It's almost that time of the year again, and we really hope you're planning on bringing your appetite! The 2024 St. Charles Restaurant Week is back from Monday, February 5th - Friday, February 9th, and there is a lot to look forward to including new restaurants and a fantastic deal that no foodie will want to miss out on.
St. Charles Restaurant Week: An Overview
This year, you can take advantage of a 20% off discount of your bill of $25 or more (excluding tax, alcohol, and gratuity), and all you have to do is mention to your server that you're dining for Restaurant Week or show marketing material from the St. Charles Business Alliance - it's that easy! The toughest part of the whole event is choosing where you want to go, and there are some brand new restaurants to St. Charles that are participating for the first time, making the decision even tougher.
Photos Courtesy of Acqua E. Farina
Delicious homemade Italian food? Yes please! Acqua E. Farina is an absolute gem that opened up last year, and they've been offering mouthwatering dishes ever since. Aside from their authentic pizza, that's made with top-quality ingredients, you can't take a trip here without trying their Homemade Panzerotti, either baked or fried. This has become quite the fan-favorite since their time being here, which is no surprise because the bread is wonderful and the cheese inside just can't be beat!
Photos Courtesy of Beef Shack
Home of the Cheezy Beef! If you haven't already tried Beef Shack's unbelievable deliciousness of their Italian Beef covered with blends of cheeses, than you've got the perfect opportunity to do so in Restaurant Week. Not a fan of Italian Beef? Not a problem. They also have up burgers, hot dogs, Italian Sausages, and much more - ensuring that everyone will find something that they love!
Photos Courtesy of Dimple's Donuts
Start one of your days off this Restaurant Week by treating yourself to a nice sweet treat at Dimple's Donuts! They feature a wide array of different donuts, all exceptional to satisfy that sweet tooth. Open at 6am, this is a great place stop if you're an early riser, and are looking to put something delicious in your stomach to begin your day. Serving Caribou Coffee and smoothies, you can enjoy a little pick-me-up in the morning along with your donut, too!
Photos Courtesy of Duke's Northwoods
The month of February can be a bit chilly at times, so bundle up and enjoy the warmth and comfort of Duke's Northwoods Wisconsin cabin vibe! When you walk in, you'll quickly notice an array of Wisconsin-themed decorations covering the walls, enough to make any Packer's fan jump for joy. With northern staples like cheese curds, fish fry, whitefish and more. Plus, you can wash it down with a "Speckled Calf" and "Lunar Guy" made by Crystal Lake Brewery just for Duke's!
Photos Courtesy of Extract Juicery
Yes, it is true that we hope everyone indulges to the fullest this Restaurant Week. However, it's important to make sure you're still eating healthy! At Extract Juicery, you don't have to sacrifice taste for healthy eating, as their smoothies, cold-pressed juices, acai bowls and more are oh so good, and good for you, too! They aim to provide people access to incredible products that will make you feel energized, healthy, and bursting with life.
Photos Courtesy of Fry N' Wings
What do you get when you combine juicy, incredible chicken wings with Asian flavors? You get Fry N' Wings unbelievable cuisine, that's what! With flavors like Asian Cajun, Mango Sriracha, Soy Garlic (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), they have you covered no matter what you're in the mood for. Pair their succulent wings or their chicken sandwich with an incredible sides like their fried corn, and you'll be in for a real treat when you stop by this Restaurant Week.
Photos Courtesy of Maple Leaf Coffeehouse
Formerly Kava Diem, Maple Leaf Coffeehouse is brewing up some incredible coffee, roasted by Maple Leaf Coffee Roasters (an Illinois Made Recipient), and cafe fare that is sustainable, humane, and great for your body! Being nestled right next to the beautiful Fox River, the views that this coffee shop offer just can't be beat, making it an exceptional place to start your day, all inside a cozy, warm atmosphere.
Photos Courtesy of Pho Ly
Especially in January, nothing heats the body up quite like a warm, flavorsome bowl of Pho. When you're craving that dish during this year's Restaurant Week, make sure to visit Pho Ly - a family-owned Vietnamese restaurant located right downtown. Aside from their Pho, you'll also discover a variety of Vietnamese staples, like Banh Mi, and popular offerings like Crab Rangoons and Egg Rolls.
The historic Arcada Theatre has recently opened up a brand-new pizza parlor located right inside their location downtown! With incredible, unique styles of pizzas with creative names, fitting for being inside a renowned theatre, and meal here is just as much fun as it is tasty. Try the Bret Michaels with Roasted Vegetables and Mozzarella, or the The Buddy Guy BBQ with BBQ Pulled Pork and Maple-Glazed Bacon. While you're there, make sure to try your luck at their pinball machines, too! Rock 'N Za is open 2 hours before a concert and will remain open until the show ends.
Photos Courtesy of Taco Urbano
Trust us, the Pride Stores are so much more than your typical convenience store, and St. Charles is now home to a brand new location just east of downtown! Inside is where you'll find Taco Urbano - an eatery that offers traditional Mexican food with a modern twist. From tacos to quesadillas and everything in between, you'll find a wide selection of familiar, tasty dishes. You can even swing by for breakfast for their breakfast tacos, burritos, and tortas!
While these are all terrific options of establishments to visit during St. Charles Restaurant Week, there are 45 + participating total restaurants in all that can help make your week one to remember. Click the button below to see the complete list of restaurants!
After this read, we bet that you've built up an appetite! To learn more about the St. Charles restaurant scene, please view our St. Charles Dining Guide here - the ultimate resource for any foodie in this town!