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Eckert's Country Store & Farms

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American, Family Fare
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great chicken, but portions need to be better.

We traveled an 1 1/2 hours to have the all you can eat fried chicken--because it is simply marvelous!! However we were really disappointed that we had eight pieces of chicken and only one of them was a breast. I really feel that the first selection they send out should be a complete 8 pieces when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
MMartist1954
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Pawnee, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We use to come here a lot. Not much anymore. The prices went up and the food went down. They have all u can eat chicken and dumplings. This use to be our reason to go. Now, they are awful. 5 of us went and ordered them and all 5 left disappointed. Its more like soup than chicken and dumplings... More 

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

I want to start off my apologizing for your disappointing visit to our restaurant. Our goal is to exceed our guests' expectations - I am sorry we fell short on this. Please know that I have passed on your review to our restaurant manager so we can hopefully rectify this problem so future guests do not have the same experience.... More 

Carlyle, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My family and I went to lunch today around 12:30 as we have always loved the food. My mom and dad ordered the all you can eat fried chicken. I ordered the meatloaf my girlfriend got the Salisbury steak and my son got the cheese pizza. Now if I just knew where to start the chicken was luke warm and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to our restaurant. On behalf of Eckert’s Country Restaurant, please accept our sincere apologies for the service you received while dining with us. Our goal is to exceed our guests’ expectations and please know we take your feedback very seriously. I have forwarded your review to... More 

Belleville, IL
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went in for a 4:00PM dinner. That was a mistake. All the food had been cooked way before that time and was not fresh at all. The chicken had been sitting around for a while and overcooked. The rest of the meal was left over from lunch and was barely warm. Corn and green beans appeared and tasted like they... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about the quality of the food you received while recently dining with us. Please accept our apologies for the disappointing visit. Please be assured that I have sent your review onto the Restaurant Managers as we take feedback like this very seriously. I would love to talk with... More 

Belleville, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Had the occasion to stop in the Eckert's Country Store last week and was taken back by the meat department! Exceptional meat! We weren't even in there for meat, but when we walked in front of the meat counter, we were amazed! It all looked wonderful...we were lucky we got out with only a $150 tab because it could have/should... More 

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

Thank you, Thank you, thank you for such a nice review!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our meat department. We really appreciate the time you took to review our business and please know that I will pass this review onto the Meat Department Manager. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!! Amanda Morgan Marketing Director More 

Carbondale, Illinois
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I made reservations for Mother's Day several weeks ago and was given a 1:45 time for 8 people. We arrived a few minutes early and checked in. They said it would be ready soon and they would text me. 45 minutes later and no text. I went back up to check if they had the correct phone number. Yes but... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our business. I am so sorry for the disappointing experience you recently had while visiting our farm. Please know that we take this feedback very seriously - I have shared your comments with the restaurant managers. On behalf of the restaurant team, I would like to extend a sincere apology... More 

Pontoon Beach
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Called and made reservations on April 25th for a party of 11 for Mother's Day brunch for the second consecutive year, no prob all set. Family arrive early and they have no record of any reservation with my name. OK, girl at the front door apologized and said they had a cancelation and got us in right at 11. Everyone... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our business. I am so sorry for the disappointing experience you recently had while visiting our farm. Please know that we take this feedback very seriously - I have shared your comments with the restaurant managers. On behalf of the restaurant team, I would like to extend a sincere apology... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
379 reviews 379 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The famous Eckert's fried chicken is a disappointment. It's okay but not great. The mashed potatoes, gravy and corn which accompany the chicken are delicious--the green beans not so much.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. I am so sorry that you did not have a great experience - I have shared your feedback with our restaurant managers. Please know that we take reviews like this very seriously. Please shoot me an email at amanda.morgan@eckerts.com so I can further discuss your visit with you. Sorry again,... More 

Sunset Hills, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and our Granddaughter spent the day at Eckert's food was great and the Dutch Apple Pie was marvelous

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

Thank you so much for the sweet comments! We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Pawnee, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We traveled an 1 1/2 hours to have the all you can eat fried chicken--because it is simply marvelous!! However we were really disappointed that we had eight pieces of chicken and only one of them was a breast. I really feel that the first selection they send out should be a complete 8 pieces when 2 or more order... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making the drive for the chicken and for letting us know about your experience. I have passed your comments onto the Restaurant Manager so hopefully we can correct this for your future visit. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a great way to spend the day with family. You can pick fruit, take a tour of the grounds, shop local goods and see shows. It's a fun day out as a family!

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

Thank you so much for the kind review - we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Eckert's Country Store & Farms

Address: 951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220
Phone Number: +1 618-233-0513
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belleville
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Family Fare

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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, Family Fare

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?