Wed - Sun
   11 am - 2:30 pm



1850's Illinois Historic Site Courthouse

Abraham Lincoln Practiced Law Here on the traveling Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit (1849 - 1855)

Book your table for
 Valentine’s Day

 Sunday, February 14

 at The Wild Hare Café

serving lunch from 11 to 2:30

Menu Choices:

 Roasted Chicken Breast Strips and Strawberry

Topped Garden Salad  served with a drizzle of

 our own Raspberry Vinaigrette house dressing


  Cup of Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup,

Asparagus Quiche, Garden Salad and Grilled Artisan bread


Chose from our array of homemade desserts

     Coffee or Iced Tea


Both selections are $15.99 excluding sales tax and gratuity


   Our usual menu will also be available
from which to choose
[Credit cards accepted]


Reservations essential ...
phone 217 947 2100 to book, now!

Friday, February 26, at 5:30p will be the third scheduled dinner lecture
 [<-- click here for more] which will also be a book signing with Michael Burlingame, who with his associate Robert Shaw, co-authored a spectacular book, “A Day Long To Be Remembered - Lincoln in Gettysburg”.

Dr. Burlingame is an internationally renowned scholar who has published numerous books on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. His most recent work, “Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way—The America Lincoln Knew” is a look back through the window of time into Lincoln's world. Burlingame received a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University and is the holder of the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield where he has taught since 2009.  [click here for RESERVATIONS]

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Midwest Living Review
by Karen Sorensen

"Don't be surprised by the Alice-in-Wonderland nature of the Wild Hare Cafe's decor, which incongruously proves to be a nice complement to its simple but eclectic menu". 

¤ Our new seating area at the front of the building is ideal for private functions,
     showers & parties - so book now for events coming up in 2015.



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