Welcome to the Ariston Cafe. Please relax and enjoy your meal. We wish to provide the best food and
services. If there is anything not satisfactory, please call our attention to the matter.
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clock hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

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EXCELLENT CUISINE

Our menu incorporates a world of
influences, including Italian, Western Favorites, Southern Traditions, South of the Border, and Ocean Catches, After dining, try one of our yummy desserts.                     Read more »

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BAKLAVA

Baklava is a traditional Greek recipe. If you’re not sure about trying this recipe yourself, just cruise down
Historic Route 66 in Litchfield and stop by the Ariston to sample a fresh batch.                          Read more »

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DESSERTS

Do NOT pass up dessert. All of our
delicious homemade desserts are
legendary. From traditional cheesecake to Reese’s pie, our desserts are to die for! So enjoy yourself, splurge a little, enjoy a dessert, and walk it off the next day.                Read more »

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ROUTE 66

The Ariston Café is believed to be the oldest café on Route 66. In 2006, we were named to the National Registry of Historic Places, and also own a spot in the Route 66 Hall of Fame. Stop in and see us on your next Route 66 tour.              Read more »

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ABOUT US

The Ariston Cafe was founded by Pete Adam, a Greek immigrant, in
Carlinville, IL in 1924. The original cafe was located on Route 4, the predecessor of Historic Route 66.
In 1929, the Cafe was relocated to Litchfield, IL and moved into its present location in 1935.

HISTORIC ROUTE 66

We believe the Ariston Cafe to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest restaurant on Route 66. In 1992 the Ariston Cafe and the Adam family were inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame. Since 2006, we’ve been on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

CONTACT INFORMATION

T: (217) 324-2023
A: 413 N Old Rte 66 Litchfield, IL 62056

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