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1401 Main St, East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 694-9191
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Glad we searched it out!

Very thankful to have GPS when looking for this place! I had looked online for a place to have lunch on our way through town and didn't want to try a chain. Glad we found this! Quite unique, to say the least! Service was good and the burgers fantastic!! We ordered a Tavern Burger and the Patty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Sue4605
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a great burger, this is the place! There are over 25 different burgers so you are sure to find one that meets your taste. They have an outside patio area too. The staff is great and the food delicious. You won't go away hu gry that's for sure. There are daily drink specials. 😋😋😋. Food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is a regular stop for us on our way thru Peoria/E.P. The burgers are AWESOME! The atmosphere is an eclectic mix of newspaper clippings, river lifestyle, sports, etc. We've dined on the patio and inside, both are great, even when it's cool in the fall/spring. Stop in!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very thankful to have GPS when looking for this place! I had looked online for a place to have lunch on our way through town and didn't want to try a chain. Glad we found this! Quite unique, to say the least! Service was good and the burgers fantastic!! We ordered a Tavern Burger and the Patty Melt and Clams.... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The burgers are the best in the midwest! There were 13 in our party, every burger done perfectly, and everything went smooth. Get the chips and onion rings, called "Chings" as your side!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A piece of Miami in Central Illinois. There are no frills...no plates or glasses...not even metal silverware. It is sweltering in the summer and freezing in the winter. The walls are lined with old drawn on napkins and the ceiling with writing. Filth and dirt, cobwebs everywhere. Not sure why they haven't failed their health inspections. Prices are crazy high..$7-$10... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Burger Barge is on a barge next to the Paradice Casino on the Illinois River in East Peoria, but you wouldn't think Illinois to look at the place. The colors and the atmosphere and the outdoor dining area all feel like a Gulf Coast road house eatery. And the food? We had the breaded clams and they were succulent... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Best Burgers for 50 miles! This ain't a Chain Restaurant!!! It's a local Secret Burger Dive! Upon entering, Uninitiated First Timers recoil from the vintage 1920's shipwrecked tugboat decor ... we watch for this confused response from guests .... Are we really "eating" here? ..... yes, pick any seat indoors or outdoors. The guests are always happy & full leaving.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Atmosphere was a little questionable but the food was excellent. It is a little dive bar but felt homey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place has pretty good burgers ! They are huge !!! The place is pretty filthy, it definitely looks like it gets rowdy at night.. There has been plenty a beer spilt all over everything in here ! But the food was good. If you like good burgers while your getting hammered this is the place !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Found this little place by chance, thank you technology! Its kind of off the beaten path, down from the casino. Looks kind of divey when first walking in BUT dont let this fool you. The wait staff was very nice and helpful. The menu has so many delicious options, made our brains hurt. Food was really amazing, prices were pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 Main St, East Peoria, IL 61611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  East Peoria
  • Phone Number: (309) 694-9191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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