Decatur Dining

Students dining

A mile off campus, in downtown Decatur, you will find a wide variety of dining options from traditional American to authentic Thai cuisine. Downtown Decatur offers fine dining at the Gin Mill or Taproot, or a family friendly atmosphere at Coney McKane's. Just further north in Forsyth, Ill., you will find family favorites like Applebee's, Texas Roadhouse and more. Do chain restaurants not "float your boat?" Head over to the Beach House on Lake Decatur for views and seafood that will transport your straight to the beach.

Comprehensive Guide

Decatur Magazine Dining Guide

Dining Options Near Campus

Venture across the street to Campus Town. For lunch, try University Dogs. There’s also Jimmy John’s, Domino’s, the Winery and SkyCity Grill. Also check out some live music in the evenings at Lock, Stock & Barrel or Donnie’s Homespun Pizza.

Voted Best Restaurants On or Near Campus

We asked the Millikin community, and they spoke! The following were voted the best restaurants on or near campus. (Listed in order of who received the most votes)

Top 3

Honorable Mentions

The Winery

The Lincoln

Jimmy John's

The Burrito Truck

Anna Thai

Wing Stop

Coney McKane's



Blue Mill


Gin Mill



Bobbie Lane's BBQ

Olive Garden

Beach House

Asia House

Thai Kitchen Express

Sloan's Calzones


Penn Station

First Wok

Taqueria la Perlita