided to create their own special place for families to enjoy a tasty meal delivered on toy trains

Addy’s Subs & Salads

A little gemstone of a place. Fresh everything! Amazing salads and sandwiches. Nice little touches with what they do - and huge portions for the price.

Anyone craving a sandwich or sangria before the concert should head to Al’s Café. There is outdoor seating to enjoy the weather or sit inside to enjoy the eclectic decorations. Make sure you do not leave without trying a famous Burns’ Malt.

Al’s Cafe and Creamery

Step inside Al’s historical Victorian style building and experience the warm and inviting atmosphere that has proudly been part of the Downtown Elgin community for more than three decades. Enjoy globally inspired American cuisine in a family friendly setting.

You would not expect your soup choice to be Brazil de Cacao or Vegetable Creole at the local malt shop, but then again Al’s isn’t your run-of-the-mill eatery. Al’s Café provides its customers with comfort food alongside more innovative dishes that are sure to delight your palate. Thanks to the creative touch of Chef Tony Jamin, each dish is made from scratch, and tastes better than even Mom’s homemade dinners.

Alexander’s Cafe

Alexander's was named after our great hero, Alexander The Great, from Macedonia, Northern Greece, where we are from.

Alexander's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features fresh fish and home cooked meals made fresh on the premises by our chef. All of our soups, sauces, gravies and dressing our made fresh on premise. We also feature a wide range of desserts and ice cream creations. We have a full service bar for cocktails.

Some of our specialties include our fantastic baby back ribs that fall off the bone, charbroiled steaks & juicy prime rib that melt in your mouth, & a wide variety of glorious burgers. Other foods from our kitchen include appetizers (try the flaming "saganaki" cheese), fresh salads, sandwiches, Pizza, pastas, fresh fish, and fun foods "for our little friends".

Information from: http://www.alexanderscafe.com/about.html

Alexanders Cafe

Areas newest and most modern restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails. Newly Remodeled and new menu. Old favorites and contemporary cusine. From homemade pot roast and meatloaf, fresh soups and salads, to Fish Tacos, Ribeye Steak, Prime Rib & more. Great Fish fry on fridays and daily specials. Fresh Cakes & pies, TVs, video gaming and Full Intellegentsia Coffee Bar & specialty coffees.

Anvil Club

The Anvil Club is a place where you and your guests are treated to a dining and social experience that is enjoyable, unique and memorable.

Gather with us to enjoy an experience with your family and friends as the piano plays in our turn-of-the-century lounge.  In the summer mingle and dine on our newly renovated Veranda.  Enjoy delicious cuisine in any one of our unique dining rooms.  The Anvil Club membership offers a unique place to conduct business, entertain guests and celebrate special occasions.

Fine, members only, dining since 1956. Guests are welcomed by member invitation and at select times (see hours below). Members and guests are expected to abide by club rules and dress code. The Anvil Club reserves the right to refuse service.when said code and rules are not observed.

*The general public is welcomed for Friday lunch and most Sunday brunches.

Arabica Cafe

Coffee House featuring hand crafted espresso beverages, Bridgetown Coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, soup, and fresh baked pastries