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Nelly's on Rt.66

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140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
+1 815-476-9590
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Wilmington, Illinois
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nelly's is a classic hot dog stand which offers a rather large menu. French fries are hand cut and cooked when you order them. Nelly's also serves beer.

Thank Joe C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nelly's put their own spin on a lot of their foods. They also offer you the chance to sign your name on the wall or roof.

Thank Daniel P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I dream of this sandwich. I honestly love everything I have eaten here. My son loves their burger. And my husband could eat their burger and hand cut fries everyday.

Thank Christina H
Tinley Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Love this place! Fun and unique atmosphere filled with character and charm. The owners and the staff are so friendly and inviting every time we make a visit. The menu selection is HUGE and has something for everyone to like. When you’re there make sure to autograph the wall/ceiling along with the thousands of others who have made their mark... More 

Thank swalega1
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

They focus on how thier place looks rather than the food they produce. Food is poor, unless your getting a hot dog or fries. I tried thier pulleed pork, Awful to say the least. The location is good the place looks nice inside, but are in need of a good line chef ! Located in Wilmington Il on RT 53,... More 

Thank John P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

dont waste your time, not good at all, small portions and bad food, need some good line cefs for sure

Thank Cheryl L
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Small joint type of atmosphere. Large menu. Husband and I had pulled pork sandwich and pulled chicken sandwich both with shredded onion rings. Everything was really good we will come back again. They had kids menu, some beer, wraps ,a couple soups, various sandwiches even bison burger. French fries are freshly cut potatoes not frozen.

Thank Gloria S
Wilmington, Illinois
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If u have time to wait this place is unique. It is located in a strip mall next to a furniture store. The food is decent. The menu is large. Would go back.

Thank kdfly
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place has it all...Fresh cut fries are hard to find and I will be eating here again thats for sure. The board on the wall everthing they have to offer for their menu. These are some of the hardest working people I have ever seen.

Thank Brian L
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind words! We do work hard to try to please everyone and tickle your taste buds! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Houston, Texas
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I stopped here for lunch traveling old Route 66. They claim that they are known for their pulled pork and I was surprised, it was really quite good. The BBQ sauce exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend eating here! The only disappointment for me personally was no staff personnel seemed happy to see me or greeted me. Their slogan is... More 

Thank Jesse R
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this review

Thank You! We hope you enjoy your trip! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 815-476-9590
Nellys is the down home feel good restuarant. Sign our ceiling or write on our marker boards. Visit with locals or travelers on Rt. 66! Best darn Pulled Pork, Hand Pressed 100% Angus Burgers, Fresh Cut French Fries, and Fresh Cut Lightly Breaded Onion Rings!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?