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Parrott Photography Studios


Parrott Photography Studios
103 West State Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053


Proprietor: Elizabeth Parrott

I offer photo shoots for weddings, maternity, engagements, seniors, children/newborn, families, and more. I also sell nature photographs. I’ve been selling my work for 3 years now and have been doing photography for 7 years. I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. So it just comes naturally to me and I couldn’t be happier doing anything else.

I love trying to be creative and I never want to stop learning. I don’t want people to come to me because I’m cheaper or because I’m “good at it”. I want them to come because they love my work!

I don’t just want to get a few shots in and call it good. Photography is an art to me and I believe it should be treated as such. when I take them, I want you to shine in the photos and want people to see who you really are when they view them.

I think anyone can be a potential customer, especially people interested in my nature photos. I am willing to do a photo shoot of just about anything, as long as it is family oriented. The greatest challenge of operating this businesses is that I still don’t have an official logo. I can’t decide on what I want to do for one.

I grew up around here and have lived in the area all my life. When I first got married, we lived in Freeport, but moved back. I love the rolling hills, the fields in the fall with all the bright colors, and I love looking at the old buildings and houses.

Magic in Savanna

The Alan and Adrianne St. George Center for the Artsmap-button
800 Chicago Avenue
Savanna, Illinois 61074


May 2 - 4, 2014
 Doors Open 7:00 PM Friday & Saturday (2:00 PM Sunday)
    Curtain 7:30 PM Friday & Saturday (2:30 PM Sunday)


A Benefit for: Savanana Museum and Cultural Center

Our 7th show of its kind!

Alternating musical numbers with magic acts has proved a winning combination. There is only one chance each year to experience top professional singers and magicians from venues like Broadway, Vegas, and Hollywood, and this is it!

See classic stage magic with doves that appear and vanish in a flash. Watch objects levitate before your eyes. Experience side-splitting comedy magic with helpers from the audience (they might be your neighbors). Be transported by classically-trained voices performing your favorite songs from Broadway and the movies.

Your heart will soar, your sides will ache, and you’ll scratch your head in amazement.

Get your tickets…before they disappear!


Planning for 33rd Annual Mayfest


Plans for Mount Carroll’s 33rd annual Mayfest celebration over the Memorial Day weekend are well under way. The weekend family festival held on the campus of the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies features live musical entertainment, arts and crafts booths, a food tent, and much more.

The festival is scheduled to begin Friday night, May 23, and continue throughout Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25. Live music performances scheduled for the weekend include the Mount Carroll Stage Band, The Matriarchs, The Fast Clydes and Bruce Kort & The Infarctions on Saturday.

The Matriarchs, a popular female folk trio from Jo Daviess County, will be on stage from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by The Fast Clydes, a 1950s rockabilly trio from the Dubuque, Iowa, area, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Authentic blues, jump and boogie music will be the mainstay of Bruce Kort & The Infarctions from 8 to 11 p.m. Band leader Kort, a popular local musician, formerly resided in Mount Carroll until moving to Scales Mound last year.

Local and area musicians will be on stage early Sunday afternoon, May 25, followed by The Legends, one of the tri-state’s top rockin’ oldies bands, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Mount Carroll native John Zink, now living in California, returns to Mayfest for the Sunday night finale from 8 to 11 p.m. John Zink & The Carroll County All Stars will perform first, followed by Zink’s other band, Shyster.

Mayfest will kick-off Friday night, May 23, with West Carroll High School teacher and coach Bryant Suess providing DJ music from 6 to 9 p.m. The Rotary beer garden and Chamber wine garden will be open for business as well as some of the many food stands. Other Mayfest events will include a 5K Walk/Run Saturday morning, car show Sunday, an art show, arts and crafts throughout the weekend, children’s activities and a food tent featuring many culinary delights.

Mayfest buttons will go on sale around May 1 and admission prices for the entertainment gate remain the same as last year, $6 per person in advance and $8 per person Mayfest weekend. Children under 5 are free. The entertainment gate admission button is good all weekend.

Mayfest is coordinated by a steering committee under the auspices of the Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce. For more information, write or call: Mayfest, Ste. 1, 320 North Main Street, Mount Carroll, www.mtcarrollil.org, 800-244-9594 or 815-244-2411.

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Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Common Merganser by Michael Fitzgerald
map-buttonUpper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center – Savanna District

Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center
7071 Riverview Road
Thomson, Illinois 61285


Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge

Within the boundaries of Carroll County lies one of America’s greatest treasures, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Refuge encompasses four states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. Carroll County is very fortunate to have the Illinois District Office within our boundaries. Just five minutes south of Savanna on Riverview Road west of Highway 84, the Illinois District Office is located within Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center.


Our Story

In 2000, Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center opened its doors to promote environmental education and conservation of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Visitors travel from all over the world to view the Mississippi River and its wildlife. This provides us with many great opportunities to share our story and to encourage support for the Refuge System.

Conveniently located within the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, the facility is packed with interesting hands-on exhibits and provides a dramatic view of the world’s most majestic and celebrated river.

The Center sits on thirty-five acres of sand prairie that is home to the ornate box turtle, prickly pear cactus, and a diversity of other plants and animals. Visitors can walk or bike the Grand Illinois Trail, which traverses through the prairie and along Spring Lake. Photographers find many opportunities to get that special picture of a bald eagle, sandhill crane, trumpeter swan, or the prickly pear cactus. No matter what your interest, there’s something for you to see and do.


The Center is dedicated to the memory of Gary and David Ingersoll, young residents of Savanna who were stricken with muscular dystrophy. Although confined to wheelchairs most of their young lives, the two overcame day-to-day challenges and attended college, where they demonstrated their mutual interest in natural resource conservation. Tragically, both young men died of the disease before the age of twenty-two. The center was named in their honor. Toaday, it continues to promote their ideals of environmental education and conservation of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Hours are 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. The Center is closed on all federal holidays. Starting in mid May through September, the Center is open on Saturdays from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

The Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge “Friend’s Group” operates a bookstore within Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center. It’s filled with an excellent selection of children’s books, field guides, and unique gifts. If you know one of those “hard to buy for” nature enthusiasts, you’ll find that perfect gift here. All proceeds support various refuge programs.

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Story

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, established for fish, wildlife, plants, and as a breeding place for migratory birds, owes its existence to the avid fisherman, founder and leader of the Izaak Walton League, Will Dilg. By 1922, Dilg had spent nearly two decades fishing and enjoying the Upper Mississippi River. In the summer of 1923, he learned of a plan to drain a large portion of the river backwaters and came up with an ambitious solution to the drainage scheme: turn the entire stretch of river into a federal refuge.


Will Dilg

Remarkably, one year later, due to Dilg’s determination, Congress passed the Upper Mississippi River Wild Life and Fish Refuge Act on June 7, 1924. The act authorized the acquisition of land for a refuge between Rock Island, Illinois and Wabasha, Minnesota. The Refuge name was changed administratively to the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in 1983. The 261 mile refuge is the longest contiguous river refuge in the continental U.S. This refuge begins at the confluence of the Chippewa River near Wabasha, Minnesota, and ends near Princeton, Iowa. The refuge lies within four states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.

The river was free-flowing until a series of locks and dams were constructed in the 1930’s by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Over half of the lands managed by the refuge are owned by the Corps. Today, nearly 240,000 acres of wooded islands, marshes, and backwaters comprise the Upper Mississippi Refuge. The refuge provides migratory habitat for a large percentage of the migratory birds in the Mississippi Flyway. Tundra swans and canvasback ducks use the refuge as a resting and feeding area in the spring and fall. From the beginning, the refuge has been a place for visitors to renew themselves. A quiet trip to the backwaters, camping on an island, fishing a favorite spot, and waterfowl hunting are traditional uses that have continued for over eighty years.

The National Wildlife Refuge System


Paul Kroegel was hired as the first national wildlife refuge manager. He was paid $1 a month by the Florida Audubon Society, as Congress had not set aside funds for this executively created refuge.

One hundred and eleven years ago, Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge on Florida’s Pelican Island, ensuring the island’s birds would survive plume hunters and other profiteers. He went on to establish more than fifty wildlife refuges in a network of protected lands and waters that has become a landmark international conservation model.

The National Wildlife Refuge System presently encompasses 562 refuge units, 38 wetland management districts, and more than 150 million protected acres. It stretches from Alaska to the Caribbean and west from Maine to islands in the remote Pacific Ocean.

This network is dedicated to the protection of vital wildlife habitat and efforts to restore at-risk species. Examples include the return of the bald eagle and the brown pelican, both of which are no longer on the Endangered Species List, as well as our work with other iconic wildlife such as caribou, bison, elk and puffins. Refuges offer the American public a chance to see all these animals, not behind bars in a zoo, but roaming free in their natural environment.

national-wildlife-refuge-system-mapRefuges help our communities by cleaning the air and the water we depend on for human health. By conserving and restoring these natural landscapes, they also help to prevent or minimize disasters such as flooding, drought and wildfires.

Forty-seven million people visit refuges each year. Some come to see and experience undeveloped landscapes or to learn about nature and conservation. Others come to take part in the many available outdoor recreational opportunities.

In the process, refuges stimulate local economies, supporting thousands of private sector jobs, and generate billions of dollars in commercial activity. Our recent Banking on Nature report reveals refuges pump $2.4 billion into the economy and support more than 35,000 jobs.

Our national wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 types of birds, 220 varieties of mammals, 250 kinds of reptiles and amphibians, 1,000 species of fish, countless invertebrates, and plants. They provide havens for 280 endangered species ranging from the Florida panther to the polar bear.

Timber Lake Playhouse Schedule

map-buttonTimber Lake Playhouse
8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053


June 5-15
 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable in a new production directed and choreographed by Executive Director James Beaudry. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to 60s  pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

inspector-callsAN INSPECTOR CALLS
June 19-28
 “That was the police. A girl has just died–on her way to the infirmary.”  J. B. Priestley’s legendary ghost story occurs in an English industrial city, where a respectable British family is subject to a routine inquiry in connection with a young girl’s death. Interrupting a party in 1912, when everyone still believed the Titanic was unsinkable, an inspector calls to interrogate the family. During the course of his questioning, all members of the group are implicated lightly or deeply in the girl’s undoing. The inspector’s startling revelations turn the play from a “who done it” into a “who did what?” and a “who didn’t stop it?” “Spectacular, dazzling and clever–a potent play for today,” AN INSPECTOR CALLS had been described as,  “compulsory for anybody who loves the theatre… It should also be high on the list for those who visit theatres occasionally and want to be sure of a safe, enjoyable night out with some real surprises.” Directed by CHUCK SMITH

young-frankensteinYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN The New Mel Brooks Musical
July 3-13
 IT’S ALIVE! Based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that’s Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancé Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster — but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications. With memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On The Ritz,”  The New MEL BROOKS Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment…and the only place you’ll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made. Directed by BRAD LYONS with choreography by CAMERON TURNER

rumorsNeil Simon’s RUMORS
July 17-26 
From the writer of The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park and the Pulitzer Prize winning Lost In Yonkers comes this Tony Winning comedy set firmly in the late 1980s. At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Directed by SCOTT WEINSTEIN

July 31-August 10
 This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption. Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The show overflows with melodies that are already standards, but, it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made LES MISÉRABLES a popular masterpiece. Directed by MATTHEW TEAGUE MILLER

SHOUT! The Mod Musical
August 14-24
 SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as “Those Were The Days,” “Wishin’ & Hopin’,” “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Goldfinger” and the title song. SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling five women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, and Cilla Black, were independent women with major careers, English and American women were redefining themselves in the face of changing times. SHOUT! reflects that through the unforgettable music of the time. With a shimmy and shake, the songs in this delightful musical resonate with a timeless quality that appeals to every generation. Directed by COURTNEY CROUSE with choreography by JAMES BEAUDRY




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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Timber Lake Playhouse CASINO NIGHT at the SALOON at The Rafters in Lena, Illinois. Tickets for this exciting night are only $50 and include buffet dinner, entertainment, and $2000 worth of “play money” for use at gaming tables throughout the facilities. Tickets will go on sale this Friday! Look for more information soon.

Young Frankenstein Film


Experience one of the funniest films ever made on the big screen!

One Night Only! Friday, May 2 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are only $10 Click here to purchase reserved seats

History repeats first as tragedy, then as farce, and that’s where Mel Brooks comes in, with the most artful of all his spoofs, filmed in glorious black-and-white and recreating in exacting detail the look of James Whale’s Universal originals. After years of trying to live down his family’s reputation, Gene Wilder’s “Dr. Fronk-en-steen” returns to the family castle and embraces his destiny: to succeed where his grandfather failed and build a better monster (Peter Boyle). He’s abetted in this effort by hunchback “Eyegor” (Marty Feldman) and peasant girl/new love interest Inga (Teri Garr); Cloris Leachman is delightfully creepy as the castle keeper Frau Blücher (cue horse whinny), and Madeline Kahn sizzles as Wilder’s jilted fiancée Elizabeth.

DIR/SCR Mel Brooks; SCR Gene Wilder, based on characters from the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; PROD Michael Gruskoff. US, 1974, b&w, 106 min. RATED PG


Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music



Saturday, May 3 at 6:30 pm & Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 pm

All tickets are $15 and include a “fun bag” with props and a program. The entire event is 3 hrs and 30 minutes with the pre show costume contest and intermission. Concessions, beer and wine will be available. All children must have their own seat. No children under 6 please.

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Let’s start at the very beginning (a very good place to start)…

For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along!

The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments fun pack’, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film.

Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills. And the more venues we play, the more elaborate the costumes get. Previous entries have included:

  1. Nuns of both genders (including a pregnant nun!)
  2. Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
  3. A lonely Goatherd!
  4. A twenty strong hen party were joined together and completely covered in fake turf (the alps!)
  5. A man in a gold lycra catsuit (Ray a Drop of Golden Sun!)
  6. A man dressed in work overalls and a tool belt (Christopher Plumber)
  7. A gazebo!!
  8. A carburetor

So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for another dose of the international smash-hit sensation! It’s the perfect night out for families, friends, birthday celebrations, office outings family trips, or anyone who has ever shed a tear during ‘Edelweiss’! Book tickets early because this show sells out.


Magic Owl Children’s Theater

Summer 2014

Preseason Production


May 7-10, 2014 at 10 am & 1 pm

All tickets $5, Available Now through the Box Office

Groups may book now by calling 815-244-2035, open 10:30 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday!


Summer Production


July 8, 10, 11 & 12 at 2 pm
August 5, 7, 8 & 9 at 11 am

All Tickets are $6, Available Now through the Box Office

Groups may book in advance by calling 815-244-2035, open 10:30 am-3:30 pm Monday through Friday!




map-buttonCafe Crumbles
411 Main Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074

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Great homemade food in a great atmosphere!  Serve breakfast (all day) and lunch. Open 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday.  Free Wi-Fi.  CLOSED December 24th, 2016 through February 24th, 2017.


Molly’s Bakery &  Cafe

108 West Market Street

Mt. Carroll Illinois 61053


Serving house-made pastries, bagels, soup sandwich’s &  bread baked fresh daily. Wines, espresso, specialty coffee & teas, cured meats, Wisconsin cheeses and more also available. Open daily 7am – 3pm.  Lunch served  10:30 am – 2pm.


Mount Carroll Cafe
314 North Main Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053

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Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with daily specials.  Serves breakfast all day and makes their own soup.  Friendly service, great food, and lots of hometown charm!  Located across from the courthouse square in the historic district.  Open Sunday and Monday from 6:30 – 2 and Tuesday through Saturday from 6:30 – 7.

map-buttonShannon Cafe
29 East Market Street
Shannon, Illinois 61078

Open daily from 6 – 2.

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Family Restaurants

Part of the brunch buffet served every Sunday at Brothers Inn Family Restaurant in Savanna

map-buttonBear’s Drive Inn
1905 Route 84
Thomson, Illinois 61285

Soft-serve ice cream, milkshake’s, burgers, sandwiches and more.

map-buttonBella’s Pizza
119 North Broad Street
Lanark, Illinois 61046

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Family run establishment offering home made pizza and Italian specialties, as well as appetizers, sides, and baskets.  Limited seating within Bella’s, but patrons next door at Dave’s Place can order Bella’s food through their (Dave’s Place) bartender.  Carry-out and delivery available.

map-buttonBrothers Inn Family Restaurant – Lanark
103 Route 64
Lanark, Illinois 61046

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Large breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.  Pie and homemade soups.  Open everyday from 6:00AM – 9:00PM.

Brothers Inn Family Restaurant – Savanna
502 N. Main St.
Savanna, IL

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Open Tuesday through Thursday 4 – 9, Friday and Saturday 4 – 10, and Sunday 10 – 3.  On Sundays they serve a fabulous brunch buffet for $9.99.


Circa 1888

305 Main St. Savanna, Illinois 61078


Sun & thurs 11am-8pm  / fri & sat 11am-9pm


Homemade eats made fresh daily with a modern culinary twist. Bringing back food as mom would have prepared it. We strive to make our food from scratch daily. Savor a homemade meal from our kitchen!


Dusty’s Pizza Plus
817 Main Street
Thomson, Illinois 61285

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Full menu serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. Lunch and Dinner Daily. Homemade sweet dough pizzas you really need to experience. Dinners include salad bar with homemade macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw, and many more.

map-buttonKountry Kettle
1811 Chicago Avenue
Savanna, Illinois 61074

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Great family restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Weekend specials.

map-buttonManny’s Pizza
211 Main Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074

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Open Monday through Thursday 11-10, Friday and Saturday 11-11, and Sunday 11-10.

M & K of Chadwick
20 E 2nd St
Chadwick, Illinois
(815) 684-5700

Open Thursday-Saturday.  Family restaurant serving a full menu of burgers, pizza, broasted chicken and more!  Daily specials posted on their Facebook page.

Nana’s Pizzamap-button
14 South Washington
Milledgeville, Illinois 61051

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Open 11:30 am – 10:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 11:30 am – 11:00 pm Friday-Saturday; and 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunday. Lunch and supper specials. Featuring pastas, sandwiches, deli subs, everything Italian-style, real hand-tossed pizza, Taco Thursday, soups 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Monday-Friday (seasonal). Dine in, carryout, and drive-through.

map-buttonNew China Restaurant
112 Chicago Avenue
Savanna, Illinois 61074

Features Mandarin, Hunan, Szechuan, and Cantonese style Chinese food.  Dine in or carry out 7 days a week.

map-buttonPoopy’s Pub & Grub
1030 Viaduct Road
Savanna, Illinois 61074

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Serving delicious food breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Famous for our BBQ and prime rib. Also offering shrimp, catfish, smothered chicken, sandwiches, and burgers Unique motorcycle atmosphere, but suitable for all ages. Outdoor patio. Live music every weekend Memorial Day – Labor Day.

map-buttonSievert’s Steaks ‘N’ Stuff
121 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053

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Casual family dining, famous for thin-crust pizza, appetizers, char-broiled steaks, chops, broasted chicken and fish, seafood, tacos, spaghetti, soups, and sandwiches. Children’s menu and reasonable prices. Closed on Mondays.

Fine Dining

Molly’s Kitchen & Bar Mahi Mahi Special


map-buttonLake Carroll Clubhouse
23 Lake Carroll Blvd
Lanark, Illinois 61046

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Full-service clubhouse, restaurant, and banquet facility.  Full bar, dining room, and outdoor seating overlooking the golf course. Open to all.  For up to date bar and restaurant hours, please click the link above.

Molly’s Kitchen & Bar
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
(815) 906-0052

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Chef Molly McDonough uses the freshest ingredients possible, many locally sourced.  Focusing on a small menu ensures that great care is taken with every dish.  The bar uses freshly squeezed juices and high quality spirits to make delicious and complementing cocktails.  Open Wednesday through Saturday 4:30 – 9 and Sunday 10 – 2.



Lake Carroll Clubhouse’s Corned Beef & Cabbage


The communities of Carroll County feature a wide variety of epicurean delights that vary from fast food to fine dining. From great steak and seafood places to grills and pubs, it’s all here! Additionally, you’ll find establishments specializing in Chinese, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. Needless to say, a number of nationally franchised eateries, such as Dairy Queen, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Subway, and Taco Bell, are always an option.

Whatever your palate desires, Carroll County has what you need for an Illinois weekend getaway vacation. So bring your appetite and cruise on into Carroll County to enjoy the delicious things in life!