Wood River Eats

Need a pick-me-up while out and about in Wood River? From drive-ins to diners, Midwest barbecue to Mexican, Wood River has just the place to hit the spot!

Take Your Pick

Looking for a non-traditional meal out? King Louie’s Drive-In is a Wood River icon serving up burgers, sandwiches, and house-made root beer all car-side! Those seeking a drive-up dining experience can also go to Charlie’s Drive-In for chicken strip baskets, fried catfish, and old-school ice-cream floats!

Fire N Smoke brings Midwest barbecue to Wood River with wood-fired brisket, ribs, and burgers slathered in that good, sweet sauce. Want a casual sit-down diner meal? Fiona’s Family Restaurant has breakfast and traditional American dishes all day.

American fare and a cold drink is in store for anyone going out to The Pump House Bar & Grill, Franchise Sports Bar & Grill, or Martin’s Tunes & Eats- both the Pump House and Martin’s Tunes regularly host live music and the Franchise is a well-known hangout for friends and family to share an evening together with food, drinks, and televised sports.

Los Tres Amigos in Wood River

Spicy & Sweet

Want a bit of kick to spice up your afternoon? Locals travel from across the region to get a taste of Los Tres Amigos in Wood River with delicious Mexican dishes and margaritas- Los Tres Amigos even has multiple vegetarian and vegan options so no one misses out!

Sukey’s China Restaurant, Hing Wah Chop Suey, and China King can soothe your cravings for Asian food in Wood River and Best Buffet Grill offers an extensive buffet spread with appetizers, main dishes, dessert, and to-go options.

Need a sweet treat to start your day or feeling peckish for late night dessert? Wood River Donut & More opens early and stays open late with donuts, pastries, and coffee. From breakfast to break-time, treat yourself to a donut hole or biscuits and gravy served fresh all day!

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.