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We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.

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Family-Friendly Dining Spots

List of 6: Spring Break for Kids in Kankakee County

We've compiled a list of 6 family-friendly dining spots for you and your crew when you visit Kankakee County!

  1. Beef 'O' Brady's Bourbonnais (547 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais) A giant menu with something for everyone from burgers, tacos, wings, to fajitas and more PLUS an awesome arcade to keep the kiddos entertained.
  2. Jaenicke's Root Beer Stand (390 E. River St., Kankakee) or Jaenicke's Drive In (605 Armour Rd., Bourbonnais) This iconic KaCo eatery provides a casual outdoor dining experience as you enjoy a red hot, sauce bun with cheese, fried pickles...we could list our faves ALL day long!
  3. Jimmy Jo's BBQ (665 N. Convent, Bourbonnais) You get a full slab of ribs and the kids can order off of the kids' menu! Either way, be sure both of you grab their fresh made BBQ sauces.
  4. Kansai Japanese Steakhouse (1600 N. State Route 50, Bourbonnais / Inside Northfield Square Mall) It's like dinner AND entertainment as you sit grill-side with your fam! They even have a Little Ninja menu for the kiddos.
  5. La Siesta (180 S. Kennedy Dr., Bradley) Authentic Mexican food that the whole family will love! Their chips and salsa are crave-worthy, too!
  6. Monical’s Pizza (597 William R. Latham Senior Dr., Bourbonnais / 1155 W. Court St., Kankakee / 199 Southcreek Dr., Manteno) This is a local favorite and the place where people always come back to when they're in town! Be sure to order a side of their sweet & tart dressing for dipping - trust us.

For a full roster of restaurants in Kankakee County, check out our Visitor's Guide here!

Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!

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