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Shannon's Five Star

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1305 S Mercer Ave, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
309-664-0808
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6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent breakfast

I met co-workers for breakfast on a Friday morning before work. It's a nice diner and they have a lot of comfort food. The food is classic diner food, with a daily blue plate special and is reasonably priced. It's a great breakfast or lunch spot that won't break the bank and you'll leave full.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
James K
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Mishawaka, IN
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for Sunday AM breakfast at 11:00, place closes at noon and was packed. Waited about 10 minutes for a table but were seated as promptly as possible. Friendly service, fast too. They offer a Sunday morning buffet that we did not partake in (I'm not usually a fan of buffet's) but it really looked great! Would go back if... More 

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Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Always a great breakfast... Love the biscuits and gravy. Open room setting but still can visit with your table

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Bloomington, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I met co-workers for breakfast on a Friday morning before work. It's a nice diner and they have a lot of comfort food. The food is classic diner food, with a daily blue plate special and is reasonably priced. It's a great breakfast or lunch spot that won't break the bank and you'll leave full.

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Thank James K
Fargo, North Dakota
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Options. Staff is nice. Food isnt the best, but its a good place to sit and chat with an Oldtimer or two.

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Thank ka s
Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We were staying nearby and had already planned on going here and we were pleasantly surprised that it was very close to our hotel. My husband chose the breakfast buffet and I chose Shannon's hash browns. We enjoyed our meals and both agreed that the sausage gravy was very good and I never like restaurant gravy. Our server was Tracy... More 

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Thank Andrea O
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast buffet food is good. There are several options to choose from. Including fresh fruit, eggs, ham, bacon, biscuits & gravy, pancakes & more. The decor is just a wide open room of tables & chairs. No privacy if your used to sitting in a booth. Service isn't the best. I ordered coffee & didn't receive it until half... More 

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Thank Sherrie1166
Bloomington, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a great place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner - and especially so if meeting friends. A very social gathering kind of restaurant with home-style food. They've been packed any time I've been there. Quick service and friendly waitresses. Only complaint is it can sometimes be hard to hear conversations due to higher noise level. Pick a corner... More 

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peoria, il
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Shannon's is a local favorite and the fact that there is pretty much nowhere to park after 12 tells you that it's pretty popular. They have a pretty good sized menu and you'd be hard pressed to find something on the menu that wasn't fantastic. The daily "blue plate" specials are a great deal. The wait staff is polite and... More 

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Thank Montyd72
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place is nothing fancy, nor does it try to be. Reasonable prices, friendly service, delicious food. I've never been here for lunch or dinner, but I go here all the time for breakfast, especially on the weekend. This place has a phenomenal breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday. They have just about everything and it is all cooked very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We got into Bloomington, Il at the new Residence there and a police car was parked out front and I asked the officer where was a good place to get a good meal at a reasonable price? He point out his window to a one story building and told me Shannon's. After checking into the Residence Inn we drove over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1305 S Mercer Ave, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309-664-0808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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