27 Underrated Metro East Destinations

Tiffany Garavaglia
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The River Front Times recently published an article on the 36 Metro East Destinations That Are Totally Underrated and since so much in our territory was listed we decided to break down the underrated spots that fall in ILLINOISouth. See the List Below:

1. Blue Springs Cafe in Highland
Restaurant serving lunch and dinner

Bobby's Frozen Custard in Maryville

Bobby’s Frozen Custard in Maryville

2. Bobby’s Frozen Custard in Maryville
Frozen custard, chocolate covered strawberries, and more

3. World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville
Take a selfie with the largest catsup bottle

4. Lascelles in Granite City
Fine dining restaurant

5. A Little Taste of Heaven Bakery in Edwardsville
Cozy bake shop offering cookies, cakes, danishes, and more

6. Afterwords Books in Edwardsville
Books for children and adults at affordable prices

7. Sacred Grounds Cafe in Edwardsville

Teaspoons Cafe in Edwardsville

Teaspoons Cafe in Edwardsville

Coffee shop serving tasty vegetarian items at great prices.

8. Teaspoons Cafe in Edwardsville
Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and fresh coffee. 

9. Cleveland-Heath in Edwardsville
“Arguably the best restaurant in the entire St. Louis area, Cleveland-Heath satisfies the foodie in everyone.” -RFT

10. The Cabin at Judy Creek in Glen Carbon
Infused vodkas, cocktails, sandwiches, hoagie pizzas and more

11. Wood Bakery in O’Fallon
Cakes, muffins, pastries, donuts, cookie, pies and more

Peel Pizza in O'Fallon

Peel Pizza in O’Fallon

12. Peel Wood Fired Pizza in O’Fallon and Edwardsville
Pizza, salads, wings, and craft beers

13. Andria’s Steak House in O’Fallon
Serving up the best steaks, seafood and more

14. Sweet Katie Bee’s in O’Fallon
Made from scratch, organic cupcakes

15. Mungo’s in O’Fallon
Authentic Italian Food

16. Beast Craft BBQ Co. in Belleville
Best BBQ in the area

17. Skyview Drive-In in Belleville
Bring your radio, blankets and snacks to watch two movies for the price of one under the stars. 

18. Lincoln Theater in Belleville
See a movie in this nostalgic theater complete with a vintage organ

weingarten19. The Weingarten in Belleville
Small winery serving wine, beer and food with a great patio

20. Eckert’s in Belleville and Millstadt
County produce pickin’ at its finest

21. Braeutigam Orchards in Belleville
Enjoy farm animals, a country store and a great pick-your-own experience

The Abbey in Belleville

The Abbey in Belleville

22. The Abbey in Belleville
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine & beer, fresh coffee and gelato

23. Junction Coffee in Belleville
Self-serve frozen yogurt and locally sourced coffee

24. Piece by Peace in Belleville
Jewelry shop with locally made pieces

25. Circa Boutique in Belleville
Must visit for any shopaholic!

26. Seven Restaurant and Lounge in Belleville

The Wine Tap in Belleville

The Wine Tap in Belleville

Non-traditional pub fare

 

27. The Wine Tap in Belleville

Wine bar and bistro

 

Make sure to check out the full article on the RFT website by clicking here.

Let us know in the comments your favorite underrated places in ILLINOISouth!

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