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Welcome to Café 20 in Marengo, Illinois
756 East Grant Highway Marengo, IL 815-568-5653

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NACHO PLATTER 9.99
A mountain of tortilla chips covered in tangy cheese, lettuce, black olive, tomato, and jalapeno. Served with sour cream and salsa. Choose either chicken or steak.
Substitute Waffle Fries 1.50

BRUSCHETTA 8.99
Fresh from our garden to your table.

FRIED ITALIAN CHEESE 7.99
Italian cheese fried, served over marinara sauce and topped with fresh basil.

ONION RING BASKET 7.99
Fresh cut onions hand battered.

FIRECRACKER SHRIMP 10.99
Unforgettable sweet and tangy shrimp.

GIANT BAVARIAN PRETZEL $7.99
Served with cheese sauce for dipping

CHICKEN TENDERS 7.99
Breaded white meat chicken with BBQ sauce, homemade ranch or tangy honey mustard. Make them Buffalo style. 1.00

CHICKEN WINGS 7.99
A pound of chicken wings tossed in either BBQ sauce, Buffalo sauce or Asian zing.

CHIPS & SALSA 4.99
Basket of our homemade chips and salsa.

COMBINATION PLATTER 11.99
Includes chicken tenders, fried Italian cheese, fried pickles, and onion rings. No substitutions.

QUESADILLAS 6.50 Half 3.99
Two layer flour tortillas stuffed with a blend of cheeses and green onion. Salsa and sour cream served on side.
Add Chicken or Steak 1.50 For Half Order add .75

CHEESE FRIES 4.99
A Marengo classic served at this location for over 35 years!

LOADED POTATO SKINS 8.99
Classic potato skins stuffed with cheese, bacon, green onions. Served with side of sour cream.

FRIED PICKLES 7.99
You have not lived until you have tried these pickle spears. Served with a spicy ranch dipping sauce.

CAPRESE APPETIZER 6.99
Fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and basil with a balsomic glaze.

Salads

GEO'S SALAD 9.50
A Grilled chicken breast served with tossed greens, tomato, cucumber, mushrooms, green pepper, green onions, bacon, egg and bleu cheese

CAESAR SALAD 8.50 add Chicken 3.00 add shrimp 4.50
Fresh Romaine lettuce tossed with our classic Caesar dressing. Topped with croutons, parmesan cheese, tomato, cucumber, and red onion.

SHRIMP LOUIS 12.99
Tender Gulf Shrimp tossed in Thousand Island dressing with a touch of Brandy, placed over a bed of fresh greens. Garnished with sliced cucumbers, egg, and tomato.

CAPRESE SALAD 9.50 Add tender cuts of New York Strip Steak to the Caprese 14.99
A bed of fresh greens topped with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette

TACO SALAD 8.50
Served in a tortilla shell, your choice of chicken or steak, with lettuce, pico degallo, sour cream, black olive, guacamole, cheese blend, green onions and salsa.

HOUSE SALAD 4.25
A Marengo's best starter salad! Fresh greens, tomato, cucumber, mushroom, red onion, and croutons

CHEF SALAD 9.50
A classic salad, fresh greens, tomato, cucumber, mushroom, egg, ham, turkey, swiss, and cheddar cheese

ADD SALMON TO ANY SALAD. 6.99

DRESSINGS: Ranch ~ French ~ Bleu Cheese ~ Thousand Island ~ Creamy Carlic ~ Italian ~ Balsamic Vinaigrette ~ Raspberry Vinaigrette ~ Honey Mustard ~ Caesar

*Homemade Soups*

Cup of Soup $2.99
Bowl of Soup $3.99
Bowl of Soup and House Salad $6.99

Served with vegetable, potato, and either salad or soup

BBQ RIBS FULL SLAB 18.99 HALF SLAB 14.99
Slow cooked baby back ribs in our own house BBQ sauce.

GRILLED PORK CHOPS 17.99
Two juicy nine ounce center cut chops.

PORK FILET 23.99
A sixteen ounce steak flame pan roasted and partnered with sautéed mushrooms in a marsala sauce.

NEW YORK STRIP or
RIBEYE STEAK BY THE OUNCE

Cut fresh to order, any size steak. Minimum of 10 ounces.
1.65 per ounce.

CHOPPED STEAK 12.99
With sautéed mushrooms and onions.

SURF AND TURF 23.99
A ten ounce New York Strip with choice of fried or sautéed shrimp.

JUMBO SHRIMP 15.99
Your choice of shrimp sautéed in garlic butter or fried golden brown.

BAKED MEAT LOAF 12.99
A traditionally prepared baked meatloaf with mushrooms and gravy.

BAKED TILAPIA 13.99
A boneless filet, baked then topped with a creamy clam sauce.

SALMON 15.99
Fresh Jail Island salmon prepared with a seasonal specialty topping or plain with lemon and butter.

BLACKENED MAHI 17.99
Served with pineapple salsa and rice pilaf.

CHICKEN AMARETTO 13.99
A chicken breast sautéed with Amaretto, orange juice, and almonds.

CHICKEN MARSALA 13.99
A boneless filet sautéed then smothered with fresh sliced mushrooms and a light marsala wine sauce.

BROASTED CHICKEN 11.99
A four piece meal prepared fresh to order. Add $1.50 for all white meat (Unavailable Fridays)

BROASTED SNACK 9.99
Two piece broasted meal. Add .75 for all white meat. (Unavailable Fridays)

Served with a side: waffle fries, skinny fries, potato salad, fresh fruit, or cup of soup.
Onion rings or sweet potato tater tots 1.00 A sald to sandwich $2.25 Add soup cup $1.49

CHICKEN WRAP 7.99 Crispy or grilled.

BUFFALO with buffalo
sauce, lettuce, tomato,
onion, mixed cheese,
and side of bleu cheese dressing.

CAESAR with Caesar
dressing, lettuce, tomato, onion, parmesan cheese,
and cucumber.

MEDITERRANEAN with balsamic vinaigrette,
lettuce, tomato, onion,
feta and black olives.

SOUTHWEST RANCH with southwest ranch, lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon and mixed cheese.

REUBEN 8.99
Corned beef piled high, sauerkraut and melted Swiss
cheese topped with thousand island and served on rye
bread.

CORNED BEEF 7.99
Thinly sliced and piled atop rye and melted Swiss cheese.

ITALIAN BEEF 7.99
Thinly sliced tender beef simmered in au jus.
Add mozzarella cheese 1.00 Add pepperoncinis .75.

TUNA MELT 7.99
Fresh tuna salad on sourdough with bacon and Cheddar cheese.

FISH TACOS 11.99
Three fried walleye soft tacos, stuffed with lettuce, pico de gallo and southwest ranch.

FRIED WALLEYE SANDWICH 7.99
OUR FAMOUS walleye on a bun served with tartar sauce. Add cheese 1.00

TURKEY SANDWICH 8.99
Fresh sliced turkey breast on wheat toast with bacon,
lettuce, tomato, mayo and guacamole.

BLT 7.99
A classic BLT. Add turkey to BLT for a Turkey Club for .50

TURKEY REUBEN 9.99
Served on a Pretzel Roll 9.99

BUILD YOUR BURGER 7.99
Served with garnish side of lettuce,
tomato, red onions and pickles.

CHOOSE:
Half pound burger
Grilled chicken breast
Black Bean Patty

ADD CHEESE: 1.00
American ~ Cheddar ~ Swiss
Mozzarella ~ Pepperjack

ADD TOPPINGS/SIDES:
BACON: 1.00
Sautéed Mushrooms 1.00
Fried Green Olives: 1.00
Sautéed Onions: .75
Avacado: 2.50
Fried Egg: 1.50

Side cheese sauce: .75
Side bbq sauce: 50
Side southwest ranch: .50
Side mayo: upon request

STEAK SANDWICH 13.99
Eight ounce New York Strip steak served open-faced
with a side of au jus.

BBQ BEEF SANDWICH 8.99
Tender roast beef in our classic barbeque sauce.

FRIED PORK TENDERLOIN
SANDWICH “SCHNITZELWICH”
7.99
Fried pork cutlet served with lemon mayo.

PULLED PORK SANDWICH 7.99
Slow roasted pork shoulder, smothered in our classic
barbeque sauce.

PORK TENDERLOIN SANDWICH 7.99
A boneless medallion of pork marinated in BBQ sauce,
grilled, then smothered with caramelized onions.

HOT HAM AND CHEESE 7.99
Grilled on white bread.

BLACKENED MAHI SANDWICH 13.99
Served with pineapple salsa and southwest drizzle.

GRILLED VEGETABLE SANDWICH 8.50
Seasonal vegetables served on grilled sourdough with a side of pesto mayo.

MARINATED PORTOBELLO
MUSHROOM SANDWICH
8.99
Grilled Portobello filled with tomato and topped with melted mozzarella cheese served with a side of pesto mayo.

YUMMY BURGER 7.99
Two quarter pound burgers stacked high just like they have been prepared here for 35 years! Served with Yum Yum cheese fries

PATTY MELT 8.99
Grilled hamburger on Rye with grilled onion and Swiss cheese.

CHICKEN CORDON BLUE 8.99
Grilled chicken breast topped with ham and Swiss cheese.

ITALIAN CAFÉ SANDWICH 13.99
Tender steak, giardiniera and mozzarella cheese . OFF MENU?

Served with breadstick and salad or soup

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS 10.99
A classic Italian flavor.

CHICKEN PARMESAN 14.99
A lightly breaded pan-fried chickn breast on a bed of spaghetti. Topped with melted mozzarella cheese and red sauce.

PESTO PASTA 11.99
Tossed in our pesto sauce and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. Add Chicken 3.oo Shrimp 4.40

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO 12.99
A warm bed of fettuccine tossed with creamy Alfredo sauce with parmesan cheese. Add Chicken 3.00 Shrimp 4.50

GNOCCHI 14.99
Potato and Asiago cheese gnocchi with rosé cream sauce.

LINGUINI CARBONARA 13.99
A rich cheese sauce flavored with sautéed ham, onions, and garlic, combined with lunguini.

MEAT OR CHEESE RAVIOLI 10.99
Large serving covered in our marinara sauce.

PASTA PRIMAVERA 11.99
A mixture of fresh vegetables including squash, zuccini, green pepper, red onion, and tomato all sautéed in garlic butter, tossed with bow-tie pasta and finished with mozzarella cheese. Add Chicken 3.00 Shrimp 4.50

CAJUN CHICKEN & SAUSAGE 14.99
Blackened chicken and andouille sausage, tomato, onion and green pepper over a bow-tie pasta in paprika wine sauce.

PUTTENESCA PASTA 11.99
A mix of Mediterranean vegetables tossed in a spicy marinara sauce (choose your spicy level 1-10) served over bow-tie pasta. Add Chicken 3.00 Shrimp 4.50

BOWTIE SAUSAGE & PEPPER 12.99
Garden fresh peppers, onion, tomato, and Italian sausage and pasta for a dish that captures the flavors of the Mediterranean.

 

CALIFORNIA STYLE PIZZA
All of our 12 inch pizzas are baked in the wood-fired
Hearth oven resulting in a crispy outside and chewy
inside crust. Gluten free option additional 3.00.

MARGARITE 10.99
Chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, and olive oil covered with
fresh mozzarella.

SHRIMP AND PESTO 13.99
A perfect marriage: tender gulf shrimp, fresh basil, tomato,
and olive oil- finished with fresh mozzarella.

GRILLED PORTABELLA 11.99
Large portabella mushroom marinated, char-broiled and
sliced then placed over our pizza sauce and topped with a
three cheese blend.

BOURBON STREET 13.99
Shrimp, andouille sausage, tomato, green onion and
mozzarella cheese.

GRILLED VEGETABLE 11.99
Grilled fresh seasonal vegetables placed over pizza sauce
and topped with a three cheese mix.

ITALIAN SAUSAGE & CARAMELIZED ONIONS 11.99
Naturally sweet, deeply browned onions and mild Italian
sausage over home crafted pizza sauce.

BBQ CHICKEN 11.99
Grilled chicken breast and red onions served over our sweet
BBQ sauce and topped with cheddar cheese mix.

PHILLY BEEF 11.99
Grilled beef, pepperoncini, onion, green pepper and mixed cheese.

TACO PIZZA 12.99
Black olive, pico de gallo, jalapeño, mixed cheese and choice of chicken or steak.

TRADITIONAL 12.99
Sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green pepper and red onions.

CHEESE 10.99

CHEESE & SAUSAGE 11.99

CHEESE & PEPPERONI 11.99

HALF PIZZA & HOUSE SALAD 8.99

 

ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS

Vegetable ~ Pepperoni ~ Sausage ~ Bacon ~ Garlic
.50/half - 1.00/ whole

Shrimp ~ Andouille Sausage ~ Fresh Basil ~ Portabella
1.75/half - 2.50/whole

 

MONDAYS ~ ITALIAN NIGHT

TUESDAYS ~ TACO TUESDAY 1/2 PRICE BEER ALL DAY

WEDNESDAYS ~ GERMAN FARE

THURSDAYS ~ BBQ RIBS AND ALL YOU CAN EAT BROASTED CHICKEN

FRIDAYS ~ FISH FRY

SATURDAY ~ PRIME RIB

SUNDAYS ~ CLOSED JANUARY - FEBRUARY FOR PRIVATE PARTIES

Sides

Waffel Fries 2.25
Vegetable
2.25
Potato Salad
2.25
Fresh Fruit
2.25
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
2.25
Baked Potato
2.25 (Loaded 1.50)
Sweet Potato Tater Tots 3.25
Onion Rings 3.25
Rice Pilaf 3.25
Vegetable
2.25
Cole Slaw
.75
Apple Sauce
.75

 

Beverages

COKE ~ DIET COKE ~ CHERY COKE ~ SPRITE ~ RASPBERRY ICED TEA
FRESH BREWED ICED TEA ~ COFFEE ~ HOT TEA ~ HOT CHOCOLATE
1.99
MILK 2.25
CHOCOLATE MILK 3.50
SPRECHER ROOT BEER 3.50
ORANGE JUICE ~ CRANBERRY JUICE SM 2.50 LG 3.50


EXTENSIVE BEER SELECTION

Imported Beers

Franziskaner Hefe-Weiss Amstel Light
Franziskaner Dunkel-Weiss Red Stripe
Hacker-Pschorr Weiss Stella Artois
Corona Hoegaarden
Heineken Tecate
Guinness Dos Equis
Moosehead Molson Canadian
Lucky Beer Spaten Lager
Weihenstephaner Dab
Harp Chimay Blue
Bass Ale

Domestic Beers

Smirnoff Ice Landshark
Mike's Hard Lemonade Coors Light
Samuel Adams  
Fat Tire Abita Turbo Dog ~ (Brown Ale)
Goose Island Honkers Ale Abita Purple Haze ~ (Raspberry Wheat)
Blue Moon Bells Oberon
Miller High Life MGD Light
Miller Lite Bud Light
Budweiser Southern Tier Uber Sun
O'Doul's (Non-Alcoholic)  

 

WINE & COCKTAILS

All Kids Menu items $4.99, drink included

Hot Dog

Mini Corn Dogs

Chicken Tenders

Hamburger

Fried Mac & Cheese Squares

Grilled Cheese

~ Above items with choice of fries, apple sauce or vegetable

Half Cheese Pizza

Spaghetti with Garlic Bread

opening hours

  • Sundays
    11:00a - 8:30p
    Call for private party requests
  • Weekdays
    Mon - Thur 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Weekends
    Fri - Sat 11:00a - 10:00p