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

Nov 042014


 The Lincoln Inn caters large and small, corporate and personal holiday parties!

Offering dozens of catering options from appetizers  to delicious holiday desserts we will meet all your catering needs!

View our CATERING MENU and call us to arrange your holiday party.

(815) 756-2345 ask for Pansy or Scott our experienced catering experts!

Dec 112013

The Lincoln Inn now has Holiday Cookie Boxes!

Our cookie boxes come in 2 sizes. 1 pound or 2 pounds. Cookie boxes feature a variety of our famous stuffed cookies, assorted holiday cookies, pretzels, and holiday bark.

We also have 1 pound boxes of Christmas pretzels, peanut brittle, peppermint bark, and chocolate almond bark.

Looking for more, we also carry homemade Oreo Truffles!

All boxes are packed and ready to be gifted!

What’s good about getting your holiday shopping done with us? Well, everyone loves The Lincoln Inn, everyone loves cookies, we are local, and  our boxes are guaranteed fresh!

Make everyone happy this holiday season!cookpretzfbready

This holiday season we are happy to announce a few new holiday products – Chocolate covered caramels, apple spiced doughnut holes & Sea Salt & Pretzel Bark!      ~Tis The Season!~

Ordering for your business or large group? Click here for a printable order form…. Print it off and fax or return to The Lincoln Inn and we will make sure to have your gift boxes ready for you!

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
May 272010

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