Naperville Restaurants is your guide to restaurants in Naperville Illinois. With over 500 restaurants in Naperville, it is not hard to find one to satisfy your dining needs. Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch, Naperville has the place! Naperville, Illinois is 30 minutes to the west of Chicago and has become a hot-spot for large national operators and local restaurateurs alike. With over 140,000 residents and sprawling office park employing tens of thousands, the business of feeding people has provided no shortage of choices. Awesome steakhouses like Sullivanâ€™s Steakhouse and Jazz Bar located in downtown and Mortonâ€™s, The Place for Steaks on the outskirts allow the steak lover to get their fill. Hugoâ€™s Frog Bar Naperville on South Main Street is a local favorite for Happy Hour fun. Downtown Naperville offers the ability to walk along the historic streets beside the Dupage River. Since 1931 there has been a â€œRiver Walkâ€ which attracts people from the entire Chicago area to support this community and check out downtown Naperville attractions. Jimmyâ€™s Grill at 245 south Washington Street is a great place to grab a burger and a local beer after the event. (I know Jimmy too) Patrons sit outside on the patio as the city-life buzzes by. Great downtown Festivals like the Naperville Wine Festival, Civil War Days, Naper Days, Napervilleâ€™s Last Fling and Rib Fest make this place a great choice. Sushi bars have popped up all over town with the long-time favorite Sushi House on West Jackson, Kiku Japanese Steak House on Aurora Avenue and Shinto Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, Moshi Moshi Japanese Restaurant, Yamada Japanese Restaurant and Wild Tuna are among the most popular restaurants for sushi. In nearby Aurora, Illinois there are many choices for seafood restaurants including Red Lobster on Route 59, Key Wester Fish and Pasta House on Glacier Park Blvd. (owned by Portilloâ€™s founder, Dick Portillo) and Phil Stephanieâ€™s Riva Seafood, Steaks and Pasta on Calamos Court. Downtown Naperville seafood place, Catch 35 on Washington Street, is a long-time local favorite. North Naperville residents find Naperville seafood market and kitchen, Succulent Seafood a convenient choice with locations on West Gartner in the north and Artesian Road in the south. Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread and Starbucks allow a caffeine fix in the downtown neighborhood.
About Naperville Illinois
Considered an excellent community in the Chicago area to raise a family or start a business, the city is known for top, nationally recognized, public schools, the number one library system in the country, a very low rate of crime and unemployment below the Chicago land average. With the lowest crime rate in America for cities over 100,000 (2.2%) the town was recently recognized as one of the best places to live by Money Magazine, (Naperville came in third) the city was also recognized by Fortune Small Business as a â€œBest Places to Live and Launch in 2008.â€ Downtown Naperville restaurants are surrounded by salons, art galleries and local boutiques. The sidewalks are lined with statues depicting family fun and unique pieces of art. The Naperville Art League was formed in 1961 and provides support for begining local artists and nationally recognized artists alike. The Art League supports the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery and holds an annual Art Festival in the fall. Stuart Meyer who is a writer for the Naperville Examiner writes a blog called World of Naperville on local life including cultural events and restaurants in Naperville.
Naperville is host to many corporate offices for companies like Con Agra, OfficeMax, Porsche, Alcatel-Lucent, Nalco, Lexus North America, Travelers Insurance, BP and Laidlaw. Hampton Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Red Roof Inn, Homestead Suites, Extended Stay Marriot Courtyard, Wyndham and Hyatt are all hotels which count these local businesses as guests. These employers and business travelers keep Naperville places crowded at lunch.
Besides an excellent public school system for K-12 the Naperville area offers quality University studies at North Central College in Downtown Naperville and Northern Illinois University in nearby DeKalb, Illinois.