Initial Visit: November 3rd, 2015
Rating: 5/5
Price: $-$$

Description: Come for the food. Stay for the cheese fries.

I have been to Richard’s many times before the date listed above. If you have ever been to downtown Peoria for a few drinks, you have undoubtedly wound up at Richard’s on Main for food… and more than anything, you are there for their cheese.

So the cool thing about Richard’s on Main is that it is below a theater. You have to walk down a flight of stairs that are in the sidewalk. That is where we are sitting in the photo above. The bar itself is dark but more so a lounge setting than just inadequate lighting. It is split level on the inside with the lower area serving up pool tables with a small bar while the main area has all the tables and main bar.

Back to the cheese. This place is legendary for having the best cheese around. No, this isn’t Wisconsin. We are smack dab in the middle of Illinois. The cheese they serve with their fries is, without a doubt, the best cheese I have ever had. Everyone I know that has gone there has fallen in love with their cheese. It is smooth, creamy and has a bit of a kick to it. Not enough to burn, but enough to let you know that it’s far from your standard cheese.

Oh, and also their food is great. So if you find yourself drunk (or sober) in downtown Peoria, IL… save the trip to Wisconsin for great cheese and eat at Richards on Main.

311 Main St
Peoria, IL 61602

(309) 674-8007


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