Located on historic Merchant Street in downtown Decatur, IL, TapRoot Restaurant celebrates the roots of American cuisine with a fresh take on the classics, we're calling it Rustic Contemporary. We serve up fresh food & good cheer with a warm sense of hospitality and a laid back vibe.


Fresh, contemporary comfort food. Prepared to perfection.

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The Ravenswood Manhattan
Ravenswood Rye Whiskey*, Spiced Pear Liqueur.

Citron Vodka, triple sec, cranberry.

Mint Julep
Featherbone Bourbon*, fresh mint.

Ceres Vodka* or Blackhearts Gin*. Dirty or not. Bleu Cheese Olive.

Old Fashioned
Ravenswood Rye Whiskey*, fresh orange & cherries, bitters.

The Vesper
Ceres Vodka*, Finn’s Gin*, Lillet.

The Javelina
Patron Silver, pineapple juice, jalapeno.

Devil’s in The Details
Bloody Mary
Ceres Vodka*, spicy pickled green beans.

TapRoot Toddy
Hot Tea, Dumante Pistachio Liqueur.

Irish Coffee
Fresh brewed coffee, Jameson & Bailey’s. Whipped cream.

Champagne Royale
Bubbly & Chambord Liqueur. Lemon twist.

Ginger Royale
Prosecco & Kings Ginger Liqueur. Lemon twist.

Gin & Juice
Finn’s Gin* & your choice of pineapple, orange, or grapefruit juice.

*Grain to Glass.
Distilled and bottled in the Midwest.



Craft Bottles

Two Brothers Cane & Ebel
Red Rye Ale

Avery Brewing Company
Ellie’s Brown Ale

Ace Hard Cider 

Great Lakes Brewing Company
Burning River Pale Ale


Deschutes Brewery
Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Stella Artois
Lagunitas IPA

Great Lakes Brewing Company
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Capital Brewery
Island Wheat

Domestic Bottles
Amstel Light
Bud Light
Coors Light
Goose Island 312
Michelob Ultra
Miller Lite
Newcastle Brown Ale


Bottles from the TapRoot Cellar

2013 Farmstead, Chardonnay, Napa Valley
2012 Saviah Cellars, The Jack Riesling, Washington
2012 Scarpetta, Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy

2013 La Senal, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina (also by the glass)
2012 Caidens Vineyard, Block Nine, Pinot Noir, California
2011 75 Wine Company, Cabernet Sauvignon, California
2011 Donati Family Vineyards, Limited Production, Immigrant Red Blend, California
2011 Venta Mazzaron, Tempranillo, Spain (also by the glass )

Mirabelle Brut, North Coast, California
Chateau Moncontour, Vouvray, France
Primaterra, Prosecco Brut, Veneto, Italy

Port by the Glass
Fonseca 10 year Tawny Port
Fonseca Bin No. 27

Wines By The Glass

Il Donato Pinot Grigio
Biagio Moscato D'Asti
Sisters Forever Chardonnay
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay
Maddalena Riesling
Two Angels Sauvignon Blanc

Bianchi Elsa Malbec
Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon
McManis Pinot Noir
The Crusher Merlot
McManis Zinfandel


Reservations 217.330.6365


170 N. Merchant St.
Decatur, IL 62523

Monday - Friday 11-am-2pm

Monday - Saturday
Bar Open 4pm-11pm
Dinner Served from 5pm-9pm

Phone: 217.330.6365



Live Jazz Wednesdays!

Live Jazz Wednesdays!

Come enjoy live Jazz at TapRoot with The Mac Jazz combo! Wednesday, October 15th & Wednesday the 29th – Music starts around 6:30 until about 9.

Open For Lunch! 3-18-14

Open For Lunch! 3-18-14

Starting next Tuesday, we are expanding our hours and unveiling our new lunch line-up! We’ve been hard at work putting together a great combination of choices ranging from Big Salads and Soups to a Sandwich list that will get your mouth watering. Hope to see you for lunch next week! We’ll be posting the new menu(…)

Downtown Decatur Mardi Gras!

Downtown Decatur Mardi Gras!

This Saturday, March 8 @ 5pm. Join us as Downtown Decatur celebrates Mardi Gras! All of your favorite downtown bars and restaurants will have dinner and drink specials as well as festive music and some live bands. TapRoot is serving up some Nawlins’ goodness with our specials; Shrimp Voodoo, Oysters Rockefeller, & delicious Beingets. We’ll also(…)

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