Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As simple as it is to make it at home, it tastes so much better in a diner and at the best one in the state of Illinois.

There are so many hot breakfast spots scattered throughout Illinois and right here in the Quad Cities. If you're searching for a classic breakfast, something a little fancier, or you're craving a brunch buffet, there are lots of places to satisfy your breakfast cravings. When my wife was pregnant with our son, she craved breakfast sausage links as you'd find in a diner and while I did find them, they still needed that diner touch. A diner that's a hole-in-the-wall place in Illinois that few know about but everyone leaves full and happy. A place like that exists in Illinois and is named the best place to get breakfast in all of Illinois.

MSN has found the 50 best hole-in-the-wall places to get breakfast in each state. The final results are from reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor, recommendations, and rankings from local food experts. The restaurant chosen for Illinois is your classic American diner in the heart of the U.S. This family-run restaurant in Elgin was founded in 1969 and currently has me drooling. Which place is it?

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This Restaurant Was Voted the Best Place to Grab Breakfast in Illinois

The famous restaurant MSN picked as the best place for breakfast in Illinois is none other than Ray's Diner. Located in the heart of Elgin, Ill., Ray's Diner has been proudly serving some of America's best breakfasts for more than 55 years.

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This is what MSN says about the best place to get breakfast in Illinois:

"This community staple has been serving all-day breakfast for over 50 years. While there can be a line, you’ll be treated to impeccable service and breakfast favorites like skillet combinations with everything from corn beef hash and chorizo to biscuit gravy, to golden pancakes and stuffed omelets."

We know that everyone has their own favorite breakfast spot. We know there are so many great places to try and we hope you support a local spot you call your favorite. You can read more about Illinois' best place to get breakfast here.

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