Downtown Ottawa, Illinois









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Things to do in Ottawa, Illinois

Main Street of old Downtown Ottawa speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Ottawa the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Ottawa has that special dining venue and you are sure to find something to please with numerous meals served to satisfy each palette. A wide variety of restaurants and delis are available to choose from with a nice selection of entrees and especially desserts.

Downtown Ottawa has a great collection of barber shops to choose from if you want to take a little off the top, get a clean shave or to trim your moustache or beard. Take a moment to consider buying some styling gel, beard oil or wax and always tip well.

Downtown Ottawa micro breweries have popped up in downtown corridors to quench the thirst of local or traveller whos is looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for suds brewed on site. If you are looking for a light beer or something randy and dark, you are sure to find a wide assortment of options to choose from.

Downtown Ottawa helps you expand your skills and learn some new ways to expand your artisan flare? Sign up for classes at your kitchen supply store, yarn shop, art and craft shop and photo gallery. You'll be having great fun with your new friends as you you take on that next project.

Why do you love downtown?

Laurie MvNamara
Love all the shopping and beautiful place to be!

Millie
So unique!

Mary Warszynski
I have not been there yet. I am planning a family outing for March.

Susan Sunday
Adorable - been 1x and going back tomorrow with my friends

Jackie Avery
I love supporting locals, the view, and atmosphere!

Restaurants in Ottawa, Illinois


B D Kelley's Irish Eatery

309 EAST MCKINLEY RD
Downtown Ottawa



Amichis Restaurant

210 West Norris Drive
Downtown Ottawa



Alberto's Restaurant

1409 La Salle St
Downtown Ottawa




Downtown Ottawa Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Ottawa can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.

Always tip staff when you feel the service was great and don't forget the housekeeping staff which you may never see. You should tip every day if you are staying multiple days as the staff may rotate out and miss the bounty at the end.

Elevators are notorious for being a nuisance so ask to be roomed on the top floor and as far away as possible. Most hotels book nearby rooms last so hopefully they have availability elsewhere.