Let's Eat in Collinsville

Collinsville, Illinois is known for its Italian heritage, food festivals, and is home to the World's Tallest Catsup Bottle Water Tower. Grown alongside the National Road and Route 66, Collinsville’s restaurants blend international tastes and classic Americana.

Home to the only International Horseradish Festival, Italian Fest, and the Smokin’ on Main BBQ Festival- Collinsville brings big taste in big ways.

Italian and More

You can’t get more Collinsville than indulging in Italian cuisine.

Mungo’s, owned by Tony Mazzola, serves a variety of savory Italian dishes including fresh pastas, pizza, and the popular Beef Tony- a charbroiled tenderloin topped with provel cheese, mushrooms, and green onion.

Another Italian dine-in experience can be found at Ravanelli’s Steakhouse, known for its tender ribeye steaks, Midwest toasted ravioli, Italian beef, and their signature King Pasta Pie.

Cross the Ionian Sea and go Greek for the evening at Fazzi’s Bar and Grill, serving everything from gyros and lamb chops to chicken picatta and New York Strip steak- all made from original scratch recipes!

American

Collinsville’s American restaurants grow from the roots of the Mother Road with roadside diners, formal steakhouses, and Southern American fare.

Porter’s Steakhouse, located in the DoubleTree Hotel, specializes in fine dining with pepperloin steaks in house-made mustard sauce, pan-seared chicken, brined pork chops, and fresh seafood.

Old Herald Brewery and Distillery presents a casual American menu- flatbread pizzas, pork belly tacos, and signature dishes like Ghostwriter pork sliders, and Printer’s Ink onion soup all wash down nicely with a house-brewed beer!

Try the Ooey Gooey Downtown burger at Sloan’s Pub House- a burger dripping in white cheddar cheese sauce and topped with onion straws. The pub’s menu is full of bar food favorites like fried fish, sandwiches, pulled pork, and features build-your own pizzas!

Go south at Who Dat’s, specializing in Cajun and Creole dishes, seafood, and the flavors of New Orleans with shrimp, jambalaya, Po’ Boy sandwiches, andouille, and gumbo- plus Who Dat’s has over 50 beers to choose from!

Feeling some classic Midwest BBQ and a bowl of chili? Red Top BBQ and Chili has brisket, pulled chicken and pork, ribs, whole chickens and family recipe chili.
Not sure what you want?

Friday’s South has a wide-ranging menu with Italian, American, and more! Find sandwiches and burgers, tacos, pizza, and a variety of appetizers sure to appease even the pickiest eater!

Sweet Treats and Coffee

Need a sugary little pick me up or a sip of caffeine?

Verona Coffee has hot Kaldi’s coffee and espresso drinks, house-made scones, smoothies, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and quick bites for your busy schedule!

Glazy Squares Donuts can brighten your morning with delicious biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, and homemade donuts and Kruta’s Bakery makes flaky pastries, freshly baked bread, pies, stollens, and cakes with their family recipes dating back to 1919!

Find more great restaurants on the Collinsville Eat and Drink page at riversandroutes.com and be sure to check the Events page for Collinsville’s upcoming food festivals!

About the Author

Kayla Howland

Kayla Howland is a local writer and artist who lives in Alton, IL with her Cairn Terrier, Ripley. She enjoys fiction and non-fiction writing, graphic design, painting, drawing and photography. Kayla is a graduate of Southwestern High School and Lewis & Clark Community College. She has worked doing freelance graphic design, photography and commissioned paintings since 2012.