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Z Best Cafe on Main

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129 S Main St, Sheffield, IL 61361-9752
+1 815-454-2425
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Princeton, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

good food.. prepared with care... been here several times and not disappointed ONCE! Very surprised a place this good is in a town this small. Its a blessing to have it so close!

1 Thank Scott B
Kewanee, Illinois
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We have a friend visiting from out of state, and obviously we needed to bring her to Z Best Cafe. We started with a delightful appetizer Brocheta with tomatoes, basil, feta cheese 2 glases of zinfandel for the ladies and a glass of chardonnay for me. Then I ordered shrimp, my wife the Rib eye special and our friend a... More 

1 Thank JamesTAhearn
Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I were staying at a nearby B&B and stumbled upon this restaurant on Main street in Sheffield. It's a small establishment that lacks ambience. The food was average and the beer and wine list need some improvement. I would not eat here again but it probably beats the fast food options off the highway if you are... More 

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Sheffield, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Known for the wonderful dinner menu one should not over look the morning. The breakfast at Z best are wonderful. Portions are large and the smiles are big. Wonderful way the start that Saturday morning. I wish it were open everyday.

1 Thank Al C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch on the way to Chicago off of I80 and what an amazing stop. Excellent food all homemade meals! Potato salad was amazing; had a chicken sandwich with artichoke dip on top and it was wonderful. Fish was good too. They are known for desserts but we were too full. Would so stop again! We missed... More 

1 Thank kprevo
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Good tenderloin with grilled mushrooms open faced, and best ever salted Carmel vanilla cheese cake. Very well remodeled, and very clean, old down town building with great small town service and appeal.

1 Thank Andre' A. L
Schaumburg, IL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Small, old-fashioned cafe in beautifully restored building on Main Street. We were welcomed the moment we walked in and seated immediately. We enjoyed the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The chicken strips were crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. The pork tenderloin was so big it filled the plate. The serving sizes were big that we ate our... More 

1 Thank Tom L
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu! We have eaten here many times and food is always perfect! Easy to find if you are travelling along I-80. Decor is not overdone as the important thing is the food. Well done Chef & family!

1 Thank Michelle G
Galva, Illinois
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Heard good things about this place. We ate on a Sunday night at Mick's which is the bar side of this establishment. Overall very positive. The burgers could be thicker. The whitefish was done perfect and served hot. Nice breading. Daughter liked the flatbread. Will come back to try other items The place has been nicely renovated. Very friendly staff.... More 

1 Thank Kevin G
Suburban Chicago
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We got off I-80 due to heavy rain and were toodling down Rt. 34/6 when we decided to look for a place to have lunch. Didn't expect much, but hoped for something better than fast food. Wow! Were we surprised! ZBest Cafe on Main had an imaginative menu of gourmet-quality soups, salads and sandwiches. The dessert menu was very inviting,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 S Main St, Sheffield, IL 61361-9752
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Sheffield
  • Phone Number: +1 815-454-2425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?