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!

  • Check out our lunch burger. Bette than fast food and delivered to your car door. Call for curb side delivery today  #eatlocal   #freshisbest 
  • Come on in this weekend and try some of our fish choices this Lenten season. Offering as always our amazing Beer Batter fish and chips, Salmon, Trigger fish, and Shrimp & Scallops with Lobster sauce pasta. We also have weekend specials including Swordfish and Scrod Oscar.  #dinelocal   #fridaysareforfish   #freshisbest 
  • Stop in tonight for our dinner date night special. This offer also has Lenten options along with our other specials tonight including Mako Shark.  #eatlocal   #datenight 
  • Stop in this evening for date night  #datenight   #treatsomeoneyoulove   #romance 
  • Stop in and have a glass... or bottle or two. Who are we to judge? Let's celebrate!  #winetime   #cheertothat 
  • Come try out signature Valentine's cocktails this evening! Featuring Bee My Honey, Strawberry Fields, Cupid's Kiss, and Chocolate Lovers Tini  #love   #treatyourself   #valentinesdayweekend 
  • Wedding show ready! Come see us
  • Come try our new Martini Liquid Hydro to celebrate the end of prohibition  #finallylegal 
  • Roaring 20's party
  • New Year's Eve Cocktails Featuring the Mary Pickford! We'll save a seat for you
  • Check out our Makers 46 ManUp! A classic Manhattan Up style made with the incredible Makers46 Bourbon. Stop in to try it today!
  • 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. 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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. 9 months 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. 9 months ago