UPDATE: Sadly, D.G. Sullivan’s closed in 2014.
Back in May, we spent a week in Illinois visiting family. Most of our time was spent in Gibson City, a small town of about 3500 people. My dad told us about a new restaurant in town that a couple I went to high school with had recently opened. As we headed there, I was expecting the typical small town place. Imagine my surprise when I saw a Rogue Dead Guy tap as we entered. And then, a Two Brothers Bitter End and Domaine DuPage. Not your typical small town restaurant!
Jeff and Lisa Volker run D.G. Sullivan’s which is named after Jeff’s grandfather. In addition to the beers mentioned above, they also have beers from Southern Tier, North Coast and whatever sounds fun on their rotating taps. The food is as good as the beer selection: Chicago style deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, fish & chips and specials every day. Be sure to try the breaded mushrooms appetizer – sliced mushrooms that are hand breaded. Really great!
So, if you are ever in east central Illinois, we highly recommend you stopping by. Gibson City is just 30 miles north of Champaign-Urbana and about the same distance east of Bloomington-Normal. D.G. Sullivan’s is worth the drive!