The Best Restaurants In Orland Park, Illinois

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Helen Armitage

Orland Park is a lovely southwest suburban community boasting a historic downtown, lively cultural scene and a burgeoning foodie scene. We’ve lined up the Illinois village’s best local eats, from old-school Italian, to brewpub eats and classic steakhouse fare.

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Osteria Ottimo

Old-school Italian with a modern twist is the theme at Osteria Ottimo is a popular Orland Park restaurant. Rustic and cozy, the restaurant’s interior features a well-stocked bar framed by exposed brick arches, hardwood floors and stylish banquette seating while outside a pretty, seasonal patio is perfect for a spot of al fresco dining. Fresh, locally sourced produce make familiar but creatively plated dishes.

Asian Noodles

Q Restaurant serves some of the most creative, tasty food in town. The restaurant’s culinary focus is Asian fusion with dishes that reference the owners’ Vietnamese heritage alongside nods to French and American cuisine: Vietnamese beef stew and baby back ribs with wasabi sweet potato and corn sriracha aioli are just a few menu highlights. Inside, Q is chic and understated with a sleek bar serving fine wines, cocktails and a number of creative martinis.

Bilssful Banana Café

Blissful Banana Café gives local diners a fresh, healthy take on much-loved casual eats. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the café serves regular menu items like sandwiches, paninis and entrees alongside daily specials like Black Forest French toast and pork belly tacos with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.

Joy of Thai

Joy of Thai may be small but it’s certainly big on flavor. Fresh and authentic Thai cuisine based on tried-and-tested traditional recipes is the order of the day and though many of its dishes are typically spicy. Plenty of familiar curries and noodle dishes feature on Joy of Thai’s menu alongside creative specials like pan-fried catfish with basil and eggplant, all topped off with a dessert menu including Thai custard and mango with sticky rice.

Mama Maria’s

Enchiladas

Mama Maria’s is a lively restaurant cooking up Mexican street food and drinks. Tacos are Mama Maria’s specialty, choose from fillings like flash-fried tilapia with spicy slaw and chipotle aioli or spiced pork with onion, cilantro, and roasted pineapple, but burritos, sizzling fajita platter and enchiladas are served too alongside plenty of appetizers and sides. Don’t leave without having a drink or two: there’s craft beer and specialty cocktails to choose from, plus a range of tequilas available straight up, on the rocks or in one of Mama Maria’s handcrafted margaritas.

Café Miele

When Café Miele’s owner paid a visit to a pancake house it inspired him to set up his own breakfast and lunch joint, and several years later, he achieved his dream. Naturally, plenty of pancakes feature on Café Miele’s menu but there’s plenty more classic breakfast dishes to choose from like eggs benedict, French toast, skillets and omelets. Lunchtime offerings include salads, burgers and sandwiches and guests can craft their own drinks at the café’s juice bar from a range of fresh fruit and vegetables.

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