Home-Cooked Meals In the Morning!
If you know where to look, you’ll find some of the best breakfast dishes you’ve ever tasted in Pekin. Of course, chains like Bob Evans, Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts are always solid choices, but it’s not all we have. Check out these recommendations for some locally owned favorites!
Busy Corner Restaurant, Ernie’s Restaurant, and Sweet Bean Coffee & Treats have long been known for great breakfast in town. Bonus: They’re all on Derby Street! If you opt for Busy Corner, try their John Wayne Breakfast or the Old Londontowne. If it’s Ernie’s, try their famous Skillet Breakfast or Meatlover’s Omelet. If it’s Sweet Bean Coffee and Treats, their muffins and cinnamon rolls are amazing, but go early as they always in high demand.
Eighth Street is also another popular destination for delicious breakfast options. Tadoughs serves up their famous spudnut donuts starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This is one you’ll want to get to early as they sell out! Mike’s Cobbler Corner Family Restaurant serves eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, waffles, and French toast all day long. Or you can hit up Pekin’s American Grill on Court Street for farm-fresh eggs, every type of skillet you can imagine, biscuits and gravy, and more.
Be sure to check out lunch offerings as many of these destinations have a brunch menu. You’re sure to find your flavor and start the day right!