One of the area's best restaurants, Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues has barbecue, catfish, grits, fried chicken and plenty of other Southern favorites, all accompanied by live music. Open for lunch and dinner, this is one of the most popular eateries in the downtown area and a great place to "Pig-Out" (a dinner special that includes ribs, pulled pork and Andouille sausage). Be sure to get here early because it gets busy on weekends and game days!
Located in the Forest Park neighborhood of Springfield, Pho Saigon Restaurant serves up very tasty Vietnamese meals for their loyal customers. Since opening in 1998, this family-owned and operated restaurant has maintained an authentic menu with spicy and flavorful dishes. A favorite is the classic pho soup with sliced beef and noodles, which is very much a meal by itself. Other menu items include the lemongrass chicken and rice and the sweet and sour shrimp. Dishes can be ordered for take-out as well.
Locals rave about the giant pizzas at Red Rose Pizzeria in Springfield's South End. Topping heavy, quality pies are the specialty here. In addition to the amazing pizza, Red Rose also serves up great, authentic Italian dinners. So come see what all the locals are raving about and try Red Rose Pizzeria.
In in the mood for some delicious Mexican food, head to the Amherst location of the popular local chain. At Bueno Y Sano, choose from a variety of items, including their soft tacos, salads, and quesadillas. However, here the huge burritos are the most popular item on the menu. Select from a variety of different fillings, including grilled shrimp, grilled portabella mushroom, and chili, or order one of their specialty burritos like the Thai chicken burrito. To beat the crowds, you can always call ahead and they will have your order waiting for you.
Shallot Thai Cuisine serves delicious authentic Thai dishes to their customers in West Springfield. The menu is filled with favorites like fried rice and noodles, curries, and their famous seafood dishes like Oriental Salmon and the Seafood Madness, which comes with shrimp, scallops, squid, and mussels. There are also chef's recommendations on the menu like the Mango Curry and the Lemongrass Chicken. A large variety of vegetarian dishes are offered. Meals can be ordered online for takeout.
Salute means 'health' or 'cheers' (depending on the context) in Italian and here at this downtown restaurant, diners can say cheers over a glass of wine and a plate of delicious Italian cuisine. Great dinner options include Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Chicken Gnocchi and Pasta a la Vodka as well as a full wine list that features wine from around Italy. In addition to dinner service, Salute also has a wonderful happy hour and an impressive selection of lunch dishes.
The burgers served at Max Burger are second to none with delicious melt-in-your-mouth beef patties cooked to order. The vast variety of burgers offered here gives you plenty of options to choose from. Whether it is a fatty melt, inside out, blackjack or miss Daisy, the burgers served here are sure to hit the spot. Other items on the menu are soups, salads, sandwiches and sides are quite scrumptious as well. There is a delightful kids menu for the little visitors while desserts available here are sure to excite the best of us. The full bar offers an array of beers, wines and cocktails that complement the food perfectly. The staff is prompt and friendly and do their best to make your visit a comfortable one. With affordable prices and a causal ambiance, Max Burger is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Kaptain Jimmy’s Restaurant & Distillery is one of the very few distillery restaurants in the region. This restaurant pampers your palate with delectable American delicacies while you dine here. You can accompany your meal with the variety of freshly distilled spirits offered at Kaptain Jimmy’s Restaurant & Distillery. Devour their Plain Jane burger or munch on to the Cobb salad, you are in for a pure treat here. The beverage list comprises of the house brands as well as delectable cocktails and beers on tap, making it a great spot to hang out with your friends on a relaxed evening. Besides, you can even get a sneak-peek into the process of liquor making while you visit the distillery.