Our community has some wonderful eateries. Whether you want reservations for a gathering following a funeral or memorial service, or a quiet night out for two, this list of fine restaurants includes a wide variety of delicious cuisines to choose from. See our list of local restaurants below.


Al's Steakhouse  
1990 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 725-2388

Approximately 2.57 miles from Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. Al's Steak House is one of the oldest established upscale dining restaurants in Joliet. Al's has maintained a reputation for serving the best charbroiled steaks in the area. Our steaks and chops are cut daily by our experienced chef's. We have a variety of fresh fish delivered daily to offer the tastiest meals around. 

Barolo Ristorante
2765 Black Road Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 729-3606

Approximately .62 miles from Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. Barolo Ristorante offers a quaint, European atmosphere and a unique spin on authentic Italian cuisine. Located in Joliet, Illinois, Barolo's offers authentic Italian dishes. Our menu is imaginative. Your food is professionally prepared and beautifully plated to please the most discriminating palates. 

Cemeno's Pizza  
1630 Essington Road Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: 815-254-2500

Approximately 1.14 miles from Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. Cemeno's Pizza has been a family-owned Joliet tradition since 1976. We offer award winning pizza, superb pasta, tasty sandwiches and more! We still use the same recipes we did when our Grandma Tressie would come in and make our sauces and meatballs, using her hands as measuring cups. 

Heroes West Sports Grill  
1530 Commerce Lane Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: (815) 725-1234

Approximately 3.69 miles from Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. Heroes West has all kinds of entertainment from your favorite area cover bands, broadcasted sports events on our 36 high definItion flat screen TV’s, special pay per view sporting events, sports tournaments, original music & more. There’s never a dull moment.

Jameson's Pub  
2755 Black Road Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 729-0000

Approximately .63 miles east of Fred C. Dames Funeral Home.

The Metro Grill 

2019 Essington Road Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 577-8191

Approximately 1.57 miles north of Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. The Metro Grill is a small, stylish restaurant, perfect for business lunches, family gatherings, or just a quiet and comfortable dinner for two. We pride ourselves on fast and courteous service provided in a clean, kid-friendly environment. The Metro Grill proudly serves contemporary American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair and is committed to featuring local produce, naturally raised meats and sustainable seafood whenever possible. Our soups and sauces are made from scratch each and every day. The cozy bar is a great spot for cocktails

808 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 744-5901

Approximately 4.07 miles from Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. A friendly neighborhood restaurant near the historical Cathedral Area. A full service, cozy, 105 seat restaurant with a full bar and an extensive wine list, changes their Contemporary American menu twice a year along with a dessert and wine list. They offer specials depending what inspires their chef and offer organic, locally grown produce. Try the special Martini of the Month, inspired by the season. A friendly, attentive staff, great food and a comfortable environment that lets you relax and enjoy!

LaMex                                                                                                                                                                                                               3157 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL. 60435                                                                                                                                                      Phone: (815) 729-2686                                                                                                                                                                                        Website: Joliet LaMex                                                                                                                                             

Festive Mexican cantina with traditional dishes, margaritas & mariachi music in colorful digs


Baby Back Blues BBQ  
16200 Lincoln Highway Plainfield, IL 60586
Phone: (815) 254-6939

Approximately 4.71 miles north of Fred C. Dames Funeral Home.

La Dolce Vita  
16108 South Route 59 Plainfield IL 60435
Phone: (815) 733-5521

Approximately 4.56 miles northwest of Fred C. Dames Funeral Home


The Chop Shop
701 Liberty Street Morris IL 60450
Phone: (815) 942-1880

Approximately 1.86 miles southeast of Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. An Upscale/Casual Steak & Seafood Restaurant Located in the Heart of Quaint Downtown Morris. An excellent dining experience.

La Mex  
115 E. Jackson Street Morris IL 60450
Phone: (815) 941-1075
Website: None listed

Approximately 1.97 miles southeast from Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. An authentic Mexican restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine.

Maria's Ristorante  
1591 Division Street Morris IL 60450
Phone: (815) 942-3351

We welcome you to Maria's Ristorante with warm Italian hospitality and are pleased to share with you all the hallmarks of a genuinely satisfying dining experience--great food and superb service in an inviting and casually elegant atmosphere. 

Turtles  Tap

1400 Division Street Morris IL 60450
Phone: (815) 942-3664

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Dragon Light  
1809 North Larkin Avenue Crest Hill IL 60403
Phone: (815) 725-1006
Website: None listed

Approximately 3.15 miles northeast of Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. The finest in Chinese food.

604 Theodore Street Crest Hill IL 60403
Phone: (815) 723-9371

Approximately 4.33 miles northeast from Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. Merichka's has been family owned and operated since April 18, 1933. Known for our World Famous "Poorboys," we also have a fine dining selection that we are proud to offer at reasonable prices. 


829 Moen Avenue Rockdale IL 60436
Phone: (815) 725-1977

Approximately 4.39 miles from Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. A small family business that begin in 1946 that is grown into a full service steak house. That's best known for steaks, seafood, chicken and double baked potatoes and so much more