Over 30 New Years Eve Dining Options in Peoria, Illinois


After another trying year for restaurants and diners – and, frankly, everyone – who is not ready to turn the calendar? To that end, here are a few Peoria area restaurants ready to help you celebrate the old year and ring in the new.

Peoria

2 At Restaurant at 7815 N. Knoxville Ave. will be open on New Years Eve from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

Alexander's Steakhouse is located at 100 Alexander Ave.  in Peoria.

Alexandre’s Steakhouse at 100 Alexander Ave. will be open New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

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Asian grills at 5832 N. Knoxville Ave. will be open on New Years Eve from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and New Years from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Blue Duck BBQ Tavern at 212 SW Water St., Suite B, will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

Blue Margaritas at 9010 N. Allen Road will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and New Years from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Dac’s smokehouse at 1200 W. Main St. will be open on New Years Eve from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm and New Years from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm

An exterior view of the Fish House Restaurant at 4919 N. University St. in Peoria.

The fish house at 4919 N. University St. will be open on New Years Eve from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

Hickory River Smokehouse at 5101 W. Holiday Drive will be open on New Years Eve from 11 am to 5 pm and closed on New Years Day.

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hungry moose at 3000 N. Sterling Ave. will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on New Years Eve, with live music and a $ 20 all-you-can-eat buffet with barbecue sandwiches, appetizers and champagne toast from 8 p.m. to midnight; and New Year’s Day from 7 a.m. to midnight with an open kitchen from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Jim’s Steak House at 110 SW Jefferson Ave. will be open on New Years Eve from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

Kelleher’s Irish Pub at 619 SW Water St. will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and closed on New Years Day.

the Maxam Events Center at 316 SW Washington St. hosts Howlin ‘on Water … New Years Eve Dueling Pianos Bash on the second floor of the Maxam building. Tickets cost $ 80 plus tax and processing fees for the Waterhouse two-way buffet dinner, dessert, beverages (draft beer, wine, premium mixed drinks and soft drinks), freebies, champagne toast at midnight and a performance by Central Illinois Dueling Pianos. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and show from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more details, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Ming Shee at 3510 N. University St. will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and New Years from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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BBQ Mission at 4513 N. Sterling Ave. will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

A world cafe at 1245 W. Main St. will be open on New Years Eve from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and New Years from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Osaka Hibachi & Sushi Bar at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie, 5201 W. War Memorial Drive, will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and New Years from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Rhythm Kitchen Music Coffee 305 SW Water St. will be open on New Years Eve from 5 to 10 p.m. and New Years from 5 to 10 p.m.

Italian restaurant Rizzi at 4613 N. Sheridan Road will be open New Years Eve from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

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ELS at 1112 W. Pioneer Parkway will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and New Years from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat hosts a New Years Eve dinner and dance from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a prime rib buffet. Chuck & the C-Notes will perform big band dance music. There will be a cruise if the weather is good. Tickets cost $ 55 for adults and $ 27 for children ages 4-15. For more details, visit spiritofpeoria.com/schedule-of-events.

Fire Bar & Grill Suite at 7601 N. Orange Prairie Road will be open on New Years Eve serving food from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Will be open on New Years from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Thyme and craft beer cuisine at 736 SW Washington St. will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and New Years from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wild chief at 7338 N. University St. will host a Ring in the New Year event from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with special food and drink options, live music, and a midnight champagne toast. For more details, visit facebook.com/untamedchef1. Reservations suggested by calling 309-231-0906.

Chinese restaurant Yen Ching at 6936 N. University St. is open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and closed on New Years Day.

Eastern Peoria

Jonah’s Seafood House at 2601 N. Main St. will be open on New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse 101 Holiday St. will be open New Years Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

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Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino at 21, boulevard Blackjack: Tin Lizard Bar & Grill will be open on New Years and New Years from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Boyd’s Steakhouse will be open on New Years Eve and New Years from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Peoria Heights

Edge by Chef Dustin Allen at 4500 N. Prospect Road will be open on New Years Eve from 4 p.m. to midnight and New Years from 5 to 10 p.m.

Foyer at 4604 N. Prospect Road will be open New Years Eve from 5 to 10 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

West Peoria

The Country Club barbecue at 2510 W. Farmington Road will serve food on New Years Eve from 11 am to 9 pm and will be closed on New Years Day.

Beijing

Mike’s Cobbler Corner Family Restaurant at 1534 N. Eighth St. will be open on New Years Eve from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and New Years from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Washington

that of Bernardi at 2137 Washington Road will be open on New Years Eve from 4 to 9 p.m. and closed on New Years Day.

Washington Family Restaurant at 1269 Peoria St. will be open on New Years Eve from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and New Years from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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