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Broken Yolk

American, Diner
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1332 US Highway 20 W, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9303
+1 815-858-9509
06:00 - 14:00
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Morrison, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were hungry and had no idea where or what we wanted to eat on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Very quiet and they were getting ready to close but food was good and waitress was friendly. We could not tell it was closing time and only saw the sign turned.

Thank DERGE71
Galena, Illinois
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Broken Yoke ......has changed their name to.......The Local Yokel...has good food . Never had a bad meal.

Thank Twiggy1949
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Food was great. Very unique interior. Friendly staff and great to talk to. Coffee was fresh and just off 20 making it a great little stop. Not much of a booze collection. But did have a drink.

Thank Juan R
Apple river
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We have gone to this restaurant for several years for breakfast after church. In the last year their venting system has gone from bad to worse and all 6 of us have decided the food is not worth your clothing smelling and our lungs burning. Too bad ! Their food was pretty good.

Thank poolqueenAppleriver
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

First of all, the place was just plain hot and muggy inside. On an 82° day, it was cooler outside than inside. Secondly, one waitress, waiting on 5 out of 12 tables, served a table that walked in about 10 minutes after we had sat down. In the meantime, we hadn't so much as received a menu or had been... More 

Thank Herminio G
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

In town for the weekend with a friend and drove by the broken yolk on our way to the chesnut mountain. I have been coming up to this area for vacation for 20 years now and this was my first time eating at the diner. Definitely will be returning the service was phenomenal. What I believe was the owner was... More 

Thank Zee D
Rockford, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

In the area for a working vacation and decided to grab breakfast on a cold Sunday morning. The service was great, sat at the counter top. Friendly and talkative service. Very attentive and the awesome ladies kept my coffee cup full. Food tasted great, the omelet was filling and toast fresh. Will for sure return. Homemade donuts were perfect touch... More 

Thank Jason L
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We were in Galena for the weeken craft fair , but it was so crowded we headed toward Elizabeth looking for somewhere to eat breakfast . We drove by it twice because we thought it was a bar !!! It is definitely not much to look at, the service is extremely slow, but if you can get past that you... More 

Thank Cathie P
Barneveld, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

One Sunday morning I had a hankerin' for pancakes, and remembered I'd forgotten to try this local place. The Yolk has a great rustic appeal both outside and in its dining room, with lots of whimsical decor and a big inviting room for breakfast or lunch. The menu has both creative and standard diner choices. The coffee tastes like diner... More 

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Palos Hills, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

They have great biscuits and gravy! They have great tasting coffee. The wait staff was very friendly.

Thank Barbara F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1332 US Highway 20 W, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9303
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 815-858-9509
Great little breakfast (and lunch) place. Terrific food and friendly service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?