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Nelly's on Rt.66

140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
+1 815-476-9590
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (12 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Fast food
140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there because it was 5 stars and just looks like a small, cute diner. Actually, the inside was decorated very appropriately, the people were very helpful in helping us to decide what to eat, and the food was excellent!

Thank Sharon P
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place..I am a fan of their wings. My son loves the fact that he can write on the walls. The menu is huge, the hardest part of going here is trying to figure what to eat, because there is so many good things...More

Thank StillJustJJ
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your review! We love when the kids enjoy their visit too!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I was not crazy about the Ruben sandwich I expected Sauerkraut but got big gross onions on the sandwich. And it took a long time for our orderMore

Thank Mary G
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Our Nelly's Rueben is called that due to Grilled Onions and not Sauerkraut, it's not the traditional Rueben. It is written on the menu so there is no confusion. I apologize for the wait, but out food it prepared fresh and as the orders come...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

its fast food. wait time is not too bad. the staff is friendly. many choices of food. burgers are delicious.

Thank makinmemad
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Extensive menu of American bar food. ( burgers, hot dogs, pull pork, and fried shrimp, & various fries- cheese, parmesan et al..) Menu is on the wall. Very casual place with a decor you would expect for Rt 66 and the food turn around time...More

Thank BiracialTravelWoman
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This restaurant was a great stop, we were on a cross country road trip and wanted a local restaurant we would all enjoy! We have two boys 12 and 10 and they both LOVED it! Food was great, service was excellent, and portions were a...More

Thank gvlaker
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Nellys has been in Wilmington for about 10 years. Early on I wasn't very impressed but a recent visit has changed my mind. The Italian beef sandwiches are the best. My husband compares them to Portillo. The burgers are equally as good. The fries and...More

Thank montana3620
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome on the 66 road for a typical and simple lunch, nice place to discover of you visit Illinois on the mother road....coffee offered in the saloon beside

Thank ChristopheT3
Reviewed 10 July 2017

After biking the Wauponsee Trail from the Kankakee River northward, my friends and I loaded up our bikes and looked for a local eatery. We happened upon Nelly's and were very pleased with the vibrancy of the place....colorful, busy, and energetic. Good food, quick service,...More

Thank Jeanne M
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and your yummy lunch! We try to please the taste buds with a smile! Stop back and see us. Milkshakes are being added to our menu!

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Nelly's is a great place to stop for a bite to eat on Route 66 in Illinois. You are encouraged to write your name and where you are from on one of the walls - if you can find a space. They will also take...More

Thank rgw2017arel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 815-476-9590
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Nellys is the down home feel good restuarant. Sign our ceiling or write on our marker boards. Visit with locals or travelers on Rt. 66! Best darn Pulled Pork, Hand Pressed 100% Angus Burgers, Fresh Cut French Fries, and Fresh Cut Lightly Breaded Onion Rings!
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