20 of the Best Eats on Illinois Route 66

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The 300-mile stretch of Route 66 that connects Chicago to St. Louis is a treasure trove of roadside attractions, historic sites and good eats.

With so many restaurants dotted along the Mother Road, it's tough to pick out which ones best capture the nostalgic charm that draws travelers from all over the world.

While this isn't a definitive list of the best restaurants on Route 66, they are some of the most famous and best reviewed.

In no particular order, here are 20 must-try restaurants on Illinois Route 66.