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Shannon's Five Star

1305 S Mercer Ave, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
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Ranked #60 of 226 restaurants in Bloomington
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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21 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Torpoint, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A stop along our path purely by accident was a great find. Excellent fast service with really great tasting specials. Looks small from the outside but opens up to a large seating area. The large amount of cars at1130 suggests its a local haunt which is allways a good sign. Dont pass up the opportunity to eat here

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Normal, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Have been to Shannon's a few times and the service is always good and the food has always been excellent.

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Bloomington, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not worth it. Our local friends suggested it. Typical American food known for fried chicken and potatoes. We could not order the omelettes after 12 on Saturday . Settled for two regular hamburgers and side if fries. Cost was $14 including our tip.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

If you are looking for middle of the road food and a super casual atmosphere, then this is the restaurant for you. I realize a lot of their customers are older, but most of the food I've ordered has little to no seasoning so luckily there are salt and pepper shakers on the tables. The waitresses are all awesome...I've never... More

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McLean, Illinois, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is my father favorite place in town when I am with him this is our stop and the food is always very good

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Great homemade food of all kinds. Soups are terriffic. Never had a bad meal there no matter what it is.

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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I recently went to Shannon's Five Star Restaurant twice in the past week. Once for Breakfast and Once for Lunch to try their Blue Plate Special (Chicken Fried Chicken). I'm happy to report that I wasn't disappointed with either meal. Breakfast is pretty straight forward. The bacon and eggs were quite good and the coffee was hot and plentiful. Our... More

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Normal, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Here is a huge difference between Shannon's and chain restaurants. First of all is the ownership. You will usually find one of the owners there at any time. The Hostesses are fantastic. The waitresses act like they are having a good time serving customers. The food is delicious. Here is the kicker, they don't try to get you out of... More

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Normal, Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great homecooked food. All of the soups are slendid. Great sandwiches and burgers. If anything, it is a little salty. Otherwise, go! enjoy!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Shannon's is very large diner with a well earned reputation for good food and quick, friendly service. I've eaten at Shannon's a couple dozen times and never had a bad meal. If you're looking for a nice lunch spot serving up comfort food, Shannon's is your place. I highly recommend the buffalo chicken salad and/or salad.

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