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Shannon's Five Star

1305 S Mercer Ave, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
309-664-0808
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Ranked #91 of 225 restaurants in Bloomington
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Mar 20, 2014
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English first
Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Saybrook
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Middle of the corn field, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Bloomington, IL
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127 reviews 127 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Great value and good food. Here is where all the gray hairs go. Ecclectic clientele.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011 via mobile

On Sunday mornings, Shannon's has an all you can eat buffet. Half is filled with a variety of fruits. The other half is eggs, sausages, bacon, biscuits and gravy, etc., i.e. a good old country breakfast. For $8 you can fill your stomach for the day. The individual menu items may be a little higher than Denny's but you can't... More

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