Below is a map of shopping in downtown DeKalb. Please see legend below to find your shop of choice. Please click on map to download.
Corner of 4th St. & Grove St.
Barbecue, Barbeque, BBQ - however you spell it, we've got it. And it's good. People in DeKalb and Sycamore finally have a place to get smoked ribs, brisket, and chopped pork.All of our meat is slow-smoked daily. We don't reheat like most of the chain restaurants. You will taste the difference.
Chesapeake Bagel Bakery
122 S. 1st St. 815.754.5211
We are proud to be opening the first Chesapeake Bagel Bakery in DeKalb.
Founded in 1981, Chesapeake is the nation's oldest "full-scratch" bagel bakery franchise.
The first Chesapeake Bagel Bakery opened near the nation's capitol in Washington, DC.
Each Chesapeake Bagel Bakery makes bagels the old-fashioned way from scratch all day, every day.Our bagels feature only the highest-quality ingredients.
They are kettle-boiled and stone-hearth baked, all of which will make Chesapeake Bagel Bakery your favorite spot for the best-baked bagel you have ever tasted!
Our most important objective is to please our customers. We are constantly striving to help better serve you. Here at China One you will see the most irresistible open kitchen style cooking, orders fresh every time. We are proud to say that we use nothing but the highest quality beef, chicken, pork, the freshest seafood and vegetables cooked in 100% soy bean oil. We also have a variety of family dinners at bargain price, fresh lunch buffet and excellent catering service for special events.
214 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.758.2677
Eduardo's Mexican Restaurant is casual dining infused with a Mexican flair, balancing the colorful environment of a Mexican family kitchen with the enthusiasm and energy of a college town thirsty for an authentic night life. Family owned and operated since 1982, Eduardos serves the DeKalb, Sycamore, and Kane County areas offering a medley of entrée options suitable for college students, families, and patrons looking for countless recipe options.With recipes dating back two generations and a bar offering the largest television in the county, Eduardos serves up authentic Mexican food, margaritas by the pitcher, and an environment perfect for any occasion.
251 E. Lincoln Hwy 815.748.2800
Authentic Thai Restaurant located in downtown DeKalb offering traditional Thai dished, a pleasant dining atmosphere and friendly staff. Thai Salads, Noodles, Curries, Traditional Entrees, Vegetarian Dishes.
241 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.217.3325
Hometown Sports Bar & Grill located in DeKalb, IL offers a unique dining experience. Whether you’re a local in town or far from home our menu offers specialty sandwiches from cities all over the US. Come throw down for your Hometown by enjoying an authentic meal from a city of your choice and watch your favorite sports teams on one of our big screen TV’s!
KJ’s Tapp & Grill
518 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.748.2577
Lothson’s Karry Out
644 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.756.4303
545 E. Lincoln Hwy. 915-758-5751
122 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.758.8450
BYOB. Plenty of meat and vegetarian options, incuding: Hummus,
Tabouleh, Baba Ganouj, Mom's Eggplant, Pomegranate Dates, Falafel, Kibbeh
Grape Leaves (vegetarian), Spanakopita, Mezza Sampler, Fattoush, Greek Isle Salad, Caesar Salad
Authentic Greek Gyro, Eggplant Sandwhich, Falafel Sanwhich, Spinach Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Beef Pie
Lamb Shank, Chicken Shawarma, Beef Shwarma, Kefta Burger, Steak Kabobs, Chicken Kabobs, Kefta Kabobs, Baklava, Lebanese Night, and MORE!!!!
260 E. Lincoln Hwy 815.748.0000
O’Leary’s Restaurant & Pub, located in the thriving downtown DeKalb, Illinois. We’re a not so traditional restaurant with full bar service. We invite you enjoy a fabulous meal, a refreshing drink and a time worth sharing with friends.
624 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.756.1201
Rosita's is a family owned and operated restaurant located in DeKalb, Illinois. We have been serving delicious, authentic Mexican food for over 30 years. Enjoy traditional Mexican specialties
from our Pork Medallions to our Shrimp Pepe. We are sure that everyone will find a favorite off our tempting menu.
Tapa La Luna (re-opening soon)
266 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.2170990
131 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.756.6445
Thai Pavilion Restaurant in DeKalb serves authentic and delicious Thai and other Asian cuisine at very reasonable prices. We offer dine-in, catering, pick-up and delivery service.
121 N. 2nd St. 815.756.4749
When you walk in our restaurant, just up the little hill that gave us our name, you see a warmth unlike any other bistro. Our antiques give warmth, our seasonal decorations excite you, and the smells you notice will tempt you to stay through dinner and for our famous homemade desserts. Do you remember what you had for dinner last night? Our customers do !
263 E Lincoln Hwy. 815.787.9547
A fantastic variety of fresh bakery items, delicious wraps and sandwiches, soups, salads, and a flavorful vegetarian fare. We always have a great selection of teas and coffee drinks, as well as a premium assortment of beer and wine. Experience the eclectic vibe of The House Cafe for yourself! Come be a part of the energy and ambiance.
240 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.756.2345
The Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant and Bakery has been an anchor of downtown DeKalb for over 40 years.Fresh baked muffins, pastries and breads make The Lincoln Inn a unique, enjoyable restaurant for all occasions.
142 E. Lincoln Hwy. 815.756.8718
A full menu, including salads, sandwiches, and many appetizers. A Friendly pizza joint with great food and great service.
Central Business District Parking Guide
Please check signs when parking in the downtown area. All parking restrictions are enforced. Any questions regarding parking in the Central Business District can be addressed to:
City of DeKalb
Department of Public Works
223 South Fourth Street, Suite B
DeKalb, IL 60115
NO OVERNIGHT PARKING PERMITS ARE ISSUED
Downtown Overnight Parking Program:
The City of DeKalb's Downtown Overnight Parking Program is designed to promote the quick and efficient removal of snow and debris from downtown parking lots. In addition, the program promotes daily turn over in each lot to avoid abandoned vehicles.
The Downtown Overnight Parking Program requires individuals who park their cars in Municipal Parking Lots overnight to alternate where they park in conjunction with the schedules for each lot.