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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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Above average menu and food for a burger/fry type place. Lots of variety: beef burgers, bison burgers, pulled pork, salads, super good fries. Delicious, friendly, fun food stop

Thank jsevanston
Wilmington, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had heard they had good food here, but we were very UNimpressed by both the food and decor. I do not recommend.

Thank monat503
Wilmington, Illinois
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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
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
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 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?