We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

HiWay Restaurant

Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL
+1 815-431-9431
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (2 reviews)
“whipped cream” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Vegan Options
Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (56)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We come here a couple times a week. We love the staff and the food is amazing. It’s clean and a comfortable atmosphere to visit with family and friends over a great meal.

Thank DRKR3
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Menu has a variety of tasty selections. Waitresses and hostess aim to please. Great place for our monthy meeting or random outings. Highly recommend this restaurant to travelers wanting something other than fast food and a place to relax in an inviting atmosphere.

Thank dakotajude73
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We meet here a couple of times a month. The food is good, the staff are very friendly they treat you like family. The prices are very reasonable,they take good care of you. We come here often, a good place to eat.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner and the service was excellant! We come more often now and love it. Since they redone the place, there is so much more parking. They have a pretty big menu so you have alot to choose from!

Thank Micah W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The service we had today was excellent as always! The food was good too but the original dish that my friend ordered wasn't to her liking. She talked to our waitress about it, and she immediately took her food back and got her something else...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Always wonderful meals. Staff always treats us with professional care and personal service. Almost like eating at home.

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Highway Restaurant has the best biscuits and gravy anywhere! They will customize your order at any time without any hesitation. Go there today. You will leave happy full and still have money left for other things. Love this place.

Thank stevenpaulconrad
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We always have good service and wonderful food. Wait staff and owners are very pleasant and friendly with each other as well as the customers.

Thank hethie
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the years for breakfast. It's always fast and good. I always say, a place with a lot of people is a good place to eat.

Thank karla s
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We frequent the HiWay every Sunday morning, as well as other times during the week. All the waitresses know exactly what my husband will order, waffle with peaches and whipped cream, and have it written on the order sheet before he even tells them what...More

Thank chiefsewsew
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Ottawa
Sands Motel
6 reviews
.39 km away
Surrey Motel
9 reviews
1.77 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa Starved Rock Area
132 reviews
2.13 km away
Super 8 Ottawa Starved Rock
448 reviews
2.20 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tangled Roots/Lone Buffalo
228 reviews
.88 km away
B.A.S.H. Burger and Sushi House
145 reviews
.95 km away
The Pink Chihuahua
99 reviews
1.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Washington Square
36 reviews
.79 km away
Reddick Mansion and Gardens
23 reviews
.68 km away
Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum
17 reviews
.55 km away
61 reviews
1.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from HiWay Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-431-9431
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing