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

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Meatloaf Monday

They serve Blue plate specials all day. Meatloaf on Monday is my favorite. Clean and friendly staff. The service is always fast. Prices very reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
normj33
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Bloomington, Illinois
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peoria, il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Bloomington, Illinois
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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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PackerFan11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Normal, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband got 2 eggs hashbrowns which had no flavor and not good the sausage link came straight out of microwave. I got the western omelet it was salty and the ham inside was lunch meat with awful flavor. My hash brown where lacking in flavor also. I went with a biscuit and it was straight out of a can... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They serve Blue plate specials all day. Meatloaf on Monday is my favorite. Clean and friendly staff. The service is always fast. Prices very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went with family for lunch and walked out full and satisfied. The portions are good sized and the menu has many options. The prices are perfect for those keeping within budget. The staff is friendly and the service quick.

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you like a hot meatloaf sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy with a veggie side then this is the place for you. Shannon's has a very large menu with a great variety of food. Delicious sandwiches - Tenderloins, hamburgers (of course) but very good hamburgers, Reubens and so much more. Good kids menu. Daily specials. Delicious soups and salads.... More 

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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

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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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
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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