Taylorville Dining: 5 Non-Chain Restaurants You Should Try

Taylorville is the biggest city as well as the county seat of Christian County, Illinois. BBOnline recommends that you grab a bite in the following restaurants while you're touring the city.

Bill's Toasty Shop
111 North Main Street
Taylorville, IL62568
(217) 824-4022 

Bill's is a real grill, one where you can watch your meal being prepared by the cook. It's a small place, but you get authentic grilled food like burgers that are shaped by hand and cooked right on the grill in front of you. The restaurant also serves pork tenderloin, cheese balls, cheese curds and fries. It's open 24 hours and can always be your last stop before heading off to sleep at your Taylorville Bed and Breakfast

One-East Market
100 East Market Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
(217) 824-5111

One-East Market is located in one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in downtown Taylorville. This restaurant is known for its fast service and delicious selection of steaks, seafood and prime rib. Highly recommended is the chipotle burger, halibut royale, 8-oz filet with grilled or fried shrimp, or chicken Caesar salad. It has the Original Old Bank Buffet for lunch, too. The Sunway Room has live entertainment on some nights but can also be a venue for meetings or private parties. One-East is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday at 11 a.m. and for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5 p.m.

Florinda's Italian Restaurant
114 S. Main Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
(217) 287-2226

Florinda's Italian Restaurant is a popular eatery in Taylorville.  It is located in the historic downtown square, just near your Taylorville Inn. The restaurant is owned by Italians and they prepare authentic Italian food. One of the recommended choices on the menu is Cannelloni and Sicilian stuffed pizza, which is like two layers of pizza. It has an ordinary ambiance, but the food is very good and the service is fast and personalized. You will often be served by the owners themselves. 

China Pavilion
301 N Main Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
(217) 824-5622 

The freshness of the food is what makes China Pavilion popular in Taylorville. The food is prepared when you order it, and the service is fast. It offers delicious Chinese food, served hot and with large portions. The restaurant has a lunch specials of an egg roll or crab ragoon with a serving of soup to go with it. It's open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Krieger's Sports Grill
105 W Bidwell Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
(217) 287-7677

Krieger's is known for its fast service and excellent food. The portions are generous and they bring out free fries for the diners to munch on while waiting for the food. The house specialties include steaks such as ribeye or peppercorn strip steak, which comes with salad and a choice of potato on the side. The restaurant has 25 big TVs that will keep you entertained while you eat. Krieger's has a nice ambiance with some semi-private seating provided. A long open bar serves your favorite choice of drinks, and a banquet room with three flat screen TV is available for private events.