What To Do In Peoria, Illinois When Your Flight is Delayed


Oh no, not again. Flight delays are so common these days and such a hassle. It is even more frustrating when you are from out of town and have no idea where things are. If you are ever delayed at the Peoria International Airport in Peoria Illinois, here is a list of things to make your life easier. Just 3.7 miles down the road in Bartonville, Illinois you will find some good food and some stores to pass the time.

You Gotta Eat

Tyroni's Italian Cafe-
Tyroni's in Bartonville is known for their Italian food. They offer many specials like a lunch buffet Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., a brunch on Sunday featuring $1 Mimosas and half off pizzas from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Bartonville Diner- The Bartonville Diner offers your typical diner fare at decent prices.

Jim's Family Restaurant- Jim's offers a little something for everyone from sandwiches and melts to Greek specialties and pasta. Breakfast is served all day. Good food at good prices.

Things To Do

The Cake Shoppe-
Are you a baking enthusiast? Then you will love this store. The Cake Shoppe has been in business over 35 years and is located in an old bank building, which is very unique. They offer decorating supplies, cookie cutters, candy morsels and molds. Find a lot of things you would like to purchase but don't want to take them with you on the plane? They can ship your items to you.

Discount Smoke Shop- A smoker's paradise. This store offers low-cost cigarettes, cigars, smoking accessories and pipe tobacco.

Low on Snacks or Other Items?

Dollar General-
Did you forget to pack the toothpaste? Did you run out of shampoo or conditioner? Are you getting low on snacks, or even worse, the baby is going through more diapers than you planned, and you still have a few more hours to go before reaching your destination? No worries, there is a Dollar General just a few miles down the road to help alleviate these minor annoyances.

Although the Peoria International Airport is in a more rural area, you will find places to eat and pass the time nearby. You should have time to eat, browse and get back in plenty of time for your next flight.

Carrie Lowrance is a freelance writer and author. She has lived in Illinois for twenty years. She has been published on Huffington Post, She Is Fierce, Piggy Bank Dreams, etc. She has also published two books of poetry, one children's book and she writes her own personal finance blog.