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My Just Desserts

31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
618-462-5881
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Ranked #5 of 87 Restaurants in Alton
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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
Illinois
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were walking around the area, stopping in some of the shops. I spotted My Just a Desserts and said let's stop in. I had read other TA's positive reviews, so we stepped in. It was 3:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon. They close at 4pm. We had a very nice discussion with the server. Learned about the history of the... More

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Imperial, MO
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The lunch was good, not great and there isn't a lot to choose from. The adults (3) all had ham sandwiches on kaiser bread w/ chips ($7.99) and my kids had ham sandwich and roast beef sandwich w/ chips (2.50). While we were sitting there, the dessert menu was slowly dwindling down so we had to request a dessert pretty... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Best lunch I've had in years! Had the day's special - tomato stuffed with crab salad. Tomato was a big beefsteak tomato with the delicious flavor I remember from childhood. Definitely from a garden, not a hothouse. And the side of fruit included perfectly ripe watermelon and cataloupe. But the truly to-die-for selections were the velvety smooth bread pudding and... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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