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My Just Desserts

31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
618-462-5881
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Ranked #6 of 86 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've been going here my whole life. Please do yourself a favor and have dessert, it's a must! Peaches and Cream pie is my favorite. The service is always great, they know me and my family and even our drink orders.

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Dickson, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stopped for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Had the chicken salad sandwiches which were delicious and overstuffed! Hot ham and cheese sandwich was also good. We grabbed some cupcakes to go, because we couldn't fit dessert in. Our waitress was not very friendly, she did what was asked and not much friendliness forthcoming. However, her co-worker more than made... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The desserts are wonderful. Don't think I've found one yet that I didn't like. The lunches are no nonsense, home-cooked meals. Make sure to reserve your piece of pie first or else they may run out!

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Boerne, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for lunch while sightseeing in the local area. Great view of the river from this little restaurant. Atmosphere inside was very inviting but the food was less than satisfying. Little imagination on the non desserts. We didn't have dessert but they all looked very good! Our waitress Penny was less then enthusiastic and didn't seem... More

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Greenville, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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