Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mill Race Inn

The scenic Mill Race Inn in Geneva, IL has closed its doors. The restaurant was situated on the banks of the Fox River, featuring an incredible view. The building was a blacksmith shop in 1892, and has been expanded since. Chris and I enjoyed a lovely meal there a couple of months ago, as a part of a road trip we took to drive the entire Illinois portion of the historic Lincoln Highway. The food was very good, though I think they catered to an older crowd with rich, home-style fare. Here are the photos I took while there.

We absolutely fell in love with Geneva, sitting at our brightly lit table, looking at the Fox River in its October glory. Ignore the trash can:

The salad featured more bleu cheese on the salad and in the dressing than I have perhaps eaten in my entire life.

I had the swedish meatballs... They were fabulous, and so was the pasta.

Chris had the slow-roasted breast of turkey, and said it was like an early Thanksgiving.

Anyway, sorry to post about food that you can't get any more... The restaurant sits in such a terrific location, I have to think that when the economy turns around, someone will take advantage and open a new eatery there. I would personally like to see some food served that is a little more on the modern side (and perhaps lighter: everything on the menu featured a cream sauce it seemed), but I must say the food Mill Race served was the tip-top of its kind.

1 comment:

  1. My turkey was phenomenal. And I liked that the restaurant had a weird layout and every room had its own theme. Kinda' cool.