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Global Gourmet

102 E Jackson St, Carbondale, IL 62901-1501
618-549-0771
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Ranked #10 of 106 restaurants in Carbondale
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Eclectic mix of cuisines which made the choice of dinner entree challenging. I opted for a Cuban pork dish which was tender and delicious - spiciness, flavor and heat just right. Mt husband chose Greek Kefketedes, which were equally good. Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff and thoughtful service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Fantastic food! Fantastic atmosphere! People who work here are happy - kudos to the proprietor. Who, in fact, I was lucky to meet and even learn something from. I had a suspicion that he was one of those 'living his dream' owners. He came over to ask my wife and I if he could take our picture (we had our... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Small portions and high prices. This is what passes for quality in Carbondale. The food what little you get is good though.

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Marion, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a cute little place that has a wonderful atmosphere and menu, but the service is REALLY slow. I understand they make everything from scratch and I appreciate that, however, it's obvious the kitchen and the staff can't keep up with the amount of customers in that place. I would go back, but it would be when I know... More

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Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a small, quaint restaurant but the food is really good. The menu changes weekly so you have to keep up and you most likely need to make reservations. Don't worry about saving room for dessert, the dinner portions are not big. It's a bit pricey but worth it for the right occasion.

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Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Very nice atmosphere. Reminded me of some of the new restaurants in Chicago like the Purple Pig. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was fresh and creatively prepared. Everything was delicious. Champagne cocktails were a nice way to celebrate a special occasion. Prices are very reasonable.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We like, but do not love, Global Gourmet. The menu rotates and the food is good, though not always consistent. The have a couple of bartenders that are excellent, however. Prices are somewhat high for what you get.

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Libertyville
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

THE FOOD ITSELF WAS VERY GOOD, BUT THIS IS NOT A "FINE" DINING RESTAURANT. IT'S A WATERING HOLE WITH GOOD FOOD. The desserts were excellent as were the entrees. There were six of us and we all ate different food. The waitresses did an adequate job but were likely college girls...very attractive college girls. The food was very good but... More

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Carterville, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

everytime I have gone here my food was awful. the last time was my birthday and I got a burnt too hell mid rare steak. At least I asked for mid rare. Generally the service is awful.

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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Global is always a pleasure. Very good app's.. inventive and excellently prepared and presented entrees and, even for a vegetarian, a good selection of specials. Extensive and reasonable wine list, both by glass/bottle, plus cocktails and good beer, and a friendly, casual atmosphere. Always busy, so reservations are usually needed. Thanks, Andrea for thinking of us "veggies".

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