Illinois, 8990 Lyons Street
The Marquette & Joliet explorers knew as early as 1673 what you can experience today, that the Village of Hodgkins is a great place to gather. In keeping with the charms of the past, today’s town is only home to about 2,100 residents and still evokes a charming Midwestern vibe. Old US Rt 66 runs through it, so get out of town and start enjoying its homey charm today. Every Saturday from 8 am you can enjoy the French market that takes place at Prairie Walk Pond.
For more information, visit: VillageOfHodgkins.Org
Buck’s Pit Stop
6501 Kane Avenue, Hodgkins, IL
From the moment you step foot into Buck’s Pit Stop, you’ll know what they’re throwing at you, race car-themed dinners on the checkered floor (and roof), racing-themed entrees, and a rotating stream of Friendly locals add to making this place unique and fun. Daily specials and events with a cause like ‘Rescue Dog of the Week’ where discarded puppies get a second chance. Did we mention the chicken? Some say it’s better around. Bar open longer than the kitchen hours described above. So, run over to the Buck’s Pit Stop and enjoy a cold drink and great food conveniently located along Old US Rt 66.
Hours: Tue-Thu 11am-9pm Fri 11am-9:30pm Sat 12am-9:30pm Sun Noon-8pm Mon closed
9200 Joliet Road, Hodgkins, IL
From humble beginnings in Cicero, Illinois, where Sergio Casciani opened his first pizzeria in 1967 fostering relationships with the Chicago Bears and coach Mike Ditka, well, the rest is history. Today, you can try some of the same Bears Super Bowl XX dishes prepared by Sergio’s son’s brothers… Gino, Rocco and Carmen. Carrying on his dad’s tradition here in Hodgkins, Illinois, they still make their ‘breaded steak sandwiches’ just like his dad used to, and they include what the locals consider some of the best pizza. Try it for yourself and enjoy what two (and soon three!) generations have been cooking up for you since the 1960s.
Hours: Daily 10:30am-8:30pm Closed Sundays
For more information visit: CascianisPizza.Com
9301 W 63rd Street, Hodgkins, IL
Billed as Hodgkins’ only ‘Vegas-style sports bar,’ Salerno’s Pizza is ready to entertain. With ‘…lots of TVs for sports including 2 projectors, a live entertainment stage’ and ‘2 large bars (with) lots of tables and chairs…’ and it doesn’t stop there. Areas that can accommodate up to 200 people plus a beer garden and beer garden mean you can enjoy everything this place has to offer. Also, it’s not just pizza. Check out their daily specials that include seafood and Mexican favorites. Everyone in the family will find something they love here at Salerno’s.
Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-Midnight Fri-Sat 11am-1am Closed Sundays
For more information visit: SalernoPizza.Com
Stefan Grill Coffee Bar
7101 Santa Fe Drive, Hodgkins, IL
Looking for homemade Serbian food along the Mother Road? Then look no further than Stefan Grill in Hodgkins, Illinois, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a sophisticated, clubby setting. House baked goods and pastries complement the European coffees on offer here at Stefan’s. Taking its food and its provenance seriously, each menu is as exquisite as the next. Check them out online for Serbian and other daily specials. Very well presented, well thought out food.
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sat 10am-10pm Sun 10am-9pm Closed Tuesday
For more information visit: StefanGrillCafeBar.Com