As part of The Knell Group's special series Discover Peoria we thought we would offer some great breakfast joints. We don't know about you but we think the Peoria area has amazing places to enjoy 'the most important meal of the day'. The Knell Group has compiled our Top 10 places that offers a wide range of options. We cannot wait till tomorrow for breakfast after completing this blog!

(in alphabetical order, click on image to access restaurant website)


1. 50's Diner | 4700 N. University St., Peoria

Breakfast Served All Day- Open 7 days a week

Atmosphere: An eclectic collection of 50's memorabilia, classic diner vibe with bar seating, homemade shakes & friendly clientele.

Recommended item: Chicken & Waffles.. YUM!


2. Busy Corner | 302 S Eureka St, Goodfield

Open 7 days a week

Atmosphere: Opened in 1947 and have been booming every since. Small town, cozy setting with mouthwatering made from scratch food.

Recommend item: Biscuits & Gravy


3. Childers Eatery | 3312 N University St, Peoria

Open 7 days a week

Atmosphere: Childers offers a good ol classic American breakfast. They pride themselves on offering quality ingredients and even grow organic fruits & veggies on site. The eatery is a place to relax & enjoy quality made food. They have been in business for over 40 years and was originally called 'Peoria's First Pancake House'.

Recommend item: Banana Nutella Waffle... no other words needed!


4. Denhart Baking Co & Restaurant | 101 Washington Square, Washington

Open 7 days a week, serving only breakfast on Sunday's

Atmosphere: Located in a historic building off the square in Washington, IL, Denhart's offers mouthwatering, homemade dishes with small town friendly service.

Recommend item: Banker's Opening Bell Special


5. Fresh Table Cafe | 201 E Lake Ave, Peoria

Open Tuesday- Sunday for Breakfast & Lunch

Atmosphere: Quaint & inviting diner with farm to table fresh ingredients offering a sophisticated twist to the traditional breakfast.

Recommend item: Garden skillet


6. Gebby's Family Restaurant | 726 E War Memorial Dr, Peoria Heights

Open 7 days a week

Atmosphere: Down to Earth family restaurant vibe, busy with upbeat, fast service.

Recommend item: Biscuits & gravy


7. Last Chance Bar & Grill | 2713 Second St, Peoria

Open 7 days a week

Atmosphere: Classic bar joint with extra seating that offers friendly service & classic breakfast items.

Recommend item: Danny omelet


8. Le Peep | 7501 N University St # 130, Peoria, IL 61614

Open 7 days a week

Atmosphere: Hometown comfy atmosphere that's simple & inviting and offers a varied menu.

Recommend item: Belgian waffle


9. One World | 1245 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606

Open 7 days a week

Atmosphere: Hip, young and art filled restaurant that caters to not only the Bradley students but young & old. Fresh ingredients & classic's twists are the standouts of this popular destination.

Recommended item: Hearty Country Breakfast Pizza


10. The Galley at East Port | 2501 N Main St, East Peoria, IL 61611

Closed Sundays

Atmosphere: Located in the East Port Marina the atmosphere is representative of the ocean with a mermaid mural welcoming you. Causal, friendly vibe.

Recommended item: Belgian waffles & hash browns


Whose hungry?

We hope you share this & also include your favorite places & items to eat...Bon appetit

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