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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    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
Fun Day for all

Visited on a Thursday, when kids eat free....yikes, it was packed! But, it was worth it. We had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes (skin on), gravy, green beans and whole kernel corn. It was very good, and no pepper for those on restricted diets. The little biscuits with apple butter are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Washington, Missouri
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decided to stop in and try the restaurant. Have lived in area for nearly 18 years and always heard good word of mouth reviews. We stopped by after our day of geocaching led us to Eckert's. She had the fried chicken and I had the meat loaf. Chicken was OK. The veggies had almost no flavor,... 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 your disappointing experience! Please feel free to reach out to me at amanda.morgan@eckerts.com and we can discuss your visit more thoroughly. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had lunch today food was Outstanding Service was too; started with the Ham & Bean Soup best I have had, corn bread didn't need butter, new item on their Shrimp & Grits was the best I had. Can't wait to try their breakfasts.

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

So glad that you had such an enjoyable visit - we can't wait to serve you again!! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The pulled pork sandwich was amazing. Had a huge custard banana split. staff was friendly and professional. If your ever in Belleville it is a must visit for good eats.

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

Thanks for visiting our restaurant and for the nice review, we hope to have you back soon! More 

Washington, Missouri
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited on a Thursday, when kids eat free....yikes, it was packed! But, it was worth it. We had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes (skin on), gravy, green beans and whole kernel corn. It was very good, and no pepper for those on restricted diets. The little biscuits with apple butter are really good. One had the sausage & kraut... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to visit our Country Store and Restaurant. Sounds like you had a fun day!! We hope to see you back soon! Thanks for the comment, we appreciate it!! More 

Florissant, Missouri
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Drove an hour to pick blackberries... not only was I told "that ended on Sunday" and today is Thursday, July 30, but there weren't any blackberries in the store either. The website said blackberries were available to pick and to purchase in the store. I'd call before driving out. We tried the fried chicken and it was dry and mediocre,... More 

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

I am so sorry for the trouble you experienced while trying to visit our farm. We will pay more attention to the details of our website so this hopefully doesn't happen to others in the future. Again, we apologize for your experience, but hope to see you again soon! More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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165 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We discovered Eckert's from our PBS "member card" and thought we'd give it a try on a drive back to Indiana after visiting St. Louis. It is an attractive set of buildings with a "down home" country look. Service was excellent in the restaurant but in all honesty the food was only so-so. My husband's fried chicken had been over... More 

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

Thanks for visiting our Country Store and Restaurant. I am sorry, however that your meal was not up to your satisfaction - please know that I have share your comments with the Restaurant Managers so we can work to improve on the quality of the food. If you are ever driving through, we hope to see you again. Thanks! More 

Fairview Heights, Illinois
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you want to pick fresh strawberries, peaches, or apples when they're in season, go to Eckert's. You can also buy them and other seasonal vegetables, in the grocery store along with pastries, and salsas. The restaurant offers a nice place to sit and eat a good meal. There is a large parking lot and an activity area for the... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting and for the nice comments, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Oxford, Iowa
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They had all kinds of treats and different sorts of thing but I did notice is was kind of pricey. We didn't do anything past the store since it was a quick trip on the way to Iowa but I would like to look around more when I have more time next year at nationals trap shooting.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to visit our store - we'd love to see you again soon! More 

Carbondale, Illinois
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I sent an email to Eckert's per their request on June 22, 1015. Amanda has not answered it yet. I feel like they don't really care about problems because they are such a busy place.

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

I am sorry - I honestly have not received an email from you. Please email me at amanda.morgan@eckerts.com and I will get back to you right away. Sorry again! Amanda Morgan More 

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15 reviews
12 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 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?