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1858 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6664
618-465-9896
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic Diner

Apparently this place has been around for over 100 years, so says the newspaper article that hung beside our booth. Yet somehow, even though I've lived here my whole life, the GB has flown under my radar. I suppose as you drive by it doesn't look like anything special, but when you go inside you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2012
photogirl81
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Alton, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been there several times and I enjoyed it every time. It's not new, it's been around for years. This is like the old diners from the 50's and 60's. There is a line of tables along the wall and a counter with stools. The prices are very reasonable. The couple that own and run the place add a... More 

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Lees Summit
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

If you are looking for a trip to the past, visit G-B Grill in Alton. The original diner with the large eating bar and stools, booths with hanging jukebox control with the oldies but goodies music still shown. Cooking is right there in front of you and the husband and wife team are the best. The Las Vegas Omelette and... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went there for breakfast just because I had never been there. I barely had enough food to eat you can get a lot better breakfast for your money else where and the food was not at all special. This place has been there forever and is kind of nostalgic but the food....huh uh.

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Alton, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Apparently this place has been around for over 100 years, so says the newspaper article that hung beside our booth. Yet somehow, even though I've lived here my whole life, the GB has flown under my radar. I suppose as you drive by it doesn't look like anything special, but when you go inside you see that it is. The... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Your original blue plate lunch special. Breakfast is cooked when ordered. Great couple owns the place.

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Godfrey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

I've been a G-B Grill customer since I was a little kid. Jim and JoAnn make everyone feel like family. The diner-style restaurant is spotlessly clean and the food wonderfully fresh and wholesome. Breakfast is made fresh by Jim on the grill right in front of you. Every day there's a different set of lunch specials. The roast pork and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1858 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6664
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-465-9896

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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