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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: 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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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 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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  • Families with children
  • Reservations
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Sunset Hills, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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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 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Eckert's has for years been a destination place for apple and peach picking. Over the years it has grown to include a large play area for kids, a grocery store, a garden shop, soft serve ice cream, and a restaurant. You would think with it being surrounded by farms they would try to offer fresh local foods served in the... 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 write, however I would like to apologize about your disappointing experience. It is our goal to provide exceptional products and service - I am sorry we did not deliver on your visit. Please know that I have passed your comments onto the Restaurant Managers so we can work to correct these issues. Hope... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is pretty much like all the mom and pops out there and you can expect it will be good. The food is good quality and very affordable. The staff is pretty good and helpful. The only downside I would say is the portions do seem a little smaller than some of the competitors out there. However you can't base... 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 location - we appreciate the nice remarks. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visit Eckert's Country Store regularly, and have always been pleased with our shopping experience there. Some of our favorite things to buy are the pies, which are to LIVE for! Meaning, you will want to live a long life so you can come back again and again. Our favorite pies are Pumpkin, Dutch Apple, and Cherry. However, they also... More 

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

WOW!!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for such a nice review!!! On behalf of the Eckert family we are so glad that you enjoy your trips to our farm and so many of our products!!! We hope to see you again soon:) More 

Bethalto, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My wife ordered pot pie and it seemed as though the ingredients were from a can (including the chicken). Other food was fair at best. I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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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 

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love this place. My family comes here about once a week. Whenever we have family and friends in town we always bring them here for a meal. The county style food is amazing. We have yet to experience a bad meal. This is a family friendly restaurant. My kids love the fried biscuits and apple butter that is brought... 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 Restaurant. It is our pleasure serving you and we hope to see you back soon!! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I love coming here for dinner. You get all you can eat buttermilk chicken all the fixin's and fried biscuits with homemade apple butter for about $10. I highly recommend Eckerts.

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

Thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!! More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great Food. Enjoyable atmosphere. Great service. Too much food is about the worst i can say...had a great time at a reasonable price. Will visit again.

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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 Restaurant. I am so glad that you had an enjoyable time and we hope to see you again 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, 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?