September 2, 2021 at 12:30pm
Sydney McReynolds '19

If you find yourself sitting in your residence hall or Woods apartment over the weekend wondering what there is to do, you might be surprised to know that Decatur is more than it seems! We asked our students, faculty, staff and alumni about their favorite spots in Decatur, and here’s where they recommend you eat, shop or visit!


Milkshakes, Burgers and Fries…Oh my!

  • Lock Stock & Barrel

    • Located just next to campus on Oakland Ave and known locally as LSB, Lock Stock & Barrel offers a wide range of appetizers and entrées that are perfect for lunch or dinner! Stop by while the weather is nice to enjoy their outdoor seating area.


  • The Winery

    • Another campus favorite, the Winery, is home to the famous Winery burger! The menu may be simple, but the company that will greet you is out of this world! Just across the street from LSB, the Winery’s food and atmosphere will make you feel like you’ve stepped out of Decatur.


  • University Dogs

    • Sitting on the corner across from Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre and the Exercise Science & Sport facilities, University Dogs is known as Decatur’s lunch destination! Offering an experience known to the northern part of the state, University Dogs brings the Chicago dog experience to Central Illinois.