Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

Shopping

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 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

Old fashioned candy store. Nostalgic candy, gourmet chocolates, great black licorice variety, huge selection of gummy candy. Fall special – hand dipped caramel apples. Valentine special – hand dipped strawberries
Christmas special – Collectibles, Amusements brand and more

Arturo Lomeli opened Arturos Jewelry with a vision providing fine 14k gold jewelry to the people of his community at a great price but more than that with great customer service and ethics come and experience for yourself quality and service we offer.

Great place to get your Laos and Thai ingredients and food.

Awesome Creations has been creating unique gifts since 1998. We specialize in Chicago gifts with local Chicago artisans and Chicago sports teams and Business conventions. But we also carry every occasion including New Baby, Get Well, Birthday and Sympathy gifts. Let us create something Awesome for you! www.awesomecreations.com AC

We specialize in FolkArt Painting Classes, related supplies, florals, prints, candles, paper products, baby gifts, special occasion children’s clothing, Christening & First Communion dresses. Visit our Antique Barn & the other shoppes in Banbury.

We specialize in Women’s Clothing, accessories, children’s clothing, gift items, and baby gifts.

Barb’s Studio 104 is a salon in East Dundee, IL 60118.

Salons like Barb’s Studio 104 offer services that often include haircuts, nails services, waxing, manicures, and pedicures.

Contact Barb’s Studio 104 and discuss your beauty needs or stop by at 210C Penny Avenue, East Dundee, IL 60118. For a description of services offered, call Barb’s Studio 104 at (847) 428-4433

211 W. Railroad Ave. inside The Shoppes at Banbury Fair, Bartlett, IL. Our mission is to help create the greatest place on earth. Not here in this little shop, but at your home. For the kids to be having the greatest time of their lives eating delicious candy, popcorn, sno-cones and more, and running themselves ragged in one of our inflatables. For you and your friends and family to be sitting under the shade of a tent on a beautiful day, with the ability to have great conversation, uninterrupted, and to just relax for a few hours knowing the kids are well-occupied and safe. As we grow, we’ll continue to add more of the things that will help enhance this experience. Our mission is to provide an environment where you and your loved ones are having fun, laughing, reconnecting with each other, relaxing, and pausing for a moment to look around and say, “Right now, this is the greatest place on earth.”

Unique consignment boutique in the heart of downtown Bartlett, IL. Charming shop filled with collectibles, jewelry, purses, and one of a kind items.

Bii Hair Salon is a natural salon and contemporary full-service hair salon conveniently located near Spring Hill Mall.

Welcome to the BookLady’s Book Attic, a cozy space for book loving adults and children on the upper level of a 125 year old (white) house above 4 other businesses below
Regretfully the upper level is not wheelchair accessible. Our location sits on the corner of Oak Ave., and Oneida in the downtown historic district of Bartlett and is just about a block north of Rail Rd. Ave.The BLBA is a haven for book addicts of all ages: adults, and kids (toddler through teens) and is packed and stacked from ceiling to floor, and every nook and cranny with beautiful gently-used books. Being up under the eaves lends a quaint and inviting atmosphere to all who enter here. Come experience the magic of the BookLady’s Book Attic. Spend little, take home much!
NOTE- Cash or check, only.

BOOKS gently used, never abused! Paperbacks & hardcover books for entire family- toddler-teens & adults. Quaint, charming, book heaven!

Supermarket offering groceries, an on-site bakery & a deli with imported meats & cheeses.

Cafe Revive works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality.
Their goal is to make your taste buds happy!

Cocoa Cabana offers gourmet chocolates with a local touch. Enjoy hand dipped potato chips, personalized candy bars and special ice cream flavors.

Colonial Cafe has been Scoopin’ Fun since 1901! World Famous and locally owned, Colonial Cafe is famous for their Hand-Crafted Ice Cream Creations as well as their Breakfast (which you can get all day!). Colonial Cafe also has a wide variety of american style food for lunch and dinner. Kid-friendly and family oriented, everyone will find something they love at Colonial Cafe!

Craft Donuts + Coffee makes small batch handcrafted donuts served with locally roasted coffee. Flavors will vary daily but they cover everything from sweet to savory to gluten-free to vegan. Foodies have to check this unique shop out!

 

Bakery in Elgin!

All dress for Weddings, Quinceaneras/Sweet 16, baptism, first communion and more..

Dulces Boutique is a family-owned store providing a wide variety of celebratory apparel and party supplies to the Chicagoland area. We have two locations, one in Elgin, IL and one in Palatine, IL. We boast a variety of formal gowns for all occasions. Our various styles accentuate each woman’s unique beauty, making it simple to find that perfect dress you’ve been looking for.

We don’t just sell Instruments. We make Musicians.

Multi-dealer two floor store of antiques, collectibles, and vintage items located in the heart of Downtown Elgin.

Multi-dealer two floor store of antiques, collectibles, and vintage items.

Elgin Clock Repair was founded in 1981 in Elgin, Illinois. The business has moved twice over the years to accommodate growth and expansion into retail sales. A second store was opened in Naperville Illinois in 1996. Since its formation Elgin Clock Repair has established an increasingly widespread reputation for high quality work.

Elgin Clock Repair was founded in 1981 in Elgin, Illinois. The business has moved twice over the years to accommodate growth and expansion into retail sales. A second store was opened in Naperville Illinois in 1996. Since its formation Elgin Clock Repair has established an increasingly widespread reputation for high quality work.

Curves is a facility specially for women featuring a complete total body workout in 30 minutes.  #CurvesStrong

We’re a specialty store with a Latin Flair!
The words “grocery store” or “supermercado” just can’t capture all you’ll discover, enjoy and experience at our two Elgin Fresh Market locations. With deliveries up to six days a week direct from farms, specialty food distributors and other suppliers we know and trust that our quality and freshness is unsurpassed.

We’re a specialty store with a Latin Flair!
The words “grocery store” or “supermercado” just can’t capture all you’ll discover, enjoy and experience at our two Elgin Fresh Market locations. With deliveries up to six days a week direct from farms, specialty food distributors and other suppliers we know and trust that our quality and freshness is unsurpassed.

Located in the heart of Downtown Elgin, Elgin Knit Works is your destination for knitting, crocheting, and spinning supplies as well as knitting lessons.

Elgin Knit Works is a yarn store with a vintage urban feel located in historic downtown Elgin, in a building dating to 1872 .  Established in 2012, Elgin Knit Works is evolving and always looking to bring in new yarns and fibers. Our focus on supporting independent artists is reflected in our selection of yarn bowls, project bags, stitch markers, shawl pins and unique gifts.

Shopkeepers Betsy and Linda are both retired teachers who have a passion for knitting and helping others.  We have developed a curriculum of skill building classes. These classes are offered on a private or semi-private basis to ensure success and scheduling of classes is flexible.

 

Looking for a quick and comfortable tan? Stop at Eternal Tan right on Us 20 in Elgin.

Fisher Nuts Outlet Store is located off of Randall Road and I 90. Stop in the outlet store for all of your nut and cooking needs.

Antique store in Bartlett.

We sell trading card games such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cardfight!! Vanguard, BuddyFight, Force of Will, Magic The Gathering, Weiss Schwarz and now our sister store (Eternal Relic Games) card game, Crusaders of Lornia. We also have everything else you need to build your decks: Deck Boxes, protective sleeves over almost every color, hard case top loaders, binder sleeves, play mats, and more! Cheapest prices around! We look forward to meeting you!

We hold weekly tournaments for many card games! The following is for your convenience!

Sunday- Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments. $5 entry fee. Registration starts at 11:30 A.M.
Vanguard tournaments. $5 entry fee. Registration starts at 12:00 P.M

Saturday – BuddyFight:$5 entry fee. Reegistration starts at 12:30 PM

Friday- Weiss Schwarz, Magic, Pokemon $5 entry fee if enough players show.
Crusaders of Lornia $5 Entry fee. Registration is at 5:30 P.M. Starts at 6 P.M.

The Haeger Potteries® The Craftsman’s Mark® Since 1871

Our dedication to innovative design and quality craftsmanship ensures you of purchasing the finest artware and ceramics available today.

Looking for one-of-a-kind treasures that you won’t find ANYWHERE else? Try Honey Poo Poo’s in East Dundee (inside Artisticology) for * Unique Garden Art w/teacups, saucers and even holiday themed! * Dazzling Boot Bling * Sparkling Zipper Pulls* Wine & Liquor Bottle Lamps * Smushed Wine Bottle Functional Art * Colorful Paintings * Unique Purses * Hand Painted Rocking Horses * Papier Mache Art * Recycled Record Album Clocks & Party Bowls * Treasures with messages (MUST SEE!) * Whimsical hand painted furniture AND SO MUCH MORE!

LadyBug lane is a fun, festive boutique featuring unique gifts and home decorations. The perfect location for one of a kind gifts, crafts and home decor.

From dollhouses to accessories and everything in between.

Mama Lee’s Popcorn is known for their gourmet popcorn and”Pop-tastic” experience all visitors receive when they enter the doors. The downtown Elgin shop is located near the Chicago Street parking garage and just a couple blocks from the Elgin Metra stop.

Have you heard the Popcorn Song! Popcorn Dance! song?

Mama Lee’s Popcorn is known for their gourmet popcorn and”Pop-tastic” experience all visitors receive when they enter the doors. The Spring Hill Mall location is in the food court. Grab some popcorn and continue your indoor shopping experience.

Have you heard the Popcorn Song! Popcorn Dance! song?

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