Frequently Asked Question's

•          What are your current hours?

We are OPEN Tuesday-Friday 11:30-2:30 PM, Friday 5 - 8 PM, Saturday 12-3 PM & back open 5-7 PM for Dinner. We are CLOSED on Sundays & Mondays. 

•          Are you open for dine-in?

Yes! Order from the counter and pick a table for dine in, or take it home with you. Masks are required when you aren't eating.

•          Where can we place an order for a whole cake or large quantity desserts, pastries, or catering?

If you would like to place an order for a Whole Cake or other large items, email us at: **We require at least a 4 days’ notice for all orders.** Please DO NOT message us on Facebook to place an order.

•          What's on our menu these days?

We will have a rotating WEEKLY menu consisting of 4 or 5 items so that we can introduce more exciting meals for you all to try! We WILL however still have burgers on the menu, house-made Chef’s Patty or Black Cat and Beyond Meat Patty as an option. Popular items will be rotated back onto the menu every few weeks, so don’t worry if we don’t have your favorite available today...

it will be back again, and in the meantime, we hope to encourage you to try something new (which might become a new favorite).

•          Where can I find your up-to-date menu?

You can find our menu on our Website, Facebook page, or Instagram (@dancing_dog_eatery)

The weekly menu is posted every Tuesday morning.

•          What does vegan mean?

We only serve food that has no connection to animals - our food is all plant based with no meat of any kind, dairy, eggs or honey used. Any "meat" or "cheese" items on the menu use plant-based alternatives, most of them made in house. Common meat alternatives are seitan (wheat based), tofu (soybean), and Beyond Meat (a popular commercial faux meat product). Common cheese alternatives are our house-made raw cashew Chèvre and/or house-made almond milk mozzarella. 

•          What desserts do you have?

We usually have our guest’s favorites: Vanilla Lavender Cake and Death by Chocolate Cake available daily. In addition to our slices of cake, we usually have bags of cookies and/or brownies for you to enjoy. We will have specialty cakes in addition to our classics.  Be sure to check our Facebook page and Instagram as you will find our most current options there.

  •      When are juices available?

Each week we will be featuring one or two specialty freshly-made juices, and occasionally we will feature a smoothie too.

•          How can I place an order?

You can come in to place your order, or for take-out you can call 217-552-1344. Please DO NOT try to message us an order as we will not see it in time!

  • What if I can’t get through when calling?

Please be patient and wait a minute or two before calling again.

  •      TO-GO Orders Charge(s):  We will be adding a .50 cent charge for each to go box in your order. Dine in orders are not charged the extra fee.​​

•          Do you deliver?

We DO NOT have delivery as an option.

•          What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Cash and Card payments – Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We DO NOT have Apple Pay and we DO NOT accept checks.

•          What merchandise do you currently have for sale?

We currently have our famous Dancing Dog T-Shirts, House-Made Ketchup, Reusable Tote Bags, Coffee Mugs and Stickers for sale! Check out our website (under "Shop") to get a better look at each of these items.

  •      What protocols are you taking to ensure our safety?

All staff members are fully vaccinated. Everyone is required to wear a mask throughout their shift, wash their hands and change gloves frequently. Our surfaces are continually sanitized throughout the day.


Thank you for being understanding during these times. We appreciate your continued support and love for The Dancing Dog! We are beyond grateful to still be here and able to serve you. (: