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1160 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3137
+1 618-529-2556
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in just for dessert. The place was empty. The hostess was not overly pleasant but our waitress was very nice. They don't even have the desserts listed in the menu. We did end up getting the brownie with ice cream and it was delicious. I can't speak for the dinner items but dessert was good.

Thank Rachel J
Marion, Illinois
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141 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Our most recent visit was on par with previous visits which has been pretty average. We've always had good service and the food is fine but it's not a place we really seek out as there are better steaks to be found in the area.

Thank ANR_78
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

The empty restaurant (two other tables besides ours) on a Sunday at 12:30 should have been the first BIG clue to this one. The entire meal was just horrible, from the service (which we tipped, even when she didn't deserve it- never did return with one of our drinks she took to refill), to the dirty table, the dirty plates,... More 

Thank cokesmom
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Took my cousin for lunch here on my second day. Food was very good, wait staff were extremely attentive, and very reasonably prices.

Thank MemphisinMay
kansas city
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

For the prices this steak place is not worth it. The service was not so great either. They price it like a fancier restaurant steak but it is really Golden Corral quality. Would choose somewhere different next time.

Thank kansaskristy
Marion, Illinois
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I have been there several times over the years and the past 3 times has been terrible. Just this past Thursday my family and I was in Carbondale and I knew that the past 2 times was not good ( 1 time steak was still bloody and i ordered well done. 2nd time i order well done and it was... More 

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Tolono, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Steak was good and service was alright. The butter that comes with the rolls was weird like a honey cinnamon flavor that tasted very odd.

Thank Kyle H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

We went there for lunch and ordered a New York strip. It was delicious and served with sauced onions on the side. Bread was delicious and adult beverage was delicious as well. Great service!

Thank Rhonda S
Steeleville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

I have been here quite a few times, as I live in rural Illinois, halfway between Carbondale and metro east (of stl). I remembering them about three years ago, it was all decked out like you would in Texas. Well now the decor is gone, and you no longer have that Texas feeling, but they still have great service and... More 

Thank Leslie T
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

This used to be a favorite place to eat but they really need to do some updating of this restaurant. Went there on Christmas eve because they were one of the only places open. Server was great food was OK. Just not as good as it used to be.

Thank Ralph M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3137
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-529-2556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?