Food and Drink in Belleville, IL
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and Belleville is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in Belleville and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Illinois.
Looking for an Irish pub, lively taproom or a hangout to hear some live music? You’re in luck – just stroll through Belleville for some far-flung food and entertainment options. Crehan’s Irish Pub has been owned by Barry and Patti Gregory for more than 10 years. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant is known for its sandwiches and steaks. “People also like the Irish chips, a deep-fried potato chip,” says manager Mary Gaston.
Eckert’s Country Store and Farms, with locations in Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton, Illinois, has grown to become the largest you-pick apple and peach orchard in the nation. The business serves a half million customers per year at its three locations, all within 20 to 50 minutes of St. Louis. Sixth and seventh generations of the Eckert family run the operation, which traces its roots to 1837.