Guidebook for Carbondale

Kathy

Guidebook for Carbondale

Food Scene
Walking distance!
Panera Bread
1126 E Walnut St
Walking distance!
Walking distance
Applebee's Grill + Bar
1125 E Main St
Walking distance
Great local breakfast/lunch spot. Reasonable and great food
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Harbaugh's Cafe
901 South Illinois Avenue
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Great local breakfast/lunch spot. Reasonable and great food
We have known Chef Mark for years - great atmosphere, delicious food, home-made desserts to die for! Sunday brunch and The Grotto in the lower level serves a late menu and has live entertainment
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Newell House
201 East Main Street
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We have known Chef Mark for years - great atmosphere, delicious food, home-made desserts to die for! Sunday brunch and The Grotto in the lower level serves a late menu and has live entertainment
Unique, eclectic setting. Dress up or go in jeans, indoor and outdoor seating in season. Small menu changes frequently, small plates (smoked salmon is a favorite), , salads, gourmet entrees, desserts
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Global Gourmet
102 East Jackson Street
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Unique, eclectic setting. Dress up or go in jeans, indoor and outdoor seating in season. Small menu changes frequently, small plates (smoked salmon is a favorite), , salads, gourmet entrees, desserts
Great place for lunch sandwichs, loaded potatoes, giant brownies and cookies
McAlister's Deli
1382 E Main St
Great place for lunch sandwichs, loaded potatoes, giant brownies and cookies
Local favorite of SIU students and alums, home cooked meals breakfast and lunch
Mary Lou's Grill
118 South Illinois Avenue
Local favorite of SIU students and alums, home cooked meals breakfast and lunch
Close to SIU, limited parking - cozy great food!
Underground Public House
717 S University Ave
Close to SIU, limited parking - cozy great food!
Another SIU favorite - great pizza, salads, sandwiches, free refills on soda and take your cup home!
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Quatro's Deep Pan Pizza
218 W Freeman St
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Another SIU favorite - great pizza, salads, sandwiches, free refills on soda and take your cup home!
Peace, Love and Barbeque! National award winning BBQ - original in Murphysboro another great location in Marion
17th Street Barbecue
32 N 17th St
Peace, Love and Barbeque! National award winning BBQ - original in Murphysboro another great location in Marion
Unique homemade whole pies or by the slice. Limited days and selections - check their website for current
Rule of Pie Bakeshop
1308 Walnut St
Unique homemade whole pies or by the slice. Limited days and selections - check their website for current
Café and homemade backed goods - their cookies and pastries are the best. Fun little gift shop too
Cristaudo's Cafe & Bakery
1807 W Main St
Café and homemade backed goods - their cookies and pastries are the best. Fun little gift shop too
Mexican and American dishes, reasonable prices, bar with evening live entertainment most weekends. Public parking lot
Tres Hombres
119 North Washington Street
Mexican and American dishes, reasonable prices, bar with evening live entertainment most weekends. Public parking lot
Haven't eaten there myself but daughters give it great reviews
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Thai Taste
100 South Illinois Avenue
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Haven't eaten there myself but daughters give it great reviews
Good for breakfast -lunch at reasonable prices and very close to the house.
Sunny Street Cafe
900 E Walnut St
Good for breakfast -lunch at reasonable prices and very close to the house.
Restaurant and bar with outdoor seating. Huge menu, very reasonable, sandwiches, salads, apps, full dinners. Something for everyone, appropriate for families.
Midland Inn
7570 Old Hwy 13
Restaurant and bar with outdoor seating. Huge menu, very reasonable, sandwiches, salads, apps, full dinners. Something for everyone, appropriate for families.
Comfort food, desserts, great coffee!
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Longbranch Cafe and Bakery
100 East Jackson Street
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Comfort food, desserts, great coffee!
Shopping
Walking distance, indoor shopping and restaurant
University Mall
1237 E Main St
Walking distance, indoor shopping and restaurant
Less than a mile from the house next to Kroger
Kohl's Carbondale
625 N Giant City Rd
Less than a mile from the house next to Kroger
Less than a mile from house across from the other side of the mall
T.J. Maxx
1246 E Main St
Less than a mile from house across from the other side of the mall
Same strip mall as TJMaxx across the street from the mall
DICK'S Sporting Goods
1250 E Main St
Same strip mall as TJMaxx across the street from the mall
Less than 2 miles NE from house near AMC Showplace Theaters
Walmart Supercenter
1450 E Main St
Less than 2 miles NE from house near AMC Showplace Theaters
Drinks & Nightlife
Cozy bar room serving local wines, beers, moonshine and other spirits. Live entertainment on weekends. Next to Cumares - family owned Italian restaurant - amazing pizza and pasta
Brews Brothers Taproom
1105 Chestnut St
Cozy bar room serving local wines, beers, moonshine and other spirits. Live entertainment on weekends. Next to Cumares - family owned Italian restaurant - amazing pizza and pasta
Smaller winery but these wines are our favorite (red and white) wines and they offer a case club discount for taking your favorites home. They also serve hard cider now and have desert wines
Owl Creek Vineyard
2655 Water Valley Road
Smaller winery but these wines are our favorite (red and white) wines and they offer a case club discount for taking your favorites home. They also serve hard cider now and have desert wines
Out in the middle of no-where north of Murphysboro but totally worth the drive. Unique brews and fabulous wood fire pizza
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Scratch Brewing Company
264 Thompson Road
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Out in the middle of no-where north of Murphysboro but totally worth the drive. Unique brews and fabulous wood fire pizza
Now offering tours and tastings in Murphysboro - see their website for hours
Big Muddy Brewing
1430 N 7th St
Now offering tours and tastings in Murphysboro - see their website for hours
Small winery In Alto Pass - excellent wines and great food. Scandinavian gifts and décor - charming!!
Hedman Vineyards
560 Chestnut St
Small winery In Alto Pass - excellent wines and great food. Scandinavian gifts and décor - charming!!
Beautiful setting with indoor or outdoor seating. Large wine selection and nice snack/lunch menu. Live entertainment most weekends.
StarView Vineyards
5100 Wing Hill Road
Beautiful setting with indoor or outdoor seating. Large wine selection and nice snack/lunch menu. Live entertainment most weekends.
Small, quaint, locally owned. Great wine with indoor and outdoor seating. Live entertainment on weekends. Not far from Blue Sky Winery.
Feather Hills Vineyard and Winery
410 Thorn Lane
Small, quaint, locally owned. Great wine with indoor and outdoor seating. Live entertainment on weekends. Not far from Blue Sky Winery.
Beautiful views, good wine, food available - live entertainment on weekends
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Blue Sky Vineyard
3150 South Rocky Comfort Road
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Beautiful views, good wine, food available - live entertainment on weekends
Listed as one of the Top 10 most beautiful restaurants in IL! Lunch and dinner $$. Often has live entertainment - outdoor amphitheater - gift shop
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Walker's Bluff
326 Vermont Road
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Listed as one of the Top 10 most beautiful restaurants in IL! Lunch and dinner $$. Often has live entertainment - outdoor amphitheater - gift shop
Parks & Nature
Hiking, rock climbing, horse back riding and so much more. Visit Giant City Lodge for the best family style fried chicken around. Great views
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Giant City State Park
235 Giant City Road
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Hiking, rock climbing, horse back riding and so much more. Visit Giant City Lodge for the best family style fried chicken around. Great views
Boat rentals, fishing, hiking...lots to do in the outdoors
Little Grassy Lake Campground and Marina
788 Hidden Bay Ln
Boat rentals, fishing, hiking...lots to do in the outdoors
Great local lake for boating, fishing and the Spillway is an SIU favorite destination. Climb the cliffs after a good rain
Kinkaid Lake
Great local lake for boating, fishing and the Spillway is an SIU favorite destination. Climb the cliffs after a good rain
Amazing views dawn to dusk
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Bald Knob Cross of Peace
3630 Bald Knob Road
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Amazing views dawn to dusk
Dungeons and Dragons Park: Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park at 31 Homewood Drive, Carbondale, ILDirections:Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park. About 4 miles from the house off Hwy 12/Giant City Rd. Hours:9 am - dusk Admission:Free, but donations are welcome - See more at: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/18783#sthash.OXJdIA8W.dpuf
Jeremy "Boo" Rochman Memorial Park
31 Homewood Dr
Dungeons and Dragons Park: Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park at 31 Homewood Drive, Carbondale, ILDirections:Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park. About 4 miles from the house off Hwy 12/Giant City Rd. Hours:9 am - dusk Admission:Free, but donations are welcome - See more at: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/18783#sthash.OXJdIA8W.dpuf
Arts & Culture
SIU community theatre - check website for current events. Reasonably priced and great view from any seat.
McLeod Theater
1100 Lincoln Dr
SIU community theatre - check website for current events. Reasonably priced and great view from any seat.
Local theatre, check website for current plays, events
The Varsity Center
418 S Illinois Ave
Local theatre, check website for current plays, events
Essentials
Next to Kohl's just east of the house.
Kroger
Next to Kohl's just east of the house.
Walgreens
206 S Wall St
Entertainment & Activities
Inside the mall, walking distance from the house
AMC University Place 8
1370 E Main St
Inside the mall, walking distance from the house
Lots of college sports options depending on the season
SIU Arena
1400 Arena Dr
Lots of college sports options depending on the season