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31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
618-462-5881
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Description: STOP IN AND HAVE LUNCH IN AN ANTIQUE ATMOSPHERE. OUR BUILDING, THE RYDER...
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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  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place for Lunch and Sweets

Very good food. There are limited options for the main coarse, but tons of options for dessert. There isn't very much seating and it was a bit loud, but nothing was too inconvenient. I had the meat loaf and it was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very good food. There are limited options for the main coarse, but tons of options for dessert. There isn't very much seating and it was a bit loud, but nothing was too inconvenient. I had the meat loaf and it was excellent.

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Columbus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The chicken salad is awesome.. salads good, and the hot ham an cheese great. The pie is of course wonderful as well. Really like the location and the view of the Mississippi from the restaurant. A little expensive for what you get, but not horrible.

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Alton, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have been here many times and never disappointed. Really good food with the not to miss desserts.

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Alton, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was hungry for something sweet and stoped at Just Desserts. They had just the piece of pie I need to take the edge off along with a cup of tea. The pie was great and the service quick . I would recommend Just Desserts.

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Washington DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice lunch spot, with good sandwiches and excellent desserts. Located in an historic building, built in 1837; believed to be the location of the trial of the murderer of Elijah P. Lovejoy, an early abolitionist. Also the location of a campaign speech by Abraham Lincoln in behalf of the Whig ticket - "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too" - in 1840, more... More 

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Alton, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went here recently with my mom for lunch. Chalkboard menu with a couple of soups, several sandwich combo choices, a few warm items and lots of dessert choices. My mom had a sandwich and chips and I had a type of lasagna that was served in a soup crock with a salad. The lasagna in a bowl was ok not... More 

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Alton,il
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited this place with a friend visiting from out of town and it was a great experience. All of the food and service was good.

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Alton, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food at My Just Desserts is great and the desserts are better. Parking is difficult. Although the restaurant is close to downtown, it is on a hill and a corner and parking can be at a premium. But, once in the restaurant you forget all about it. The view of the river is spectacular. I only wish there could... More 

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Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I just love My Just Desserts! The food is exceptional. Their home made soups are soupendous! Home chicken salad, there is none like their chicken salad. And the home made desserts are to die for. The atmosphere and decor are so inviting. The waitresses are exceptional. If you want that nice home made taste this is your to go place!... More 

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Columbia, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My Just Desserts is a great place for lunch. Food was good and portions were plentiful. The pies were wonderful -- especially the Juneberry and the Lemon/coconut. Great view of the River while dining.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-462-5881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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