Riverfront Restaurants

Looking for a bite to eat with a view? Peoria’s beautiful riverfront is a popular attraction full of fun adventures and more importantly, places serving delicious food. With a selection of restaurants near the water that will leave you stuffed, you’re sure to find a fit where you can enjoy both the scenery and tasty cuisine.

Located on the downtown Peoria Riverfront lies many different options like Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe if you’re looking for a casual cafe and bar with live music, coffee, and global eats. Stop by Kelleher’s Irish Pub and Eatery for traditional Irish dining and American style pub food in an Irish-themed environment. On the weekends Kelleher’s will block off part of Water Street for a block party-like atmosphere and live music The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern is a casual pub serving house-smoked barbeque, craft beers, and cocktails in an old train depot. 

On the East Peoria Riverfront visit Jonah’s Seafood and 2601 Oyster Bar is an oyster bar serving delicious surf ‘n’ turf and chowder for spectacular views of the Peoria skyline and fish flown in daily. Looking for a great burger and fry combo? The Burger Barge is a central Illinois staple that will leave you feeling full and relaxed in its island-themed restaurant. 

Check out any of these restaurants to curb your hunger and enjoy the exquisite views of the Illinois River.