When in town make sure to check out recent Springfield restaurant finds:
The Feed Store: Open for over 37 years, this is a great place for lunch in the heart of downtown, at 516 E. Adams. Place your order at the counter and the food is brought to you. It is known for its many sandwich options!
Maldaner’s, 222 S. Sixth: Open since 1884, this downtown dining institution is a great spot for dinner while in town. They have a good selection of meat and fish entrees.
Café Moxo: A good place for coffee or a snack before heading out to explore the historic sites. It is close to the Amtrak station at 411 E. Adams.
Also great for coffee is Wm. Van’s Coffee House near Lincoln’s home. They also serve ice cream, pastries and sandwiches. 503 S. 7th. It is near Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery & Eatery at 500 S. 6th St.
La Calia: At 115 N.6th, this a casual spot for Mexican food and great homemade ice cream. I recommend stopping in for dessert!
A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, recommends Incredibly Delicious, a French bakery in a 19th-century mansion at 925 S. Seventh St., Custom Cup at 321 E. Monroe for coffee and Long Nine Junction at 5 W. Old State Capitol Plaza for great sandwiches.