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The Ariston Cafe

413 Old Rte 66 N, Litchfield, Illinois 62056 USA

172 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Sun 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Wifi
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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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Stephen W.

I loved this place. It's been there since the 1930s right on old Route 66. There are pictures on the walls documenting its history that also reveal how little the interior appears to have... Read more

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Linda M.

We stopped at Ariston Cafe on a busy Sunday afternoon for lunch. The parking lot was full and we anticipated a wait but a table for 5 was available. We ordered the Sunday buffet complete with... Read more

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Danielle M.

Food was delicious! Service was great! We happened to see their advertisement on the side of the interstate. Read more

The Ariston Cafe

413 Old Rte 66 N
Litchfield, Illinois
62056 USA
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  • Sun, Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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