The Ariston Cafe

413 Old Rte 66 N, Litchfield, Illinois 62056 USA

137 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Wed 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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Laura M.

In town for business and stumbled upon this place after seeing Yelp reviews. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Place is old but sparkling clean and obviously consistently well-kept over... Read more

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Steven M.

Great place to stop and visit. We were originally visiting Carlinville and had a great time taking in it's rich history. Then it was a short drive to Litchfield to go and have lunch at this... Read more

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Niki W.

This was an unexpected gem we found while traveling to Springfield, IL. The word "cafe" is more upscale than you would imagine yet unpretentious and delicious. Our server was a professional. The... Read more

The Ariston Cafe

413 Old Rte 66 N
Litchfield, Illinois
62056 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun, Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Bar
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Private Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
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