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Global Gourmet

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102 E Jackson St, Carbondale, IL 62901-1501
618-549-0771
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4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The closest thing to a wine bar in Carbondale

I have eaten here often, the food ranging from good to excellent. However, I would rather like to recommend this place for its selection of wines and liquors. Global surpasses all other restaurants in Carbondale for their selection of excellent wines by the glass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
AnneBoelyn
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Illinois
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Carbondale, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

While the food is passable and the drink selection is large it falls short in several areas where a fine dining establishment should not. It is not very clean, it is small and cramped. The service is slow. If they get something wrong don't expect an apology or for them to fix the issue. Menu is very limited and food... More 

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Illinois
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Food is below average with minimal portions and lukewarm on arrival. Service is extremely slow. Dress code is rustic (wear your jeans and flannel shirts). Ambiance is non-existent.

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Thank Reece1950
Illinois
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have eaten here often, the food ranging from good to excellent. However, I would rather like to recommend this place for its selection of wines and liquors. Global surpasses all other restaurants in Carbondale for their selection of excellent wines by the glass.

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Thank AnneBoelyn
Belleville, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We dined at the Global Gourmet on October 16, 2015 with our son and his friends, 5 in all. We arrive promptly at our reservation time and we were seated immediately. Drinks came quickly and then the appetizers arrived after a short wait. Everything was great up until that time. After awhile, we asked our waitress several times where our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Global Gourmet has an excellent menu and very intimate environment. I always enjoy by gathering there.

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Thank 647elizabethl
travelpro123
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353 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It may be the best restaurant -and most delightful interior space for dining- in Carbondale, however to be first class it still has ways to go. The bar, wine rack, lighting and color scheme are very nice; the service (by mostly female students) lacks in trained professionalism but makes up for in charm and in the looks department. Tables are... More 

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Thank travelpr0123
Cleveland, Ohio
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared, result in enticing flavors at this cozy Carbondale bistro. The excellent service started with a warm greeting at the door, and continued throughout the meal. While the menu is limited, it is both interesting and well rounded. Outstanding small wine list, and craft cocktails make this a great bar choice as well.

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Thank Stephanie B
Carbondale, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The meals were a bit pricey, but when you order the short meals versions from the list of appetizers, you can get a good varity for two people.

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Thank KeenKutter
Marion, Illinois
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a local gem with limited space. Plan ahead and get a reservation. Nice wine selection. Interesting small plates, soups, salads and large plates. Servers are engaging and the entire dining experience is a treat.

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Thank Erik L
Carbondale, Illinois
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. We enjoyed an awesome appetizer, entrees and drinks in the back outdoor area. They have a huge drink menu with old fashioned cocktails. Always a lot of fun, even if you're just stopping in for a late-night fancy nightcap!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 E Jackson St, Carbondale, IL 62901-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: 618-549-0771

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am

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