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Ariston Cafe

413 N Old Route 66, Litchfield, Illinois 62056 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
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“One of the oldest restaurants along Route 66”

The Ariston Cafe was founded by Pete Adam, a Greek immigrant, in Carlinville, Illinois in 1924. The original cafe was located on Route 4, the predecessor of Historic Route 66. In 1929, the Cafe was relocated to Litchfield, Illinois and moved into its present location on Route 66 in 1935.

We believe the Ariston Cafe to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest restaurant on Route 66. In 1992, The Ariston Cafe and the Adam family were inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame. Since 1966, Pete’s son Nick and Nick’s wife, Demi, have continued to offer the traditional service expected of a family-owned and operated restaurant. Paul, eldest son of Demi and Nick, and his wife, Joy, joined the family business in 2004. All involved in bringing great food and service to your table welcome you to Litchfield and invite you to share our history with us.

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Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 631 Helpful
September 07, 2014
Rated 3.0

If you're in the mood for good home cooked food, the Ariston Cafe is what you're looking for. They've maintained the vintage feel of this Route 66 establishment, and the waitstaff super sweet.

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Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 487 Reviews
  • 414 Helpful
July 20, 2014
Rated 4.0

You can't drive Route 66 in Illinois and not stop by the Ariston Cafe. The Adam family will treat you right and fill you up! The vintage feel of the exterior and the history both combine to make the experience just as great as the food.

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Reviewed by
JFlairty

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 21, 2014

Not open on Mondays :(

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Reviewed by
wscotts

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
April 04, 2013

Great spot. Wife and I stopped in for lunch while passing thru. Good food, great service. Definitely would stop here again.

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Reviewed by
Bobbinna

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 30, 2017
Rated 1.0

Closed Mondays AND Tuesdays. So trying Jubelt's Bakery & Restaurant next door instead.

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Reviewed by
diana.cook.79

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0

Timed perfectly for lunch!! Great food and great service!! The dessert was excellent!!!

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Reviewed by
ehenry

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
January 29, 2016
Rated 4.0

Lovely stop for our late dinner. Service was so warm and friendly and the desserts were to die for. Good place to stop!

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Ariston Cafe

413 N Old Route 66
Litchfield, Illinois
62056 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Independent
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