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Things to do in Kankakee

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Point of Interest
“Really cute exhibits and great place to find local music, spoken word and various DIY art classes. Great winery next door and gift shop with locally made items very close as well. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Not your typical "Bar". Very modern, very hip. You can treat yourself to their famous "Wine Slushies" or order a whiskey or wine flight. Very relaxed atmosphere and although they do not sell food (aside from cheese), you can bring in your own food!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Great mom and pop diner. It is about a ten minute drive, but they have a HUGE menu selection and serve breakfast all day. It's a local favorite, very unpretentious and budget friendly.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Really cute farmer's market every Saturday until noon (in the warm season). Surprisingly nice selection of locally made items and home grown fruits and veggies. There is a cheese vendor with a fantastic selection of specialty cheeses - a must stop. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Homemade ice cream! This place is my go-to ice cream shop. Ask the counter worker to give you a try of the strawberry cheesecake.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“A Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, constructed in the prairie School style.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Sammy's is a local fave. We love the random mix of people you can find any day of the week. Our top pick to order here is Italian Beef. They are also one of the few places around town that delivers late at night. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This pizza joint is new and gives Chicago-style pizza (coming from someone who loves that kind) a run for its money. It is not deep dish, but all artisan, homemade. Great food. (Fantastic owners!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Rent a canoe and take a scenic ride down the Kankakee River. You are dropped off upstream and picked up approx 10 miles done river.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This whole in the wall is my favorite Mexican place in town. Plan to get your food to-go and be prepared to wait a while, but promise me, it's worth the wait. (I recommend calling your order in ahead of time.)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Department Store
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great mom and pop diner. It is about a ten minute drive, but they have a HUGE menu selection and serve breakfast all day. It's a local favorite, very unpretentious and budget friendly.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This whole in the wall is my favorite Mexican place in town. Plan to get your food to-go and be prepared to wait a while, but promise me, it's worth the wait. (I recommend calling your order in ahead of time.)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Sammy's is a local fave. We love the random mix of people you can find any day of the week. Our top pick to order here is Italian Beef. They are also one of the few places around town that delivers late at night. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This pizza joint is new and gives Chicago-style pizza (coming from someone who loves that kind) a run for its money. It is not deep dish, but all artisan, homemade. Great food. (Fantastic owners!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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