Things to do. Places to go.
Two Roads Abode is about 12 miles from Shelbyville, home of Lake Shelbyville. But there are lots of things to do in addition to boating and swimming.
Below are a few of our favorite places.
Good Local Options – full dinner menu with bar
Tailwinds Steakhouse – in Findlay 10 miles east of here. Reservations not required. tailwindssteakhouse.com or (217) 756-8654
Longbranch Grill – in Shelbyville serving lunch and dinner Mon-Sat. longbranchgrill.com or (217) 774-1700
Fine Dining – travel a little further to check out these excellent choices
Firefly Grill – located in Effingham (about 40 miles south), this is truly one of the best restaurants south of Chicago. They grow many of their veggies/herbs and often feature locally grown meat. Reservations suggested: ffgrill.com (217)-342-2002
Bizou – 30 miles north of Two Roads in downtown Decatur the Bizou offers a great night out. Just south of Bizou in the same block is a nice little wine shop called the Decanter. The owners are knowledgeable and helpful. Reservations suggested: bizoudecatur.com (217) 422-7000
Beach House – another Decatur option with a beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Decatur. Reservations suggested: decaturbeachhouse.com (217) 422-7202
Local Color – nothing fancy but good food and good people serving it
MAC’s Diner in Assumption serving breakfast and lunch. Open 6am to 1pm M-F; 6am to 9am Saturday. 202 S Business 51 (217) 226-4297
Dinner Bucket in Assumption serving breakfast and lunch. Open 6am to 1pm Sunday-Friday. Thursday nights – Fried Chicken (done the old fashioned way) – all you can eat buffet. 129 S Chestnut St, (217) 226-3700
Mama Chan’s in Moweaqua (15 minutes away) serving authentic Thai cuisine and Asian dishes Thurs -Sunday 11am to 8pm 105 N Main St.
Willow Ridge Winery in Westervelt (but has a Shelbyville address) 8 miles away. GPS does work and you might need it – this is remote but worth the find. Tina and Louie Donnel have built a lovely Tuscan-style tasting room with outdoor and indoor seating. Take your own snacks to enjoy as you sit and sip. Often there is music on Friday evenings Often there is music on Friday evenings. willowridgewinery.com or (217) 738-2323
Arpeggio Winery south of Assumption (but has a Pana address) 10 miles away. Go west on 2100 north road (the E/W blacktop just north of Two Roads) about 5 miles to the second stop sign at Route 51. Turn left (south) and proceed about 2.5 miles to County Road 800 North. There is some construction along Rt 51 but it is worth the effort to get there. Mike and Karen Swiney have a beautiful farm up on the hill where they grow and process grapes. The original barn, in the family for generations, was converted to the wine tasting building… two stories with balconies and wonderful views. Open 1-6pm Wed, Thurs & Sun; 1-8:30pm Fri and Sat.
Entertainment & Museums
Little Theatre on the Square – 30 minutes away in Sullivan, IL. Live productions with talented summer stock actor/actresses. There are several children’s productions as well during the summer months. thelittletheatre.org or (217) 728-7375
Lincoln Presidential Museum – an hour away in Springfield, it is well worth the trip along with several other notable Springfield sites like Lincoln’s Home & Tomb, the IL State Museum, and the Dana Thomas House (beautifully restored Frank Lloyd Wright home). alplm.org or (217) 558-8844
Children’s Museum of IL – Decatur has this incredible children’s museum sponsored by many of the large agri-businesses based there as well as Assumption’s Sloan Implement (largest privately owned John Deere dealership in the world). The Scovill Zoo is in the same complex and is very nice as well. cmofil.org
Lake Shelbyville Boating, Beach & Hiking Activities
Golf Courses (G.C.)
National G.C. at Eagle Creek – Findlay 12.5 mi
Moweaqua G.C. – Moweaqua 10 mi
Timber Lake G.C. – Findlay 14mi
Fox Prairie G.C. – Windsor 20 mi
Red Tail G.C. – Decatur 20 mi
Oak Terrace G.C. – Pana 22 mi
Oak Terrace Spa – beautiful Spa south of Pana about 30 minutes away. oakterraceresort.com/spa
Arthur’s Amish Country – scattered around Arthur, Arcola, Cadwell are many quaint Amish country homes and businesses. illinoisamishcountry.com
Tanger Outlet Mall – located an hour away in Tuscola, IL along I-57. Offers many name brand outlet stores.
The following are all located in Shelbyville
- Wade’s Quality Meats, which offer the best steaks and convenience store items as well.
- County Market – Full Grocery Store
- Walmart Supercenter with Grocery and other needs
- CVS Pharmacy
- Shelby Memorial Hospital