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When it comes to diners in Illinois, there's is one that the Food Network says is a bit better than the rest.

Diner food is one of life's greatest little treasures!

For those who live in, or travel through, central Illinois, you know there's one special diner that has been serving delicious food for over 80 years.

The Best Diner in Illinois is The Igloo in Peru

Food Network's 'Best Diner in Illinois' Just an Hour From Rockford

The Igloo opened in Peru, Illinois in 1937.

The Igloo, as it's known locally, is often the first stop for folks coming back into town, and is so consistently popular that you might even see four generations of one family dining together (and the older members likely ate here as kids, too)."

Here's what you really came for.

The Igloo's Horseshoe Sandwich

The Igloo via Facebook
The Igloo via Facebook

Texas toast, pork Tenderloin, a generous order of hand-cut Fries, then topped off with cheddar cheese sauce.


The Igloo's Pizza Burger

The Igloo via Facebook
The Igloo via Facebook

Two fresh ground chuck patties with a slice of Mozzarella in between them. Then a layer of Pepperoni slices and topped off with warm Marinara on a warm toasted buttered pretzel roll.


Necessity is the mother of invention was never more true than with this hybrid sandwich creation from the owners of The Igloo Diner:

If you can't decide between a cheeseburger or a pork tenderloin sandwich, it's not an issue at The Igloo

The Igloo's Cheeseburger On Top of a Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

The Igloo via Facebook
The Igloo via Facebook

Many 'must-haves' on The Igloo menu. On the next trip through Peru, Illinois, an empty stomach needs to fill up here.

What are the Food Network recommended 'must haves' from The Igloo's menu:

"The Carnivore, a triple-patty beast stacked with three cheeses, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a bun slicked with chipotle mayo, or The Oh-La-Laa, a burger inspired by French onion soup. Wash it all down with a glass of homemade root beer."

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