"Every college town in America has an Ike's Bar and Grill. There's a good reason for that, and Ike's in Charleston, Illinois does more than a sufficient job of filling the gap when you're looking for a cold beer and a reasonably priced, tasty burger. The service is prompt and friendly. The place has a hint of nostalgia, since it's been there forever, so the atmosphere is really cool. There's nothing shocking about the menu... sandwiches, burgers and a handful of tasty fried appetizers. We had the mozzarella sticks which are definitely a cut above the average cheese stick. The owners of Ike's could easily run to Gordon's food and stock their freezers with that type of product, but instead, they choose to step it up in with the quality of their food, and it shows. We dropped our daughter off for her second year of college, and we discovered Alex last year when she was a freshman. It's now pretty much a stop for us every time we're down there. I guess at night, Ike's turns into the university's Greek bar, but in The early evenings or late afternoons, it's filled with regulars who understand the value of a dollar, and appreciate a really tasty sandwich. My wife and I each had two ice, cold beers, some mozzarella sticks, two burgers, and a basket of onion rings, and the whole dinner cost us under $50 with a tip."