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Sterling Family Restaurant

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4513 N Sterling Ave, Peoria, IL 61615-3818
+1 309-686-4151
06:00 - 21:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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284 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I were looking to grab a quick bite to eat and I'd never ate at Sterling before, so we gave it a whirl. Food was decent and inexpensive. Older crowd. It was ok, but I don't think I'll go back. George Bush (the younger) ate here and there's a big picture on the wall of it, which... More 

Thank Montyd72
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Lunch was excellent. Older building. Great service. Friendly staff. We would definitely stop again. Nice to see the owner greeting customers.

Thank Diane S
Santa Claus, Indiana
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Service a little slow at first, but food came fast and was really good. Butterfly shrimp and walleye were part of the Friday night special, with several more items to choose from for specials.

Thank julesd219
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Like a good breakfast? This is a good place to go. They serve all day and it is usually pretty good. Service is slightly better than average.

Thank DBLasaine
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Superb service! east in and out from main road. Close to hotel but most of all awesome food. Large booths, clean, and plenty of room.

Thank michele0316
High Ridge, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We ate here for breakfast since we had a bad one at Perkins. Food was good, but daughter had hair in her French toast. Staff responded swiftly and gave her a replacement cinnamon muffin since she couldn't eat another plate of French toast. Place reminds me of a Ihop or Perkins before they slimmed down they're menu's.

Thank ruzickar
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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330 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

My wife and I wound up here for lunch because we needed just a little bit of auto service and there was a Sears Automotive across the way. While discussing the local lunch options in this shopping-mall area, we settled on this one--and we were happy. I'm wondering if this location was once a chain restaurant whose chain went out... More 

Thank TR26
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I went on a Saturday afternoon and ordered breakfast. The server was more than pleasant and attentive. The meal was ok. Maybe cause it was a Saturday afternoon and I asked for Corned beef hash , eggs and American potatoes. The potatoes were greasy and overcooked. I would go back , but would probably not order breakfast if it were... More 

Thank MarieParker
Alton, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Breakfast was unexpectedly quick for the crowd there for breakfast. Waitress was excellent, always there to refill coffee.

Thank John B
Dubuque, Iowa
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We've been through Peoria often in last 20 years, and only discovered Louie's Sterling Family Restaurant in last few. Owner meets you at door. Great menu, better prices, and excellent prep from the kitchen. Specials daiky, and breakfast all day. Look past the age and see a diamond in the rough. Tell them The General sent you.

Thank Robert F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4513 N Sterling Ave, Peoria, IL 61615-3818
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-686-4151

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