This home built in 1918 is the perfect setting for this casual fine dining grille.  The atmosphere is warm and inviting with a rustic American menu.  All menu items are created with the freshest ingredients and locally sourced when available.  The menus are changed often depending on availability of product.  We offer a wonderful wine list, craft and domestic beers and limited spirits.  Private rooms are available for events or private dining.

Cathy Kemp

It has always been a dream of mine and my husband Geoff to own our own place.  This home was the perfect setting for a warm and inviting restaurant.  My background includes many years in food and beverage with the most recent managing Pekin Country Club.  I am blessed to have a wonderful staff here at Kemp 208 beginning with Executive Chef Jeff Madden and his kitchen staff to the very talented front of the house staff.  We live in Tremont and have 3 children and 9 grandchildren with another to arrive in November.

Jeff Madden

Kemp 208 is proud to have Executive Chef Jeff Madden head up our cullinary team.  Jeff is a 2011 graduate of the Cullinary institute of America.  After graduating Jeff was the Sous Chef at Midland Country Club in Midland Texas, then the Sous Chef at Country Club of Peoria.  Jeff is a member of the American Chef Association and has earned 3 bronze medals in competions.  Jeff loves working with the freshest ingredients  available, locally sourced when possible.  His talent at pairing foods is amazing and results in some wonderful cullinary dishes.

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RESERVATION NUMBER: (309) 263-4446

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