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Restaurants and Bars:

The Makanda Inn Bar

Have a drink with no worry about driving. We have a great selection of wine, craft beers and spirits.


Giant City Lodge

The lodge is about 2 miles from the Inn. Famous for their fried chicken. The lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Corps existed from 1933 to 1942 as work relief for families and young men, during the Great Depression.

Global Gourmet

Great food in a cool atmosphere.  Located in Carbondale.

Underground Public House

Owner and Chef Josh Klarer offers high quality food, craft butchered meats, local produce, innovative cocktails, and a large variety of craft brewed beers from around the region and world. Located in Carbondale.

Tom’s Place

Chef Lasse and wife, Mary Jane have owned and operated the restaurant since 1998, offering fine dinning. The restaurant, originally opened in 1921, has a colorful history from an alleged gangster hang out in the 20’s and 30’s. Located in DeSoto.

Fuzzy’s Tavern

What can we say, if you haven’t been to Fuzzy’s for a drink and you have been to southern Illinois, you have to come back and put it on your list. A bar’s bar with pool tables, no windows, and an ATM.

Taqueria Pequena

Authentic Mexican takeout. Known far and wide. A few tables are available, most patrons do takeout, you may have to wait, but it is worth it.

Peachbarn Vineyards and Winery

With authentic Swedish cuisine, this is an excellent option for dinner on the Wine Trail.

Brick House Grill

The Brick house Grill is on Main Street in downtown Anna a twenty-minute drive from the Inn. It is a family-owned business with great staff and food.

17th Street BBQ

Famous for its BBQ!  The Murphysboro location is the best. Lots of memorabilia, from famous folks that have visited this iconic place, adorn the walls. If you like BBQ, you won’t want to miss this one!

Our Welcome Book

A more extensive Restaurant list is available in the book we have for our guests.

Orchards and Farm Markets

Lipe Orchard and Bass Farms offer great, in season, local and homegrown fruits and vegetables. Close to the Inn, these are great options when shopping for a cottage stay or for some fresh goodies to take home. Flamm Orchards, in season, has excellent peach cobbler a la mode. Rendleman Orchard opens July 1st and their website tells you what they currently have available.