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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
Rachel J
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Illinois
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Marion, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Global Gourmet it the best restaurant in Carbondale. Andrea is a creative chef and all food is prepared from fresh ingredients. The menu changes seasonally so you never get bored if you're a regular customer. The chocolate raspberry truffle cake is to die for. The restaurant has a lively, friendly atmosphere.

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illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Innovative variety of menu items, changing from day to day, good small plates, good wine list and bar,friendly hub of social interaction of the local community. The place to go for excellent food and local social scene, Owners always present assuring an enjoyable evening.

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Carterville, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great food ---always something fun, new and unique to try. As the name implies, the menu which changes frequently, always includes items created with inspiration from one country or another. The menu is a little pricey, but worth it. Good service too. Located on the old town square, along a cobblestone street, the location itself is special. The restaurant interior... More 

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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
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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