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Midwest Regional

Food, Drink & Local Sites of Interest in DeKalb, IL


Food & Drink
While in DeKalb

Restaurants and Local Sites of Interest in DeKalb/Sycamore:


Byers Brewing Company

(Microbrewery – no food – you can order in)


El Jimador Mexican Grill

260 E. Lincoln Hwy (outside seating available)


Ellwood Fish and Steak House

2219 Sycamore Road


Fatty’s Pub and Grille

(College/Sports Bar) – 1312 W. Lincoln Hwy.


The Forge’s Tap Room

216 N. 6th Street


Fushi Yama

Hibachi/Sushi Restaurant

822 W. Lincoln Hwy


Hillside Restaurant

(Americana/Comfort) 121 N. 2nd Street

(limited outside seating available)


Jamrah Middle Eastern Cuisine


The Junction Eating Place

(Americana/Comfort) – 816 W. Lincoln Hwy


Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant


Tapa La Luna

(tapas, grill, and wine)

226 E. Lincoln Hwy


Thai Pavilion

251 East Lincoln Hwy



Sycamore (7 miles northeast of DeKalb)


The Forge of Sycamore

(Microbrewery, Wood-fired pizza)

327 W. State Street


Nat’s On Maple

(American/Upscale Comfort)

112 S. Maple Street


Taxco Mexican Cuisine

224 W. State Street


Campus &
Local Sites 
of Interest

Art Museum – Altgeld Hall, NIU Campus


DeKalb County History Center 

1730 North Main Street, Sycamore


Ellwood House Museum

420 Linden Place, DeKalb


Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center

921 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb


Pick Museum of Anthropology

Stevens Building, NIU Campus

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