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See where the 'Mystery Diner' has eaten in Kane County

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:20 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:57 p.m. CDT
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One of Rox City Grill’s popular dishes are the Beef Tenderloin Sliders, a melt-in-your- mouth piece of beef tenderloin set atop a lightly crisped sesame brioche bun with a generous smattering of roasted shallot aioli.
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The table is set with chips and bean dip and Ceviche del Mes, which came with shrimp, strawberries, cucumbers and a dollop of guacamole, all atop a citrusy, lime sauce.
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The E&S Fish Company serves sandwiches for lunch, including the Salmon on a Kaiser Roll (pictured) with lettuce, tomato, onion and a choice of garlic or wasabi mayonnaise, tartar sauce or dijon mustard.
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The famous Baked Apple Villa Pancake is an oven-baked pancake with Granny-Smith apples, a cinnamon glaze and dusting of powered sugar. The dish also can be served with vanilla bean ice cream at an additional charge.
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The Crab Ravioli Diablo with shrimp and scallops in a spicy vodka sauce is available on the lunch menu for $18 and on the dinner menu for $26.

Rox City Grill adds contemporary flair to historic Hotel Baker

If there is any one menu item that draws a diner in and keeps him or her coming back, it’s Rox City Grill’s Beef Tenderloin Sliders – a melt-in-your-mouth piece of beef tenderloin set atop a lightly crisped sesame brioche bun with a generous smattering of roasted shallot aioli.

Bien Trucha's reputation reaches beyond county border

Soldiering past other Mexican eateries as one of the finest – according to some critics – not only in the Kane County area but Chicago, as well, is Bien Trucha.

E&S Fish Company quite the catch in St. Charles

An unassuming fish market and cafe located in a strip mall on the outskirts of downtown St. Charles may be one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Well, the secret’s out.

Apple Villa Famous Pancake House and Restaurant's baked apple pancake a treat

Imagine an oven-baked pancake with fresh Granny Smith apples, oozing cinnamon glaze, a crunchy cinnamon-infused crust and a delicate dusting of powdered sugar, and you have the Batavia eatery ’s signature item – the Baked Apple Villa Pancake.

Isacco's Kitchen specializes in Northern Italian cuisine

The family-owned restaurant serves recipes hailing from Northern Italy, a pleasant differentiation from the usual southern-Italian cuisine served at most Italian eateries.

Fiora's casual sophistication satisfies lunch crowd

Voted best restaurant in the Kane County Chronicle’s Best of the Fox readers’ choice contest for two years in a row (2012 and 2013), the charming eatery offers a fine-dining experience and extensive fine-wine list.

McNally's Traditional Irish Pub's breakfast pays homage to Emerald Isle

With its food, brews, live music and ambience, McNally’s in downtown St. Charles pays homage to the Emerald Isle every day. 

Puebla Modern Mexican offers Mexican fare with a twist

The restaurant boasts more than 50 types of tequila, unique taco selections, salsas, botanas and tortas.

Escape to Parisian café at Chez Moi

Chez Moi is primarily a breakfast and lunch joint. It can cater to the early morning on-the-go crowd and dine-in clientele.

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