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Subs & Delis

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.

Golf, Banquet, Meeting Space and Restaurant Venue

5-Time Consecutive Best-in-County Beef Champions and Home of THE Chicago Beef Legend, the Cheezy Beef

Dine-In | Carryout | Delivery

Blue Box Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe/deli featuring premium coffees, meats and cheeses.  The best part….they have a Doctor Who theme!

They have partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company and Boar’s Head Meats to provide downtown Elgin with some of the freshest and best products on the market.

They are also huge fans of Doctor Who and similar genres as well. They have a nice collection of memorabilia!!!!


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In The Neighborhood (ITN) Deli…. It Tastes Like More!
We also have ITN Signature Catering. From parties, movie premiers, weddings, or large events, we can cater for you.
Call 847-888-9486 to get more information about catering or to make an appointment to see Chef Jeff.

Our Elgin-downtown location serves the center of our Elgin community, from Lake St. (Rte 20) to McLean Blvd to Congdon Ave. and Varsity Dr./Waverly Dr./Chippewa Dr. Stop by our Store, meet the Team, and have a Freaky Fast Sandwich. Or, call us for a delivery order, from 1 to 1,000 Sandwiches, plus we do CATERING! You can also check out our app on-line or visit our website–

Grab a gourmet sub at Jimmy John’s. Sandwiches so fast you are out in time for your next meeting.

Home of hand-crafted sandwiches, always fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds and our Famous Sweet Tea. Proud to offer real, handcrafted food and delicious sweet tea, always made-to-order using the finest and freshest ingredients. So come on in, relax, and let them take care of the rest!

Party Time Caterers is perfect for casual to formal occasions such as weddings, graduations, birthday parties and so much more. Whatever your event may be, we strive to make everything perfect so you can enjoy your event with your guests. Let us handle all the work!

Offering three different menu packages and an unlimited amount of choices to choose from, you can pick the menu that’s perfect for you and your event. Buffet, silver buffet and gold buffet packages include different options and can be tailored to the perfect vision you are looking for. Choosing from a deliciously large selection of entrees and accompaniments, we are guaranteed to have something enjoyable for everyone. We also have a large selection of appetizer trays, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, fancy sweet trays and beverages that round out your dining experience.

Our background has always been in food service, just not always catering. Opening as a family owned meat market way back in 1880, we have been serving the Elgin area for well over a century. Using the freshest ingredients and quality meats, all of our salads are homemade and everything is prepared specifically for your party. Since 1982, Party Time Caterers has been serving exceptional service and delicious food for any type of event.

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