After a day out on the town, we're sure that you'll be hungry for a great meal! So, what are the best restaurants in Elgin, IL? We've put together a list of our team's most well-loved Elgin restaurants, so you can separate the wheat from the chaff and find your new favorite destination today!

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Elgin Public House

The Elgin Public House offers an upscale and unforgettable take on the classics of the American bar food scene. Our neighbors have long raved about popular dishes like the Tuna Melt, and since there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, you won't feel compelled to order the Bison Burger every time you sit down to eat. Still, we wouldn't blame you if you wanted to!

Like any good public house, this location also features a wide variety of draft beers, along with all of your favorite craft cans and bottles.

Delicia Tropical Café

Looking for hidden gem? Although it isn't as well known as some others, Delicia Tropical Café is absolutely one of our favorite restaurants in Elgin, IL. There's no better place to go if you're in the mood for flavorful and satisfying Puerto Rican food, and since both the service and the prices are top-notch, you'll never regret a trip to Delicia.

You can dine in or pick up your meal on the go, so try the Jibarito Delicia or the Mofongo Relleno de Camarones today!

Grumpy Goat Tavern

Cajun and creole classics? In Elgin, IL? If you're in the mood for grade-A jambalaya, crawfish cake, or bread pudding, you should prepare to be knocked off your feet by the food at the Grumpy Goat Tavern. Come for lunch or dinner, or host your very own private event here! 

Although we can't help but celebrate their authentic Louisiana cooking, unconventional hits like the Bayou Burger will be appreciated by even the pickiest eaters. Their "Downright Excessive" drink menu features an extraordinary variety of whiskeys, but they truly have something for everyone.

Burnt Toast

Is there anyone who doesn't love classic diner food? Fresh ingredients and even-more-freshly ground coffee have made Burnt Toast a favorite with families all across western Chicagoland. It doesn't matter what time the craving calls: You won't have to go searching far and wide for the right kind of restaurants near Elgin, IL. Breakfast is served all day at this family-owned restaurant, and when you show up with your own family, you're sure to feel right at home!

You'll come for the Grand Marnier French Toast or Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate, and come again for the welcoming atmosphere and modern setting.

Napleton's Elgin Kia: Your Local Guide!

Looking for more fun things to do in Elgin, IL? Napleton's Elgin Kia isn't just a source for the top new and used Kia models. Since we get to hear from drivers who hail from all over Chicagoland, we have so many tips, tricks, and attractions to pass along to our neighbors -- even when you're looking for something to do in winter! Whether you're looking for restaurants in Elgin, IL or exciting events in other nearby towns, you can count on us to keep you in the know. If you are ready to burn some calories after your delicious meal, check out our Fox River Trolley Museum guide for some family-friendly fun!

Did we miss your favorite restaurant? If you have an Elgin attraction that you'd like to share like the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, or you enjoyed one of our recommendations, we'd love for you to let us know today.