From tearooms to pubs, great Italian to contemporary gourmet cuisine, you are sure to find something to please everyone in the family. Designated "Best Dining Destination" in 2008 by Riverfront Times, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon has become known as the place to go for a dinner and a show. We enjoy a significant number of independent restaurants that offer unique dining experience.
Edwardsville: Historic Downtown Charm & Much More!
To get a taste of local flavor and Edwardsville’s historic downtown, head to North Main Street to enjoy small, locally owned stores and eateries. Picturesque light posts, banners, flower pots, benches and trees line the street, making it a great destination for shopping and eating. Both downtown and surrounding Edwardsville districts are home to a variety of shops, including music, clothing, art galleries, gift boutiques, beauty and cosmetics, games, jewelry, home decor, candy, wine and spirits, florists and toys. Fine dining, familiar favorites, bistro delights and more await discerning diners. Check out the Goshen Market on Saturdays, May–October, next to the courthouse, to pick up fresh, locally grown produce to create your own gourmet menu.
Located at Governors Parkway and IL Route 159, Edwardsville's newest development features many popular franchises, restaurants and big-box retail stores alongside unique, local favorites. From high-tech toys to clothes, to office supplies, to supermarket shopping and banking, Edwardsville Crossing is a great place to cross everything off your list.
South 159 in Glen Carbon
The South IL Route 159 shopping district near Walmart in Glen Carbon offers big-box shops and strip malls that house a variety of businesses and eateries, including automotive, footwear, office supplies, sports equipment, service businesses and national chain restaurants.
University Pointe on 157
Just outside SIUE's campus, University Pointe offers many diverse eating and shopping options and is conveniently connected to the MCT Trails network of Class One bikeways. This is a great place to go for a bite, with dining selections including fine Italian, barbecue, Chinese, bar and grill, Mexican, and coffeehouse selections. Shoppers will find furnishings, children's items, gaming equipment, computers, pet supplies and more.
Miner Square in Glen Carbon
Miner Square offers shops conveiently located in a charming plaza. Home decor, gifts, confections, and friendly merchants welcome shoppers to Miner Square.
Shop Chamber Campaign Sweepstakes
The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Shop Chamber sweepstakes event during the holiday shopping season. The campaign encourages support of Ed/Glen Chamber members and drives consumers to local businesses with the opportunity to win weekly prize drawings and a cash grand prize. Visit the campaign website throughout the months of November & December for a listing of participating merchants.