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Pre-show Dining, Spirits & Entertainment in Downtown Joliet

Things to do

Downtown Joliet

Here’s some helpful info so you have the most enjoyable experience at the Rialto Square Theatre.

Joliet has a lot of great choices right here in Downtown City Center or nearby.

Downtown Joliet Lodging

From out of town?
Find comfort and entertainment in one of these great hotels

Harrah’s Joliet Casino & Hotel
151 North Joliet Street
Joliet, IL 60432-4018
(815) 740-7800

Hollywood Casino & Hotel
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60436
(888) 436-7737


Food, Spirits & Entertainment

Al’s Steak House
(15 minutes west of the Rialto) Fine dining & spirits
1990 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60435

Chicago St. Pub
(across the St. from the Rialto) Pub food, spirits & entertainment
78 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432

Cut 158 Chophouse
110 North Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432

Harrah’s Casino
(2 blocks west of the Rialto) Gambling, food, spirits & entertainment
151 N. Joliet Street Joliet, IL 60432

Juliet’s Tavern
205 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432

Mygrain Brewing
50 E. Jefferson St., Ste. 106
(815) 345-3339

Mousa Tapas Bar
158 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 409-7338

81 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 582-4438

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Patron Safety

We want to make sure each and every patron has an enjoyable time at the Rialto Square Theatre.

For the safety of our patrons, artists, and employees, the following items have been deemed prohibited by the management of the Rialto Square Theatre, and are not allowed in the theatre at any time. Any patron in possession of a prohibited item may be asked to surrender the item or return the item to your vehicle. In the event you chose to leave the theatre and not return, refunds will not be given.

Please be advised, hand-held metal detectors may be used at some performances.


  • Laser lights / pointers
  • Noisemakers, including: Airhorns and Thunderstix
  • Thermoses
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Back Packs
  • Bags Larger than 13”x13”x13”
  • Alcohol
  • Bottles / Cans
  • Costumes that cover the head and/or face
  • Firearms
  • Large knives (blade 3” & larger)
  • Coolers
  • Wallet Chains
  • Outside Food & Beverage
  • E-cigarettes

A guest in possession of a prohibited item has three choices:

  • Dispose of the prohibited items(s) at the door.
  • Return prohibited item(s) to your vehicle.
  • Leave the theatre with the prohibited items(s). Ticket refunds will not be given.