History | Maquet's Rail House | 221 Court Street, Pekin IL


Our Beginnings

Maquet’s Rail House started out as mostly a place for friends to gather and get a good drink. There was no real kitchen to speak of. The food choices were good but minimal. When the Rail House expanded into the adjoining building in 2019 a new, state-of-the-art kitchen was built including a real Italian brick pizza oven imported from Naples, Italy.

Infused with History

The buildings on the block were originally built around 1895 out of locally made brick. Most buildings in this area housed local manufacturing businesses with close-by, easy transport to the river. Later usages included warehouse storage and a variety of retail establishments.

Inspired by Pekin’s blue collar working class heritage, our simple, yet bold flavors pay homage to our hometown with unique takes on familiar classics.

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Map of Downtown Pekin showing location of Rail House