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My Just Desserts

31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
618-462-5881
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Ranked #4 of 84 restaurants in Alton
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Description: STOP IN AND HAVE LUNCH IN AN ANTIQUE ATMOSPHERE. OUR BUILDING, THE RYDER BUILDING, IS A DESIGNATED LINCOLN SITE LOCATED ON THE LINCOLN LEGACY TRAIL. OUR MENU CHANGES DAILY BASED UPON WHAT THE KITCHEN IS CRAVING AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT SO YOU'LL NEVER HAVE THE SAME THING TWO DAYS IN A ROW AROUND OUR PLACE. WE'RE LOCATED IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALTON, ILLINOIS, JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
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Description: STOP IN AND HAVE LUNCH IN AN ANTIQUE ATMOSPHERE. OUR BUILDING, THE RYDER BUILDING, IS A DESIGNATED LINCOLN SITE LOCATED ON THE LINCOLN LEGACY TRAIL. OUR MENU CHANGES DAILY BASED UPON WHAT THE KITCHEN IS CRAVING AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT SO YOU'LL NEVER HAVE THE SAME THING TWO DAYS IN A ROW AROUND OUR PLACE. WE'RE LOCATED IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALTON, ILLINOIS, JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
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English first
Greenville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great place to refresh after antique shopping or a lazy day exploring on the Great River Road. We stopped for Sunday lunch and it was quite busy. The sandwiches are filling and tasty. I ordered the chicken salad - could use a bit more seasoning, but contained plenty of large chunks of chicken. I believe most people come for the... More

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Pleasant Plains, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A lovely place for lunch overlooking the river. Large selection of pies. Try the signature Mrs. Ledbetter's, a German chocolate delicacy with coconut and nuts.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The place is cute as all dickens, and located next to a historic Lincoln marker. Absolutely crammed with people waiting for tables, some having come a fair distance, we knew it was going to be good, Wait staff seemed particularly slow, especially at clearing tables so you could sit down, and it was incredibly awkward for the two of us... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Had lunch and food was fabulous. Chicken pot pie soup was great, chicken salad sandwich was excellent and pie was great serving

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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Went for a Thursday lunch and what a treat! I had the chicken salad and bread pudding and I am not sure which was best. But I do know that you better order your dessert first - or get to to your table, or they start erasing selections off the chalk board and you'll miss out. The service was good-... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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191 reviews 191 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is not the kind of restaurant to take a guy who wants big burgers and fries. They serve a good variety of sandwiches--turkey, chicken salad, beef melt, for example, with chips (about $8.00), soups, and salads. The desserts are the big draw. Made on site daily. Mrs. Ledbetter's pie is a favorite, the apricot cobbler is really fine. It's... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My co-workers & I make it to My Just Desserts for lunch regularly. We love everything about this quaint little place. We've been coming here for several years and have always had great service, delicious food & out-of-this-world homemade pies and desserts. Love the Strawberry Pie, Toll House Brownies, Ozark Berry and actually Everything!

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

we went for lunch and my husband had their yummy mushroom soup while our daughter and I each had a half sandwich and salad. Our group had three different desserts...carrot cake, peach cobbler and rhubarb pie. all were excellent. Then they brought one of their specialty pies out of the over so we bought the whole thing to bring home... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Try the pies as they have a wide selection and are made on site -- they were very busy but we got a lot of attention.

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Alton, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

All is GOOD! Good variety of sandwiches and wide assortment of desserts. Nice view of the Mississippi River. No complaints.

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