Highly Recommended
"TripAdvisor rated MarkAllen's as the number one restaurant in Peru. We can confirm this rating. The food was exquisite, perfectly prepared and served with great care and style"
Great food - great service
"My wife and I just got back from this lovely restaurant in Peru, Illinois, during our weekend visit to Starved Rock State Park. Overall, a wonderfully relaxing evening with very good food, great service, and a comfortable decor. Definitely a place I would come back to!"
a gem!
"A sumptuous delight! Gorgeous decor to relax and enjoy a delightful cocktail. The wait staff is friendly and provide excellent service. The food is simply delectable.

Welcome To MarkAllens

Come join us and enjoy a unique dining experience. Express yourself with the vibrant, interactive art that is displayed throughout.

The food is delicious, and the menu changes seasonally. We take great pride in preparing our food with the finest and freshest ingredients available. MarkAllens American Kitchen is a comfortable place to be and is perfect for lunch, dinner or just a quick drink or snack.

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Make your special day even more amazing with our unique Catering options and service. MarkAllen‘s is committed to our quality of food and service, and will do our best to ensure your big day is spectacular!

  • Patter B. Avatar

    5 star rating Fabulous! After a long day of driving, we had one of our best experiences ..both the food and the wine. The waiter could not have been friendlier, a cozy atmosphere and the best calamari we have ever had. It is a good thing I don't live in Peru or I would be eating there all the time and huge!

    Patter B. 1 year ago
  • Phlegon Avatar

    5 star rating Comfortable. Good food. Good value. It was our first visit. We liked the artsy, comfortable atmosphere. We came early so it wasn't crowded. I'm glad we did. I wouldn't feel comfortable if the room was full - I know that's good for business but it's a cozy setting. The food was good and we thought the prices were reasonable. We plan to come back. It was a nice meal, a good value, with a comfortable setting.

    Phlegon 1 year ago
  • CabKdb Avatar

    5 star rating Best Dining Experience Ever Mark Allen's knows what it takes to be an outstanding restaurant. Starting with their service; servers were prompt, friendly and smiling during our entire meal. The food - bartender knew how to make the perfect dry martini anywhere - bar none! My husband had their 13 ounce New York sirloin medium-well; cooked to perfection, the meat was seasoned beautifully.I had the Wonderburger, absolutely magnificent. Well done Mark Allen's, we will tell everyone about you and we will be back!

    CabKdb 1 year ago
  • Colleen M. Avatar

    5 star rating Great time on a surprisingly busy week night! Great place! We could tell when we arrived that a lot of other guests came at the same time we did. Though our server was busy, our service didn’t suffer. Everyone jumped in to help and the staff was as friendly and incredible as can be.

    Colleen M. 1 year ago
  • Rob G. Avatar

    5 star rating Always Great We go to Mark Allen’s a lot, best steaks you can at any restaurant!!! The desserts are out of this world too!!

    Rob G. 1 year ago