Living in Illinois gives you many opportunities to visit top-notch diners, stately museums, and exceptional architecture. If you’re staying in the homely community of Cottonwood Cove, be sure to check out the five best dining spots near there!

Happy Sushi

Known as a hidden gem in Springfield, Happy Sushi is a lovely Japanese restaurant that boasts excellent service and consistent quality of fresh fish. While a set menu is available, you can also get a custom sushi roll—simply tell the chef your favorite fish and he will make one just for you!

Roots Latin Grill

Roots Latin Grill serves up the best authentic Mexican food in central Illinois. With its Mexican-inspired interior that makes you feel like you’re on vacation, and its flavourful fajitas and meats, this is definitely a place not to miss!

D'arcy's Pint

Feel like having a midday drink or a casual meal? Grab a pint at the pub’s beer garden, and a plate of Illinois’ special, the horseshoe sandwich, as you enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the Irish & American style pub.


If you’re looking for the best spot for date night, check out Curate, a wine bar and restaurant which serves quality tapas, main courses, and a great selection of wines and artisanal cocktails. We recommend the Canterbury Prime Ribeye with mojo fries, escargot, and braised rib.

Luminary Kitchen & Provisions

Perfect for a multi-course brunch or a classy dinner date, this place brings you an elevated taste of classic American dishes. Make sure to get their bottomless mimosas during brunch at just $24!

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