Eat & Drink
During the COVID-19 pandemic the restaurants and bars were ordered closed to the public by the State of Illinois. In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Whiteside County Health Department, many of our locally-owned downtown restaurants have begun providing curbside pick-up or delivery options in order to continue services. Outdoor seating has been made available where possible and limited indoor seating is now permitted should a business choose to do so. See below and follow the links to the individual businesses’ pages for additional information.
Phase 4 Reopening – as our businesses begin to reopen, many restrictions are still in place: masks/face-coverings are required; be mindful of social distancing; and the number of customer in a store or restaurant at a time may be restricted based on the size. Please Be Kind. Be Courteous. Be Patient. Visit a business’s Facebook page, website or call ahead for questions or concerns on safety protocols in place. Online shopping and curbside pick-up is still being offered by all.
Air Play Espresso & Bakery – Now Open Daily! Indoor & Outdoor seating available, or take it to go!
115 E. 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-564-2787
Aurelio’s Bake Shop – Open, Patio seating available
517 Locust Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-626-CAKE
Brink’s – Open Daily 11A – 9P; Patio seating available
214 Locust Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-213-7167
Brito’s Grill – Taco Truck Operating; visit Facebook to see when we’re popping up in the County Market parking lot.
10 E. 4th Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-564-7317
Dynasty Chinese Restaurant – Open
110 W. 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-622-5051
The Factory Pub-n-Grub – Open Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm; Patio seating and limited indoor seating available; reservations encouraged; Curbside pick-up available
103 W. 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-548-9550
Kelly’s – Curbside pick-up only at this time. Tues-Wed-Thurs 11A-8P; Friday & Saturday 11A-9P; Call to order.
218 Locust Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-625-7969
Lisa’s Brick House – Open daily; Limited indoor & outdoor seating available; curbside pick up available. Grill open daily 11A-8P
216 Locust Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-590-5472
The Little Chocolatier – Open
317 First Avenue | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-626-2752
Lucky Lucy’s – Closed
3 East 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081
Manny’s Pizza & Tacos – Delivery & Curbside Carry-out (in back parking lot) Thursday thru Saturday 3P-8P; Call to Order; Frozen pizzas available too!
312 Locust Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-535-0707
Maria’s Pizza – Open
119 E. 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-625-5050
Mom’s Diner – Re-Opening July 1st!
23 E. 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-622-9007
The Precinct – Open daily
113 E. 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-622-4078
The Rusty Fox Wine & Alehouse – Closed
One East Third Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-625-4708
Sloppy Gene’s Cafe’ – Curbside pick-up available. 8A-3P, 7 days a week! Call to order.
111 E. 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-625-6846
Smoked on 3rd BBQ Bistro & Catering – Closed; Reopening Mid-July
14 East 3rd Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-632-3773
Taco Bell – Drive-thru open
405 Locust Street | Sterling, IL 61081 | 815-625-3144