Giving Back Whenever We Can

DeLongs’ Casual Dining And Spirits in Pontiac, IL knows the importance of giving back to the community that patronizes our business on a regular basis. We believe it is important to pay it forward, but we also just like to help.

We do whatever we can to help local nonprofit organizations with fundraising by opening up our establishment for benefits or charity events. We donate 10% back of the total amount we earn. 

A Lasting Impression

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Check out some testimonials from a couple of the organizations we recently worked with on fundraisers.

“The Livingston County Humane Society Recently held our first annual St. Catpatricks fundraiser at DeLongs’ on March 17. We had so much fun working with their wonderful staff and Stephanie who helped share ideas to make our fundraiser more successful. We were amazed at the generous crowd, the customers raved about the food, fast service, and how nice the restaurant is. We saw a great silent auction with only three items, making $120 for our homeless animals. We also received a percentage of the meals, which made enough funds for us to bring in 13 new animals into our shelter and vet them. Talk about saving lives and making funds to do it while having fun. They have just agreed to do our Long Lost Wine Tasting Return this coming September, which we feel will be one of our biggest events. We also had many people tell us they loved the size of the restaurant and will be going there more often. This is a great restaurant with a fantastic reputation tucked in a small town. See you there!”




"DeLongs' Casual Dining and Spirits draws diners from all walks of life. Located in beautiful downtown Pontiac on the square, they serve lunch and dinner and cater to everyone. On any given day, there are young adults dining together, to families with young children to the elderly.  From business men in suits and ties to large groups of families and friends to local clubs or groups holding a meeting in their spacious upstairs. In practice, DeLongs' serves all ages and welcomes everyone warmly and serves their patrons with a smile. 

Their menu is quite large, offering numerous varieties of delicious appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entres and desserts. Their menu has so much variety and unique choices, it is difficult for me to make a decision when dining at DeLongs'!  A few of my personal favorites are their famous Irish Cheese Fries, Chicken Pot Pie Soup and their Chicken Ranch BLT. My family cannot dine at DeLongs' without completing our meal with their signature Skillet Cookie. Absolutely delicious!!!

Besides dine-in services, DeLongs' offers outdoor seating, take-out and delivery service. All with a pleasant atmosphere, friendly service and very reasonable prices.

What most impresses me about DeLongs' and what sets their restaurant apart from others is their consistent contributions to numerous charitable organizations.  I am a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital volunteer and help raise money for St. Jude. DeLongs' offers us opportunities to raise money for St. Jude by designating a certain week night to St. Jude when friends and families can go to DeLongs' and enjoy great food for dinner, and DeLongs' gives 10% of every patron's bill that evening to St. Jude. We spread the word and pass out flyers and DeLongs' does the rest! It's really that simple! Stephanie DeLong and her staff are so easy and flexible to work with and so generous with their donations. "St. Jude Night" at DeLongs' really is one of our easiest ways to raise money for The children and families of St. Jude and help end childhood cancer!

In short, DeLongs' delivers a wonderful atmosphere, friendly service, great food and a commitment to giving back to numerous local and national charitable organizations, such as St. Jude. I highly recommend patronizing DeLongs' Casual Dining and Spirits!"



We have been long time customers of DeLong's Casual Dining. The decor is unique. The food is delicious and affordable with great service. A couple of our favorites are the Chicken Pot Pie and Ribeye Sandwich. DeLong's more than just a restaurant though. It's a known fact that DeLong's is active with the Holiday Tournament and Scholarship Fundraising and a list too long to write. Our Relay for Life Team, Sullivan's Irish Brigade, has done multiple fundraising through them. We know we will have a great, successful Fundraising Night there. The staff is so much fun to work with!! And the best place in Pontiac for Outdoor Dining is DeLong's!!


Dave and Mary Jo Sullivan



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Contact Stephanie or Andy about hosting a DeLongs’ Night and earn money for your organization by calling 815-844-1983 or sending an email to