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Nelly's on Rt.66

140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
+1 815-476-9590
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (15 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
“burger” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food
140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't come here all the time, because we live 40+ minutes away. But... when we do, we enjoy the food. Made fresh so it's warm and tasty. Large menu with plenty of choices. Very good, polite service.

Thank Scott K
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You so much! We try really hard to please everyone!

Reviewed 3 May 2018

love this place very good staff and food. everyone is nice and very helpful love this town too since i live here.

Thank kaitlynkness
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank You so much! So happy you enjoy our food!

Reviewed 2 April 2018

great burgers liked the fries, liked the skins on, the onion ring nice and crunches had a nice time would tell anyone to try there bugers

Thank Z845GCfranks
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank You

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Found this on TripAdvisor when we were traveling on I-55 to Saint Louis looking for lunch. Had to go 10 minutes out of our way but it was worth it. Large chalk board menu for cooked to order selections from burgers, dogs, fish, pulled pork...More

Thank Nyormirror
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank You so much! We are so happy you satisfied you tummies!

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Good place for all your conventional fried foods. Good bison burger, if you like them. Pretty good pulled pork and slaw. Definitely worth a try if your in the area.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Best pretzel anywhere You have to try this it isn't like any other pretzel I have ever had it is a deep fried crispy amazing thing

Thank ryan j
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I love Nelly’s! They’ve got great wraps and hot dogs. Love their onion strings. Prices are a bit high, especially for what you get.

Thank jaimieb822
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went there because it was 5 stars and just looks like a small, cute diner. Actually, the inside was decorated very appropriately, the people were very helpful in helping us to decide what to eat, and the food was excellent!

Thank Sharon P
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank You for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place..I am a fan of their wings. My son loves the fact that he can write on the walls. The menu is huge, the hardest part of going here is trying to figure what to eat, because there is so many good things...More

Thank StillJustJJ
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank You for your review! We love when the kids enjoy their visit too!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I was not crazy about the Ruben sandwich I expected Sauerkraut but got big gross onions on the sandwich. And it took a long time for our orderMore

Thank Mary G
Tina N, Owner at Nelly's on Rt.66, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Our Nelly's Rueben is called that due to Grilled Onions and not Sauerkraut, it's not the traditional Rueben. It is written on the menu so there is no confusion. I apologize for the wait, but out food it prepared fresh and as the orders come...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Bridge St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1275
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 815-476-9590
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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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