Crete is a village in Will County, and it's one that is small in size and stature. However, if you find yourself in the area traveling through, you'll probably want to stop at one of these notable bars and restaurants. Home to the Balmoral Park Racetrack and forest preserve with ice skating, sledding, and hiking opportunities, there's quite a lot to love here in Crete. Be sure to check out these restaurants and bars if you're feeling a bit hungry or thirsty, it will definitely be worth your time.


1361 Benton St
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-6864

This bar is known for their affordable prices, friendly staff, and laid back atmosphere. You can find many locals stopping in here to enjoy lunch or dinner. The small town feel really is apparent.


3760 Chicago Rd
Steger, IL 60475
(708) 755-7200

Scrementi's Restaurants and Banquets is an Italian choice for eating that's known for their artful presentation and attention to detail. This is a great place to consider if you're looking for a spot to host a special event such as a party. Many people choose this spot to cater their wedding in Crete, and that's not a bad idea at all with their quality.


475 W Burville Rd
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-3383

Smokey Jo's is known through the town for their delicious burgers, pizza, Mexican food, and craft beer selection. The ribs and cole slaw here are the two options you're going to want to consider if you're looking to try their stand out selections. They have live music for entertainment and large televisions across the walls so you wont miss a game.


1358 Main St
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-4900

Burrito Station is a Mexican restaurant that can be found in the Crete area. This spot offers beer as well as some of the most affordable plates of burritos, tacos, beans and rice, and more. The guacamole is the perfect appetizer to this spot! We can't get enough of the tacos al pastor, either. You'll see that these tacos are reminiscent of street style options!


1372 Main Street
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-4000

Aurelio's Pizza offers thin crust, hand tossed, and deep dish style options to pizza lovers in Crete. Many people have been enjoying pizza from this spot since they were children, so you can be certain that they're doing something right. Whether you're picking up or dining in, we think you'll definitely want to try this spot out for your next pie in Crete.


1375 Benton St
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 279-7573

Tia Maria is another Authentic choice for you to consider when you find yourself looking for Mexican food in the Crete area of Illinois. Not only do they have great lunch and dinner entrees to enjoy, but they also have home made ice cream, flan, and cakes. The pozole, enchiladas, authentic tacos and tamales are all options you can't go wrong with.


18 E 33rd Pl
Steger, IL 60475
(708) 755-3988

China Garden is the local Chinese restaurant that has great portions and prices on their specials daily. Plus, they offer fresh fruit smoothies at this specific location. You can get a healthy entree of steamed chicken and vegetables, or you can enjoy some delicious favorites like sweet and sour chicken and the orange chicken combination. Try it out today!


968 E Steger Rd
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-1167

Northwoods Saloon is another worthwhile option, a contemporary eatery with an interesting menu. The corned beef is what they're known for here, but trust us when we say that you're going to want to try out a diverse selection of what's available here, as it's all cooked to perfection. Try out the red velvet cake, as well!


1403 Main St
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 304-2489

Caraway Cafe is a bed and breakfast destination in the Crete area, and they're known for their delicious concoctions when it comes to breakfast. Order one of their raspberry waffles, and you'll see exactly what we mean. The friendly staff is always eager to ensure your experience is living up to your expectations. The bacon is always perfectly cooked at this spot.


23180 Volbrecht Rd
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 898-1684

Culvers is a fast food destination with high quality burger and milkshake options. The manager is especially nice here, so you can expect the best customer service when you come here for dinner. While this fast food option is pricier than others, just try their food to see why. We recommend trying this Culvers location as soon as possible.