•  A full breakfast menu
  • Sandwiches
  • Dinners
  • Fresh Salads
  • Homemade soups
  • Homemade Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, and Scones
  • Vegetarian options
  • Homemade Strawberry Bread

Great News!

  After 38 years in business we have sold the restaurant to the owners of WB's Pub and Grub. They will keep our delicious breakfast and offer their lunch and dinner menu. Of course they will continue to make our Strawberry Bread. It's a marriage of two great restaurants. Congratulations to the Fuller family. We wish them the best of luck. 

  Thank you to our loyal customers. It has been a joy to serve you.

  And to our employees who have been and will continue to be our friends and family, thank you. Your dedication has made this business a success. We love you and will miss you.

​Bob and Therese              

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What's Cookin' is a full service family restaurant in Charleston, Illinois, just minutes north of Eastern Illinois University.

Our Strawberry Bread is legendary and can be shipped anywhere in the United States. We also cater just about any size or type of event.

Opened in 1980, What's Cookin' restaurant is located at the corner of Seventh and Madison, one block north of the historic town square and seven blocks north of EIU.

When you’re in Charleston, don't miss a chance to stop in and say “Hello.”

There's more to Charleston than fast food!

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Saturday & Sunday


Charleston’s Favorite Restaurant Since 1980

 (217) 345-7427