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Eckert's Country Store & Farms

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951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220
+1 618-233-0513
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Eckert's Country Store and Farms is the largest family-owned and operated...
Eckert's Country Store and Farms is the largest family-owned and operated pick-your-own orchard in the United States. Established as a farm and simple roadside stand, the Eckert family now owns and operates farming, entertainment and retail entities in Belleville, Grafton and Millstadt in southwestern Illinois. For a century, Eckert's has served the bi-state region as a local source for agricultural products including pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees during the growing season. Today, Eckert's offers an experience that extends beyond pick-your-own produce to include the Eckert's Country Store & Garden Center, and the newly expanded Restaurant. Eckert's offers specialty foods, meats, wine and cheese selections, as well as a range of classes, including cooking and wine classes for adults, and special children's activities for families to enjoy throughout the year.
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
thanksgiving trip

we took the grandkids and family for breakfast with santa at eckets farms. We called in advance for reservations and got on the list, but when we arrived we still had to wait an hour for a table. once we finally got seated the service and food was very good. Santa and Mrs Claus came by our table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
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Columbia, IL
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We Stopped for lunch about 1:30 pm on a Wednesday and the dining room was empty. We ordered a Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla appetizer which was pretty good. My wife had a Cranberry & Citrus Salad which she enjoyed and I had a Pulled Pork Fig Sammy that was basically a pulled pork sandwich with some fig jelly and a lettuce... More 

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Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to let us know about your experience - we hope to see you again soon! More 

Alamogordo, New Mexico
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

we took the grandkids and family for breakfast with santa at eckets farms. We called in advance for reservations and got on the list, but when we arrived we still had to wait an hour for a table. once we finally got seated the service and food was very good. Santa and Mrs Claus came by our table and visited... More 

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Thank LDHtraveler
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for Breakfast with Santa - it is my favorite event!! We hope to see you back during one of our picking seasons! More 

Belleville, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Although Eckerts is very family oriented their prices are far from family friendly! We love their Apple and Pumpkin butter! The only time we go for pick your own pumpkin is when they offer 50% off because 4 pumpkins at $18 each is a little much! Overall eckerts is fun but if they could lower the prices we would go... More 

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Thank Rn1013
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting - be sure to like us on facebook and sign up for our emails to know when our specials take place. Hope to see your family back this fall if not before then. More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Visited twice this summer and enjoyed the fried catfish on my first visit which was absolutely fresh and delicious! My friend had the shrimp and grits and totally raved about them so my husband tried this on our second visit and I got to share! As advertised they were awesome! Cooked in some bacon, green onions, and spices on top... More 

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Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals while visiting - we hope to see you back here soon! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I had lunch here on a Friday. All you care to eat fried chicken, green beans (bacon and onions), corn, mashed potatoes and gravy (choice of brown or white), and fried biscuits. The chicken was very good, a bit dry, but not at all greasy, the corn and especially the green beans were delicious and the potatoes... More 

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Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and for the kind review - we can't wait to see you back here! More 

Moscow Mills, Missouri
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Was here on a Sunday evening for their ACE Fried Chicken Dinner which is served family style. We have been here several times before and the meal was just as enjoyable as it has been in the past. They keep the chicken and sides coming and if you leave here hungry, there's something wrong with you. And if you go... More 

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Thank bob54m
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

You can't go wrong with our Fried Chicken, so glad that you enjoyed it too - see you soon! More 

Illinois
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Oh boy! The fried chicken at Eckert's is just like Mama used to make. So cute too, served up in what looks like an old fashioned skillet. The vegetables (mashed potatoes, corn, and green beans) were super fresh, and the milk gravy that I requested was so good I could have licked the bowl. My nephew had the pulled pork... More 

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Thank DJB2012
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Can't wait to have you back - so glad that you loved your meal. More 

Belleville, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Eckerts is a great place to eat a casual dinner, and then go grocery shopping! The menu is always changing, and offers all kinds of choices ! The grocery store is great! You can get bakeries, deli items, and fresh produce. There are also decorative items available.

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Thank mog383
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to tell us about your experience - we hope to see you soon! More 

Lake Jackson, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a late lunch here. It was very busy, so we waited about 45 minutes to be seated. My husband chose the fried chicken, which he said was awesome! I had the chicken and dumplings that were good...but nothing to write home about. My salad was not brought until I was almost finished with the entree and the waitress... More 

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Thank Kathy R
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and for letting us know about your experience - we hope to see you again soon. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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267 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We loved dining here. The food was fantastic! The only drawback was having to wait to be seated. We intentionally went after the lunch hour, and we could plainly see 75% of the tables were unoccupied. The hostess stated we would have to wait fifteen minutes to be seated? Huh? However, our server made up for it. She was great.... More 

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Thank Lorin G
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you had an enjoyable visit - please come back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: +1 618-233-0513

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Eckert's Country Store and Farms is the largest family-owned and operated pick-your-own orchard in the United States. Established as a farm and simple roadside stand, the Eckert family now owns and operates farming, entertainment and retail entities in Belleville, Grafton and Millstadt in southwestern Illinois. For a century, Eckert's has served the bi-state region as a local source for agricultural products including pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees during the growing season. Today, Eckert's offers an experience that extends beyond pick-your-own produce to include the Eckert's Country Store & Garden Center, and the newly expanded Restaurant. Eckert's offers specialty foods, meats, wine and cheese selections, as well as a range of classes, including cooking and wine classes for adults, and special children's activities for families to enjoy throughout the year.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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