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

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 312012

The Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant in downtown DeKalb partnered with Feed My Starving Children and MakeADifference2K11 through the month of November 15th, 2012. Last year The Lincoln Inn and it’s customers donated $1,200 to Feed My Starving Children. Help them to do even more this year!

Every day 18,000 children die of starvation or starvation related causes. Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit, Christian organization committed to feeding starving children hungry in body and spirit. Working with food scientists, FMSC developed MannaPack Rice that contains over twenty vitamins and minerals. Providing protein from extruded soy nuggets, these meals are inexpensive, easy to transport, contain no filler and are prepared simply by boiling water. They provide everything a child needs to thrive, not just survive.

This November 15th-18th, with the financial and physical support of 3,700 volunteers (local residents and organizations), Make a Difference 2K12 will be packing 750,000 meals at a mobilepack event at The Suter Foods facility in Sycamore Illinois.

Until November 15th, The Lincoln Inn Restaurant will participate by offering all Lincoln Inn customers an opportunity to donate their earned Rewards Points to FMSC. For every purchase with points donated to FMSC, The Lincoln Inn will contribute 10% of the purchase amount to fund this year’s mobilepack event. It is easy to support this event – just tell your server you would like to donate your rewards points to Feed My Starving Children.

It only takes $88 to feed one child for an entire year. Please help in the goal of funding nourishing meals for as many children as possible in the upcoming year. For more information on this event and other ways in which you can help out, visit The Lincoln Inn at 240 E. Lincoln Highway in Downtown DeKalb or contact Joy & Bill McMahon (815) 756-2345;; or The Lincoln Inn is open Monday – Saturday 5:00 am – 3:30 pm and Sunday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm. Visit the Feed My Starving Children facebook page now.

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
Nov 082011

Click on This Link for a great Story in the Daily Chronicle on Make A Difference 2K11 and Feed My Starving Children’s Mobile Pack. In just under a week, Lincoln Inn customers have donated over 3500 rewards points to Make A Difference 2K11. Their generosity will provide meals for four children for the next year! Help us reach our goal of collecting 22,000 points by the end of Novembr so that Twenty-Five Children can be fed for an entire year!

May 272010

Earn Points – Get Rewards

$1.00 Purchase = 1 Point

Reach 100 Points, we load $5.00 on your card.

Plus Reward Cetificates emailed to you throughout the year, including birthdays and and most holidays.

These certificates are time-sensitive, so be sure to visit us and redeem your rewards before they expire.

Check your Lincoln Inn Rewards Balance
by Clicking Here!!!!