May 272010

The Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant and Bakery has been an anchor of downtown DeKalb for over 40 years.

Fresh baked muffins, pastries and breads make The Lincoln Inn a unique, enjoyable restaurant for all occasions.

Catering is available

Handicap Accessible

American Express, Discover Card,
Visa & MasterCard Accepted

Jan 202014

As part of Northern Illinois Athletics’ ongoing commitment to community engagement, the NIU Department of Athletics will be hosting “Breakfast with Bennett” on Thursday, November 20th at The Lincoln Inn. The event will serve as an opportunity for fans to talk with Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kathi Bennett and other coaches at NIU over breakfast.

“This is a great way to engage the fans in the community,” said Head Coach Kathi Bennett, “it’s important to reach out, maintain and build these relationships so we can rally support for our basketball program. Lincoln Inn is a great spot to do all that so I hope fans bring their appetite and are ready to talk basketball.” The inaugural breakfast, with more to follow throughout the rest of the academic year, will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the banquet room at Lincoln Inn, with fans being able to mingle with coach Bennett, basketball staff members, and special guests from  NIU Department of Athletics, followed up by a chalk talk presentation by Bennett.


For more information, please contact Taylor Noon in Northern Illinois Athletics Marketing

at  (815) 753-0801 or via email at sportsmarketing@wpo.cso.niu.educoachbenit

Breakfast with Bennett

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014   7:30am to 8:30am

Where: The Lincoln Inn; 240 E Lincoln Highway, Downtown DeKalb

Feb 012013

12businessoftheyearThank You to the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce members for choosing The Lincoln Inn as a 2012 Business of the Year!

We are grateful and humbled!

Nov 262012

The Lincoln Inn is pleased to announce that catering for all occasions is now available. Planning a Holiday party or get together? Maybe a formal event coming up? Lincoln Inn can handle all types of events from relaxed appetizers to formal sit down events.

The Lincoln Inn is proud to announce the addition of local catering expert Scott Gayden to their staff. Scott has 27 years experience at Kishwaukee Hospital as Assistant Director of Dietary and three years at Inbodens. He has become known for his culinary expertise as well as his fantastic ice sculptures.

Ask to speak with Scott or one of our other catering specialists for assistance in planning your party. Non-disposable plates and utensils are available for $2.50 per person. Wait staff is available at a cost of $12 per hour per server plus 17% gratuity charges. Cloth linens and napkins are also available. Pricing varies with table sizes. Lincoln Inn caters off-site and in-house (up to 45 people). Please visit their catering page and click on the pictures for a larger view.

Oct 252012

Lincoln Inn serves up smiles, old-fashioned food

by Beth Schumacher

For over 40 years, the Lincoln Inn Restaurant, 240 E. Lincoln Highway, has been serving diner cuisine with a smile to DeKalb residents and passersby. This old-fashioned restaurant made me feel right at home from the time I walked in until the time I walked out with my doggy bag full of goodies.

The wait staff was nothing short of spectacular. The attentiveness with a side of friendliness was quite the step up from the usual quick-stop locations my schedule allows. It helped that there was a constant flow of coffee in my cup at all times.

Obviously, the best part was the food. I started, by recommendation, by ordering the cheddar bread with jalapenos on the side. That was possibly the best food decision I’ve made in a while. The toasted, buttered cheese bread was similar to the taste of a grilled cheese sandwich but so much better. The fresh jalapenos added just enough heat to properly bring together this amazing flavor combination.

While browsing the menu, I came across some cleverly-named dishes such as the Mary Lincoln Club, the Log Cabin Burger and Abe’s Monte Cristo.

Being the Lincoln enthusiast I am, I was immediately drawn to these creative names and decided to sink my teeth into the Log Cabin Burger. I couldn’t have been more pleased. The grilled beef patty on a corn-dusted bun was cooked to perfection. The wait staff even accepted my odd request for alfalfa sprouts instead of lettuce.

What I also appreciated was the glass ketchup bottle. It’s a strange thing to get excited about, but there’s something rewarding about having to hit that 57 on the Heinz bottle to make the ketchup come out faster rather than just squeezing it out of a plastic container.

Just as I was wrapping up my meal, my waitress recommended ordering one of their stuffed cookies. Regardless of the fact that I was about to burst, once I heard chocolate and peanut butter, there was no going back. If I hadn’t had class, I probably would have stayed to try each flavor because, my goodness, they were absolutely delicious.

The atmosphere and excellent food at the Lincoln Inn Restaurant makes it hard not to like. Check out their website at for a copy of the menu.

from The Northern Star

Aug 172012
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