Food and Hospitality Options for the 2020 National Specialty

Please read this information carefully and plan ahead. Due to the multiple changes in venues and our final hotel selection with both in-room and complimentary meal options but a limited kitchen and staff, our hospitality offerings are limited for 2020. 

  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD IN THE CONFERENCE CENTER This is a strict hotel policy. If you order in or do take-out, you will need to eat in your room. 
  • In Room: Every room is equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in an area with a small sink and counter. 
  • Free made-to-order breakfast: Free hot breakfast is a delicious start to your day, every day. There's always something new, from hot meals to grab-and-go snacks. For Embassy Suites hotel room guests ONLY.
  • Complimentary evening reception: Treat yourself to the evening reception, featuring complimentary small plate (popcorn/pretzel type snacks) and drink options. Happy Hour pricing for other drinks.
  • NO AWC HOSPITALITY SUITE: Because of the complimentary breakfast and evening reception as well as some room logistics with the hotel, we will not have a hospitality suite this year.
  • Small Food Store:  Caffeina's is located in the lobby across from the elevators. In addition to serving Starbucks coffees, it offers healthcare items, magazines, gifts, snacks, and fresh, quick meal options for your convenience. Hours vary.
  • Riverside Cafe: The Riverside Cafe offers casual dining for lunch and dinner with outside patio along the beautiful riverfront. 
    • ​The Riverside Cafe is VERY small with one chef and one waitress during open hours (Tuesday-Saturday 11a -11p; 4p-11p Sunday & Monday)
    • MONDAY We have arranged for the Cafe to be open for lunch on Monday with a limited menu. Additionally, it will open from 4p-11p with one chef and one waitress.
    • TUESDAY The restaurant will be open normal hours 11a-11p with one chef and one waitress. Wait and service times may vary.
    • WEDNESDAY Lunch Buffet (we need a minimum of 50 people) Menu: 2 soups (chef choice), Salad bar (2 greens and 8 assorted toppings), Cottage cheese and pasta salad, Cookies, Tea and water. The restaurant will be open normal hours 11a-11p
    • If we do not reach the 50 person minimum, they will not continue the buffet the next day.
    • THURSDAY Lunch Buffet (we need a minimum of 50 people) Menu: Essential salad with 2 dressings, Chicken alfredo (with the chicken cut up everything tossed together), Green beans, Strawberry shortcake, Tea and water. The restaurant will be open normal hours 11a-11p
    • FRIDAY Lunch Buffet (we need a minimum of 50 people) Menu: Pulled pork sandwich (reg. BBQ and Carolina), Pasta and potato salad, Baked beans, Brownies, tea and water. The restaurant will be open normal hours 11a-11p
    • SATURDAY The restaurant will be open normal hours 11a-11p.
  • ​Click here to see more information about the dining options at the hotel.

Need more food options? We have you covered!

  • There is a Steak N' Shake right next door.
  • Here's the Yelp Listings for restaurants nearby
  • Door Dash is available in East Peoria if you are short on drive time
  • Grubhub has a lot of delivery options for East Peoria, too
  • Google Listings for Restaurants near Embassy Suites East Peoria
  • Google Listings for Grocery Stores near Embassy Suites East Peoria (Hint: there's a Walmart 3 minutes away!)






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