Some of the best Chinese food in Illinois is found right in Charleston. You will find more than one restaurant with Chinese, Japanese or Thai specialties in town. For a different international cuisine, you'll also have plenty of choices. Enjoy a fine Italian spread at either a family friendly eatery or at a formal ristorante. Plan ahead to enjoy a Mexican meal or a classic French dish at some of the town's taquerias and bistros. When you're looking for a hearty, familiar meal, you'll also find plenty of choices that focus on comfort food. Several famous steakhouses can be found in town, while other eateries offer seafood and fish. For traditional American dishes, you could opt for a budget-friendly, family-owned diner or a fine-dining option that serves farm-to-table choices. And to relax with family or friends, visit one of Charleston's pizzerias or sandwich shops for a casual bite.