Mom’s Diner

23 E 3rd St
Sterling, 61081
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This is a great place to have a meal. The establishment was recently renovated, and is extremely clean inside with a good atmosphere. There are many waitresses who are constantly hustling and bustling to take orders, pour coffee, and always smiling and friendly. The owner even takes the time to visit the tables and ask how everything is going. The food is consistent and always good. I especially like their breakfast options with tasty thick-cut hickory bacon and eggs, and they even have Eggs Benedict and Florentine. Lunch consists of a wide variety of options including Panini's and other specialty fare. I will definitely be going back there again and again.

(815) 622-9007

Breakfast & Brunch

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Fiesta Cancun

3203 E Lincolnway
Sterling, 61081
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(815) 625-4482

Mexican

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Sloppy Gene’s Cafe

111 E 3rd St
Sterling, 61081
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(815) 625-6846

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Angelo’s Delivery

1804 Locust St
Sterling, 61081
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Best pizza joint in town! Quality ingredients are used so price isn't the cheapest, but it has the best flavor.
Angelo's has great pizza with some unique options. I have yet to find another pizza place with spaghetti pizza and when I mention it to people in the Chicago area I get some strange looks. I am a big fan of the taco pizza and their bread has is really good too.
We stopped at Angelo's for a quick bite on our way back to Chicago from Iowa City, followed the Yelp recommendations & ordered the Spaghetti Pizza. This location is primarily take out, but there are a few tables where you can sit and enjoy the pizza. It's clean and bright, but not a place for a sit down dinner. Still, for road food it was great. Spaghetti pizza is way better than is sounds. The sauce was perfectly flavored, the sausage was crisp and tasty and the crust was delicious. I can't say that we would make the trip to Sterling just for the pizza, but we would absolutely make the stop if we were passing through on a road trip looking for good food & friendly service! About 10 minutes off I88 on IL 40. Easy.

(815) 625-5000

Pizza, Italian, Food Delivery Services

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Angelo’s II

2525 E Lincolnway
Sterling, 61081
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(815) 625-5451

Italian

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Al & Leda’s Pizza Villa

1509 E 4th St
Sterling, 61081
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Just ordered there deep dish pizza and chicken wings!! The deep dish pizza was awesome! They have very good chicken wings! I have always been a fan of Al & Leda's. Great family run restaurant and great for kids.
Pizza here is OK- nothing great, not bad- For the area, it is the best you are going to do. I placed an order to go- 1 -16" vegetarian and 1 -16" pepperoni. The bill for the two pizza's was just over 40 bucks- which seemed kind of high, but we needed the pizza to feed 7 people, and it worked out. No one complained about the pizza, so I considered it a victory. The staff at Al and Leda's was great, and the pizza was ready when they said it would be, the place looked nice, but we took the order to go.
Love love love al & ledas. Best pizza in the WORLD. Even better for take out. Crust seems crispier when in box for take out.

(815) 626-2780

Pizza

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Maple Pancake House

405 5th Ave
Sterling, 61081
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What can I say? This is the best value for breakfast in the Sauk Valley area. The breakfasts are made to order and they are willing to do whatever to make you happy... and FULL!! The owner can be found busing tables and always in the front of the house. His hands on approach seems to be working and the staff seems to be happy this. One negative is that they close at 3:00 PM.
Excellent place for breakfast! (I've never eaten lunch there). The service is always fast and the waitresses are friendly and experienced. My personal favorite is the Swedish pancakes.
What a pleasant surprise! Driving on 88 from Ames to Chicago, stop for Saturday brunch, looking a bit worn from outside, inside service and food were great! Had a nice talk with the kind severs and owner, even got a taste of a Swedish pancake...highly recommended for a cool stop for brunch

(815) 564-0542

Breakfast & Brunch

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Fung Ming Restaurant

216 1st Ave
Sterling, 61081
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(815) 626-3030

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Arthur’s Garden Deli

2312 E Lincolnway
Sterling, 61081
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Finally a place nearby worth writing about! Not sure how they make their bread but it is so soft that it melts in your mouth. The meats they have are also delicious. Put these two things together and you have the best sandwiches/hoagies that I've had in quite some time. Definitely check this place out if you're in town! Oh, they have a drive-thru window as well.
If you live out in the Sterling, Rock Falls, Dixon area- Arthur's is a way of life. Arthur's is a deli that is so good- I live in Chicago now- and can't find any deli to take it's place. For starters- the bread the make the sandwiches on is delicious, slightly sweat, and do soft. There are many variations of sandwich, cheeses, condiments, etc. They offer salads (green and past and potato), soups, fruit bowls, salad bar, desserts, frozen yogurts and toppings, baked potatoes with toppings. All restaurants have dining rooms, and drive thrus, no delivery. It will cost you more than Subway, but it's 1million times better!!!
Many locals love Arthur's Garden Deli. It was the original sub sandwich with gourmet accoutrements. The sandwiches are of great quality and built to order. They have great sides that you can't get at the typical sub shop chain (Subway now exists in the area), typically introducing brands locals have never heard of (soda's, chips, desserts) and I think that helps in its appeal. You can go here with just about anyone and all will find something to fill the void - soup, salad, sandwich, loaded baked potato, etc. Good stuff, if a bit overpriced by the time you add in all the sides. Always hopping as the locals love it. I usually eat here at least once during my visits. It is a good place to grab lunch, has something to please everyone, is clean and conveniently located.

(815) 625-5566

Delis

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Manny’s Pizza Sterling

312 Locust St
Sterling, 61081
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(815) 535-0707

Pizza

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