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Whether you get to downtown Glen Ellyn by car, Metra’s Union Pacific West line or the Prairie Path, you can easily while away a full day thanks to its myriad boutiques and tasty restaurants. The village is also home to College of DuPage and a robust commercial corridor along Roosevelt Road between Lambert Avenue and Route 53.

The Glen Art Theatre
Settle in at one of four theaters in this historic spot to watch first-run and indie flicks.
540 Crescent Boulevard

McAninch Arts Center
Known as The MAC for short, College of DuPage’s dynamic performing arts center hosts local and national acts in its 800-seat mainstage auditorium, as well as two smaller theater spaces.
425 Fawell Boulevard

The Village Links
Golfers can take advantage of the championship 18-hole course, 9-hole course or 40-station driving range. The on-site restaurant, Reserve 22, has a stunning patio with firepits, TVs and a bar.
485 Winchell Way

Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Learn about native animals, from golden eagles to red foxes, in outdoor and indoor exhibits.
525 South Park Boulevard

CluedIn Escape Rooms
Work as a team to find your way out of escape room games with offbeat themes, such as the mayor’s kidnapping or a psychological study at an abandoned asylum.
440 Roosevelt Road


Fire & Wine
Fare Hearty pastas and Neapolitan-style pizza in a loft-like, brick-walled space
Good for Date nights, ladies’ night out or grabbing a glass of wine and an app at the bar
Must try Asiago-stuffed gnocchi, butternut squash tortellacci, Nutella and berry calzone
433 North Main Street

A Toda Madre
Fare Modern Mexican dishes and trendy cocktails with a bustling vibe
Good for A lively weekday lunch or dinner date
Must try Shrimp cazuelita, grilled skirt steak tacos and the El Pastor cocktail with grilled pineapple and smoky mezcal
499 North Main Street

Blackberry Market
Fare Freshly prepared salads, soups, plus coffee and baked goods in a sunny cafe setting
Good for Breakfast sandwiches in the morning or bringing home dinner to-go on a too-tired-to-cook night
Must try Whatever’s on the menu for the week—you can’t go wrong. When in doubt, don’t pass up the iced cinnamon rounds.
401 North Main Street

Maize + Mash
Fare Southern-leaning, globally inspired shareable eats and whiskey-centric cocktails in a rustic-chic dining room
Good for A lunch meeting or group dinner
Must try Brisket chili, Korean pork bruschetta and marshmallow cream-filled beignets
430 North Main Street

2Toots Train Whistle Grill
Fare Crowd-pleasing grass-fed beef burgers, fries and hot dogs, all delivered to the table via miniature locomotives
Good for Lunch or dinner with kids (or kids at heart)
Must try Buttercream-frosted cupcakes garnished with a train whistle
450 North Main Street


Oak & Steel
(Not technically a store but worth a stop.) This upscale barber shop offers haircuts and grooming services for gents, with a bar inside to boot.
480 Main Street

This women’s clothing and accessory boutique lives up to its tagline, “an ageless adventure,” with trendy and classic pieces that have cross-generational appeal.
476 North Main Street

M & Em’s
This corner shop packs in a variety of toys and clothes for babies and kids (plus women’s clothing and accessories at its adjacent space, Meredith Jaye).
460 North Main Street

Marcel’s Culinary Experience
This kitchen store is the perfect spot to pick up a host or hostess gift, invest in fresh cookware or enjoy a seasonal cooking class, such as Spring in Provence.
490 North Main Street, 630.790.8500

Chocolaterie Stam
Whether you’re seeking a sweet gift or just a mid-shopping blood sugar boost, this store has you covered with bonbon bundles, chocolates, coffee and more.
530 Pennsylvania Avenue

Re:new Project
This social enterprise boutique employs local refugee women to hand-make fabric and leather handbags, clutches, journals and more, with every purchase benefiting its mission.
483 North Main Street

Plan your visit to Glen Ellyn around one of these upcoming spring/summer events:

Market Francais
April 25
As a nod to Glen Ellyn’s sister city—Le Bouscat, France—vendors showcase all things French in the Main Street train station parking lot between Main and Forest.

Taste of Glen Ellyn & Village Fair
May 17–20
The summer kicks off with family-friendly carnival rides, food and drinks for sale, music and more.

French Market
Sundays, June through October, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Visit downtown Glen Ellyn every Sunday to find locally grown produce, organic meats, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry and more.