3 Unique Restaurants in St. Charles

Check out these fun spots that any foodie would enjoy


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By Patty O'Leary, North Star Copy Editor

Restaurant: Allin’s Diner

Driving Distance from FHN: 5.5 miles; 13 minutes when driving

Type of Food Offered: Primarily breakfast fare, but also has lunch options

Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday

Unique Feature: When walking into the relatively small dining area, black and white photos of many customers are covering the majority of the surface area of the walls.

Restaurant: Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant

Driving Distance from FHN: 4.1 miles; 10 minutes when driving

Type of Food Offered: American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Hours of Operation: 24 hours everyday

Unique Feature: Since 1991 this restaurant has been one of the only non-chain spots operating for 24 hours everyday, allowing you to order anything you want, whenever you want.

Restaurant: Hendricks BBQ

Driving Distance from FHN: 6.6 miles; 15 minutes driving

Type of Food Offered: Barbecue

Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays

Unique Feature: Has cool and rustic decor to match their style of food as well as paintings of many Motown artists on the wall to enhance the overall ambience.